Accession Number:

ADA110008

Title:

Computers in Scientific Instrumentation.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-01-13

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The rapid evolution of computer applications in scientific instrumentation is briefly traced from early data processing to modern computer-based instruments. Computer and interface developments have both contributed to this evolution. The form of the computer used strongly affects the ease of instrument operation and the degree of functional adaptability. Probable pathways toward instruments with increased intelligence include the development and intelligent control of powerful multidimensional instruments, the implementation of hierarchical computer networks and multiprocessor controllers, and the simplification of programming. The importance of the scientists involvement in these developments is discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE