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Roy Simons

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Roy W. Simons  - OBE, CEng, FIEE, CPhys, FInstP - joined the Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company in 1943 as a member of the Research Division. After an initial period developing special receivers for wartime direction-finding systems, he worked exclusively on military and civil radar systems until his retirement in 1986. He was the first Technical Director of the newly-formed Marconi Radar Systems Ltd. in 1969 and in the subsequent years he took responsibility for all Company development at both Chelmsford and Leicester, as well as for a period all Company production. Latterly he had direct control of the Radar Research Laboratory at Baddow. He was appointed OBE in 1986. He is currently Visiting Professor in Principles of Engineering Design at Sussex University.

 

Baddow in 1943

A fascinating personal view during wartime

A Career in Marconi

Covering forty-three continuous years of our History

Origins of Baddow

Particularly of the D&DH laboratories

A Note on Radar and ROTOR - 3 November, 1997

A very detailed account of the entry into radar followed by the extremely active development progress made during the realisation of this project

Forty Years of Marconi Radar from 1946 to 1986

Roy Simons' and John Sutherland's joint paper in the GEC Review 1998

 

 

 

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Submission for proposed centenary History

This account was written at the solicitation of Sir Robert Telford, as one of several contributions by radar staff requested by him in 1992 to guide the content of a new Marconi History proposed to be published for the centenary celebrations in 1997. Unfortunately this never happened – another casualty of the machinations within the company managements prior to that date. However, several of the accounts have survived in the archives at Sandford Mill, and with the permission of the authors, where possible, they are being included, as they were written, as personal reminiscences in our History. They should be read bearing in mind the context for which they were intended and the period in which they were produced.

 

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