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dc.contributor.advisorRotleaupe, Charles H.
dc.contributor.authorCook, John H., III
dc.date1963
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T23:29:17Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T23:29:17Z
dc.date.issued1963
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/11734
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe perfection of the transistor and the subsequent birth of a vast digital technology has focused special attention on the methods and mathematics of Boolean algebra. The result of this attention has been the development of powerful methods of synthesis and minimization of logic circuits. This area continues to be the subject of extensive research. The purpose of this paper is to explore the applicability of Boolean minimization methods to the design of large relay interlock and control systems. The investigation of an existing and representative system from the Boolean standpoint was judged to be the best way to accomplish this purpose. Accordingly, the system selected was the Livermore variable-energy 90-inch cyclotron located at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Livermore, California. The conclusion is that for this class of system a working knowledge of elementary Boolean algebra and an engineer's normal intuition would be sufficient to achieve minimal design. As a bonus result, the symbolic notation known as "gate notation" was found to be a valuable aid in the representation and understanding of the interlock and control logic of the cyclotron.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://www.archive.org/details/booleanminimizat00cook
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: U.S. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleBoolean minimization of large relay interlock and control systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Electrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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