The untold Pearl Harbor radar story

  title={The untold Pearl Harbor radar story},
  author={Charles Allen West},
  journal={IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine},
Ever wonder what happened to the radar set that detected the Japanese aircraft before the raid on Pearl Harbor? This article reveals the fate of that SCR-270 radar set; describes some of the radar development background; and includes typical results of a World War II command, control and communications system that used the SCR-270 as its backbone radar. The SCR-270 was a radio-echo detection and direction finding set for locating aircraft. It operated by transmitting a short-duration pulse of… CONTINUE READING