Wireless at War

Developments in Military and Clandestine Radio, 1895-2012

By Peter R. Jensen

Wireless at War presents a history of wireless technology and the advantages perceived for this technology's use in military armed conflicts. The book includes the example of Great Britain's military strategy as a major source of inspiration for Australia through World War II, as well as the Australian/U.S. alliance during warfare in Southeast Asia. Wireless at War is divided into the following sections: *** Part 1: 1895-1920 (Wireless Beginnings: A New Means of Communication * War Wireless before 1914 * The First World War * Technological Change: From Spark to Valve - Project 1: Wilson Transmitter Replica) *** Part 2: 1921-1950 (The Interwar Years * Interwar Military Communications * World War Two * Radio Communications in the Australian War * Clandestine Communications * Technological Change: Valves, Miniaturization, and Circuitry - Project 2: Paraset Replicas) *** Part 3: 1951-1970 (After World War Two * Computers, Sputnik, and ARPANET * The Vietnam War * The Solid-State Revolution * Technological Change: From Valves to Transistors and Integrated Circuits - Project 3: Solid-State DSB Transceiver) *** Part 4: 1970-2012 (Towards a New Century: Changing Warfare * Military Communications Requirements * Technological Change: Digital Development, Encryption, Jamming, and SDR * Battlefield Communications: 1976-2012 * Contemporary Military Communications * Future Directions)

352 pages

Publication Date: 6/3/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781922013477

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