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Sandretto, P.C. ; Director, Analytical Department, First Proving Ground Electronics Unit, United States Army Air Force, Elgin Field, Florida

Recognizing the necessity for knowing accurately the distance between an airplane and the ground as a means for improving the safety of aerial navigation, workers in electronics and allied fields attempted for years to develop a successful device. A commercial model was finally developed in 1938. This article is a technical history of absolute-altimeter developments.

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Proceedings of the IRE  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

March 1944

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