Quarterly Report, Contract N5ori-06002 July to September 1950
Nelson, R. A.
This report describes work performed during July, August, and September 1950 of Contract N5ori-06002 covering research in digital techniques in naval anti-aircraft fire control. Three persons are engaged in the project. An initial schedule was set up to allocate the amount of effort going into the different phases of the work. Considerable time was spent in reading to provide background for the problem. The functions performed by the Mk 47 fire control system are being coded for a digital computer, and this will serve as a measure of speed and storage requirements for solving the problem digitally . Investigations will be carried on to see how the results might be advantageously modified. Studios will be made of smoothing and prediction methods and of the requirements imposed by the gun-fire control problem on analog-digital and digital-analog conversion equipment.