Accession Number : ADD010600

Title :   Waveform Simulator for an Electronic System Maintenance Trainer.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Winthrop,Michael F ; Holmes,Buddy L

Report Date : 27 Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : A maintenance training system capable of precisely simulating both the inner and the outward functions of original electronic equipment is realized by utilizing a programmable waveform generator, a microcomputer and interfacing input/output circuits in a modular design that can be adapted to use with virtually any desired electronic system maintenance trainer is presented. The system provides genuine waveform generation and display in a real time maintenance trainer. The system provides genuine waveform generation and display in a real time maintenance trainer with positive input/output control through line replacable unit read/write modules. The programmable waveform generator develops analog waveforms from digital control and picture data received from the micro-computer. The analog outputs of the programmable waveform generator drive the maintenance trainer's external meters, displays and oscilloscope and can be programmed to simulate point by point circuit tracing of the original electronic equipment. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Waveform generators, *Simulators, *Computerized simulation, *Training devices, *Computer programs, Analog systems, Measuring instruments, Digital systems, Maintenance equipment, Electronic equipment, Input output processing, Microcomputers, Waveforms, Modular construction, Computer programming, Functions, Real time, Circuits, External, Maintenance, Drives, Control, Pictures, Output, Training

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE