Accession Number:

AD0292341

Title:

TAPE ADAPTATION AND CONTROL UNIT

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Corporate Author:

ROME AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER GRIFFISS AFB N Y

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Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The tape adaptation and control unit provides the necessary logic and control circuitry to permit a computer to control and transfer data to any one of eight magnetic tape stations. Three types of magnetic tape stations may be used. Computer input-output transfer time may be minimized by the future modular addition of a magnetic core buffer. This report presents a detailed narrative of the analysis and design work performed on the first phase of the TACU program namely, the design phase. The introduction contains a description of the TACU program, a general background of the problem, and a breakdown of the design phase into the various sub-tasks. The discussion contains the sy tem analysis, system and logical design, circuit design, mechanical design, power supply design, reliability, maintainability, and error detection and correction of TACU. A PERT chart illustrates the major sub-tasks and their interrelationships. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE