Homer Denius and George Shaw founded Radiation, Inc. in 1950, originally operating out of an old Naval building at the Melbourne Airport. The engineers of Radiation, Inc. were pioneers in electronic design for space and defense industries, particularly advanced radio communications involving PCM telemetry, satellite earth stations, spacecraft electronics, electronic surveillance and satellite reconnaissance applications critically important to the nation's security. In 1967, only seventeen years after Radiation, Inc. was founded, the company had grown to 5,000 employees and was acquired by Harris Corporation.
During their active years, Radiation, Inc. developed equipment and fulfilled orders for many secret and classified projects for organizations such as Bell Telephone Laboratories, NASA, Ford Motor Company, and the Department of Defense. Some prominent Radiation, Inc. projects include Boeing’s Minuteman Missile, NASA’s Apollo and Gemini missions, Project Nimbus, and early satellite and multiplexing equipment. Many of these projects have been declassified over time as technology developed and progressed, allowing for their unrestricted inclusion in the archives.