Royal Radar Establishment Collection

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Comprises:

  • D1, E.S. Shire and S.K. Runcorn, An Apparatus for the Computation of Serial Correlations and its Use in Frequency Analysis, Research Report No. 262, January 1945;
  • D2, P.M. Woodward and G.G. Sutton, RREAC. The RRE Automatic Computer: General Description, Technical Note No. 691, July 1962 (2 copies);
  • D3, D.A.H. Brown and T.R. Berry, RREAC. The REE Automatic Computer: Main and Modifier Store, Technical Note No. 694, July 1963 (2 copies);
  • D4, A.K. Jonscher, Semiconductor Radiation Detectors Depending on Direct Heating of Carriers, Memo. No.2139, November 1964;
  • D5, T.P. McLean, Coherence and Fluctuations in Light Beams, Memorandum No. 2149, December 1964;
  • D6, J.E. Midwinter, The Theory of Q Switching Applied to Slow Switching and Pulse Shaping for Solid State Lasers, Memorandum No. 2147, February 1965;
  • D7, D. Griffiths and R. Watton, Properties of Superconducting Thin Tin Films", Memorandum No. 2154, February 1965;
  • D8, J.E. Midwinter, Notes on Alignment Techniques for Optical Systems with Particular Reference to Lasers, Memorandum No. 2148, February 1965;
  • D9, D. Griffiths, Switching Transients in a Small Cryotron Selection Network for the Store of a Cryogenic Computer, Memorandum No. 2169, April 1965;
  • D10, T.P. Pulford and G.R. Toull, A 35 MM Film Reader with Digital PrintOut, Memorandum No. 2182, November 1965;
  • D11, T.P. Pulford, A High Speed Electronic Camera, Memorandum No. 2185, January 1966;
  • D12, J. Wood, Integrated MOS Transistor Arrays for Computer Peripheral Equipment, Memorandum No. 2273, March 1966;
  • D13, S. Howle, Military Package Engineering Techniques Applicable to Commercial Electronic Equipment, Memorandum No. 2280, April 1966;
  • D14, C.S.E. Phillips, Networks for Real Time Programming, Memorandum No. 2275, April 1966;
  • D15, P.J. Tufton, Comparison Between the Elastic Properties of the Bulk and Thin Film Forms of Permalloy, Memorandum No. 2271, May 1966;
  • D16, J. Wood, Joint Industry/Government Research Project on Design of Digital Integrated Circuits, Memorandum No. 2295, May 1966;
  • D17, M.P. Warden, Electro-Optical Light Modulation, Memorandum No. 2287, May 1966;
  • D18, M. Griffiths, Anatomy of a Compiler, Memorandum No. 2296, June 1966.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Radar Research Establishment was formed in 1953, through the merger of the RAF's Telecommunications Research Establishment (so named in 1940 but originating in 1935) and the Army's Radar Research and Development Establishment (formerly the Air Defence Research and Development Establishment). Both organizations had been relocated from the south of England to Malvern, Worcestershire, in 1942, because of fears of German commando raids. In 1957 the Radar Research Establishment was renamed the Royal Radar Establishment. In 1976 the RRE amalgamated with the Services Electronics Research Laboratory, and Signals Research and Development Establishment, to form the Royal Signals and Radar Establishment.

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open to any accredited reader.

Related Material

Records of the Royal Radar Establishment are held at The National Archives (ref.: AVIA 26 ).

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