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PROGRAMMING, INTEGRATION, AND CHECKOUT OF THE STORED PROGRAM ALPHA-NUMERIC BEACON SYSTEM.
UNIVAC DIV SPERRY RAND CORP ST PAUL MINN
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The Stored Program Alpha-Numeric Beacon System provides enroute area controllers with bright display of symbolic and alpha-numeric data relative to controller initiated tracks and automatically maintains continuous association between this data and beacon video by means of digital tracking techniques. The system consists of a digital computational subsystem, three beacon subsystems, and a display subsystem. Work performed under this contract includes design and preparation of the computer program for the operational system, electrical and operational integration of the system at the Air Route Traffic-Control Center at Indianapolis, Indiana, and checkout of the system to verify its compliance to government specifications and requirements. All system equipments, the system site, and site furnishings were provided by the government. The major functional elements of the operational computer program are tracking, processing of controller inserted data and requests, and preparation of properly formatted messages for display. The tracking function is multistate alpha, beta, straight line tracking. The availability of the systems general purpose digital computer made possible an approach to equipment system integration which was primarily based upon a sequence of specially designed programed tests. Author
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