• John Jewkes
  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman


Radar is a system of radiolocation which employs short-wave radio waves to detect objects. The waves are sent out in pulses, strike the objects, are reflected back to the receiving set and from the data gathered there, the position of the object is accurately determined. During the Second World War radar proved invaluable in the detection of approaching enemy aircraft and ships; in the years following the war, radar has been effectively applied to peace-time uses. The actual invention of the radar system can hardly be separated from the whole history of the science of radio, since most of the principles were first laid down by the scientists interested in radio waves.


Radio Wave Radar Station Wireless World Radio Telephony Decimetric Radio 
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  • David Sawers
  • Richard Stillerman

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