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Florida Automatic Computer

Jesse Russell

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! FLAC, the Florida Automatic Computer, was an early digital electronic computer built for the United States Air Force at Patrick Air Force Base (PAFB), Florida to perform missile data reduction. The computer began service in 1953. The system's architecture resembled that of the many machines of the period that used the von Neumann architecture, and in design was most closely related to SEAC. It was operated by RCA's Data Reduction Group, a subcontractor to Pan American Airways. Three FLACs were ultimately built, with two upgraded FLAC systems (dubbed "FLAC II") entering service in the fall of 1956. FLAC computations supported the flight tests of early ballistic missiles and air-breathing cruise missiles such as the Redstone, Juno, Snark, Matador, Bomarc, Navaho, Atlas, and Thor.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Book on Demand Ltd.
  • Publish Date: Jan 16th, 2013
  • Pages: 96
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 11.00in - 8.25in - 0.20in - 0.52lb
  • EAN: 9785511846729