Terman, Frederick E.

Terman, Frederick E. (Emmons)

(1900–82) electrical engineer, educator; born in English, Ind. During World War II he helped develop antiradar devices, including noise transmitters and the aluminum foil "window," and electronic jammers used during the invasion of Normandy. From 1925 to 1965 he was associated with Stanford University.
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