Please provide a summary of
your career with Bell
I started at BTL on June 16,
1952 and retired at the end of 1989.
My home department was at Whippany,
NJ. where the emphasis was on
Military Systems. New employees were
required to complete three assignments in other areas during their first
year of employment. Two of my
assignments were at Murray Hill and one was at Baltimore at WE's Point Breeze
Works. I worked on TRADIC flyable
from 1954 to 1956. The Nike Zeus
development followed from 1957 to 1960.
A Signal Corps project known as UNICOM, for Universal Communications
System, was next in 1961 and 1962.
My primary responsibility on these projects involved device characterization,
logic circuit design, and wiring rules.
The next job was to develop a 4-Wire Electronic Switching System,
called AUTOVON, using the same basic design as the No. 1 ESS. This project took me to Cheyenne Mtn at Colorado Springs in 1964 and then, in 1966, to Indian
Hill in Naperville, IL where I worked until my
retirement. I worked on the
development of a Toll ESS, later known as the No. 4 ESS, until 1981 in
various assignments including logic design, wiring rules, power
distribution, and field support.
After that, until my retirement, I worked on Electromagnetic
Compatibility (EMC) and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) issues.
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