Accession Number : AD0435760


Title :   RESEARCH ON AUTOMATIC COMPUTER ELECTRONICS. VOL. I. COMPUTER DEVICE AND CIRCUIT RESEARCH.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. for 1 Sep 62-1 Oct 63,


Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO PALO ALTO CALIF


Personal Author(s) : Tanaka,Richard I


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 345


Abstract : This report is one of three volumes describing results of a 13-month applied research program called RACE, Research on Automatic Computer Electronics. The program is a broad-front applied research investigation in the area of discretevariable technology. The report describes results obtained as well as investigations in progress. The computer device and circuit research work described includes a phenomena survey intended to develop possible new directions for later research. The information is presented both as short descriptions of the various phenomena, and also as summary lists developed from punchedcard abstracts. Experiments in the solid-state physics area are described which have resulted in the following devices or designs: a ternary logic element, the design of a ternary threshold element, a cryogenic ternary storage element, the design of a memory array using ternary storage elements, and the design of a variable gain threshold element. The descriptions of the work on ferrite logic include discussion of various single-unit flux-steered ferrite devices, as well as experimental results obtained in performing selected parallel logic operations. (Author)


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER LOGIC , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , DIGITAL COMPUTERS , CIRCUITS , AUTOMATIC , SWITCHING CIRCUITS , MEMORY DEVICES , FERRITES , CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS , CRYOGENIC STORAGE DEVICES , HALL EFFECT , COILS , MAGNETIC CORES , GAIN , CODING , PHONONS , SOLID STATE PHYSICS , TUNNEL DIODES , TUNNELING(ELECTRONICS) , THIN FILM STORAGE DEVICES , SEMICONDUCTING FILMS , SUPERCONDUCTIVITY


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