PHYSICS IN AUSTRALIA TO 1945
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PULLEY, Oliver Owen
Born Wellington, N.S.W., 5 September 1906; died Sydney 14 May 1966. Education, Sydney University (B.Sc. 1927, B.E. 1929) and London University (Ph.D. 1934). Walter & Eliza Hall Fellow in Engineering, 1930-32, 1934-35. Senior Engineer, A.W.A. Ltd., 1935-39. Principal Research Officer, C.S.I.R. Division Radiophysics, 1939-47; seconded to D.S.I.R., New Zealand, 1941-42, and to the Directorate of Radio & Signals Supplies, Ministry Munitions, 1942-44. Research physicist, C.S.I.R./O. group, Atomic Research Establishment, Harwell, U.K., 1947-53. Australian Atomic Energy Commission group, Harwell, 1953-55; representative in U.K. and Australian representative, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1955-59; head, Division Engineering Research, Lucas Heights establishment, 1959-66.
- (With W.G. Baker) A radio field-strength survey within one hundred miles of Sydney. Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Bulletin., 47 (1931), Australia. Radio Research Board. Report. 1, 23-32.
- Technique of height measurement of the ionosphere by the pulse method. Nature, 133 (1934), 576-577.
- A self synchronized system for ionospheric investigation by the pulse method. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 46 (1934), 853-871.
- A receiver discriminating between right and left circularly polarized wireless waves. Physical Society, London. Proceedings., 47 (1935), 1098-1116.
- (With A.H. Mutton) The design of a simple linear time base for the cathode-ray oscillograph. Radio Review of Australia, (November 1935), 6-7; 28.
- (With D.F. Martyn) The temperatures and constituents of the upper atmosphere. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A, 154 (1936), 455-486; Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Bulletin., 101 (1936), Australia. Radio Research Board. Report. 11, 7-31.
- (With C.A. Saxby) Multifrequency generators for frequency measurements. A.W.A. Technical Review, 2 (1936), 81-87.
- A continuously variable phase-shifting device. Wireless Engineer, 13 (1936), 593-594.
- (With A.L. Green) Control of phase-fading in long-distance radio communication. Institution of Electrical Engineers. Journal., 80 (1937), 623-633; Australia. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. Bulletin., 111 (1937), Australia. Radio Research Board. Report. 13, 32-50.
- Systems for marine use. World Radio Convention. Proceedings. (Sydney, 1938), paper no.32(b), 9pp; reprinted as 'Marine radio beacons'. A.W.A. Technical Review, 3 (1938), 253-268.
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