About the Author
BS Mathematics/Chemical Engineering, Oregon State College/University 1951
Distinguished Military Graduate, Oregon State 1951
Appointed Lieutenant USAF June 1951
Awarded Graduate Certificate in Meteorology, UCLA (USAF-sponsor) 1952
USAF Meteorologist 1952-1955 Hamilton AFB, California, Kunsan AB, Korea, Hill AFB, Utah
Upon honorable discharge from USAF active duty, joined the Guidance Analysis Group, Autonetics
Division of North American Aviation.
Simulated Autonetics N6A Navigator gyrocompassing performance prior to the Nautilus under-pole voyage, in 1957. Programmed the first successful digital general-purpose real-time control of a shipboard inertial system. (Perhaps the first-ever real-time general-purpose, fully digital control of any complex system.)
Programmed guidance and controls for the Hound Dog missile system. This work formed the basis for the later Polaris and Poseidon shipboard and A3J Vigilante navigation programs. Worked on the configuration of the Minuteman I digital flight computer (D-17). Laid out and programmed the first of the Minuteman I flight and ground control programs.
Managed Autonetics Inertial Navigation Division Computer systems, Guidance Systems Engineering, and Inertial Instruments and Processes. Served as Director of Calculator Development, Hybrid Businesses, and Microelectronics Engineering, retiring as Chief Engineer of the Semiconductor Division of Rockwell International.
Authored various papers dealing with computers, inertial systems and semiconductors.
Author, Programming Microprocessors, 1977, Tab Books, Blue Ridge Summit, PA
Author, A Comprehensive Summary of Signal Processing Devices, 1987 Rockwell International internal research document.
Author, If It Weren’t for People, Management Would be a Science, 1998 Institute of Industrial Engineers
Flight Instructor, Commercial Pilot, Instrument-rated, Multi-engine
Professional Engineer, Control Systems