Get A Close Look At The Industry's Past

May 18, 2011
This magazine may be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but the microwave industry obviously dates back further. To celebrate the industry's storied past, a Historical Exhibit will be showing some of the early inventions and developments ...

This magazine may be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but the microwave industry obviously dates back further. To celebrate the industry's storied past, a Historical Exhibit will be showing some of the early inventions and developments from the MTT-S's permanent historical collection. Also on display will be early documentation from industry, government, and academic sources. Spotlighted will be early microwave and high-frequency tubesthe active power source before solid state emerged. More than 300 types of tubes are expected to be shown along with artifacts relating to microwave developments in the Baltimore- Washington area.

A Tuesday session also is devoted to the industry's history in this area. Titled "Historical Perspectives on Microwave Development in the Baltimore-Washington Area," it will present the stories and accomplishments of notable individuals. It also will cover the evolution of a number of government agencies, private companies, and universities.

For attendees with extra time, the National Electronics Museum (NEM) is about 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore. It permanently houses the MTT-S historical collection between symposia. For example, major parts of the SCR-270 (Pearl Harbor) radar and a complete SCR-584 radar are kept there. Just mention IMS and admission is free.

About the Author

Nancy Friedrich | Editor-in-Chief

Nancy Friedrich began her career in technical publishing in 1998. After a stint with sister publication Electronic Design as Chief Copy Editor, Nancy worked as Managing Editor of Embedded Systems Development. She then became a Technology Editor at Wireless Systems Design, an offshoot of Microwaves & RF. Nancy has called the microwave space “home” since 2005.

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