BOEING AIRPLANE COMPANY


Seattle, Washington


Boeing Electronic Analog Computer
Boeing Electronic Analog Computer (BEAC)
Boeing Airplane Company
Seattle, Washington
Developed in 1949 by the Physical Research Unit of the Boeing Airplane Company in connection with a Air Force contract (possibly the supersonic Bomarc missiles). And also used by various other groups in the company.
Cost of base unit:$7000
Technology: Vacuum tubes
Operating range: +/- 50 volts DC
Power Supply: +/- 300 volts DC
Computing Elements: 20 - Amplifiers (8 of which can only be used as summers or phase inverters)
  20 - Helical potentimeters (0.5%)
  12 - Diodes w/ bias supplies
  5 - Reference-voltage sources
  1 - Calibration bridge

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