One Story of Radar

The text is simply and vividly written and illustrated with multiple photographs of relevant people and places mentioned in the narrative. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in WWII and the history of radar.


Author: A. P. Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107494794

Category: History

Page: 234

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Originally published in 1948, this book contains one man's story of working for the Telecommunications Research Establishment from 1934 until 1945. During this period, Rowe worked on many projects relating to air defence, particularly the development of radar. The text is simply and vividly written and illustrated with multiple photographs of relevant people and places mentioned in the narrative. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in WWII and the history of radar.

Radar Men A P Rowe and John Strath in War and Peace

Rowe, A. P., One Story of Radar, Cambridge University Press, 1948, p. 1. Rowe, A. P., ibid., pp. 4–5. Text of Wimperis's minute as quoted by Clark, ...


Author: Don Sinnott

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781524516703

Category: Education

Page: 328

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World War II defined its heroes and villains. There are many books on national leaders like Churchill and Hitler, generals like Montgomery and Rommel. Less has been written about the civilian scientists, engineers, and technicians whose work produced military innovations that drove the direction and outcome of that terrible conflict. This book is a connected and interlaced narrative of two men who were World War II civilian scientists. It is a non-technical portrait of two twentieth-century life stories against a backdrop of war and peace, which are important in both historical context and as illustrations of the human condition lived in extraordinary circumstances. The lives of A. P. Rowe and John Strath intersected in the British development of radar in the 1930s and 1940s and then diverged into critical roles in Britain and Australia after the war. Rowe and Strath worked in Britains epic development of radar defences, without which the 1940 aerial Battle of Britain would have been lost. Rowe led what has been termed as one of the most successful research establishments of all time, focussed on the development and deployment of radar; Strath was a junior member of that establishment. After the war, both men moved to Australia where Rowe, after a short and unhappy involvement as lead scientific adviser on the development of Australia's Woomera rocket range and Australian defence, was for a decade a highly contentious vice chancellor of the University of Adelaide. Strath became involved in development of the British atomic weapon and monitoring of nuclear test effects in Australia and then became the prime mover for development of what is now Australias Jindalee Operational Radar Network, a major component of the countrys long-range defence surveillance.

The Applications of Radar and Other Electronic Systems in the Royal Navy in World War 2

ROWE, A. P., One Story of Radar (Cambridge University Press, 1948). SAWARD, Dudley, Bernard Lovell: a Biography (Hall, London, 1984). SAYER, Brig.


Author: F.A. Kingsley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349136230

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

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This book presents a collection of authoritative accounts of the evolution and application of Royal Naval shipborne radars during World War 2 in the fields of weapon control, weapon direction, action information and fighter direction. Accounts are also presented of the successful pioneering activities at the Admiralty Signal Establishment in the fields of counter-measures against various enemy electronic systems in active operations, and also of high-frequency direction-finding, ashore and afloat, which, in conjunction with radar, contributed substantially to winning the Battle of the Atlantic.

The Development of Radar Equipments for the Royal Navy 1935 45

ROWE, A.P., One Story of Radar (Cambridge University Press, 1948). SAWARD, Dudley, Bernard Lovell: a Biography (Hall, London, 1984). SAYER, Brig.


Author: F.A. Kingsley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349134571

Category: Political Science

Page: 476

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This book presents authoritative accounts of the evolution, development and application of Royal Naval radar from its inception in 1935 until the end of World War 2. The accounts are based on the individual authors' contemporary experiences, extensive archival research and discussions with surviving wartime colleagues. An overview is presented of the pioneering work at HM Signal School (later the Admiralty Signal Establishment), followed by descriptions of the main programmes of radar development, associated research, and the problems of installation of the equipment in ships, as well as its operation and maintenance at sea. Tabulations of the characteristics and installations of all wartime Royal Naval radars are provided in the Appendices.

100 Years of Radar

Hermann Rohling (Ed.) ”100 Years of Radar” edited by DGON (German Institute of Navigation), Bonn, 2005. A.P. Rowe “One Story of Radar” Cambridge University ...


