Bloodhound on my Trail: Building the Ferranti Argus Process Control Computer

  title={Bloodhound on my Trail: Building the Ferranti Argus Process Control Computer},
  author={Jonathan Aylen},
  journal={The International Journal for the History of Engineering \& Technology},
  pages={1 - 36}
  • Jonathan Aylen
  • Published 1 January 2012
  • Engineering
  • The International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology
Abstract Digital computers for process control were developed at the end of the 1950s. They had different design objectives from computers for scientific or commercial use. The Ferranti Argus was among the first computers worldwide used for direct digital control. The Argus was invented at Ferranti’s Wythenshawe Automation Division, Manchester, by Maurice Gribble. The starting point was a prototype digital computer developed for the Blue Envoy guided missile using low power hearing aid… 
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