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Public Domain Aeronautical Software (PDAS)  

photo of Ralph Carmichael. Click for big image I have been in the airplane design profession since 1955. After working for Douglas and Boeing for about seven years, I joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) at the Ames Research Center in 1963 and remained there until my retirement in 1994. I have been involved, either directly or tangentially, with a large number of projects involving development of computer programs for aeronautical applications. Most of these were government funded and justified on the basis of value to the aviation industry and hence to the general public. Some of these programs were transferred to the major airplane manufacturers but few have been updated for the desktop computers that are in widespread use today. Many programs developed by our national laboratories have never left the labs. When I retired from NASA, I decided that I would obtain copies of these programs and update them to run on the desktop computers used by practicing engineers, students and aviation enthusiasts and to make this collection available at a modest price. The first edition of this collection was released in January 1996 and has been followed by a new release every January thereafter. The original disc with six programs has now expanded to 83 and more are planned for the future.

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