Albert Hoyt Taylor

Seventy-five years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE INSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included a paper by A. Hoyt Taylor on the subject of concealed radio receiving systems. He had submitted the paper almost three years earlier, but, like a number of other technical papers perceived to be of military importance, it was not published until after World War I. Taylor had written the paper while he was still a physics professor at the University of North Dakota, but he had become a U.S. Navy officer during the War. He was to become a pioneer in the field of radar during along career at the Naval Research Laboratory and was author or coauthor of 14 IRE papers published between 1916 and 1936. Continue reading