Author: Gaspare Galati

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319005843

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 399

View: 518

This book offers fascinating insights into the key technical and scientific developments in the history of radar, from the first patent, taken out by Hülsmeyer in 1904, through to the present day. Landmark events are highlighted and fascinating insights provided into the exceptional people who made possible the progress in the field, including the scientists and technologists who worked independently and under strict secrecy in various countries across the world in the 1930s and the big businessmen who played an important role after World War II. The book encourages multiple levels of reading. The author is a leading radar researcher who is ideally placed to offer a technical/scientific perspective as well as a historical one. He has taken care to structure and write the book in such a way as to appeal to both non-specialists and experts. The book is not sponsored by any company or body, either formally or informally, and is therefore entirely unbiased. The text is enriched by approximately three hundred images, most of which are original and have been accessed by detailed searches in the archives.

I Am Radar

1 Radar's story lingered in the Jersey tabloids for only a week or so. Various medical professionals and semiprofessionals were called in to offer halfbaked ...


Author: Reif Larsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698168848

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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The Washington Post "[G]randly ambitious... another masterpiece... this genre includes some of the greatest novels of our time, from Pynchon’s V. to David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest. That’s the troupe Larsen has decided to join, and I Am Radar is a dazzling performance." The moment just before Radar Radmanovic is born, all of the hospital’s electricity mysteriously fails. The delivery takes place in total darkness. Lights back on, the staff sees a healthy baby boy—with pitch-black skin—born to the stunned white parents. No one understands the uncanny electrical event or the unexpected skin color. “A childbirth is an explosion,” the ancient physician says by way of explanation. “Some shrapnel is inevitable, isn’t it?” A kaleidoscopic novel both heartbreaking and dazzling, Reif Larsen’s I Am Radar begins with Radar’s perplexing birth but rapidly explodes outward, carrying readers across the globe and throughout history, as well as to unknown regions where radio waves and subatomic particles dance to their own design. Spanning this extraordinary range with grace and empathy, humor and courage, I Am Radar is the vessel where a century of conflict and art unite in a mesmerizing narrative whole. Deep in arctic Norway, a cadre of Norwegian schoolteachers is imprisoned during the Second World War. Founding a radical secret society that will hover on the margins of recorded history for decades to come, these schoolteachers steal radioactive material from a hidden Nazi nuclear reactor and use it to stage a surreal art performance on a frozen coastline. This strange society appears again in the aftermath of Cambodia’s murderous Khmer Rouge regime, when another secret performance takes place but goes horrifically wrong. Echoes of this disaster can be heard during the Yugoslavian wars, when an avant-garde puppeteer finds himself trapped inside Belgrade while his brother serves in the genocidal militia that attacks Srebrenica. Decades later, in the war-torn Congo, a disfigured literature professor assembles the largest library in the world even as the country around him collapses. All of these stories are linked by Radar—now a gifted radio operator living in the New Jersey Meadowlands—who struggles with love, a set of hapless parents,and a terrible medical affliction that he has only just begun to comprehend. As I Am Radar accelerates toward its unforgettable conclusion, these divergent strands slowly begin to converge, revealing that beneath our apparent differences, unseen harmonies secretly unite our lives. Drawing on the furthest reaches of quantum physics, forgotten history, and mind-bending art, Larsen’s I Am Radar is a triumph of storytelling at its most primal, elegant, and epic: a breathtaking journey through humanity’s darkest hours only to arrive at a place of shocking wonder and redemption. Cleveland Plain-Dealer "Larsen’s is an extraordinarily lush and verdant imagination, blooming wildly on the borders of the absurd and the riotous, the surreal and the ordinary…Quite unlike any [novel] I’ve read in a long time. One doesn’t consume it; one enters it, as part of a literary enactment… Brilliant…The effort is well-rewarded: It is both maddening and marvelous…I can’t wait to see what he pulls off next."

The History of Air Intercept Radar the British Nightfighter 1935 1959

industry resources into the radar field, was to pay handsome dividends in the near future and ... In describing these events in his book One Story of Radar ...


