The Life and Times of A D Blumlein

The Life and Times of A D Blumlein

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Burns, a physicist retired to a second career in the history of electrical engineering, presents the second biography of Blumlein (1903-42) this year. He describes how the British electronics engineer contributed enormously to the fields of telephony and electrical measurements, monophonic and stereophonic recording and reproduction, high definition television, electronics, antennas and cables, and radar systems of various types. Because the policy of the company he worked for discouraged publishing, only two learned society papers exist, there is no collection of personal letters, and most his friends and coworkers are dead, Burns has had to draw heavily on the 128 patents granted him between 1927 and 1942, but relegates the technical material to chapter-end notes for the sake of those who just want a good story.From these and other findings the conclusion was drawn that blind navigation apparatus, when used over a track with which the operator was ... produced, but on the solutions which he had provided from 1924 to many complex engineering problems. ... for two different applications of centimetric airborne radar; namely, radar (H2S) for the bombing offensive, and radar (ASV) for the detection of Liberals.

Title:The Life and Times of A D Blumlein
Author:R. W. Burns
Publisher:IET - 2000


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