William Frederick Jolitz NASA Projects
While in high school, William Jolitz worked at NASA Ames Research
Center supporting a number of projects:
For Dr. Gordon Auguson in the Space Sciences Astrophysics branch (SSA), he lead a small team that machined,
ground, polished and figured an 9 inch hyperbolic secondary mirror for the Kuiper Airbone observatory.
For Leonard McGee in the Flight Systems Navigation branch (FSN), he ported a navigation simulation program from an IBM 360 to a CDC 7600
June 1974 Certificate signed by Hans Mark.
For Charles T. Jackson Jr. and Dallas Denery in the Flight Systems Navigation branch (FSN), he assisted in a computer automated navigation and guidance
system for general aviation aircraft.
With the Sensory Aids Foundation, he designed and built a prototype talking computer development
system for the blind.
Various other systems integration projects (30+) involving scientific and navigation issues,
including a paper on navigational error estimation.