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Defense Research at Bell Laboratories

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129394D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

Software Patent Institute

Related People

Eric A. Weiss: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Bell Laboratories is publishing a series of volumes documenting the contributions of the Bell System to science and telecommunications technology. The second volume, National Service in War and Peace (1925-1975), focuses on Bell's contributions to United States defense before, during, and after World War II. Chapter 3, ";Electrical Computers for Fire Control,"; describes the wartime transition of analog computers from a mechanical to an electronic form. Chapter 13, ";Military Systems Engineering and Research,"; discusses the development of transistors for military use and of the computers that contained the transistors. Because this material, which records historically significant changes in computing, is available only as part of a large and expensive volume that has had limited distribution, we are reprinting parts of Chapters 3 and 13 in the Annals. (See two articles by E. G. Andrews in the January 1982 issue of the Annals for details of the history of digital computing at Bell Labs.) -- Eric A. Weiss

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Copyright ©; 1982 by the American Federation of Information Processing Societies, Inc. Used with permission.

Defense Research at Bell Laboratories

(Image Omitted: Copyright 1978, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Inc. Reprinted from A History of Engineering and Science in the Bell System (Volume II, National Service in War and Peace (1925-1975)) by permission. Categories and Subject Descriptors: K.2 [History of Computing] -- hardware. General Terms: Design, Experimentation. Additional Key Words and Phrases: Bell Telephone Laboratories, fire- control dances, transistors. AFIPS 0164-1239/82/020218-244/00)

Foreword

Bell Laboratories is publishing a series of volumes documenting the contributions of the Bell System to science and telecommunications technology. The second volume, National Service in War and Peace (1925-1975), focuses on Bell's contributions to United States defense before, during, and after World War II. Chapter 3, "Electrical Computers for Fire Control," describes the wartime transition of analog computers from a mechanical to an electronic form. Chapter 13, "Military Systems Engineering and Research," discusses the development of transistors for military use and of the computers that contained the transistors.

Because this material, which records historically significant changes in computing, is available only as part of a large and expensive volume that has had limited distribution, we are...