Best Available ARL Black Box Images

This page lists and provides links to Ken Fraser's local collection of the best quality images he has relating to the ARL black box. The quality of the images varies widely and many of the earlier ones are of poor quality. A description of each image is provided and, where possible, its year of creation is given.

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Image

Description

Date

Size kb

Quality

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Mk 1 ARL airborne system including small electronics module at bottom.

1958

453

Good

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Mk 2 ARL airborne system in boxes: electronics unit left, recorder right.

1962

409

Poor

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Mk 2 ARL airborne System out of boxes: electronics unit left, recorder right.

1962

278

Medium

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Mk 2 ARL ground station unit.

1962

438

Medium

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Mk 2 ARL ground station recovery of 23 March 1962 test flight: Oscillogram of total signal on wire and its separation on playback into speech and data components.

1962

1206

Medium

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Mk 2 ARL ground station recovery of 23 March 1962 test flight: Flight data plot.

1962

423

Poor

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Mk 2 ARL Ground Station recovery of 23 March 1962 test flight: Enhanced flight data plot for 60 year laboratory anniversary.

1999

1404

Medium

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Mk 2 ARL Ground Station recovery of 23 March 1962 test flight: Short section of flight data with audio annotation.

1962

2395

Poor

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Mk 2 ARL Ground Station recovery of 23 March 1962 test flight: Short section of flight data with audio annotation redrawn for 60 year laboratory anniversary.

1962

1450

Good

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Digital printout of electronic counter output (this was a recording of simulated data to illustrate a proposed extension of the single-channel-at-a-time printout in use with the Ground Station Unit).

1962

46

Medium

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Dave Warren with Minifon recorder (left) and Mk 2 recorder (right).

About 2000

4329

Good

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Dave Warren in 1962.

1962

23

Poor

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Ken Fraser working on Ground Station recovery in 1962.

1962

91

Poor

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Mk 2 electronics team. From left Lane Sear (1964), Ken Fraser (1959) and Walter Boswell (1961).

Various

42

Poor

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Lane Sear image from Black Box book by Janice Witham.

1964

729

Poor

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Ken Fraser image February 1959.

1959

1415

Good

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Walter Boswell image-1 February 1961.

1961

11

Poor

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Walter Boswell image-2 February 1961.

1961

477

Poor

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Ken Fraser image about 1970.

About 1970

10

Poor

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Fire testing the black box recording.

1962

70

Medium

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Flight Memory public display at International Trade Fair in Melbourne from 27 February to 16 March 1963.

1963

1283

Medium

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Image of 400-day torsion pendulum clock given by English recorder manufacturer Davall to Warren, Sear and Fraser with individual names on the respective plaques.

1963

292

Medium

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Royal Aeronautical Society Lawrence Hargrave award Feb-2001.

2001

5372

Good

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Royal Aeronautical Society Lawrence Hargrave award image showing from left Ken Fraser, David Warren and John Anderson (Deputy PM).

2001

6081

Good

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Royal Aeronautical Society Lawrence Hargrave award image: from left Ruth & David Warren, Ken & Sandra Fraser.

2001

5435

Good

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Royal Aeronautical Society Lawrence Hargrave award image: Ken and Sandra Fraser.

2001

3272

Good

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Ken Fraser attending the Royal Aeronautical Society Lawrence Hargrave award.

2001

1468

Good

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David Warren (left) and Ken Fraser holding Mk 2 recorder at DSTO Melbourne on 8-Jun-2001 (image 1).

2001

34

Medium

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David Warren (left) and Ken Fraser holding Mk 2 recorder at DSTO Melbourne on 8-Jun-2001 (image 2).

2001

692

Good

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Sign the "Dave Warren Building" for the DSTO Headquarters building in Canberra officially named on 25 March 2014.

2014

5052

Good

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The "Dave Warren Building".

2014

4812

Good

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Block schema of ARL Flight Memory Ground Station equipment.

1968

29

Good

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Block schema of various systems of flight data decoding used in ARL Flight Memory Ground Station.

1968

62

Good

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ARL Flight Memory Ground Station waveforms relevant to the generation of output for a digital counter.

1968

120

Good