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Display and Data Handling

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Display Systems


Console 60

This console was a moving-coil display unit for the PPI presentation of radar and IFF information, with inherent range and azimuth correlation between the radar and IFF responses. Designed primarily for use in a mobile radar operations room known as Radio Vehicle Type 510 and specifically required to operate in the mobile installations radar Type 14 Mk. 10, Type 14 Mk. 11, Type 15 Mk. 5 and certain combinations of these. It could be adapted to be used as a "putting-on" console for radar Type 13 Mk. 7, the responses from this equipment being, however, displayed upon an associated H/R console, normally the console Type 61.


Console 61

This was a height/range display unit, generally used in conjunction with the PPI console Type 60. It was primarily intended for installation in the mobile operations room Type 1 (Radio Vehicle Type 510) but could also be used in static radar stations such as CEW and CHEL. It could be used in two ways; firstly, to give an elevation- scan presentation of responses from Radar Type 13 variants, or alternatively, to give a range/deflection display of responses from Radar Type 14, 15 or 54. When used at Type 15 stations, an external multivibrator unit Type 52 was used to provide height-finding facilities using the "split" (K-scope) technique. See here for a restoration project.


Console 64


Display SD700


Display SD701


Display SD900 (Height Finder Display?)


Video Map SD100


Display S3000 range


Display Type ASTRID


Display Type 361


Input & Control Devices:


Tracker Ball F3052

Tracker Ball RB2

Joystick F3049

Touchscreen Overlay



UKADGE Workstation



A paper written in 1967 summarised the state-of-the-art and shows the way forward and another in 1972 shows the progress made.


Computer Equipment for Display and Data Processing


As users of radar systems demanded more and improved performance the development of digital computers provided the means for automatic plot extraction and processing of data to enable better display and control for operators. Marconi designed both special-purpose and general-purpose machines using first discrete transistors and then microelectronic circuits to meet this need. With the formation of Computer and Automation Divisions the use spread to other industrial applications as well





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