Moving Targets

Moving Targets

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This book charts the take-up of IT in Britain, as seen through the eyes of one company. It examines how the dawn of the digital computer age in Britain took place for different applications, from early government-sponsored work on secret defence projects, to the growth of the market for Elliott computers for civil applications. Features: charts the establishment of Elliotta€™s Borehamwood Research Laboratories, and the roles played by John Coales and Leon Bagrit; examines early Elliott digital computers designed for classified military applications and for GCHQ; describes the analogue computers developed by Elliott-Automation; reviews the development of the first commercial Elliot computers and the growth of applications in industrial automation; includes a history of airborne computers by a former director of Elliott Flight Automation; discusses the computer architectures and systems software for Elliott computers; investigates the mergers, takeovers and eventual closure of the Borehamwood laboratories.Independently of SNARC and the NRDC work on the 401 project, nickel delay lines were also used successfully at ... as an accurate digital timer to calibrate a novel microwave Torque Vane Wattmeter designed by Betty Laverick of the Radar research group ... Entries are in pencil and are mostly of a technical nature , with many circuit diagrams appearing. ... and Harry Carpenter Logical design; programs Andrew St Johnston; Hugh Devonald Circuit boards and short nickel delay linesanbsp;...

Title:Moving Targets
Author: Simon Lavington
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-05-19

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