Accession Number : ADA016940

Title :   Design, Fabrication, and Evaluation of an Electron Beam Addressable High Information Density Memory Tube.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 1, 1 Mar-30 May 75,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CORPORATE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SCHENECTADY N Y

Personal Author(s) : Lemmond,C. Q. ; Hughes,W. C. ; Kirkpatrick,C. G. ; Possin,G. E. ; Fisher,J. K.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The tube is to be a sealed-off, self-contained unit consisting of an electron source, the necessary electron optics for performing the required write and read functions, and a storage structure containing approximately 1.8 x 10 to the 7th power elements. A reliable and well-engineered memory tube demonstrating life and environmental characteristics are objectives of this program. Two memory tubes are the goal of the program. Vibration tests were conducted on an electron beam memory tube furnished General Electric by the U.S. Army Electronics Command. These tests will dictate design changes necessary so that an improved tube will meet vibrational requirements. General Electric has modified its Memory Test System for tube performance tests, RFI tests and temperature tests. Several improvements to the BEAMOS tube have been made and are described.

Descriptors :   *Memory devices, *Storage tubes, Electron optics, Random access computer storage

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE