Advanced radar facilities help keep the U.S. safe during the Cold War.
Earth and Space
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Radar that penetrates ground and foliage
Innovative radar helps find unexploded ordnance and other concealed items.
Seeing thousands of miles beyond the horizon for advances in detection, tracking and mapping.
Dish radio antenna
We invented satellite slang and spacecraft speak.
Healthier air for L.A. and the world
As early as 1955, we saw a viable energy source. And a few dozen patents.
Electrostatic discharge rods
Innovative rods help protect aircraft from potentially dangerous levels of static electricity.
TIROS 1 weather satellite
The world’s first space-based meteorology satellite.
Sonar and sea mammals
First laboratory in North America devoted to studying the behavior and physiology of sea mammals.