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Whirlwind Computer Collection, 1945-1959

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Research institute originally conducting this experiment:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.)
Collector:
Mathematics, Division of (NMAH, Smithsonian Institution)
Subject:
Everett, Robert R
"MITRE Matrix"
MITRE Corporation
Physical description:
10.3 cubic feet
31 boxes
Type:
Papers
Collection descriptions
Reports
Date:
1945
1959
1945-1959
Notes:
Project Whirlwind was centered in the Servomechanics Laboratory at M.I.T., with its original objective being the development of a device that would simulate airplanes in flight. In the course of the research, Whirlwind evolved into a key element of the U.S.'s early air defense system. Since M.I.T. did not view this as an appropriate action for an educational institution to take part in, it transferred the entire project to the MITRE corporation.
Summary:
Some 2516 items, arranged in chronological order; covers the project dates of 1945 to 1958. Includes summary reports, correspondence, notes, memos and other reports.
Cite as:
Whirlwind Computer Collection, 1945-1959, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Computer science
Aerospace engineering
Flight Simulation
Airplanes
Computers
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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