Accession Number : ADD010490

Title :   Apparatus for Determining SMR Codes.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Betzko,Joseph F

Report Date : 19 Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This paper describes an apparatus for determining the levels or echelons of a multi-character code of a supply source, maintenance and recoverability code for component items in a parts inventory for military equipment comprising a circular code wheel including a first circular member in the form of a disc having first and second faces respectively divided into indicia bearing sectors the outer perimeter of which identify a particular character position of the code. Each sector is further divided into sub-sectors containing specific descriptive information relating to that sector and a particular code character for the specific information provided, the sub-sectors being masked by respective second and third manually rotatable circular disc type members attached to the first member and having first and second windows therein for selectively displaying the information and code character of the particular sub-sector, whereby a user can generate and assign an appropriate SMR code to a particular item by manipulation of the movable members to sequentially develop the required code. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Coding, *Information systems, *Inventory control, Parts, Supplies, Maintenance, Recovery, Wheels, Army equipment, Circular

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Cybernetics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE