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ARL Flight Memory Recorder - Jettisonable Radio Beacon, 1962 Object 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
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 125 mm (Height), 505 mm (Width), 500 mm (Length)

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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

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