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ARL Flight Memory Recorder - Jettisonable Radio Beacon, 1962 Reg. No: ST 033209
- Alternative Name(s): 'Black Box' Flight Recorder
Part of the prototype airborne ARL Flight Memory Recorder. This jettisonable slab contained a radio beacon and was part of the crash module. It was designed to be released in the event of a crash and provide a homing radio beacon for searchers.
This invention subsequently became colloquially known as the 'black box flight recorder'.
- Jettisonable slab from the airborne ARL Flight Memory Recorder. It contained a radio beacon.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), 1982
|Dimensions:||125 mm (Height), 505 mm (Width), 500 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||aeroplanes, flight memory recorders, flight recorders, radio equipment, australian innovations, innovation design|
|Themes this item is part of:||Engineering Collection, Transport Collection, Dr David Warren, AO, Research Scientist & Inventor (1925-2010), ARL Flight Memory Recorder, Fokker Friendship|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Secondary Classification:||Safety & Regulation|
|Tertiary Classification:||flight recorders|
|Manufacturer:||Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|
|Inventor:||Dr David Warren - Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia|