Accession Number : ADD002279

Title :   Spiral Scan Generator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Clark,James M

Report Date : 05 Aug 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The patent describes a spiral scan generator which utilizes a read-only memory having stored therein a sequence of binary signals representing the plus or minus delta X and plus or minus delta Y values obtained by calculating the positional changes required to move from one end to the other along a particular spiral path. The binary signals are converted to a corresponding number of pulses which define intermediate locations, and these pulses are fed to up and down counters whose recorded counts are converted into analog voltages for controlling, for example, a directional antenna. By reversing the direction of memory read-out and by selectively changing the sign of the delta X values, additional spirals of similar shape are formed.

Descriptors :   *Signal generators, *Patents, Scanning, Read only memories

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE