Accession Number : ADD009444

Title :   Multiple-Quantum Interference Superconducting Analog-to-Digital Converter.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Richard E ; Hamilton,Clark A

Report Date : 09 Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An analog-to-digital converter using superconducting interferometers connected in parallel, each interferometer being identical. The coupling of the analog signal to each successive interferometer is increased in the ratio of 1:2:4:8:16:32:. etc. The application of a pulsed power supply to the parallel connected interferometer generates output voltages on the interferometers. the output voltages are a Gray Code representation of the analog signal. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Analog to digital converters, *Interferometers, *Superconductivity, Power supplies, Parallel orientation, Comparators, Josephson junctions, Coupling(Interaction), Output, Voltage, Bias, Inductance, Analog signals

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Electricity and Magnetism
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE