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Application of Computer to the Kinetic Analysis of DOCUMENT Transport Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034367D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

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Crawford, JL Nunn, SA Voge, RA [+details]


This article describes the application of an IBM 1620 II Computer to the Kinetical Analysis of a card document transport. The skew, incremental velocity, and jitter with respect to an emitter of a card moving through the transport at 100 inches per second was determined. The above parameters were measured by recording the time at which the leading and trailing edges of punched holes passed a reference point in the (Image Omitted) read station and also by recording the time of occurrence of a transport emitter count. The computer was used as a high-speed data collection and analysis tool. To record the required times, a two-channel buffer was caused to sample the output of a counter which was driven by a 100 KHz oscillator. The buffer then transferred the data to the core of the IBM 1620 II Computer.