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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.

c.1885 Born.

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[1]

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

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Jan 13, 1925