Accession Number : AD0663247

Title :   MICROCIRCUIT COMPUTERS FOR FIRE AND OVERHEAT DETECTION IN MANNED FLIGHT VEHICLES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Feb-1 Sep 67,

Corporate Author : GENERAL MOTORS CORP KOKOMO IND DELCO RADIO DIV

Personal Author(s) : Raskauskas,Bernard J. ; Whitaker,Edward G.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The object of the program was to design and build a microcircuit computer to be used for a fire and overheat detection system for manned flight vehicles. This computer integrates four each infra-red, ultra-violet and continuous element detectors into a single system. Five modes of operation; Normal, Emergency, Fire 1, Fire 2, and Overheat are available by switching. The final computer which uses specially designed and constructed flatpack modulates has a total volume of 3.6 cubic inches and weighs less than five ounces. Operational temperature capability ranges from -55C to +125C. The computer is designed to drive an Alpha-Numeric type readout with four separate notations, FIRE, OVERHEAT, FAIL and OK. Computer design guidelines and philosophy leading up to the final design and fabrication of this computer are reported in AD-663 213. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS), (*FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS, AIRBORNE), (*ENGINE NACELLES, DETECTORS), MINIATURE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, INTEGRATED CIRCUITS, COMPUTER LOGIC, INFRARED DETECTORS, ULTRAVIOLET DETECTORS, CIRCUITS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Computer Hardware
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE