Edwin Howard Armstrong

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1890 – 1954

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Who was Edwin Howard Armstrong?

Edwin Howard Armstrong was an American electrical engineer and inventor. He has been called "the most prolific and influential inventor in radio history". He invented the regenerative circuit while he was an undergraduate and patented it in 1914, followed by the super-regenerative circuit in 1922, and the superheterodyne receiver in 1918. Armstrong was also the inventor of modern frequency modulation radio transmission.

Armstrong was born in New York City, New York, in 1890. He studied at Columbia University where he was a member of the Epsilon Chapter of the Theta Xi Fraternity. He later became a professor at Columbia University. He held 42 patents and received numerous awards, including the first Institute of Radio Engineers now IEEE Medal of Honor, the French Legion of Honor, the 1941 Franklin Medal and the 1942 Edison Medal. He is a member of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and the International Telecommunications Union's roster of great inventors.

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Born
Dec 18, 1890
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Columbia University
  • Yonkers High School
Employment
  • Columbia University
Lived in
  • Yonkers
  • Manhattan
Died
Jan 31, 1954
New York City

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on July 23, 2013

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