Francis L. Moseley Avionics Collection

Summary
Collection ID:
NASM.1986.0148
Creators:
Moseley, Francis L.
Dates:
1930-1981
bulk [ca. 1930s-1950s]
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
3.27 Cubic feet
(3 records center boxes)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection includes technical development reports, booklets, periodicals, lab books, and reports dealing with radar. Included is material from Aeronautical Radio, Inc., American Telephone and Telegraph Company, Bell Telephone System, Commonwealth and Empire Conference on Radio for Civil Aviation (CERCA), Collins Radio Company, General Electric, the Institute of Radio Engineers and the U.S. Department of Commerce. Also included are copies of Moseley's patents of 'Aircraft Flight Indicator and Control System Therefor', 'Cathode Ray Flight Indicator' (what Moseley called a flight ray), and a patent for 'Radio Controlled Pilot System.'

Arrangement
Arrangement
Series I, Series II

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Francis L. Moseley was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army. He participated in the VHF Omni-Directional Range (VOR) Navigation System and other flight experiments in automatic flight control for all-weather operations. Moseley wrote articles and booklets dealing with the general problems of automatic control of aircraft landing, which are included in this collection. He also worked on the Sperry flight ray system, a cathode ray flight indicator. Moseley was employed at Collins Radio Company and was a member of the Aeronautical Radio, Inc. (ARINC.)

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Francis Moseley, Peter Moseley, Gift, 1983, 1986, 1986-0148, NASM

General
General
Other Material: 1 Sperry Flight Ray system and 1 Sperry Dual ADF (held in the National Air and Space Museum Division of Aeronautics).
General
NASMrev

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
No restrictions on access
Conditions Governing Use
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Radar Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Aeronautics, Military Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
National Air and Space Museum Archives
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Chantilly, VA 20151
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