Thursday, 23 January 2014, 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Ian Goult, Retired Avionics engineer, co-founder of Avionic Systems (Heathrow) Ltd

Prior to World War 2 “electronics”, had the word been in common use, would have consisted almost entirely of Radio and Telephone technology. Ian’s talk tells how the very secret development of Radar spawned the basis of digital techniques such as the flip-flop, used by the million in early computer memories. When Ian joined the secret establishment code named TRE, initially, as a laboratory assistant at the age of sixteen in 1940, he was witness to this amazing transformation, later taking part in it. He will also describe the formation in conjunction with a colleague of his own company Avionic Systems (Heathrow) Ltd and the part he played in the development of the automatic landing of aircraft in zero visibility, together with some amusing anecdotes along the way.

Location

Steria Limited, Hemel Hempstead
Three Cherry Trees Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7AH

Cost

Free for members and non-members

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