Operations Research (EN)

Operations Research

Around the time of the Second World War, a new research field called Operations Research surfaced. It took a while before Operations Research became a research area at the Physics Laboratory. In 1955 a task force was established. At the end of 1956, dedicated “system research” was applied to signal processing. In 1957, game theory was demonstrated with electronics. From that period on, Operations Research became an important research field at TNO location The Hague Waalsdorp.

The use of operations research models required computers and processing of data (see also: computer history) and employees skilled in programming. This resulted in adaptation projects whose programming predominated.
A number of examples projects:


tic-tac-toe machine
Tic-tac-toe machine