origin of radar

  • 196 Pages
  • 0.90 MB
  • English
Greenwood Press , Westport, Conn
Statementby Robert Morris Page.
LC ClassificationsTK6575 .P3 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination196 p., [4] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4735800M
ISBN 10031320781X
LC Control Number78025844

The book is therefore a nice complement to Louis Brown's history of radar, which follows a more chronological timeline and is less interested in equipment and personalities. Both books are essential introductions on the subject of radar up to /5(13). The Origin of Radar.

(Praeger Security International) Revised ed. Edition by Robert Morris Page (Author)Cited by: He starts with the accidental discovery of radar when in A.H.

Taylor and L.C. Young noticed that ships on the Anacosta River interrupted radio transmission and follows the development of pulse radar to its Dr. Page tells the full story of the discovery and development of radar, the most valuable weapon of World War Two and one of the marvels of our technological age/5.

Early experiments. Serious developmental work on radar began in the s, but the basic idea of radar had its origins in the classical experiments on electromagnetic radiation conducted by German physicist Heinrich Hertz during the late s. Hertz set out to verify experimentally the earlier theoretical work of Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell.

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Technical and Military Imperatives: A Radar History of World War II is a coherent account of the history of radar in the second World War.

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Although many books have been written on the early days of radar and its role in the war, this book is by far the most comprehensive, covering ground, air, and sea operations in all theatres of World War by: The first evidence of the radar principle sprung from wireless technology as early aswhen Alexander Popov observed interference caused by a passing ship while he was transmitting wireless Author: Massimo Guarnieri.

Radar Systems and Signal Processing History and Applications of Radar The word “radar” was originally an acronym, RADAR, for “radio detection and ranging.” Today, the technology is so common that the word has become a standard English noun. Many people have direct personal experience with radar in such applications as measuring.

In his English History –, historian A. Taylor paid the highest of praise to Watson-Watt, Sir Henry Tizard and their associates who developed and put in place radar, crediting them with being fundamental to victory in the Second World War.

In JulyWatson-Watt left Bawdsey Manor and took up the post of Director of Communications Development (DCD-RAE).Awards: Hughes Medal (), Elliott Cresson Medal. Recommended books; A Brief History of Radar as a Timeline; Home > Home Pages > Iain Woodhouse Contact us.

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Watson-Watt coined the phrase "ionosphere" in He was appointed as the director of radio research at the British National Physical Laboratory in where he completed his research to develop a radar system that could locate aircraft. Radar was officially awarded a British patent in April Author: Mary Bellis.

And for artillery and ships' guns to be aimed using radar. When the book came out inthe author was able to interview some of those scientists and engineers, British and American, who took part in the war effort and were still alive.

11 people found this helpful4/4(1). The history of radar starts with experiments by Heinrich Hertz in the late 19th century that showed that radio waves were reflected by metallic objects. This possibility was suggested in James Clerk Maxwell's seminal work on electromagnetism.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Page, Robert Morris, Origin of radar. Garden City, N.Y., Anchor Books, (OCoLC) The acronym RADAR (for Radio Detection And Ranging) was coined by the U.S.

Navy inand the term "radar" became widely used. radar (n.) "electronic system for locating objects by means of radio waves,"acronym (more or less) from radio detecting and ranging.

The U.S. choice, it won. He starts with the accidental discovery of radar when in A.H. Taylor and L.C. Young noticed that ships on the Anacosta River interrupted radio transmission and follows the development of pulse radar to its present applications in navigation, weather forecasting, astronomy and other technical fields.5/5(1).

Book 1 “Radar Basics” A PPI has a rotating vector with the radar at the origin, which indicates the pointing direction of the antenna and hence the bearing of targets.

It shows a map-like picture of the area covered by the radar beam. Signal TimingFile Size: KB. The most wide-ranging of the trio is Pioneers of Radar, by Colin Latham and Anne Stobbs (Sutton Publishing Ltd., Phoenix Mill, Thrupp, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England,$), an overview of the multiple contributions made by Britain’s then top-secret Telecommunications Research Establishment, or TRE, as told by the men and women who Author: Historynet Staff.

This book is an account of the history of Radar in the Second World War. Taylor & Francis, January ) ISBN ISBN pages: Open Library accessed: Jan Purbeck Radar Reference Library: The Invention That Changed the World.

The Canadians on Radar. The Canadian Radar History Project is a non-profit organisation dedicated to gather information, analyse, publish and disseminate data about the WW II experiences of the seven thousand wartime RCAF radar technical officers and radar technician airmen.

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• Radar coordinate systems spherical polar: (r,θ,φ) azimuth/elevation: (Az,El) or • The radar is located at the origin of the coordinate system; the Earth's surface lies in the x-y plane. • Azimuth (α) is generally measured clockwise from a reference (like a compass) but.

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A detailed history of Lincoln Laboratory, including its many technical contributions over the years, can be found in the book "Lincoln Laboratory: Technology in Support of National Security." The Lincoln Laboratory logo is used on all presentation materials, reports, and external publications.A Radar History of World War II: Technical and Military Imperatives by Louis Brown avg rating — 8 ratings — published — 2 editions.Radar - Radar - Advances during World War II: The opening of higher frequencies (those of the microwave region) to radar, with its attendant advantages, came about in late when the cavity magnetron oscillator was invented by British physicists at the University of Birmingham.

In the British generously disclosed to the United States the concept of the magnetron, which then became .