The analog computer museum's online library

 

BBC
Tisch-Analogrechner
Beckman
EASE
Comdyna
808
7000
GP-6
Miscellaneous
Dornier
DO80
DO240/270
DO 720
  • Brochure introducing the Dornier 720 analog computer (in German, about 2.5 MB color pdf).
DO 910
DO960
Du Pont
310 Curve Resolver
EAI
TR-10
TR-20
TR-48
  • Sales brochure (16 pages) PACE TR-48 analog computer, ca. 6.7 MB.
  • Drawing of the patch panel of the TR-48. (Thanks to Josh Bensadon for creating this drawing and his permission to use it here.)
  • Drawing of the -8V / 2V power supply of the TR-48. (Thanks to Josh Bensadon for creating this drawing and his permission to use it here.)
EAI-180
EAI-380
EAI-580
EAI-680
EAI-1000
EAI-2000
EAI MiniAC
Simstar
Starlight
Miscellaneous
Ford Instrument Company
A-1
ASN-6
ASN-7
Frey
AR 12
GTE
EA-22
  • Thanks to Heribert Müller who lend me the Bedienungsanleitung for the EA-22 analog computer manufactured by the small company GTE, you can download it here as a 3.4 MB pdf-file (in German).
  • Thanks to Rainer Glaschick, we now have a second version of the manual for the EA-22, ca. 2.4 MB.
  • Thanks to Rainer Glaschick, we now also have the Technische Information for the EA-22, ca. 10 MB.
Heath
EC-1
Hitachi
200D
200X
  • Thanks to my friend Hans Kulk who sent me some wonderful manuals and thanks to my beloved wife Rikka who devotes much time to the scanning of documentation, you can now download a wonderful brochure of Hitachis 200X analog computer (38 pages, English, about 7 MB).
240
505
Miscellaneous
HSE
HSE-Analog-Computer
LEYBOLD-HERAEUS GMBH
Analogrechner
MEDA
MEDA 42 TA
Packard Bell
HYCOMP
PEK
38500
Rechenelektronik Glashütte
endim 2000
Solartron
Analogue Tutor
Minispace
Systron Donner
10/20
3000
3103
3500
TELEFUNKEN
DEX 100
DEX 102
DEX 802
ERV 801
HRS 860
HRS 900
NN 800
OMS 811
  • Handbook for the OMS811 oscilloscope, in German, about 700 kB.
RA 463/2
  • Bedienungsanleitung - (quite preliminary) manual of operation, about 1957/1958. In German, 3 MB.
  • Mechanical drawings , about 2 MB.
  • A two page brochure showing the TELEFUNKEN RA463/2 electronic analog computer, in German, 400 kB.
  • The complete drawings for the RA 463/2 can be found here (caution: 24 MB!).
RAT 700
RA 741
RA 742
RA 770
RA 800
Miscellaneous
VERO
Analog-Computer
  • Description of a small electronic Analog-Computer built by VERO Electronics, ca. 20 MB.
Yokogawa
3300
Miscellaneous
Helmut Adler
W. Ameling
W. Ammon
Argonne
Alan F. Barnes
Robert M. Barnett
Charles H. Beck, Ming H. Kuo
C. Berger, G. A. Guter, G. Belfort, J. A. Hunter, K. C. Channabasappa, M. E. Mattson
D. Bollen
  • D. Bollen once published a wonderful series of articles describing how to build a homebrew analog computer called PEAC (thanks to Marc de Piolenc for providing this wonderful scan), ca. 29 MB.
Matthew Butler
  • What is a Hybrid Computer and Why - publication detailing on the hybrid computer installation at the Control Engineering Department of Cambridge University (thanks to Matthew Butler for this document), ca. 1 MB.
Carnegie-Mellon University
Comdyna
Hubert Cremer (Hrsg.)
Brian F. Doolin, John D. McLean
Willi Frisch, G. Wilhelmi
Forrest H. Frantz, Sr.
Freiberger Forschungshefte
A. G. Guibert, E. Hanssen, W. M. Robbins
Volker Hornung
  • Thanks to Mr. Böhringer from the Universität Karlsruhe you can find here a so called "Studienarbeit" describing the development of a control system to implement a magnetic suspension (a hovering metal ball :-) ) - about 18 MB!
HYDROCARBON PROCESSING
Arno Jacobs
  • Mr. Arno Jacobs developed a symbol library for the well known layout editor EAGLE which contains all symbols necessary to draw analog computer setups. The ZIP-file contains the library files as well as an example drawing showing a ball-in-the-box circuit. I would like to thank Mr. Jacobs cordially for this library and his permission to make it available at the analog computer museum.