Author: Ian White

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526743466

Category: History

Page: 340

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This detailed history of Air Intercept radar traces the development of this vital military technology with the Royal Air Force during WWII. In the years after World War I, the United Kingdom was desperate to develop some form of protection from an enemy air strike. As early as 1923, the British Army had devised “sound mirrors” that could detect aircraft up to twelve miles away. This technical history traces the development of military radar technology from this early, experimental phase to the creation of the first air-to-air radar systems and their uses in battle. Historian Ian White sets this fascinating narrative within the larger political, military, economic and technological context of the era. Through World War II, Air Intercept radar was a vital asset in protecting RAF bomber forces as well as the country itself. But developing the technology required the tireless work of physicists and engineers in the Air Ministry Research Establishment, particularly members of the Establishment’s Airborne Group working under Dr. Edward Bowen. Their Airborne Interception radars, such as the AI Mk. IV, were used in Blenheim night-fighters during the winter Blitz and by Mosquito during the Baedeker Raids. This in-depth history covers the introduction of centimetric technology at the Telecommunications Research Establishment, the creation of centimetric AI, and their installation in the Beaufighter and later marks of the Mosquito. It describes the creation of the Radiation Laboratory at MIT and concludes with a section on further developments during the Cold War.

United States Army in World War II

The radar bibliography grows with partment of Information , Radar , Wartime ... One Story of Radar U.S. Navy History of Fire - Control Radar ( Cambridge ...


Author: United States. Military History, Office of the Chief of


ISBN: STANFORD:36105009861639


Page: 383

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Under the Radar

Radio Sci Bullet 300:22 Rossi B (1957) Optics Adison-Wesley, Reading Massachusetts Rowe AP (1948) One story of radar. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ...


Author: M Goss

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642031412

Category: Science

Page: 354

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It is rare for a complete biography of an Australian scientist, particularly of an Australian woman scientist, to be published. It is rarer for such a book to be co-authored by an American. Although scientists have written discourses on the history of their discipline, it is most unusual for a scientist to write a full length biography of a colleague in his ?eld. It is also uncommon for a man to write about an Australian woman scientist; most of the work on Australian women scientists has been done by other women. However, these authors, both distinguished researchers in the ?eld of radio astr- omy, became so interested in the history of their discipline and in the career of the pioneer radio astronomer Ruby Payne-Scott that they spent some years bringing this book to fruition. Until relatively recently, Ruby Payne-Scott had been the only woman scientist mentioned brie?y in histories of Australian science or of Australian radio astronomy. This book will be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in these disciplines. Being scientists themselves, the authors explain Payne-Scott’s scienti?c work in detail; therefore, the value and importance of her contributions can, for the ?rst time, be recognised, not only by historians but also by scientists.

Echoes of War

References 1 Rowe A P 1948 One Story of Radar (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) p 119 2 Webster Sir Charles and Frankland Noble 1961 The Strategic Air ...


Author: Bernard Lovell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000065053

Category: Science

Page: 310

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August 1939 was a time of great flux. The fear of impending war fueled by the aggression of Nazi Germany forced many changes. Young people pursuing academic research were plunged into an entirely different kind of research and development. For Bernard Lovell, the war meant involvement in one of the most vital research projects of the war-radar.

Deflating British Radar Myths Of World War II

Rowe, A.P. One Story of Radar. Cambridge, England: Cambridge at the University Press, 1948. Smith, Malcolm. British Air Strategy Between the Wars.


