Accession Number : ADD011419

Title :   A Scanning Alarm Electronic Processor.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Stutler,R A

Report Date : 05 Jul 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : A scanning alarm electronic processor (hereinafter SAEP) for receiving and evaluating a predetermined number of analog signals is configured to perform, inter alia, high speed/high resolution analog computations thereon using micro-programmable methods and devices. The SAEP uses unique, parallel pipeline processing of certain functions to obtain the desired high sample rates. The SAEP is divided into two sections which contribute to its high speed performance. Each section contains the circuitry; i.e., modules, necessary to perform the algorithms for half of the predetermined number of analog signals. A common central processing unit module ties the two sections together. The SAEP operates to compute a droop compensated differential voltage for each one of the predetermined number of analog signals, to compute a weighted sum of the differential voltages, and to compare the weighted sum with an absolute value and perform an alarm evaluation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *SIGNAL PROCESSING, *ANALOG SIGNALS, *PARALLEL PROCESSING, *ELECTRONIC SCANNERS, *TOXIC AGENT ALARMS, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, DATA PROCESSING, PIPELINES, COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE, MICROPROGRAMMING, VOLTAGE, SCHEMATIC DIAGRAMS, ALGORITHMS, COMPUTATIONS, INVENTIONS, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Toxicology
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE