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.

Image

Description

Date

Size kb

Quality

Mk1_airborne_system.jpg

Mk 1 ARL airborne system including electronics below.

1958

453

Good

Mk2_airborne_system_1.jpg

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

1962

409

Poor

Mk2_airborne_system_2.jpg

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

1962

278

Medium

ground_stn.jpg

Mk 2 ARL ground station unit.

1962

438

Medium

signal.jpg

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

1962_flight_data_1.jpg

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

1962

423

Poor

1962_flight_data_2.jpg

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

1999

1404

Medium

1962_FD_&_audio_1.jpg

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

1962

2395

Poor

1962_FD_&_audio_2.jpg

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

Mk2_FD_digital.jpg

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

DRW_rec2.jpg

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

Unknown

6554

Good

DRW_1962.jpg

Dave Warren in 1962.

1962

23

Poor

KFF-1962.jpg

Ken Fraser working on Ground Station recovery in 1962.

1962

91

Poor

wfls_kff_web.jpg

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

Various

42

Poor

blackboxfire.jpg

Fire testing the black box recording.

1962

70

Medium

tradefair.jpg

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

1963

1283

Medium

Davall_clock.jpg

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

hargrave.jpg

Royal Aeronautical Society Lawrence Hargrave award Feb-2001.

2001

54

Good

drw_group.jpg

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

2001

228

Good

ken_hargrave.jpg

Ken Fraser attending the Royal Aeronautical Society Lawrence Hargrave award.

2001

23

Poor

DRW_KFF.jpg

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

2001

34

Medium

drw_blgA.jpg

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

2014

4812

Good

drw_blgAB.jpg

The "Dave Warren Building".

2014

5052

Good

IMG-26-2.jpg

Block schema of ARL Flight Memory Ground Station equipment.

1968

29

Good

IMG-25-3.jpg

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

1968

62

Good

IMG-25-6.jpg

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

1968

120

Good