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Forrester, Jay W.

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  • Existence: 1918 July 14 - 2016 November 16

Found in 217 Collections and/or Records:

Organization and tasks of Division 6, 1954 November 16

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Division 6 Limited Memo 6L-173. Summary of the organization and duties of Division 6 staff members, including general organization, Group 61, Group 62, Group 63 magnetic materials and advance development, Group 64 production FSQ-7 and WWI, Group 65 vacuum tubes, SAGE System Production Coordination Office, FSQ-7 Systems Office, and Group 60 administration and services. Contains organizational charts.

Dates: 1954 November 16

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: Approval of Block Outlines and Block Schematics for AN/FSQ-7 (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

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Project Whirlwind Memo M-2306. This memorandum outlines procedures for the approval of block outlines and block schematics for AN/FSQ-7.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: MIT-IBM Communication (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

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Project Whirlwind Memo M-2307. This memorandum outlines procedures for communication between MIT and IBM for work on the AN/FSQ-7 Program.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: Progress Reports to the Scheduling Office (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

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Project Whirlwind Memo M-2303. This memorandum outlines procedures for making progress reports to the Lincoln Laboratory scheduling office.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: Scheduling Office (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

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Project Whirlwind Memo M-2301. This memorandum lists the functions of the Division 6 scheduling office for the AN/FSQ-7 Program.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program: Transfer of Responsibility from MIT to IBM (Supplement to M-2300), 1953 July 15

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Project Whirlwind Memo M-2304. This memorandum outlines procedures for transferring principal responsibility from MIT to IBM.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Planning, Scheduling and Administering the AN/FSQ-7 Program (With Broad Principles of MIT-IBM Relationships and Some Detail on Division 6 Procedures.), 1953 July 15

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Project Whirlwind Memo M-2300. The purpose of this memorandum is to describe generally the current planning activities for the AN/FSQ-7 equipment.

Dates: 1953 July 15

Project Organization, 1948 January 21

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-51. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on project organization.

Dates: 1948 January 21

Project Whirlwind, Principles Covering Servomechanisms Laboratory Research and Development, 1948 October 11

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-5. Report on the general philosophy and plan of attack followed in Project Whirlwind. Lists principles which underlie work of the Servomechanisms Laboratory.

Dates: 1948 October 11

Proposal for Expenditure of $50,000 on Contract N5ori-60, Task Order 1, Transferred to the Office of Naval Research by the Air Force, 1951 June 7

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-27. Proposal for the expenditure of $50,000 on Contract N5ori-60, Task Order 1, transferred to the Office of Naval Research by the Air Force.

Dates: 1951 June 7

Proposal for the Extension of Contract N5ori-06002, DIC Project 6782, 1951 June 20

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MIT DIC 6782. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-28. Proposal for the Extension of Contract N5ori-06002, DIC Project 6782. Outlines work to date, the scope of proposed work, and the magnitude of proposed work.

Dates: 1951 June 20

Proposal for the Study of Digital Computation for Naval Fire Control, 1950 March 2

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-20. This proposal follows recent discussions with technical representatives of the Office of Naval Research. Reference is made to a letter from Jay W. Forrester to Commander Gilbert H. Mitchell of the Armament Branch of ONR, dated November 25, 1949, and to the reply ONR;463S;bb, Serial No. 13, dated January 5, 1950.

Dates: 1950 March 2

Proposed responsibilities for tasks in Memorandum 6M-3416, 1955 March 16

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Division 6 Limited Memo 6L-190. Memo making a proposal for the responsibilities of various organizations regarding computer programming tasks forseen in the SAGE System as outlined in Memo 6M-3416. Contains four drawings.

Dates: 1955 March 16

Publication Series, 1947 October 03

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo A-29. Administrative memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on publication series.

Dates: 1947 October 03

RCA Selectron Storage Tube, 1946 June 18

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Engineering Note E-19. Abstract of an engineering report on the RCA Selectron Storage Tube.

Dates: 1946 June 18

Report of discussion with Messrs. Fogg and Evans from Britain's radar research establishment, 1953 September 18

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Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-120. Report of a discussion regarding radar defense problems, the purpose of which was to provide an unrestricted opportunity for visitors of the Digital Computer Laboratory to criticize and evaluate the Cape Cod System.

