2012 Section Elections

We are getting ready for the 2012 Section elections and are assembling a slate of candidates. The offices up for election are

  • Chair
  • Vice Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Member-At-Large 

If you would like to serve as an officer, nominate someone, or generally want to get more involved in the Section please contact me.


Charlie Nash

Chair Election Committee



October 2012 Section Meeting



   Thursday, October 25, 2012 



Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)


5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time


6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner


7:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. –  Presentation


$12- $20, See information in Reservations



Today’s wireless users expect high-performance mobile broadband to be widely available, but even 3G systems can be frustratingly slow during peak usage times. Most mobile wireless carriers have turned to Long Term Evolution (LTE) as the answer to these demands. With its clever use of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM), LTE offers flexible occupied bandwidth, very high data rates, low latency, and the ability to operate in both paired and unpaired frequency sets. Dr. Bob Morrow will present a technical comparison of 3G and 4G wireless so you can see for yourselves what the LTE “hype” is all about.


Bob Morrow received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Science degree from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University, all in electrical engineering. Bob taught undergraduate engineering and was the Director of Research at the U. S. Air Force Academy, and he was Deputy Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the Air Force Institute of Technology, where he taught graduate engineering courses. He also earned instructor pilot ratings in three military aircraft before retiring from the Air Force. Dr. Morrow has published over two-dozen technical articles, holds a United States patent, and is an Advanced Class Amateur Radio operator. Bob authored the books Bluetooth Operation and Use and Wireless Network Coexistence for McGraw-Hill, and is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He presently consults and teaches short courses in wireless networks


Buffet Menu:    Baked Cod with Crab Topping, Hot Sliced Roast Beef in Gravy, Vegetable Cassoulet with White Beans en Gratinee, Rice Pilaf, Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter, and Dessert.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

 RESERVATIONS:  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to: https://ieeecincinnati.org/meetings/.  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation. 

Reservations close at noon on October 18th, 2012.

An email to Reservations@ieeecincinnati.org prior to the close of reservations is required to properly cancel your reservation.

All Reservations must be made by noon, Thursday October 18, 2012

 PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

NEXT MONTH:  Windows 8 Presentation,  Nov. 29th



If you are interested in upgrading your membership to Senior Member, please contact any member of the Executive Committee.


The following individuals are IEEE members who are new to our Section: 


Fahad Almutairi

Steve Brinkman

Steve Caddell

Ryan Child

Brad Cumby

Nicholas Groves

Khalid Hurayb

Philip Khoury

Phillip Mullins


Jacob Peters

Dan Prince

Sahir Rama

Mark Seiler

Reuben Smith

Evan Swihart

William Tegeler

Qiusheng Wu




We wish to welcome these members to the Cincinnati Section!!!


Submitted by Marc Bell, Editor

Copyright 1997 IEEE. Reprinted with permission from the IEEE publication, “Scanning the Past” which covers a reprint of an article appearing in the Proceedings of the IEEE Vol. 85, No. 11, November 1997.

Edward W. Herold: A Leader in the Development of Color Television

Sixty years ago this month, the proceedings of the institute of radio engineers (IRE) included a paper by Edward W. Herold (Fig. 1) on an application of negative resistance in vacuum-tube circuits. At the time, he was a research engineer at the Radio Corporation of America (RCA), where he worked for approximately 36 years. He received the IEEE Founder’s Medal in 1976 as recognition for his outstanding contributions to the electrical engineer­ing profession, including his leadership in the development of the shadow-mask picture tube for color television.

Herold was born in New York City in 1907, and devel­oped an early interest in amateur radio. He worked as a technical assistant in the Engineering Department of the Western Electric Company in 1924-1925, and at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in 1925-1926. Early in 1927, he became a vacuum-tube tester at the E. T. Cunningham Company, known for the high quality of its electronic tubes, and he continued to work there during summer vacations as an undergraduate. He received the degree in physics from the University of Virginia in 1930 and the M.S. degree from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1942.

Herold joined an advanced development group at the Radiotron subsidiary of RCA in July 1930, where his group was responsible for the development of new types of vacuum tubes suitable for radio applications. One of his first projects was an investigation of secondary emission in screen-grid tubes (tetrodes), and his first patent application, filed in 1932, concerned a method to suppress secondary emission (Fig. 2). This invention was utilized in the Type 48 power tetrode, and the related research was reported in his first IRE paper, published in the October 1935 proceedings, on the subject of “negative resistance and devices for obtaining it.” During the 1930’s, he also con­tributed to improvements and applications of pentode power amplifiers and the pentagrid converter tube. He also worked on wide-band amplifiers suitable for television receivers and designed and built a home television receiver in time to pick up broadcasts originating at the 1939 World’s Fair. He published a Continue reading


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Upcoming IEEE Smart Tech Workshops to Focus on Technology & Careers

WASHINGTON (24 September 2011) — Three upcoming IEEE Smart Tech Metro Area Workshops will feature emerging technologies and career guidance for practicing engineers and technology professionals.

Two-day workshops are scheduled for:

* 28-29 September in Santa Clara, Calif.
* 19-20 October in White Plains, N.Y.

* 2-3 November in Baltimore, Md.

Each event’s content is based on technologies in demand in those areas of the country and provide an opportunity for Continue reading