"The dissertation on the following pages may read more like a construction article than an approach to a study of physical phenomena. If so, its purpose is clearly defined. this subject has been studied little from an experimental viewpoint, so one of the main objectives of this writing is to describe the instrument so others may read the article and reproduce this or an equivalent device without a great amount of reading and searching for information on just how to fabricate and mount the parts. No single book or article that I know of covers the inexpensive construction of such microwave equipment as transmitters, receivers, and power supplies. It was gratifying to find that many ideas used here have proved practical as publications under the direction of the Office of Scientific Research and Development of the National Defense Research Committee later showed. Many of these publications were released or declassified long after my designs had been made. I do deplore, however, the amount of time and labor that could have been saved if this information had been available sooner. I must say that the war surplus radio equipment available at the present time certainly expedites work in the field of microwaves and should be exploited fully by anyone working in this field"--Preface, page 3.
Harvalik, Z. V.
M.S. in Physics
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
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Microwaves -- Scientific applications
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Schwaneke, Alfred E., "A microwave polarimeter" (1948). Masters Theses. 4841.