THE EARLY HISTORY OF AIRBORN DOPPLER SYSTEMS

William J. Tull

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Abstract: This paper primarily presents the early work on Doppler systems done by General Precision Laboratory under Air Force sponsorship. I have included some mention of others who worked in the same time frame. The time frame covered is the 1940s through declassification in 1957. I have mentioned names throughout, but I must apologize for omissions, since I am relying primarily on my memory. I do not dwell on the purely technical, which has been well documented since declassification, by Dr. Berger and others; one recent paper was by Walt Fried 111. Through- out this paper, I discuss each subject as though it were the only activity going on. Actually, of course, many things were going on simultaneously, and interaction among the various activities was continually taking place.
Published in: NAVIGATION, Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 43, Number 1
Pages: 9 - 24
Cite this article: Tull, William J., "THE EARLY HISTORY OF AIRBORN DOPPLER SYSTEMS", NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 43, No. 1, Spring 1996, pp. 9-24.
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