Accession Number:

ADD014096

Title:

Switching Network for Monitoring Stations.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 24 Jun 86, patented 2 Aug 88,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-08-02

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

An engineer, who is monitoring signals on oscilloscopes, can use one of a set of pushbuttons to select a specific channel for further monitoring on one or more other instruments. The switching network is controlled by a microprocessor and is designed to route any one of N 36 incoming analog signals to one of M 3 instrumentation inputs. The switching network is essentially M independent N-to-1 analog multiplexers comprising relays designed to function as a single system. The microprocessor insures that only one analog signal at a time can be selected for a single instrumentation channel while permitting a signal to be simultaneously used on any or all of the remaining instrumentation channels. A second contact on each relay provides a signal to tell if the selected relay is energized. Patents, Computers. JES

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE