Accession Number:

ADA106398

Title:

A Programmable Control Unit for a Balloon-Borne Mass Spectrometer Based on Intel 8085A Microprocessor,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTHEASTERN UNIV BOSTON MASS ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-09-07

Pagination or Media Count:

138.0

Abstract:

A programmable control unit PCU for a balloon-borne quadrupole mass spectrometer is described. The PCU controls the input parameters to the quadrupole mass filter, and the data acquisition from the electron multiplier. An overview of the principles underlying quadrupole mass spectrometer systems is briefly discussed. Design of the PCU is based on Intels high-performance 8-bit microprocessor, the 8085A and its support chips. Both hardware and software designs with the theory of operation are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE