The US Navy's First Online Crypto System

  title={The US Navy's First Online Crypto System},
  author={R. Doyle},
  journal={IEEE Ann. Hist. Comput.},
  • R. Doyle
  • Published 2001
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Ann. Hist. Comput.
Describes how, in 1950, four officers and four enlisted men were ordered to a school at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, USA, where they were to learn about a system that would automatically and instantaneously encrypt and decrypt facsimile transmissions over long-distance high-frequency radio paths. Initially, the project was called Facsimile Applique/spl acute/ Equipment, but later it was known as the AFSAX 500 Program. 

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