The Computer Designed To Die In Microseconds



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I found this fascinating story about a computerized telemetry system which was designed to be placed in the heart of a nuclear warhead, replacing the plutonium pit in a test device. I'm not 100% sure this was flown because the documentation disappears about 20 years ago, which is likely to be the case if it was actually used in a test.

Some references:
https://www.lanl.gov/orgs/padwp/pdfs/2nwj2-03.pdf
https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/661650
https://repository.arizona.edu/bitstream/handle/10150/607352/ITC_1998_98-04-2.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

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