Accession Number : ADA241725
Title : DARPA Technical Accomplishments. Volume 2. An Historical Review of Selected DARPA Projects
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 1990-Mar 1991
Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
Personal Author(s) : Van Atta, Richard H. ; Reed, Sidney G. ; Deitchman, Seymour J.
Report Date : APR 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 410
Abstract : This is the second of three volumes on the history of DARPA accomplishments and their implications. The first two volumes include histories of selected DARPA projects. The purpose of these histories is to record, for projects and programs having important outputs and for which adequate and appropriate data could be gathered, the chronological and technical histories in such a way that (a) the influence of the projects or programs on defense and civilian technology could be traced, and (b) implementation lessons could be extracted that would help DARPA manage future programs in such a way as to enhance their chances of success. This volume describes program histories of 21 DARPA projects. Each history describes the genesis of the project or program and the major participants and events in its lifetime. Each project review ends with observations about the project's success and the nature of its impact. Volume II, along with Volume I, comprises the source material for Volume III, which analyzes the projects in the broader context of DARPA's history and the influences of the external environment on the agency.
Descriptors : *MILITARY RESEARCH , *DEFENSE PLANNING , AVIONICS , ARMOR , LESSONS LEARNED , INFRARED SURVEILLANCE , INFORMATION PROCESSING , COMPUTER GRAPHICS , DEFENSE SYSTEMS , ANTIARMOR AMMUNITION
Subject Categories : MILITARY OPERATIONS, STRATEGY AND TACTICS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE