Elected in 1978
“For contributions to the understanding of electromagnetic propagation at microwave frequencies through the atmosphere.”
BY ED R. WESTWATER
SUBMITTED BY THE NAE HOME SECRETARY
DAVID C. HOGG, outstanding researcher and technical manager in the fields of antennas, radio propagation, and remote sensing, died on August 9, 2009, at the age of 87.
Dave was born in Vanguard, Saskatchewan, Canada, on September 5, 1921, and served in the Canadian Army from 1940 to 1945. It was during his five years of service overseas that he learned about radar systems, and that knowledge influenced his education and career. This career included distinguished research at two well-known organizations—Bell Telephone Laboratories in Holmdel, New Jersey, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Wave Propagation Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado.
After his war service, Dave attended the University of Western Ontario (Ontario, Canada) and received his BSc. (radio physics) in 1949. He received his MSc. (physics) in 1951 and Ph.D. (physics) in 1953 from McGill University (Quebec, Canada). During his undergraduate studies, he also met his future wife, Jean MacMillan, and they married in 1947. In 1953, Bell Telephone Laboratories recruited him to Holmdel, New Jersey, and he stayed with the company until 1977.