Post by Jim.GM4DHJ ... Post by Jim.GM4DHJ ...
See the news is on about her communications invention but didn't say what it
was...too complicated for joe public I suppose.......
She and a musician friend developed frequency hopping to prevent jamming.
It was supposed to be for radio guided torpedoes but I don't think it was
ever tried in anger during the war.
they didn't use the idea because she was a wummin and wummin just don't have
the grasp ......
I think that the bloke she designed it with acted as cover, he was the
bloke and therefore knew all the technical stuff while the little lady
was the eye candy who knew nothing. Shades of Remington Steele there.
I think that the real issue was that they had trouble getting a reliable
synchronisation between the controller and torpedo.