Wilmer L. Barrow

Sixty years ago this month, the PROCEEDINGS OF THE lNSTITUTE OF RADIO ENGINEERS (IRE) included a paper by Wilmer L. Barrow on the analysis of nonlinear vacuum-tube circuits subjected to large signals. At the time he was teaching communications engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and also was engaged in research at the Round Hill facility of MIT. During the 1930’s, Barrow and his MIT students made important contributions to microwave engineering, especially in the investigation of waveguides and horn antennas. He was the author or coauthor of 14 technical papers published in the PROCEEDINGS during 1932-1940. Continue reading