THE active development of radar dates from about 1935, and until about 1941 most of the important work was done in Great Britain. After 1941 the contributions to Allied radar equipment made by the United States, Canada and Australia increased, until eventually the contributions of the United States alone outstripped those of Britain. The work in Australia was carried out by the Radiophysics Laboratory of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in co-operation with industry. This Laboratory was established in 1939, and although small in comparison with those in the United States and in Great Britain, it made significant contributions to Allied equipment. For example, the service in the Pacific of the Australian air-warning radar, Type LW/AW, bears witness to the value of its work.
A Textbook of Radar
A Collective Work by the Staff of the Radiophysics Laboratory, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Australia. Pp. viii + 579 + 31 plates. (London : Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1948.) 50s. net.
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BROWN, R. Radar for Students. Nature 164, 810 (1949). https://doi.org/10.1038/164810a0