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J. Robinson, M.B.E., D.Sc. (Durham), Ph.D. (Gottingen), M.I.E.E., F.Inst.P., Consulting Engr., Inventor of Robinson Direction-finding Systems — introduced first Aircraft Radio Compass and system of Homing; various other inventions in Radio and Electricity.
1903 Studied at Armstrong College
1907 Studied at Univ. of Gottingen
1909 Lecturer in Maths., Armstrong Coll.
1910 Lecturer Physics, Sheffield Univ.
1912 Lecturer in Physics, E. London Coll.
1915 Lieut., R.N.V.R.,
1918 Head Dept. Wireless and Aircraft Instruments, R.A.F., Biggin Hill
1922 Head Dept. Wireless and Aircraft Instruments, Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough
Post-WWI: Awarded £1,350 by the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors in respect of communication to the US government of inventions, designs, etc in relation to aircraft and aircraft accessories, specifically directional wireless systems
1925 Director of research, Radio Press, Ltd.
1929 Technical Adviser, British Radiostat Corporation.
Member, Radio Research Board, Wireless Board, National Committee for Radio.
By 1939 Consulting Engineer