Automation and Cybernetics in a Modern Army,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This book is intended mainly for military personnel dealing with cybernetics and automation. It deals mainly with the operation and maintenance of computers and complex automatic equipment. It is based on a series of lectures presented to the Polish Armed Forces by the authors during the 1960-1962 period. Chapters I and II deal with the fundamentals of automation and cybernetics. Special attention is paid in Chapter III to a very important branch of military science, i.e., combat-operations. This old, but modernized method of troop control is being scientifically studied by means of careful calculations. In addition to the problems of making an optimal decision, fundamental information on probability theory are given in this chapter. Chapter IV deals with computers, and describes their construction, operating principles, potential, and prospects for further development. Chapter V is devoted entirely to large-scale automation systems. In Chapters VI and VII a number of specific examples of command control systems are discussed with special emphasis on antiaircraft artillery and infantry fire-control systems.
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