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From Whirlwind to MITRE The R&D Story of the SAGE Air Defense Computer

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ISBN-10: 0262182017

ISBN-13: 9780262182010

Edition: 2000

Authors: Kent C. Redmond, Thomas M. Smith, William Aspray, Thomas J. Misa

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This book presents an organizational and social history of one of the foundational projects of the computer era: the development of the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) air defense system, from its first test at Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1951, to the installation of the first unit of the New York Air Defense Sector of the SAGE system, in 1958. The idea for SAGE grew out of Project Whirlwind, a wartime computer development effort, when the U.S. Department of Defense realized that the Whirlwind computer might anchor a continent-wide advance warning system. Developed by MIT engineers and scientists for the U.S. Air Force, SAGE monitored North American skies for possible attack by…    
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Book details

List price: $65.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 10/10/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 548
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.376
Language: English