Author: Major Gregory C. Clark

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782897903

Category: History

Page: 49

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British and Allied memoirs and histories have contributed to the rise of three myths concerning the discovery and employment of radar. These myths are as follows. The first myth is that Sir Robert Watson-Watt is the father and sole inventor of radar. The second is that Germany’s discovery and realization of radar’s military worth occurred after 1940 following exposure to British systems. The third myth gives radar the pivotal role in the defeat of the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. To deflate these myths the origin of radar is traced from James Maxwell’s discovery of radio waves to early radar theorists and inventors. Their role in the story of radar illuminates and contributes to the deflation of the radar myths. Both the rebirth of the Luftwaffe and evolution of the R.A.F. during the 1920’s and 1930’s shows how each service independently arrived at the development of radar technology for different reasons. In 1939 Germany possessed some of the world’s best and most enduring radar designs, as well as essential navigation and bombing aids. England’s Chain Home radar was a dead end technology with serious shortcomings, but was skillfully melded to an innovative command and control system. The illumination of German radar achievements and a balanced analysis of British defensive systems essentially deflates the radar myths.

Radar at Sea

On the Butement and Pollard proposals, see Burns in Burns, Radar Development, 20–2. Rowe, One Story, 5. CAC NRT. Freeman papers, Air Ministry minute 12 Nov ...


Author: Derek Howse

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349130603

Category: History

Page: 383

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This book tells in non-technical language how the British Navy contributed to the development of naval radar in World War 2. Addressed to the general reader, it tells not only the technical story in simple terms, but also of the operational use of shipborne radar at sea - for warning, for fire control, for fighter direction, for navigation, in all theatres of war - and particularly about the people who designed and fitted the equipment, and those who used it at sea.

Trust Your Radar

POLICE STORY–In Police Academy (the real one, not the movie – although there were definite similarities), one of our old instructors told us to get attuned ...


Author: C. B. Brooks, M.D.

Publisher: Derby Press

ISBN: 9781468094596

Category: Self-Help

Page: 348

View: 475

Avoid Life’s Major Sand Traps! Updated version 2016. An incredible range of life lessons sprinkled with funny, memorable, and moving stories. Practical, workable solutions from a totally unique, straightforward approach. Distills everything young people need into one concise, fun to read format. Parents: You want your kids to know these things! Book Benefits Show young people, in a clear and non-preaching way, how to avoid the major sand traps of life that snag every generation. Keeps readers entertained with fun and engaging stories from the author's careers as a surgeon, firefighter, police officer, scuba divemaster, golfer, amateur comedian, and more. Target audience Ages 14 to 40 and concerned parents. This book lets you: Identify your Radar – It’s your brain functioning optimally; not a vague intuition or sixth sense. Train your Radar – Stock your memory bank with key information on crime avoidance, healthy weight, tattoos, getting organized, respectful relationships, going to college or work. Cut through fake complexity with clear thinking on evaluating people, investments, credit cards. Learn the most dangerous toxic personality types and avoid them like the plague. Meet the Radar Jammers – They have the power to turn down or turn off our clear thinking brain Radars. Some are well known: alcohol and drugs, peer pressure, infatuation, anger. Others are surprising: showing off, fake complexity, unthinking religions, the need for speed, and even fast food! Most sand traps of life have a Radar Jammer or two waving people in. Learn specific techniques to deal with them all.

Investigation of Digital Techniques for Radar Land Mass Simulation

This estimate of 1 bit / capita for cultural complexes is suitable for comparison ... ( to radar ) coalescings of almost - adjacent one - story buildings .


Author: Pennsylvania Research Associates, Inc


ISBN: CORNELL:31924004668780

Category: Cartography


View: 406

Through the Wall Radar Imaging

The simple two-room one-story building shown in Figure 8.14 is considered. A drive-by SAR data collection scenario is simulated. The sensor moves parallel ...


Author: Moeness G. Amin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351834032

