aha ! Just de-classified....
This is, I
infer, related to the Bedford Experiments (Cape
Cod Experiments) to use Whirlwind computer to
track invading aircraft. Page 2 mentions a
suspension in experiments due to engine trouble
of the B-25 in which the airborne equipment is
located., mentions interuption because an F-51
was sent for repairs. Also talks about sending 3
sets of radar data per phone line.
An outline has been written up
for a set of programs which will allow us to
test parts of the Cape Cod Muldar Program before
the magnetic drum equipment arrives from E.R.A.
The proposal is to record on magnetic tape
blocks of filtered radar data from 1, 2, or 3
radar sets. The computer would carry out the
necessary filtering and recording operations. A
second program would then be read into the
computer which would process the radar data on
the magnetic tape, a block at a time. In this
way, the processing program could be completely7
divorced from real time, allowing us a great
deal of flexibility in testing various
information processing methods.