Accession Number : ADD004543

Title :   Running Average Computer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Vincent,Allen E

Report Date : 18 Oct 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A special purpose digital computer requiring minimal data storage capability for continually calculating the numerical average of a predetermined number of sampled data values. The average I sub (n+1) is calculated. A new value for the average of all previously sampled data is calculated upon receipt of each new sample therby eliminating the storing of past sampled data values. The prior calculated average is multiplied by the previous number of data samples and the product is added to a new sample. The resultant sum is divided by the sequence number of the new sample and the quotient, which represents the new average, is placed in data storage.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Computer programming, *Computations, Data storage systems, Reduction, Digital computers, Flow charting, Analog to digital converters

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE