History of Computing Collection: Weapons Research Establishment (Australia) Collection

Scope and Content

Typescript papers from WRE (Australia) Conference on Data Processing and Automatic Computing, Salisbury, Australia, June 1957, as follows:

  • D1, L. Betheras, W.D. Scott Pty Ltd, Management Faces the Electronic Future;
  • D2, W.C.J. White, Introduction to the WRE Data Processing System;
  • D3, P.R. Benyon, Some New Components for Analogue Computers;
  • D4, J.P. Lonergan, Flexibility in Analogue Computers;
  • D5, J.A.B. Cartmel, The Development of a Roll Control System;
  • D6, P.M. Twiss, The Use of AGWAC in the Analysis of Nonlinear Pitching Oscillation of a Supersonic Missile;
  • D7, L.C. Witchard, The Use of Analogue Computers in Theoretical Studies of Guided Missiles;
  • D8, T. Kilburn, A Review of Computer Developments at Manchester University;
  • D9, J.G. Thomason, A Proposed Automatic Analogue Computer;
  • D10, C.P. Gilbert, The New South Wales University of Technology Analogue Computer (UTAC);
  • D11, D.L. Touzel, Hollerith Electronic Equipment for Use in Government and Industry;
  • D12, Author unspecified, Some Industrial Applications of Electronic Digital Computers;
  • D13, C.L. Wilson, The Application of a Powers-Samas Programme Controlled Computer to the problem of Material Control;
  • D14, J.G. Thompson, A White Noise Generator for the Band 020 c/s;
  • D15, K.D. Broadfoot, An Automatic Frequency Tracking Filter;
  • D16, G.E. Barlow, The Telemetry and Doppler Data Converters;
  • D17, Author unspecified, A.D.A. A Transistor Decimal Digital Differential Analyser;
  • D18, Author unspecified, Some UK Data Processing Systems;
  • D19, J.A. Ovenstone, Demonstration Problems on the WREDAC System;
  • D20, R.H. Barker, The Reconstruction of Sampled Data;
  • D21, J.H.L. Cohen, Data Acquisition

Administrative / Biographical History

The Weapons Research Establishment was formed in January 1955 at Salisbury, South Australia, following an amalgamation between the Long Range Weapons Establishment and several other defence research facilities. It consisted of five wings: the Weapons Research and Development Wing, the Applied Physics Wing, the Engineering Wing, the Trial Wing and the Administrative Wing. In April 1978 the WRE became known as the Defence Research Centre.

Access Information

The collection is open to any accredited reader.


Description compiled with reference to http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/asaw/biogs/A000993b.htm.

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