Solid state recording current meter conversion

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The authors describe the conversion of an Endeco-174 current meter to a solid-state recording current meter. A removable solid-state module was designed to fit in the space originally occupied by an 8-track tape cartridge. The module contains a CPU and 128 kilobytes of nonvolatile CMOS memory. The solid-state module communicates with any terminal or computer using an RS-232C interface at 4800 baud rate. A primary consideration for conversion was to keep modifications of the current meter to a minimum. The communication protocol was designed to emulate the Endeco tape translation unit, thus the need for a translation unit was eliminated and the original data reduction programs can be used without any modification. After conversion, the data recording section of the current meter contains no moving parts; the storage capacity of the module is equivalent to that of the original tape cartridge.

Publication type Conference Paper
Publication Subtype Conference Paper
Title Solid state recording current meter conversion
Year Published 1985
Language English
Publisher IEEE
Publisher location New York, NY, USA
Contributing office(s) San Francisco Bay-Delta, Pacific Regional Director's Office
Larger Work Title Oceans Conference Record (IEEE)
First page 752
Last page 754
Conference Title Ocean Engineering and the Environment - Conference Record.
Conference Location San Diego, CA, USA
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