Massachusetts institute of technology. Servomechanisms laboratory

Project Whirlwind was centered in the Servomechanics Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with its original objective being the development of a device that would simulate airplanes in flight. In the course of the research, Whirlwind eventually 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 Corp.

From the description of Whirlwind Computer Collection, 1945-1949. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83660340


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