Accession Number : ADD013098

Title :   Data Processing System.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Apr 76, patented 6 May 80,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Whitworth,Eddie L ; Russell,Ronald G

Report Date : 06 May 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This patent discusses a data processing system for receiving sampled analog data and automatically converting, processing, compacting, expanding and storing the data in digital format and also displaying the data in alphanumeric format. The analog data signal may be from a temperature probe, for example, that is launched from a ship and transmits sampled temperature data as it free-falls in the ocean. The system has the capability of providing all of the general information, data and control signals, all in proper digital format, for permanent storage or for operating a teletype machine in total run real time to provide a real time output chart. The system includes compaction and expansion capabilities so that data that is being sampled at a rate that is faster than the readout rate of the teletype machine may be internally compacted and then expanded into the teletype machine when the data sampling rate is slower than the readout rate of the teletype machine. For radio teletype transmission communication a punched paper tape may be provided to eliminate the need for the teletype operator to cut the message. The system also provides a technique for converting one binary format into another binary format.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, *ALPHANUMERIC DISPLAYS, *TELETYPE SYSTEMS, BINARY NOTATION, FORMATS, COMPACTING, DATA PROCESSING, DIGITAL SYSTEMS, CONTROL, SIGNALS, DATA RATE, SAMPLING, EXPANSION, PUNCHED TAPE, DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS, RADIO TELEMETRY, RADIO TRANSMISSION, CHARTS, OUTPUT, REAL TIME, TEMPERATURE, PROBES, TEMPERATURE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, ANALOG SIGNALS, CUTTING, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL)

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE