The father of radio: A brief chronology of the origin and developments of wireless communication and supporting electronics

Magdalena Salazar-Palma, Tapan K. Sarkar, Dipak Sengupta

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Abstract

This paper presents a brief chronology of the origin and developments of wireless (or radio) communications, according to the following pattern: it gives credit to some of the scientists who performed the initial observations and the understanding of electric and magnetic phenomena; it mentions the experiments and inventions carried out towards the evolution of scientific and engineering models; and focuses on the implementation of practical wireless systems. The presentation leads us to conclude that the invention and development of wireless/radio system can neither be credited to one individual nor to one specific country. The chronology strongly indicates an overlapping of human thinking in time in many countries. This fact precludes the possibility of giving the title of Father of Radio to one individual.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2nd Region 8 IEEE Conference on the History of Telecommunications
Subtitle of host publicationA Century of Broadcasting, HISTELCON 2010 - Conference Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event2nd Region 8 IEEE Conference on the History of Telecommunications: A Century of Broadcasting, HISTELCON 2010 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: Nov 3 2010Nov 5 2010

Publication series

Name2nd Region 8 IEEE Conference on the History of Telecommunications: A Century of Broadcasting, HISTELCON 2010 - Conference Proceedings

Other

Other2nd Region 8 IEEE Conference on the History of Telecommunications: A Century of Broadcasting, HISTELCON 2010
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period11/3/1011/5/10

Keywords

  • Communication
  • History
  • Radio
  • Wireless

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Communication

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