Louis Ridenour

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Louis RidenourName: Louis N. Ridenour

Born: June 27, 1911, in Montclair, New Jersey, USA

Death: May 21, 1959 (Age: 47)

Computer-related contributions

  • American physicist instrumental in U.S. development of radar.
  • Vice President of Lockheed, and an advisor to President Eisenhower.
  • Led the development of airborne microwave radar nicknamed "Micky" which allowed bombing through clouds.

Significant publications

  • Radar System Engineering (1947).

Honors and awards

  • Theodore von Karman Award, by the Air Force Association (1960).