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Monday, 5 June – Thursday, 8 June 2017
Hawai‘i Convention Center, Overlook Concourse


Historical Exhibit

The MTT-S Historical Exhibit will be open Monday through Thursday during the regular exhibition hours, located near the meeting rooms on the third floor of the Hawai‘i Convention Center. As in past years, the exhibit will feature hardware, documentation, and photographs of original microwave technologies such as klystrons, magnetrons, traveling wave tubes, lighthouse triodes, and more. These devices provide the link between early innovations and the contemporary devices used today. Particularly unique to Hawaiian history, this year’s exhibit will include parts and photographs of the historic SCR-270 radar that detected the first wave of 183 Japanese warplanes en route toward the bombing of Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941. In a nod to the University of Hawai‘i, the exhibit will also feature rare documentation and footage of Norman Abramson’s ALOHA System, the first public demonstration of a wireless packet data network that was developed at the university in 1971.

The Historical Electronics Museum is the permanent home of the MTT-S Historical Collection between Symposia. The Museum holds many microwave-related items besides the MTT-S collection, including a complete SCR-584 radar that was used with a proximity fuse in World War II. It also contains an impressive library of over 10,000 books and 11,000 journals. The Museum is located near Baltimore-Washington International Airport, approximately 20 minutes outside of Baltimore.


Microwave Genealogy Project

This year marks quite a few milestones for MTT-S and IMS. 2017 is the:

•  65th year of the formation of MTT-S
•  60th year of IMS
•  45th year of organized exhibits
•  45th year of organized historical exhibits
•  35th year from the first MMWMC which eventually became the RFIC Symposium now celebrating its 20th year

As we celebrate these milestones, the IMS2017 team thought it would be enlightening to see not only how all of today’s PhDs in the MTT-S are academically related to each other, but also to the great pioneers that came before us…hence this Microwave Genealogy Project.

Please join us in Catching the Wave of this important part of our history!

Examples of Microwave Genealogies:

Kai Chang version 1 | version 2

Tatsuo Itoh 

Linda Katehi 

David Rutledge version 1 | version 2 

Instructions on how to participate – coming soon!