MARDAN Computer

This computer, located in the Alabama’s navigation center, processed the data derived from the gyroscopes and accelerometers inside the SINS inertial guidance units. It calculated the degree of drift from the ship’s intended course and recommended corrections.

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This computer, located in the Alabama’s navigation center, processed the data derived from the gyroscopes and accelerometers.
Type: Artifact
Image Date: December 20, 2012
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Creator: Eric Long
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This computer, located in the Alabama’s navigation center, processed the data derived from the gyroscopes and accelerometers.