June 11, 2019

Acoustic Location in History

On the subject of sound and listening technology we recently rediscovered a very interesting website that focuses, amongst other things, on aircraft detection.  Prior to the invention of RADAR this was done using sound. And a bizarre range of listening devices.

So, if you’re interested in history and sound, do take a few minutes to discover, not only some remarkable facts about Acoustic Location but also some quite remarkable images.

Aircraft detection before radar, 1917-1940