Accession Number : ADD016428

Title :   Ship's Attitude Data Converter.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 21 Jul 93, patented 31 May 94,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Konopelski, Peter J

Report Date : 31 May 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Ship's attitude parameters, including pitch, roll and heading, provided in the form of synchro signals by redundant sensors, are distributed to various shipboard systems by a synchro selector binary switching tree under the control of a digital processor. The processor also generates dynamic simulations of pitch, roll and heading, which can be distributed to the shipboard systems by the switching tree.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, *DIGITAL SYSTEMS, PARAMETERS, ROLL, SHIPBOARD, SONAR SIGNALS, SIMULATION, SWITCHING, SYNCHROS, SHIP MOTION, SIGNAL PROCESSING, INERTIAL NAVIGATION, ELECTRONIC SWITCHES, ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Marine Engineering
      Computer Hardware
      Underwater and Marine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE