Talk:Rudolf E. Kálmán

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Date[edit]

Most information on the internet seems to source this Wikipedia article as saying Kalman's visit to Ames occurred in 1967 which seems rather late in the Apollo program to me. Integrated Navigation and Guidance Systems By Daniel J. Biezad p. 96 indicates the visit actually occurred in 1960. Here's a link to the Google book: http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq=kalman+stanley+schmidt&sig=OQeTBBGyrD5gXzkKchaCrROHvIk&ct=result&id=44aF0_rp49AC&ots=KFgaXf-rAV&output=html Almost any book on the subject will briefly recount this meeting and provide a date. Christopher.Madsen (talk) 16:39, 29 September 2008 (UTC)


Article says that "For this work, U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Kálmán the National Medal of Science on October 7, 2008.". Barack Obama became U.S. President in January of 2009. (209.221.240.193 (talk) 03:11, 9 February 2016 (UTC))

Dead link[edit]

The link

on the bottom of the main page is dead

Another dead link

  • Rudolph Kalman biography at an IEEE website.

Important application[edit]

To mention avionics, control systems, etc is too esoteric for the layman. To my knowledge there is no GPS receiver without a Kalman Filter, nor is the GPS system operable without one. GPS is a household word by now and should appear somewhere in this article, to give the man his due. Tofindya (talk) 19:05, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Death[edit]

According to a Hungarian newspaper (http://hvg.hu/instant_tudomany/20160705_meghalt_a_kalman_szuro_magyar_szarmazasu_atyja), he passed away on 2nd of July, 2016. To be verified. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.183.182.242 (talk) 18:39, 5 July 2016 (UTC)