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Profile of Harold Alden Wheeler, recipient of the IEEE Medal of Honor. The honors accorded Wheeler include honorary doctorates from George Washington University, the Stevens Institute of Technology, and Polytechnic University, election to the National Academy of Engineering, the Pioneer Citation of the Radio Club of America, and the Microwave Career Award of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society. Wheeler was an advisor to the
Department of Defense — he served on the Guided Missile Committee from 1950 to 1953 and on the Defense Science Board from 1961 to 1964. He received the Medal of Honor in 1964 for "his analyses of the fundamental limitations on the resolution in television systems and on wide-band amplifiers, and for his basic contributions to the theory and development of antennas, microwave elements, circuits, and receivers."

Citation and Link to Full Profile

Frederik Nebeker, "From Automatic Volume Control to the Stationmaster Antenna Harold Alden Wheeler and Applied Electronics," in Sparks of Genius: Portraits of Electrical Engineering Excellence (Piscataway, NJ: IEEE Press, 1994), 127-158. 


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