Rack of Electronic Equipment at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

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Title

Rack of Electronic Equipment at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

Alternative Title

Electronic Equipment Racks at Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse

Subject

Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Project Mercury (U.S.)

Description

Electronic equipment at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Cape Canaveral AFS) Launch Complex 14 (LC-14) blockhouse, mounted in racks similar to the way modern computer servers are, was used to monitor the rocket during Project Mercury launches. Instead of digital readouts and big screen displays, this equipment used various gauges to display readings and dials and buttons to adjust the equipment and the rocket.

Source

Original black and white photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1962

Contributor

Fowler, Calvin D.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.

Is Part Of

Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

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Medium

35 black and white photographic prints

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Blockhouse, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Project Mercury Overview." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/mercury-overview.htm.

Transcript

G D
GENERAL DYNAMICS
ASTRONAUTICS

HOLD DOWN AND RELEASE SAFETY
SLAVE[?] [illegible] BELOW MIN PRESSURE
MISSILE [illegible]

R. F. SYSTEMS
[illegible]
MERCURY
LIGHT WEIGHT

RANGE SAFETY
WATER SYSTEM

VALVE POSITION
[illegible]

LORDAX CONTROLS

WATER SYSTEM
WATER FLOWING
FLAME [illegible]
EMERGENCY

STA
10
PNEUMATIC
TEMPERATURE PRESSURE
FUEL TANK PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE LIQUID OXYGEN TANK PRESSURE
BOIL OFF

MISSILE HELIUM
VALVE NO. 1
COMPRESSOR
HELIUM COOL AND FILL
PRESSIRE
[illegible]

GATE SELECTOR
[illegible] DISPLAY TIME RESET
LOW FREQUENCY CALCULATOR NASA

RANGE AMPLITUDE

[illegible]
LOW LEVEL LINE[?] METER LINE GAIN[?] AMT[?] TRIM [illegible] [illegible] CARRIER LEVEL
AUDIO RESPONSE
[illegible]
FUNCTION
[illegible] CHANGE
[illegible]
D-C [illegible] D-C VOLTS
[illegible]
SUBCARRIER DISCRIMINATOR
[illegible]
10.5 KC
15%
BALANCE CHANNEL [illegible] OUTPUT FILTER
[illegible]
POWER ON CAMERA [illegible] RECORDER LAUNCH FULL
POWER OFF 1.5 AMP 2 AMP [illegible]
[illegible]
NASA
[illegible]
[illegible]

TEST PANEL
[illegible] LOCAL POWER [illegible] PITCH TEST
TEST SELECTOR
[illegible]

NULL DETECTOR

[illegible] LAMBDA REGULATED POWER SUPPLY [illegible]
[illegible]
OUTPUT
[illegible]
VOLTS [illegible]/PHASE ADJUST METER EARTH DIRECT ISOLATED

FREQUENCY MULTIPLIER[?] LOW FREQUENCY DECADE OSCILLATOR
MODEL [illegible]

4 PHASE OUTPIT

[illegible]

SIGNAL[?] BALANCE TFA CARRIER CONVERTER INPUT [illegible]
RELAY CHASSIS-ENGINE TEST

FACILITY POWER CONTROL
TRANSFER SWITCH

MISSILE POWER MONITOR

INVERTER TIMER BATTERY TIME

INT[?] PWR SOURCE
[illegible]
STABLVOT[?]
D-C POWER OUTPUT
[illegible]
MAGNETIC RESEARCH CORP.
EL SEGUNDO[?] CALIFORNIA
MOD-1 STA 9

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE AMPLIFIER
GD
GENERAL DYNAMICS
ASTRONAUTICS

AUXILIARY PNEUMATIC
[illegible]
INTERCOM
G D
GENERAL DYNAMICS
ASTRONAUTICS

R F AUXILIARY
[illegible] TOTAL TIMER [illegible]

[illegible] BATTERY TIMER [illegible]

[illegible] ENGINE TEST
PRESSURE SWITCHES
LINKS
VALVES

[illegible]
SANBORN 150
[illegible]
TEST SELECTOR PANEL
[illegible]

G D
GENERAL DYNAMICS
ASTRONAUTICS
AUTOPILOT [illegible]
TIMER ON RESET
DECADE EVENT TIMER

PROGRAMMER MONITOR
[illegible] TIMER [illegible]
[illegible]
START STOP
PROGRAMMER INDICATIONS
[illegible]
[illegible]

DISPLACEMENT GYRO HEATERS
[illegible]
RATE GYRO HEATERS
HEATER MONITOR
NOSE CONE BOOM CONTROL
FORWARD RETRACE[?]

AIRBORNE GUIDANCE MONITOR

[illegible]PUSH MAGNITION[?]
[illegible] ADC 1 [illegible]ADC 2 [illegible]TRANSMITTER

[illegible]PITCH [illegible]
[illegible]
GENERAL ELECTRIC
HYDRAULIC
BOOSTER SUSTAINER
PRESSURE
[illegible]
GROUND PUMP
[illegible]
STANDBY

AUTOPILOT CONTROL
ENGINE EXERCISE PROGRAMMER AIRBORNE PROGRAMMER
[illegible]

G D
GENERAL DYNAMICS
ASTRONAUTICS

STA 12
PURGE PROPELLANT LEVEL
[illegible]

FUEL TANKING
[illegible]
G D GENERAL DYNAMICS ASTRONAUTICS
[illegible]

STA 17
FACILITY POWER MONITOR
[illegible]
TRAFFIC SIGNALS
[illegible]

MISSILE POWER CONTROL
FREQ AC VOLTS
[illegible]
MISSILE GENERATION START
400 CYCLES ON METER SOURCE DC VOLAGE
[illegible]

MOD-1 STA 13
U103 [illegible]
SPEAKER

[illegible]
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL VOLTMETER

[illegible]
Beckman
INPUT METER
[illegible]
U102 [illegible]
[illegible]
AM CALIBRATOR
[illegible]
LEVEL

RECORD ELECTRONICS
CHANNEL 8 CHANNEL 9 CHANNEL 10 CHANNEL 11 CHANNEL 12 CHANNEL 13 CHANNEL 14
LEVEL
[illegible]
[illegible]
AUTOPILOT RECORDER POWER SUPPLY [illegible]THERMOCOUPLE REF.[?] JUNCTION
[illegible]
POWER SUPPLY TRANSFER SWITCHES POWER SUPPLIES DC POWER SUPPLY PROP. UT. DATA TRANSLATOR
[illegible]

LANDLINE INSTRUMENTATION
OSCILLOGRAPHS
[illegible]
STRIP CHART RECORDERS SEQUENCE RECORDERS
[illegible]

STA 28
3013 3 OF 4
[illegible] Honeywell
BROWN ELECTRONIK

START TK PNEU[?]
REG OUT

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