Accession Number : AD0664896

Title :   NUMERICAL MARKING ABRASIVE UNIT.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jul-Oct 66,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Jaeger,Heinz A. ; Glenn,William G.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : An industrial abrasive unit was modified to enable precise, repetitive abrading of small glass columns. The abraded areas completely circle the tubes at preselected intervals. When such markings are scanned by a light beam - photocell combination, they can be graphically recorded as a series of spikes. The presence or absence of spikes at certain intervals can be transposed into Arabic numbers by using a modification of the conventional binary coded decimal. Using numbers 00 to 99 at the top, bottom, or combination of top and bottom of the tubes permits 9,999 different designations.

Descriptors :   (*IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS, NUMBERS), (*LABORATORY EQUIPMENT, MARKERS), OPTICAL SCANNING, ABRASIVES, SCALE, GLASS, INSTRUMENTATION, CODING, SCANNING, GRAPHICS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, DETECTORS

Subject Categories : Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE