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Analog computers in academia and industry: a history of analog computing at the University of Michigan and the founding of Applied Dynamics International

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This article recounts the author's personal history as a graduate student and faculty member at the University of Michigan and as a founder of Applied Dynamics International (ADI). It traces the use of analog computers in various research projects for the US Air Force, Rand Corporation, and the Office of Naval Research, including the development of a simulator for aircraft flight equations with six degrees of freedom. It also discusses the founding of ADI in 1957 and the development of their product line of analog computers.

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IEEE Control Systems  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 3 )