Historical Electronics Museum, Inc. - History of the Nation's Defense Electronics
Military Radar Research
Military Radar After the end of World War II and the use of the atomic bomb, alliances changed and the U.S. and the Soviet Union became engaged in a war based on threats of using nuclear weapons more than on actual shooting. Increased concern over the other side’s ability to make a sneak attack pushed development of radar to areas not considered during World War II.

In this Exhibit:
  • see a U.S. Navy shipborne fire-control radar
     
  • learn how radar led to the household microwave oven
     
  • learn how Doppler radar would be used to direct American missiles toward Soviet bombers
     
  • see how the Doppler effect was adapted to measure the speed of your car
     
  • see Air Force and Navy airborne fire-control radars
     
  • learn how side-looking radars developed in the 1950's could map the ground in all kinds of weather
     


Military Radar Sites

 

The National Electronics Museum is organized into thirteen related exhibit galleries:
 
1. Fundamentals Gallery
2. Communications Gallery
3. Early Radar Gallery
4. Cold War Radar Gallery
5. Modern Radar Gallery
6. Countermeasures Gallery
7. Under Seas Gallery
8. Electro-optical Gallery
9. Space Sensor Gallery
10. Past Gallery
11. Web Gallery
12. WWII Radar Kiosk
13. Cold War Radar Kiosk

 
Click here for an Adobe pdf showing the gallery layout

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