Episode 4

On how and why Hedy Lamarr invented frequency hopping

Hedy Lamarr was far more than just a beautiful actress. During World War II she invented and patented, with George Antheil, frequency hopping - a technology protecting against communication jamming. The US Navy didn't use the technology until the Cuban missile crises (reportedly they used it to protected against jamming when carrying out anti-submarine warfare) and it is today behind many technologies we use every day, from WiFi to GPS!

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Alix Valenti

Alix Valenti is an international freelance defence journalist. Her main focus is on naval affairs, more specifically on identifying and discussing the latest technological trends in the naval industry and how those shape/are shaped by CONOPS. Alix holds a PhD in post conflict reconstruction.