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 604

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Through-the-wall radar imaging (TWRI) allows police, fire and rescue personnel, first responders, and defense forces to detect, identify, classify, and track the whereabouts of humans and moving objects. Electromagnetic waves are considered the most effective at achieving this objective, yet advances in this multi-faceted and multi-disciplinary technology require taking phenomenological issues into consideration and must be based on a solid understanding of the intricacies of EM wave interactions with interior and exterior objects and structures. Providing a broad overview of the myriad factors involved, namely size, weight, mobility, acquisition time, aperture distribution, power, bandwidth, standoff distance, and, most importantly, reliable performance and delivery of accurate information, Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging examines this technology from the algorithmic, modeling, experimentation, and system design perspectives. It begins with coverage of the electromagnetic properties of walls and building materials, and discusses techniques in the design of antenna elements and array configurations, beamforming concepts and issues, and the use of antenna array with collocated and distributed apertures. Detailed chapters discuss several suitable waveforms inverse scattering approaches and revolve around the relevance of physical-based model approaches in TWRI along with theoretical and experimental research in 3D building tomography using microwave remote sensing, high-frequency asymptotic modeling methods, synthetic aperture radar (SAR) techniques, impulse radars, airborne radar imaging of multi-floor buildings strategies for target detection, and detection of concealed targets. The book concludes with a discussion of how the Doppler principle can be used to measure motion at a very fine level of detail. The book provides a deep understanding of the challenges of TWRI, stressing its multidisciplinary and phenomenological nature. The breadth and depth of topics covered presents a highly detailed treatment of this potentially life-saving technology.

Psychological Research on Radar Observer Training

CHAPTER TWO The Radar Observer in the Army Air Forces Radar was one of the ... “ Story of Radar ” prepared under the direction of the Commanding General ...


Author: Stuart Wellford Cook


ISBN: STANFORD:36105027696777

Category: Airplanes, Military

Page: 340

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A Dual Doppler Radar Study of the Urban Boundary Layer

... and fabrication industries ; generally 3-5 story buildings , flat roofs I2 ... generally one story , pitched roof structures ; frequent driveways R2 50 ...


Author: Robert A. Kropfli


ISBN: UIUC:30112099096825

Category: Boundary layer


View: 665

British Science News

150 ONE STORY OF RADAR By A. P. Rowe London : Cambridge University Press . 1948. 208 pages ; 7 illustrations . 20 x 14 cm . 8s . 60. ( £ 0.425 ) .




ISBN: CHI:096101022

Category: Science


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Radar Man

One day an F6-F that I had instrumented with strain gauges took off headed for the ... One story I remember involved an SB-2C scout bomber crew practicing a ...


Author: Edward Lovick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781450248037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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During the 1950s, the United States and the Soviet Union teetered on the brink of nuclear devastation. Americas hope for national security relied solely upon aerial reconnaissance. Radar Man is the fascinating memoir of a physicist who, with his colleagues, developed the stealth technology that eventually created radar-invisible aircraft. Edward Lovick shares a compelling story from the perspective of an enthusiastic scientist that highlights his pioneering experiences in an innovative, secret world as he helped create stealth aircraft such as the A-12 OXCART, SR-71 Blackbird, and F-117 Nighthawk. From the moment in 1957 when Lockheeds famous aircraft designer Clarence L. 'Kelly' Johnson invited Lovick to join his Skunk Works, Lovick details how he helped the CIA eventually perform vital, covert reconnaissance flights over Soviet-held territory during the Cold War, saved Lockheed ADPs A-12 from cancellation, and provided key design input to the SR-71 and F-117. Lovicks autobiography describing his career as an engineering physicist in the Skunk Works not only draws attention to the insurmountable challenges that accompanied the task of developing radar-invisible aircraft, but also the importance of the monumental task these young scientists fulfilledall with the hope of creating a secure future for their beloved country.

Under the Radar

It was a one story building in fairly good condition considering the neighborhood it was in. Tracy didn't have to worry about a bad haircut, however.


Author: K. M. Winthrop

Publisher: America Star Books

ISBN: 9781683944270

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

View: 592

A murderous game of hide and seek. The assignment was the last thing Lieutenant Nick Markous needed. Take custody of a witness, go under deep cover, and protect her until trial. It was to be strictly off the record. He was forbidden to communicate with anyone, not his fiancé, not his family, no one. But the assignment was not as covert as he was led to believe. Someone knew, and because he knew the bodies began stacking up. While Nick fought to keep his prisoner safe, his family was threatened and he was forced to choose between his duty and the people he loved.