Dates: 1953 September 18

Request for Funds for Contract N5ori-60 for the Period, July 1, 1950 through June 30, 1951, 1950 May 3

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-23. This proposal gives a breakdown in funds totaling $780,000 for the continuation of the work of Project Whirlwind for the period of July 1, 1950, through June 30, 1951. The work will include the completion of WWI and its application both in the solution of mathematical, engineering, and scientific problems and in real-time simulation and control work of interest to the Air force.

Dates: 1950 May 3

Selection of a company to work with the Lincoln Laboratory on the transition system, 1953 May 12

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Scope and Contents Project Whirlwind Memo VI L-95. Memorandum expanding on the information given in the memorandum of November 5, 1952 to Paul Cuslck regarding the selection of the International Business Machines Corporation to be a sub-contractor to the Lincoln Laboratory in preliminary design studies of a digital computer and associated terminal equipment for an air defense control center. Lists considerations in selecting a company, including: key staff, supporting professional staff, technical...
Dates: 1953 May 12

Specifications for the central computer system for the AN/FSQ-7, 1955 January 28

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Scope and Contents Division 6 Memo M-3291. Memorandum listing the IBM specification documents and Lincoln Laboratory M-notes which describe sections 0-9 of the AN/FSQ-7 Central Computer System. This series of documents was prepared to give the status of specifications for the AN/FSQ-7. These documents, list the AN/FSQ-7 specifications as recommended by Lincoln Laboratory as a basis for definitizing the first production contract. In addition to the specifications, these documents call attention to anticipated...
Dates: 1955 January 28

Staff Organization, 1951 January 26

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Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-113. Administrative memorandum from Electronic Computer Division research teams on staff organization.

Dates: 1951 January 26

Staff Organization, 1950 December 11

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Project Whirlwind Administrative Memo A-111. Administrative memorandum from Electronic Computer Division research teams on staff organization.

Dates: 1950 December 11

Statement of Status of Project Whirlwind Prepared for the Research and Development Board, 1950 May 10

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Scope and Contents MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Limited Memo L-24. On August 29, 1949 the Ad Hoc Panel on Electronic Digital Computers of the Research and Development Board Committee on Basic Physical Sciences visited Project Whirlwind. Since that time the Whirlwind computer has been brought much nearer completion, equipment is now being connected for using Whirlwind in real-time air defense research for the Air Force, and plans for the first year of machine use have been crystallized. The arithmetic...
Dates: 1950 May 10

Storage Tube Program, Project Whirlwind, 1947 September 15

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-102. Memorandum in response to a request from Mr. Charles Doersam, for information on the present status of Project Whirlwind Storage Tube research and for a comparison of the tube being developed at M.I.T. with the one constructed at the Naval Research Laboratory.

Dates: 1947 September 15

Storage Tubes, Phone Discussion with Dr. Rajchman, R.C.A., 1946 November 06

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Engineering Note E-29. Engineering notes on information received in a discussion of storage tubes with Dr. Rajchman at the R.C.A. Laboratories in Princetone, New Jersey.

Dates: 1946 November 06

Study of Checking and Trouble Location Methods, 1949 February 10

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-780. Memorandum from project Whirlwind research teams on the establishment of a group to study checking and trouble location methods.

Dates: 1949 February 10

Supplement 1, 1954 October

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Project Whirlwind Memo 6M-3094-s-1. Supplement to the bi-weekly progress report of Division 6 research teams with corrected examples from a previous report, intended to improve the usefulness, conciseness, and clarity of the bi-weekly reports.

Dates: 1954 October

Thesis Proposals and Progress Reports, 1948 March 08

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MIT DIC 6345. Project Whirlwind Memo M-270. Memorandum on organization of thesis proposals and progress reports created by MIT Servomechanisms Laboratory research teams.

Dates: 1948 March 08

Time schedule for XD-1 machine specifications and evaluation reports, 1955 February 07

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Division 6 Memo M-3351. Memorandum providing a time schedule for machine evaluation tests of XD-1. The nature and purpose of evaluation tests performed on XD-1 and its associated equipment was outlined in "XD-1 Test Specifications" Memorandum 6M-3271, by J. A. O'Brien, 10 January 1955.

Dates: 1955 February 07

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