Vernon Weihe

Vernon Weihe
Louisville, KY, USA
Associated organizations
Wright Field
Fields of study


Vernon I. Weihe (IRE Senior Member, 1945 and Fellow, 1958) was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on 3 March 1909. He received the B.S.E.E. degree from the Speed Scientific School of the University of Louisville, in 1931, and did graduate work at the University of Louisville and the University of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Beginning in 1935, Weihe became engaged in air navigation, communications, and traffic control development. During World War II, as Chief Engineer of the Communications and Navigation Laboratory at Wright Field, in Dayton, Ohio, he oversaw the development and procurement of many types of communication, navigation, and specialized equipment used in the war effort. In 1946, he became concerned with air navigation and traffic-control systems planning as a member of the Air Transport Association, as a Development Engineer, and as Director of Advanced Systems Planning for General Precision, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Weihe had been an IRE Fellow, a member of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, and President of the Institute of Navigation.