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ARL Flight Memory Recorder - Airborne Signal Monitor, 1962 Object Reg. No: ST 033210

Alternative Name(s): 'Black Box' Flight Recorder
Part of the prototype first airborne Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL) Flight Memory recorder unit invented by Dr David Warren. The wire recording unit was connected to this crash signal monitor in a separate impact and fire-proof box mounted in the tail of the aircraft. The unit was first flight tested in Fokker Friendship VH-CAV flying from Essendon airport, Melbourne on 23 March 1962.

This invention subsequently became colloquially known as the 'black box flight recorder'.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), 1982
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 198 mm (Height), 93 mm (Width), 522 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, flight recorders, flight memory recorders, black box flight recorders, 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, 1962
Inventor: Dr David Warren - Aeronautical Research Laboratories (ARL), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1962

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