CONTINUATION OF THE SMALL-SCALE OPERATION OF A TRANSDUCER INFORMATION CENTER.
Final rept. for 15 Feb 64-15 Feb 65,
BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OHIO
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Between 1959 and 1961, a committee was established in the Instrumentation Branch of the former Aeronautical Systems Division to make an accurate assessment of the state of the art of telemetry transducers with respect to progress in telemetry systems. One of the many conclusions reached by this committee was that a central organization was needed to collect and disseminate transducer information on a current basis. Battelle Memorial Institute, under Air Force Contract No. AF 33657-11083, contracted to determine essential requirements for establishment and operation of a transducer information center TIC to fulfill this need. On April 15, 1963, a pilot TIC was started to study types of information, sources of information, methods of handling transducer data, and the techniques for dissemination of helpful information. A project was initiated after April 15, 1964, under Air Force Contract No. AF 33615-1819 for the operation of a small-scale TIC. This project involved the collecting and processing of transducer information of all types into a storage and retrieval system. Accessions lists were prepared and distributed to the many participants included on the TIC distribution list. Approximately 250 technical and nontechnical requests for information were handled by the TIC staff during the past 12 months. Author