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Design hindsight from a tailgunner's POV (long but interesting)

Commentary by Senior Technical Editor, Steve Taranovich There are a plethora of technical articles showing designers how to develop good circuits and systems reliably, but there exist very few that outline the possible pitfalls, difficult design compromises and the thought process that goes into decisions to take one direction over another at a design crossroad. The following discussion, research and analysis by Mort Hans, brings to light the events and history leading up to a design to meet a need by the WWII military to provide a critical product for their bombers. It is an unusual story because it’s not about a successful program, but an unsuccessful one. Unsuccessful, probably primarily because of its complexity and unreliability. Thanks to Hans’ research and tenacity to find people who tested and were involved in the design, he has pieced together a great tutorial to ...

Full article: http://www.edn.com/design/analog/4402983/1/Design-hindsig...

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