Accession Number:

AD0261212

Title:

CENTRALIZED MONITORING FOR SHIPBOARD ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

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Corporate Author:

STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The design and construction of a breadboard model centralized monitoring system for assessing and indicating the operational status of all electronic systems on a given ship is described. An ANSPC-5 radar has been used as an example of a continuously monitored system and has been equipped with sensors for detecting variations in operating parameters. Sensor information is summed in a logic unit whose output is indicative of the over-all operational status of the radar. Provision is also made for automatic interrogation of each sensor individually in order to determine the approximate location of any malfunction. Indication of changes in status are displayed on a central panel and, upon request of the monitoring personnel, failure report forms are automatically prepared and typed. Message information concerning the prime equipment and its associated sensors is maintained in a single reel of punched paper tape. A simulator representing the status signals from twenty-four hypothetical systems in addition to the ANSPS-5 radar has been constructed for use with the display and message-handling equipment. With the simulator, it is possible to produce any desired frequency and degree of failure in any of the hypothetical systems for subjectively evaluating the monitoring technique. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE