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Hülsmeyer IEEE Historic Milestone Plaque unveiled

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Hülsmeyer IEEE Historic Milestone Plaque unveiled

On May 17, 1904, a public experiment was conducted on Cologne’s Hohenzollern Bridge which would go down in history as a milestone of international engineering art. On this day, the inventor Christian Hülsmeyer was the first to succeed in detecting ships travelling on the Rhine River based on the reflections of high frequency electromagnetic waves: It was the birth of radar. On October 19, 2019, a ceremony with Cologne's Lord Mayor Henriette Reker has been held to unveil a plaque commemorating this important milestone of technological history.

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December 2019

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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