Shortly before inventing Spread Spectrum technology, actress Hedy Lamarr supports Spencer Tracy in ‘I Take This Woman.’ Source: Courtesy Alexandra Dean
Hedy Lamarr, born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler (Nov 9, 1914 – Jan 19, 2000), inventor and film actress
Hedy Lamarr is renowned as a glamorous film star from the 1930s and 1940s, but few people are aware that she was also an avid inventor. At the beginning of World War II, she developed a radio guidance system aimed at
combating the threat of jamming by enemy forces. The US Navy didn’t adopt the technology until the 1960s, but the principles of her work live on in modern communications technology, including WiFi and Bluetooth.
Copy of U.S. patent for "Secret Communication System" Source: U.S. Patent Office
Principles of her work live on in modern communications technology, including WiFi and Bluetooth.
THE EUROPEAN WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING AWARDS >> MAY 2019
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