Radar Data Transmission

  title={Radar Data Transmission},
  author={John V. Harrington},
  journal={Annals of the History of Computing},
  • J. Harrington
  • Published 1 October 1983
  • Computer Science
  • Annals of the History of Computing
The paper reviews the development of radar data transmission and its role in the SAGE system. The work leading to the design of the FST-1 and FST-2 radar data-compression systems is described. 

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