Watson-Watt Robert Alexander

Wat·son-Watt

(wŏt′sən-wŏt′), Robert Alexander 1892-1973.
British physicist who pioneered the development of radar. In 1919 he produced a system for locating thunderstorms by tracking their radio emissions. In the 1930s Watson-Watt led the team that developed radar into a practical system for locating aircraft.
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