Howard Knoebel

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Howard Knoebel joined the CSL (Coordinated Science Laboratory) in 1950 and took a position as a research professor at the University of Illinois in 1964. He was well known throughout his career as a person who could become an expert in anything he tried.  Over the course of his career he worked on a variety of projects including the electronic gyroscope, a navigational instrument used in aeronautical and nautical guidance systems.  Knoebel also aided in the development of the radio propagation system using sounding rockets to measure upper atmosphere electron density and collision frequency and applying fluidic devices in developing a highway vehicle system.

Work cited
 Youtube Video 
University of Illinois CSL
 Kingery, Alan, Rudy D. Berg, and E. H. Schillinger. Men and Ideas in Engineering; Twelve Histories from Illinois. Urbana: Published for the College of Engineering, U of Illinois, by the U of Illinois, 1967. Print.