History of Microwaves

These articles cover various aspects of the history of the microwave technology and related science that was the basis of our industry.


History of Wireless Communications

A historical listing of important events that shaped wireless communications

 The history of Wireless Communications started with the understanding or magnetic and electric properties observed during the early days by the Chinese, Greek and Roman cultures and experiments carried out in the 17th and 18th centuries. Here are some selected events in the development of Wireless Communications (material taken from the book History of Wireless, Tapan Sarkar, et al., Wiley, 2006). 

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Historical Highlights of Microwaves

A quick review of important points in history related to microwave science
The history of our industry is a productive mix of theory and pragmatism. James Clerk Maxwell, a brilliant theoretician, predicted the existence of electromagnetic (EM) waves in a paper presented in 1864, although their form was not the four-equation set used today. James Rautio has penned a more complete...
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