Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
NIBS: Utvecklingen av Näckens informationsbehandlingssystem, 1966-82: Transkript av ett vittnesseminarium vid Tekniska museet i Stockholm den 14 januari 2008
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology.
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The witness seminar ”NIBS: The Development of the Näcken Information Handling System, 1966–82” was held at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm on 14 January 2008 and was led by Nils Bruzelius. During the seminar, the development of the computerized command and control system of the Näcken-class submarines was discussed. A major feature of the system was the computerization of the calculation of target data, which made possible the automatic and simultaneous tracking and monitoring of ten different targets. Different aspects of this development were covered at the seminar, in particular the development of mathematical models for target calculation. The computing algorithm was formulated by researchers at FOA, and implemented in close cooperation with consultants from Teleplan. Moreover, the computerization of other systems related to the handling and controlling of the submarine, a task carried out by Kockums in Karlskrona, was discussed. The critical importance of digital computing in the magnetic mine protection system was underlined. In purchasing the computer system, separate technical specifications for hardware and computer software was formulated. The role of government intervention in the purchase of the central computer was discussed and debated. Finally, the technical and tactical testing of the submarine system was covered, with special emphasis on the computerized information handling systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Filosofi och teknikhistoria , 2008. , 46 p.
Trita-HST, ISSN 1103-5277 ; 2008:3
Keyword [sv]
Försvarsforskning, försvarsindustri, militärhistoria, militärteknik, teknikhistoria, kalla kriget, militärväsen, datorer - historia, Sjökrigshistoria, sjökrigsväsen, ubåtar, ubåtskrig, ubåtsvapnet
National Category
History of Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4727ISBN: 978-91-7178-941-9OAI: diva2:13645

QC 20130422

Available from: 2008-05-06 Created: 2008-05-06 Last updated: 2013-04-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(331 kB)1288 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 331 kBChecksum SHA-1
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Gribbe, Johan
By organisation
History of Science and Technology
History of Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1288 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 900 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link