Accession Number : ADD013010

Title :   Precision Fathometer Interface Adaptor.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Warburton,Alan W

Report Date : 22 Oct 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A precision fathometer interface adaptor for interfacing a shallow and a deep water sonar with a computer operated survey system for a 20-line to 16-line data selector is coupled to a multiplexed 16-line data bus. Two sources of bathymetric data are input to the data bus. For 5-bit BCD the four MSD or LSD are selected for input. The output is selected by three operational modes: Select Source 1, Select Source 2 or Automatic. The Automatic mode selects the bathymetric data output for the computer according to the water depth. An externally activated timer generates time/event markers for external devices.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *BATHYMETRY, *SONAR EQUIPMENT, *ADAPTERS, ACTIVATION, TIMING DEVICES, DATA PROCESSING, OUTPUT, DEEP WATER, INPUT, DEPTH FINDERS, INTERFACES, PRECISION, AUTOMATIC, COMPUTERS, SURVEYS, EXTERNAL, MARKERS, DEPTH, SHALLOW WATER, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, BUS CONDUCTORS, ACOUSTIC DATA, SELECTION

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Computer Hardware
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE