A DIGITAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A REMOTELY LOCATED TRANSCEIVER PACKAGE.
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C
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A digital control system for remotely controlling the electronic package of a towed submarine communications buoy was developed. It operates by sending binary bits serially to a receiving unit in the electronic package, each bit preceded by a synchronization pulse. The electronic package has employed latching relays, set by particular combinations of voltages appearing on the interconnecting lines, to control the mode of the unit. The digital system is superior to the relay system in that setting is automatic, it uses only one line for all control functions, it will indicate failure, and it is expandable additional bits can be incorporated with little difficulty. Further, it promises greater reliability. Author
- Radio Communications