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Master/Programmable-Slave ComputerUnique modular computer features compactness, low power, mass storage of data, multiprocessing, and choice of various input/output modes. Master processor communicates with user via usual keyboard and video display terminal. Coordinates operations of as many as 24 slave processors, each dedicated to different experiment. Each slave circuit card includes slave microprocessor and assortment of input/output circuits for communication with external equipment, with master processor, and with other slave processors. Adaptable to industrial process control with selectable degrees of automatic control, automatic and/or manual monitoring, and manual intervention.
Document ID
19900000516
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Smaistrla, David
(Krug International)
Hall, William A.
(Krug International)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 14
Issue: 10
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
Electronic Systems
Report/Patent Number
MSC-21550
Accession Number
90B10516
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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