Watson-Watt


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Watson-Watt

Sir Robert Alexander. 1892--1973, Scottish physicist, who played a leading role in the development of radar
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Robert Watson-Watt put together and managed a team of brilliant scientists and electronic engineers to develop this observation to make it a useful tool.
By the time of the Battle of Britain, pioneering work by the National Physical Laboratory's Sir Robert Watson-Watt ensured that the UK had become the first nation in the world to exploit the potential of radar.
4) Indeed, this was the claim originally made by Radio Direction Finding (RDF) pioneer Robert Watson-Watt (1892-1973) to Archibald Sinclair, secretary of state for Air, in December 1940 and subsequently accepted with few reservations by well-known authors such as H.
The Watson-watt technique, developed by Sir Robert Watson-watt (of radar-development fame) uses three antennas in a line.
Take radar, which had its roots in work carried out by German scientists before it was refined by Robert Watson-Watt.
Radar was invented by a Scotsman, Robert Watson-Watt, who took out his first patent on the technology when he was a lecturer at St.
Here Watson-Watt carried out some of his earliest experiments into radar in 1935.
The Scottish physicist Robert Alexander Watson-Watt (1892-1973) worked on devices for the emission of microwaves and for the detection of the reflected beam.
Edward "Taffy" Bowen was a brilliant scientist who worked with Watson-Watt on his ground-to-air radars, and later Bowen went on to develop radar installed in aircraft to detect U-boat submarines.
A Butterflies B Horses C Bricks D Fishing flies QUESTION 9 - for 9 points: Which wartime invention earned Robert Watson-Watt a knighthood in 1942?
Hugh Dowding, the man in charge of the RAF's Fighter Command and Robert Watson-Watt, the inventor of the then new-fangled radar which sent the Spitfires and Hurricanes swooping on the enemy, were two of Scotia's greatest - yet too often unsung - sons.