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ARL Flight Memory Recorder - Wire Voice & Data Recorder, 1962 Reg. No: ST 033195
- Alternative Name(s): 'Black Box' Flight Recorder
ARL Flight Memory recorder airborne prototype voice plus data recorder unit. This unit was invented by Dr David Warren and developed at the Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne. The wire recording technology was based on a Minifon pocket recorder. The airborne unit was successfully tested on 23 November 1962 in Fokker Friendship VH-CAV flown from Essendon airport, Melbourne.
This invention subsequently became colloquially known as the 'black box flight recorder'.
- Small metal box with open sides and two three-layered reels on top. Each reel has a thin wire wound around it. One reel is made of blue plastic the other is made of silver metal.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), 1982
|Dimensions:||78 mm (Height), 158 mm (Width)|
|Tagged with:||aeroplanes, flight recorders, flight memory recorders, australian innovations|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, ARL Flight Memory Recorder, Fokker Friendship, Dr David Warren, AO, Research Scientist & Inventor (1925-2010)|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Safety & Regulation|
|Tertiary Classification:||flight recorders|
|Inscriptions:||On top of box: AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS./MELBOURNE
On top of blue plastic reel: Protono/minifon P55
|Manufacturer:||Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Inventor:||Dr David Warren - Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1958|