Did Hedy Lamarr, a beautiful Hollywood film star of the 1930s and 40s, really invent spread spectrum?

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Did Hedy Lamarr, a beautiful Hollywood film star of the 1930s and 40s, really invent spread spectrum?

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Cellular News reports. … “Spread Spectrum: Hedy Lamarr and the mobile phone” by Rob Walters, is the story of mobile from its early beginnings to the arrival of spread spectrum and the third generation. With a carefull assessment of the contribution of Hedy and composer George Antheil, who took out a patent in 1942.” BOOK DESCRIPTION Hedy Lamarr was a famous Hollywood star and the first woman to appear naked on film. George Antheil was a piano player and composer. So just how did these two come to invent the latest technology used by the mobile phone? She was labelled “the most beautiful girl in the world” and he “the bad boy of music” yet way back in 1942 they took out a patent covering the vital radio technique that we now call spread spectrum. This absorbing book traces the eventful and sometimes scandalous lives of Hedy and George. It tells the fascinating story of radio and the ongoing battle to make it secure and of similar quality to wired communication. Spread spectrum emerges

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