Innovations in communication equipment from the U.S. Signal Corps engineers working in Squier Laboratory during World War 2
United States USA Date:1947 Duration:2 min 8 sec Sound:Yes
Soldiers of the U.S. Signal Corps working on radio equipment in the United States. The exterior of a U.S. Army Signal Corps building with "Squier laboratory" written outside the building. The interior of the laboratory. Engineers conducting experiments and working on various equipment for communications, including Radar, Color Radio Telephoto, and single sideband transmission for long haul radio communication. A machine that appears to be spinning and heating hot glass. An engineer operating a machine beneath a sign that says "Thermionic Shake Tests." An engineer tests various signal lights. Signal Corps men observing a radio tower. Instructors teach and demonstrate various kinds of radio relay equipment to other Signal Corps personnel. A large board reads "Multiplex terminating." An officer explains a diagram to the Signal Corps personnel. Soldiers examine disassembled radios. Demonstration of a map being transmitted to a soldier in the field via facsimile machine. Close views of a spinning drum on the facsimile machine and the map visible on it. A dramatized shot of a B-17 bomber aircraft in flight. The pilot in the cockpit of the aircraft. The pilot looks at the signals transmitted through the radar. The aircraft navigates with the radar in bad weather. A map locates Boston, Lynn, Nantasket and Quincy and it is compared to the radar image of the same region.
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