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Document Details


Title: Robert S. Cooper
Local code: OH 255
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Charles Babbage Institute
Collection: Charles Babbage Institute Oral History Program
Description: Cooper discusses his graduate education in electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his interest in computer applications to approach problems in plasma physics. He discusses the types of research supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO), and the Department of Defense (DOD) in the 1970s and 1980s. He mentions his move in the early 1980s from DOD to military space research at NASA. Cooper concludes the interview with a discussion of innovative technology in military and space research. This interview was recorded as part of a research project on the influence of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on the development of computer science in the United States.
Extent: 42 pages
URL: http://www.cbi.umn.edu/oh/pdf.phtml?id=91
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1993 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Cooper, Robert S., 1932-
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1932
Speaker occupation: Electrical engineer
Age at speaking: 61
Document location: Greenbelt, MD
Document date: 03-Sep-1993
Interviewer: Norberg, Arthur L.
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Computer software; Electric engineering; Engineering; Information technology; North America; Oral history; Software engineering; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0023927-25464