Harold Chestnut, Pioneer in Automation
biographic television documentary on the man that pioneered automatic
and systems engineering in the last half of the 20th century. Hosted by Ernie Tetrault.
He helps design the automatic turret system which becomes a significant leap forward in aviation defense and mechanical computer technologies.
Episode Two (on the same DVD):
Of all the things exchanged
during the Cold War: Coca Cola, Rock and Roll, and fashion, most
believed that the last thing would be scientific information.
Behind the thin surface of political rhetoric, there was
a peaceful, cross-cultural connection led by Harold Chestnut.
This is an unbelievable story of cooperation during the height
of the Cold War.
Harold became involved in the formation of the IEEE-the world's largest engineering organization. He continued involvement over the decades, becoming president in 1973. Later in life Harold Chestnut focused on using his engineering skills to help promote peace in the world. His efforts in eco-technology won him the prestigious Honda Prize. Harold and his wife Erma Ruth volunteered to help local community, setting up a new city library and the Schenectady Community College. Whether in Moscow chatting with Yakov Tsypkin, or at work on the Apollo program, Harold Chestnut had an unforgettable life story.
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Excerpts from the video:
Excerpt: Designing B-29 turrets, Walt Bardsley describes dangerous conditions for the B-17 gunners, this led to new turret design.
Control and Systems Engineering
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