Accession Number:

AD0760757

Title:

Reutilization of the Minuteman Guidance Computer as a Numerical/Process Controller

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

As a result of the D17B computers from the Minuteman I missiles being made available to qualifying organizations, several studies have been implemented to assess the usefulness and adaptability of the D17B in other applications. The report is directed toward their use in control applications. The report outlines a few of the basic concepts of numerical control and process control toward the end of adopting these computers to those purposes. The primary emphasis is on numerical control with merely a small account being given of process control. The primary functional features of the computer are presented in detail for the D17B and merely mentioned in passing for the D37C computer Minuteman II with the expressed hope that the results of the work can be applied to the D37C. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE