Accession Number : ADD014888

Title :   Chemical Agent Monitor and Control Interface.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 4 Nov 88, patented 24 Jul 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Simonoff, Adam J

Report Date : 24 Jul 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : A chemical monitor interface is generally comprised of three identical circuit boards each linked together through fiber optics. One of the circuit boards is electrically connected to a Chemical Agent Monitor (CAM), an off-the-shelf product, while another circuit board relays control information to the first connected to the CAM. A third circuit board relays only visual status to an observer by using a plasma display, while the first two boards can also control the CAM as well as display status. The interface allows the CAM to run without human intervention, thus allowing the U.S. Naval Fleet, and other U.S. military field units, to meet a need for remotely detecting life-threatening chemical attacks without harm to personnel. The chemical detector is able to purge itself of chemical agents and is immune to shock, vibration and radiations such as EMI.

Descriptors :   CHEMICAL AGENT DETECTORS, CHEMICAL AGENTS, CHEMICALS, CIRCUIT BOARDS, CONTROL, DETECTORS, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, FIBER OPTICS, FLEETS(SHIPS), HUMANS, IMMUNITY, INTERFACES, INTERVENTION, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, MONITORS, NAVY, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), SHOCK, VIBRATION

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE