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Title: Asynchronous parallel status comparator

Abstract

Apparatus for matching asynchronously received signals and determining whether two or more out of a total number of possible signals match. The apparatus comprises, in one embodiment, an array of sensors positioned in discrete locations and in communication with one or more processors. The processors will receive signals if the sensors detect a change in the variable sensed from a nominal to a special condition and will transmit location information in the form of a digital data set to two or more receivers. The receivers collect, read, latch and acknowledge the data sets and forward them to decoders that produce an output signal for each data set received. The receivers also periodically reset the system following each scan of the sensor array. A comparator then determines if any two or more, as specified by the user, of the output signals corresponds to the same location. A sufficient number of matches produces a system output signal that activates a system to restore the array to its nominal condition.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. 828 Hickory Ridge Rd., Aiken, SC 29801
  2. 223 Limerick Dr., Aiken, SC 29803
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
868598
Patent Number(s):
5172091
Assignee:
Arnold, Jeffrey W. (828 Hickory Ridge Rd., Aiken, SC 29801);Hart, Mark M. (223 Limerick Dr., Aiken, SC 29803)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
asynchronous; parallel; status; comparator; apparatus; matching; asynchronously; received; signals; determining; total; match; comprises; embodiment; array; sensors; positioned; discrete; locations; communication; processors; receive; detect; change; variable; sensed; nominal; special; condition; transmit; location; information; form; digital; data; set; receivers; collect; latch; acknowledge; sets; forward; decoders; produce; output; signal; periodically; reset; following; scan; sensor; determines; specified; user; corresponds; sufficient; matches; produces; activates; restore; received signal; sensor array; digital data; output signals; apparatus comprises; output signal; data set; data sets; receive signals; received signals; sensors positioned; apparatus comprise; receive signal; location information; nominal condition; /340/

Citation Formats

Arnold, Jeffrey W, and Hart, Mark M. Asynchronous parallel status comparator. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Arnold, Jeffrey W, & Hart, Mark M. Asynchronous parallel status comparator. United States.
Arnold, Jeffrey W, and Hart, Mark M. Wed . "Asynchronous parallel status comparator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868598.
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abstractNote = {Apparatus for matching asynchronously received signals and determining whether two or more out of a total number of possible signals match. The apparatus comprises, in one embodiment, an array of sensors positioned in discrete locations and in communication with one or more processors. The processors will receive signals if the sensors detect a change in the variable sensed from a nominal to a special condition and will transmit location information in the form of a digital data set to two or more receivers. The receivers collect, read, latch and acknowledge the data sets and forward them to decoders that produce an output signal for each data set received. The receivers also periodically reset the system following each scan of the sensor array. A comparator then determines if any two or more, as specified by the user, of the output signals corresponds to the same location. A sufficient number of matches produces a system output signal that activates a system to restore the array to its nominal condition.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
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