Accession Number : AD0896852

Title :   Project Whirlwind. Volume 11. Input and Output. Part I.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. no. 2.

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE SERVOMECHANISMS LAB

Report Date : NOV 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 118

Abstract : There are three general types of input and output equipment required for Whirlwind I. These are: (1) Numerical -- 35mm film will be used for inserting and extracting numerical information from the Whirlwind computer. (2) Mechanical and Electrical -- The first work on the conversion from mechanical and electrical information to numerical information for the computer to use in simulation problems was submitted in Vol. 11, entitled Reversible Binary Counter and Shaft Position Indicator. (3) Graphical -- No reports are given on graphical recorders. It should be possible to use one of the graphical recorders already developed by the Eastman Kodak Company for other purposes.

Descriptors :   , (*DIGITAL COMPUTERS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), (*INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, TYPEWRITERS), INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, FILM READERS, PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, BINARY ARITHMETIC, BINARY PROCESSORS, COUNTERS, POSITION(LOCATION), SHAFTS(MACHINE ELEMENTS), INDICATING INSTRUMENTS, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, MAGNETIC RECORDING SYSTEMS, MEMORY DEVICES, PRINTING EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE