Updated July 8,
"Those who fail to remember
the past are condemned to repeat it"
- George Santayana
New for February 2010:
a page on the history of
the microwave oven, with information you likely won't here anywhere
Here's a page on SIGABA.
Here's a page that deals with
the history of the radar letter bands.
Fifty Ohms?" page deals with the math behind the history
of why we use 50 and 75 ohm transmission lines.
Check out this page
on the Mark 53 VT fuze from World War II.
Here's a downloadable
pdf file that describes AT&T's first microwave link between
New York and Boston, in 1947.
perspective on K-factor, by John Rollett, who came up with the
concept in 1962.
Check out these "Historical
Ads" from Varian, circa late 1950s!
Check out our new "Where
are they now"? web page for more info on the history of
We have a separate page on the
history of microwave CAD.
Here's a page on historical
test equipment for your amusement.
Here's a page on slotted
lines, once used for measuring VSWR.
We've started documenting the
history of MMICs here.
This is our tribute to for the
best names that are associated with microwave engineering.
Here are links to our three-part
Hall of Fame:
of Fame Part 1: contains microwave people up until the 1920s.
of Fame Part 2: contains the early development of radar, through
the end of World War II.
of Fame Part 3: contains people from the second half of the
twentieth century, through today.
Want to nominate someone for
the Microwave Hall of Fame? Drop
us a line!
Links to other microwave history
Here's a link to robertcoats.net,
it's the personal web site of Robert Coats, who has over 50 years
experience in microwaves. Great stuff!