Tatarinov, Vladimir Vasil’evich
Born Sept. 8 (20), 1878, in Moscow; died May 11, 1941, in Leningrad. Soviet radio physicist.
After graduating from Moscow University in 1904, Tatarinov taught physics in primary school. From 1918 to 1929 he taught at the University of Nizhny Novgorod, and from 1919 to 1928 he also worked at the Nizhny Novgorod Radio Laboratory. Between 1929 and 1935 he worked at the Central Radio Laboratory in Leningrad. From 1932 to 1935 he was a professor at the Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute of Communications. In 1935 he began working in the radio industry.
Tatarinov used the method of induced electromotive forces, which he had developed, to formulate the theory of shortwave directional antennas and an engineering method for the design of such antennas, several types of which he constructed in 1925. In 1940 he developed an original and very economical method of tuning feeders to provide traveling waves. Beginning in 1934 he directed work on the use of ultrashort waves in medicine.