Accession Number : AD0675047

Title :   COMPUTER ENTRY AND READOUT EQUIPMENT (CERE).

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PHILCO-FORD CORP WILLOW GROVE PA COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Smargiassi,Robert

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Four Computer Entry and Readout Equipments have been developed and installed. One system was installed at the FAA, NAFEC facility in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Three systems were installed at the FAA Air Traffic Control Center in Jacksonville, Florida. These equipments, which form a part of the National Airspace System (NAS), provide air traffic controllers with a rapid means of communication with a Central Computer Complex. The equipment displays computer originated alphanumeric messages, and allows operators to compose and edit alphanumeric data for computer entry. Computer originated messages and operator originated messages are displayed by the Computer Readout Devices (CRD), on television type rasters, in which each character is formed by 9 x 7 dot matrix. Each CRD can display 500 characters. The Computer Entry Device (CED) contains a keyboard with character and function keys providing means to compose and enter messages. The Computer Entry and Readout Equipment contains three basic module types; CED, CRD, and Computer Entry and Readout Control (CERC). The CERC contains the logic and storage to generate the alphanumeric displays, and to interface with the computer. The system installed at NAFEC contains one CERC and can be implemented with up to 36 CED's and 36 CRD's. Each system installed at Jacksonville contains one CERC and is wired for up to 32 CED's and 32 CRD's. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL SYSTEMS, *INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES), DATA PROCESSING, MAN MACHINE SYSTEMS, TELEVISION DISPLAY SYSTEMS, LOGIC CIRCUITS, AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS, CIVIL AVIATION

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware
      Air Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE