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Creator:
Moseley, Francis L.  Search this
Names:
Aeronautical Radio Inc.  Search this
American Telephone and Telegraph Company  Search this
BLANK AUTHORITY TEXT  Search this
Bell Telephone Laboratories  Search this
Commonwealth and Empire Conference on Radio for Civil Aviation (CERCA)  Search this
General Electric Company  Search this
Institute of Radio Engineers  Search this
United States. Department of Commerce  Search this
Moseley, Francis L.  Search this
Extent:
3.27 Cubic feet ((3 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Booklets
Reports
Date:
1930-1981
bulk [ca. 1930s-1950s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes technical development reports, booklets, periodicals, lab books, and reports dealing with radar. Included is material from Aeronautical Radio, Inc., American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Bell Telephone System, Commonwealth and Empire Conference on Radio for Civil Aviation (CERCA), Collins Radio Company, General Electric, the Institute of Radio Engineers and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Also included are copies of Moseley's patents of 'Aircraft Flight Indicator and Control System Therefor', 'Cathode Ray Flight Indicator' (what Moseley called a flight ray), and a patent for 'Radio Controlled Pilot System.'
Arrangement:
Series I, Series II
Biographical / Historical:
Francis L. Moseley was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. He participated in the VHF Omni-Directional Range (VOR) Navigation System and other flight experiments in automatic flight control for all-weather operations. Moseley wrote articles and booklets dealing with the general problems of automatic control of aircraft landing, which are included in this collection. He also worked on the Sperry flight ray system, a cathode ray flight indicator. Moseley was employed at Collins Radio Company and was a member of the Aeronautical Radio, Inc. (ARINC.)
General:
Other Material: 1 Sperry Flight Ray system and 1 Sperry Dual ADF (held in the National Air and Space Museum Division of Aeronautics).
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Provenance:
Francis Moseley, Peter Moseley, Gift, 1983, 1986, 1986-0148, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Avionics  Search this
Radar  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Omnirange system  Search this
Navigation (Aeronautics)  Search this
Airplanes -- Control systems  Search this
Sperry flight ray system  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Genre/Form:
Booklets
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.1986.0148
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1986-0148