Birthday of Louis Alan Hazeltine | The pioneer of radio and telephony | Techday, August 7th
On this TECHDAY in history, on August 7th 1886, Louis Alan Hazeltine was born in the U.S.A.. He was a physicist and engineer, who developed a technology that made commercial radio possible, the neutrodyne circuit. Hazeltine’s work in wireless radio and telephony, including time as a consultant for the US Navy during WWI, helped him invent this circuit. The neutrodyne circuit eliminated most of the noise that all radio receivers suffered from at the time.
His work was recognized by many in the field, and he received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. Louis Alan Hazeltine was elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1965, and in 1978, he was posthumously awarded the IEEE Edison Medal for his contributions to the field of electrical engineering.
Hazeltine died in 1976 but his contributions to the field of electrical engineering have had a lasting impact. His innovations in power transmission and distribution systems have helped to shape the modern electric power industry. There are in use even today.
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