Design Expansion of the D17B Computer Facility.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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Several years ago, the Electrical Engineering department of the Air Force Institute of Technology School of Engineering initiated a research program to investigate and demonstrate the feasibility of converting the Minuteman I ICBM D17B guidance computer into a general purpose minicomputer. This report, as part of a continuing effort to determine the extent to which the capabilities of the computer can be applied to a general-purpose information processing tasks, presents the results of a study of the memory writing circuitry of the machine. The study was conducted to investigate the possibility of installing a two-way Direct Memory Access DMA capability in the AFIT D17B. The study forms the basis for a design proposal for such a DMA facility for the AFIT D17B complex. This proposal is fully defined in register transfer language and other logic expressions before being presented in a hardware realization. Author
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