USE OF A MICROPROCESSOR IN A MARISAT SHIP TERMINAL

The Marconi ARION ship terminal is typical of the increasing sophistication found in modern communication systems, where a simple user interface masks a complex system engineering. It was decided that the 8080 microprocessor would have sufficient processing capability to accept data from the radio equipment with minimal conditioning and it would be possible to carry out all the digital processing in software. To indicate the type of functions that can be performed in software the functional aspects of the Marisat control system are described, followed by the way in which they were implemented on the ARION terminal.

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  • Pagination: p. 131-134

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEE 160 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 25 1979 12:00AM