Biographical entry Hinckfuss, I. C.
- Electrical engineer
I. C. Hicnkfuss worked for Weapons Research Establishment. During the 1950s he was involved in designing a special machine to predict impact positions of missiles while in flight. The design of this machine, the ATROPOS (or DIP), was a transistorised version of the TREAC, provided with a special built-in square root operation which was needed to achieve the very high execution speed to predict at a rate of 5 times per second.
- 'Hinckfuss, I. C.', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1477130. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_h.html. Details
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