From the earliest years of the Second World War, radar has been an essential part of the UK defence armoury and has provided the foundation for component and systems expertise that now spans the whole radio spectrum from VHF to E band.
Civilian radar including air traffic control and weather radar has developed in parallel and has become an essential part of our modern life. And your next car will probably have 77 GHz collision avoidance radar.
It is easy to underestimate the crucial role that radar component and system innovation has played and will continue to play in the growth of our defence and consumer economy.
This process is ongoing. Present generation radar systems deliver unprecedented range and resolution but this is only the beginning of a profound technology revolution. This includes the application of leading edge digital signal processing and algorithmic innovation with potential applications that extend far beyond present radar and radio systems.