Accession Number : AD0866365

Title :   An Automatic Data Processing System for a Physical Testing Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROHM AND HAAS CO HUNTSVILLE AL REDSTONE RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Sigmon, William M.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : Significant improvements in data acquisition and reduction for mechanical properties tests of solid propellants and binders have been accomplished by means of an automated data processing system. The automatic system enables the demands of a steadily increasing workload to be met more efficiently, reduces the possibilities for human error, and extracts more infromation from test data than was previously feasible by manual methods. The system automatically samples and records data from test instrumentation, computes pertinent results, and outputs the informationin a directly usable form immediately upon completion of a test. The various components in the system, the features of the operating program, the present capabilities of the system and the ppossibilities for future expansion are discussed in detail. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *DATA PROCESSING), (*SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, TEST METHODS), (*TEST FACILITIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANT BINDERS, TEST EQUIPMENT, DIGITAL COMPUTERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE