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Automaton of Ship demonstrating NCS1 system

Technical Information

Catalogue No: C1738
Category: Navigation/Inertial
Object Type: Model
Object Name: Automaton of Ship demonstrating NCS1 system
Part No: None
Serial No: None
Manufacturer: Model Construction
Division:
Platform(s): Naval
Year of Manufacture: Unknown
Dimensions:
Width (mm):
1,220 
Height (mm):
610 
Depth (mm):
200 
Weight (g):
30,000 
Location: Mezzanine Store
Inscription(s):

Naval Compass Stabiliser Mk1. A three axis Master Reference system for all stabilisation requirements

Notes:

This model was made for Marconi Avionics Ltd and shows the various modes of operation of the Naval Compass system (NCS1). The ship rocks gently while cycling through a range of actions where the stabilisation of the system is needed such as gunfire and radar systems. The workings of the model are an impressive collection of motors gears, perspex cams and fibre optics such that it can rightly be called an automaton.

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