This data handling system was designed specifically for use with Doppler data from a Sperry 10-C velocimeter, to measure and track missiles. Used by the aerospace industry, the ad promises that it will automatically compensate for "tape wow and flutter."
Beckman Instruments' analog computers were being produced by their Berkeley Division as early as 1953. The company produced analog computers -- also called automation, data reduction, or data handling systems -- for the petroleum, aerospace, and defense industries. Beckman Instruments eventually stopped producing these systems after their cost and the time required to customize them kept them from being widely adopted.
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Charles Bowes Advertising, and Beckman Instruments. “Relieve ‘Project Pressure’ with a Beckman Data Handling System,” 1957. Beckman Historical Collection, Box 49, Folder 14. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/rn3011410.
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