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The limitless sky : Air Force science and technology contributions to the nation
Levis, Alexander H.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Air Force History and Museums Program, United States Air Force, 2004.
Physical Description:
265 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
General Note:
"The Air Force, from its very beginnings as the Army Air Corps, has contributed significantly to all aspects of powered flight that have not only enhanced the defense capabilities of the United States, but also produced a broad spectrum of non-military applications that have improved the quality of life throughout the world. Consequently, to celebrate the centennial of flight, a one-day symposium was held on September 17, 2003, in which the stories of some of the contributions, and of the people who made them, were told. The objective of the symposium was to present technological developments that have produced new capabilities or opened new ways for achieving objectives. Each paper is the result of a collaborative effort of historians, who have placed the contribution in its historical perspective; technologists, who have described the essence of the scientific or technological contribution; and Air Force senior officers, who have shared their personal experiences on how that technological development affected operations or missions"--Introd.

Shipping list no.: 2005-0086-P.
Introduction: The limitless sky / Dr. Alexander H. Levis. -- Precision timing, location, navigation: GPS and the precision revolution / Michael I. Yarymovych... [et al.] -- Tightening the circle: scientific research and the evolution and revolution of precision guided munitions / Lieutenant General Daniel P. Leaf, USAF, Robert I. Sierakowski, Robert P. White. -- Enlisting the spectrum for Air Force advantage: electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) / Ruth P. Liebowitz, Edward A. Watson, Major General Stephen G. Wood, USAF. -- From the air: taking radar to new heights / Tom W. Thompson... [et al.] -- Pilots in extreme environments: enforcing U.S. foreign policy from the edge of space / Major General Robert F. Behler, USAF, Ret.... [et al.] -- Exploiting the high ground: the U.S. Air Force and the space environment / Barron K. Oder, William F. Denig, Major William B. Cade III, USAF. -- Space flight: long-range missiles, rocket planes, and lifting bodies / Rick W. Sturdevant, John H. Darrah, Lieutenant General Forrest McCartney, USAF, Ret. -- Military satellite communications: from concept to reality / Harry L. Van Trees... [et al.] -- Directed energy: the wave of the future / Robert W. Duffner... [et al.]
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