|Object Type:||Signal/Data Processor|
|Object Name:||Jaguar Air Data Computer|
|Year of Manufacture:||1968|
|Location:||Archive Object Store|
Air Data Computer
Type No. 81-01-08
Ser. No. X008/68
From its configuration number (-08 against -21) it would suggest that this is an earlier model of the Air Data Computer. However it looks to be more like the newer generation units used on the other programmes mentioned.
The box has two inputs labelled ‘Pitot’ and ‘Static’ and has a complex test panel on the front with ten labelled lamps in an area with an ‘Encoder Test’ Switch, Three red lamps and a Self-Test Button with an Elapsed Time Counter below that. Performance is continually monitored in flight and the pilot notified of any malfunction. On the ground, technicians can test the computer and height encoder in the aircraft simply by pressing the appropriate buttons and observing lights on the front of the box. Test sockets allow more detailed analysis of all outputs. The Serial No. is X008 showing that this is an experimental unit so the Test Panel may not have been on the production units.