R. S. Johnson, F. R. Williamson, R. D. Loftin
Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe
Lockheed
R. Ludwig
Martin Marietta
  • Here is a paper describing the Martin-Marietta Aerospace Simulation and Test Laboratory (thanks to Marc de Piolenc for enhancing the scans and creating a PDF file).
Andre Masson
Silvio O. Navarro
Kurt Nixdorff, Helmut Altmann
Conrad Paul Pracht
A. Riotte
Arthur I. Rubin
Jack A. Russel et al.
  • Dr. Ralf Bülow found an interesting patent describing a completely analog golf simulator - a must read. :-)
G. Schneider
B. Schrimpe
Albert I. Talkin
D. L. Teuber
Bernd Ulmann
  • At the VCFE 2006 in Munich I performed a talk covering the development of analog and hybrid computers at Telefunken. The slides for this talk can be found here (about 4.5 MB).
  • Also at the VCFE 2006 in Munich I had a second talk covering the basics of analog and hybrid computing. The slides are available here (ca. 3 MB).
  • Yet another talk at the VCFE 2006 in Munich gave some examples of problems with their solution on an electronic analog computer. The slides may be found here (ca. 650 kB).
  • In the summer term 2008 I gave a talk at the University of Hamburg with the title "Faszination Analogrechnen". The slides are available here (ca. 3 MB).
  • Also in 2008 I delivered a talk at the University of Hamburg about Helmut Hoelzer's work in Peenemünde which eventually led to the so called Mischgerät and the first truly universal electronic analog computer which was completed in 1941. The slides for this talk can be found here (ca. 1 MB).
  • On 27-MAY-2009, I will deliver a talk entitled "Think Different - Think Analog" at the Kolloquium des Lehrstuhls Medientheorien on the HU-Berlin. The slides for this talk can be downloaded from here (ca. 700 kB).
  • On July 9th, 2009, I had my final examination for my Ph.D. (the so called "Disputation") - the slides for my introductory talk can be found here (about 36 MB).
  • On December 10th, 2010, I delivered a talk The Power of Analogs at the Winterkolloquium of the institute for process control at the RWTH Aachen (the set of slides is quite large - 11 MB all in all).
Universität Stuttgart
  • Workshop notes HYBRIDE SYSTEME, (28./29. February 1972, Institut für Informatik, Universität Stuttgart), ca. 9.4 MB.
Armand Van Wauve
Dr. F. Vogel
  • Dr. Vogel wrote a great introduction to analog computing which can be found here (in German, 1.7 MB).
  • Dr. Vogel also built a wonderful small electronic analog computer which is ideally suited for teaching. The documentation of his analog computer can be found here (in German, 2.2 MB). Since my conversion of Dr. Vogel's original Word documents to PDF was erroneous and deleted the first page of the schematics, the two page schematics of his computer can be found here for download.
  • In 1977 Dr. Vogel completed his dissertation about a genuine new resolver design without complicated diode networks. This is a very interesting approach and his thesis contains detailed schematics of his new resolver design. The thesis can be found here (about 17 MB!).
  • Dr. Vogel built a tube based analog computer which is described here (German, 2.7 MB). A wealth of real programming examples using this wonderful homebrew computer can be found here (German, 1.8 MB).
H. Webster
Dr. Walter Zimdahl
No author / author unknown
  • A VERY (!) clever way to compute the length of a two element vector has been described in an old issue of analog dialogue - this article is a real treasure (thanks to Marc de Piolenc for cleaning and enhancing the scan).
  • DIN 40700, Schaltzeichen Analogrechentechnik, Oktober 1969, ca. 600 kB (thanks to Dr. Stefan Höltgen and Johannes Maibaum for the scan).

 

24-JAN-2016, ulmann@analogmuseum.org

BACK