on Hedy Lamarr
Lamarr - Military Communications System
On June 10, 1941, Hedy Lamarr and
composer George Antheil received Patent No. 2,292,387 for their invention
of a classified communication system that was especially useful for submarines.
Inventors Hedy Lamarr
1940's film goddess Hedy Lamarr
was responsible for pioneering spread spectrum.
Born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler in
Vienna about half a year before the outbreak of the First World War, Hedy
Lamarr would play an interesting non-film role as inventor in the Second.
Silver Screen superstar Hedy Lamarr
(born Hedwig Kiesler Markey) with the help of composer George Antheil invented
a secret communication system in an effort to help the allies defeat the
Germans in World War II. The invention, patented in 1941, manipulated radio
frequencies between transmission and reception to develop an unbreakable
code so that top-secret messages could not be intercepted. The technology
called spread spectrum, now takes on many forms. However, all the
spread spectrum that we use today directly or indirectly, flows from the
invention created by
Hedy Lamarr was truely a movie star
and an inventor.
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