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Dr. Gerald F. Ross

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BSEE degree
    City College of New York
  • PhD , Electrical Engineering
    Polytechnic University
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Board of Directors - Geospatial Systems, Inc.
www.geospatialsystems.com, 2 Feb 2013 [cached]
Gerald Ross, Ph.D. - Board Member (Retired)
Dr. Ross is one of the pioneers in the field of impulse radar and communications technology (UWB). He is the author or co-author of 70 papers and 60 patents in UWB and related fields. Dr. Ross spent 23 years with the Sperry Corporation where he managed applied research in sensor system development. He is the founder and CEO of ANRO Engineering; a company incorporated in 1980, working in the fields of applied research and advanced development in UWB radar and communication systems. Dr. Ross received his Ph.D. from Polytechnic University in New York; he has also completed the accelerated MBA program at Harvard University. He became a Fellow of the IEEE in 1970 and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1995. In June 2004 he received the IEEE Pioneer Award for his work in UWB technology.
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www.ultrawideband.ca, 6 Dec 2006 [cached]
There have been many claims to the honor; however, Dr. Gerald F. Ross, currently President of ANRO Engineering, Inc., first demonstrated the feasibility of utilizing UWB waveforms for radar and communications applications back in the late 1960's and early 1970's.Gerry's pioneering insight into the value and applications of this technology over 30 years ago has been instrumental in shaping UWB technology to the point it has reached today - with applications ready to meet market demands for high-speed wireless and precision radar/positioning applications.Gerry was recognized by the National Academy of Engineering for his efforts in Ultra Wideband technology, and elected as a Member in 1995.
The origin of ultra wideband (UWB) ...
www.multispectral.com, 1 April 2006 [cached]
The origin of ultra wideband (UWB) technology stems from work in time-domain electromagnetics begun in 1962 to fully describe the transient behavior of a certain class of microwave networks through their characteristic impulse response (Ross 1963, 1966).
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Once impulse measurement techniques were applied to the design of wideband, radiating antenna elements (Ross 1968), it quickly became obvious that short pulse radar and communications systems could be developed with the same set of tools.While at the Sperry Research Center, then part of the Sperry Rand Corporation, Ross applied these techniques to various applications in radar and communications (Bennett & Ross 1978).This article is highly recommended reading for those interested in past and present applications of UWB technology. (A copy of the Bennett and Ross paper can be found here.)
The invention of a sensitive, short pulse receiver (Robbins 1972) to replace the cumbersome time-domain sampling oscilloscope further accelerated system development.In 1973, Sperry was awarded the first UWB communications patent (Ross 1973).A copy of this fundamental UWB patent can be downloaded here:
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In 1984, recognizing the value of UWB technology in the development of low probability of intercept and detection (LPI/D) communications systems, Dr. Ross prepared a seminal paper entitled "Comments on Baseband or Carrier-Free Communications".Collaborating with Dr. Robert Fontana, currently MSSI President, Ross and Fontana designed, developed and implemented an LPI/D communications system, funded by the U.S. Government in 1986 and fielded in September 1987.
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Drs. Fontana and Ross continued collaboration on UWB system development for both communications and radar applications for approximately 11 years.
Within the United States, much of the early work in the UWB field (prior to 1994), particularly in the area of impulse communications, was performed under classified U.S. Government programs.Since 1994, however, much of the work has been carried out without classification restrictions, and the development of UWB technology has greatly accelerated.See, for example, a recent compendium of UWB applications in:
Recent Applications of Ultra Wideband Radar and Communications Systems (paper) -- Ultra-Wideband, Short-Pulse Electromagnetics, KLUWER ACADEMIC/PLENUM PUBLISHERS, 2000 (676 kB)
References
Bennett, C.L. and Ross, G.F., 1978, Time-domain electromagnetics and its applications, Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol.66, No. 3, pp.299-318.
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Ross, G.F., 1966, The transient analysis of certain TEM mode four-port networks, IEEE Trans.Microwave Theory and Tech., Vol.MTT-14, No. 11, pp.528-547.
Ross, G.F., 1973, Transmission and reception system for generating and receiving base-band duration pulse signals for short base-band pulse communication system, U.S. Patent 3,728,632.
Ross, G.F., 1968, A time domain criterion for the design of wideband radiating elements, IEEE Trans.Antennas Propagat., Vol.16, No. 3, p. 355.
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See below for Dr. Ross' views on the Early Motivations and History of UWB Technology.Dr. Ross is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, both honors awarded for his long history of contributions to time-domain electromagnetics and ultra wideband technology.
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by Dr. Gerald F. Ross, President
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Contributions to the development of a field addressing UWB RF signals commenced in the late 1960's with the pioneering contributions of Harmuth at Catholic University of America, Ross and Robbins at Sperry Rand Corporation and Paul van Etten at the USAF's Rome Air Development Center.
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In summary, the pioneering work of Harmuth, Ross, Robbins, van Etten, and Morey defined UWB systems and did so in a very practical manner.
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Bennett, C.L. & Ross, G.F., Time-domain electromagnetics and its application.Proc.IEEE 66, 299-318, 1978.
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Ross, G.F., Transmission and reception system for generating and receiving base-band duration pulse signals for short base-band pulse communication system.U.S. Patent 3,728,632 dated Apr 17, 1973.
Ross, G.F., Energy amplifying selector gate for base-band signals.U.S. Patent 3,750,025 dated July 31, 1973.
Ross, G.F. & Lamensdorf, D., Balanced radiator system, U.S. Patent 3,659,203 dated Apr, 25, 1972.
Ross, G.F. & Mara, R.M., Coherent processing tunnel diode ultra wideband receiver.
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Ross, G.F. & Robbins, K.W., Base-band radiation and reception system.U.S. Patent 3,739,392 dated June 12, 1973.
Ross, G.F. & Robbins, K.W., Narrow range-gate baseband receiver.U.S. Patent 4,695,752 dated Sep 22, 1987.
Geospatial Systems, Inc. Appoints New Chief Executive Officer - Geospatial Systems, Inc.
www.geospatialsystems.com, 17 Oct 2007 [cached]
Dr. Gerald F. Ross, Geospatial System's Chairman, said "Max provides the strategic vision, leadership and industry expertise we need to execute our growth plan in the geospatial market.
2003 RAWCON - Dr. G.F.Ross
rawcon.org, 13 Aug 2003 [cached]
Gerald F. Ross CEO, ANRO Engineering
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Gerald Ross received the BSEE degree from City College of New York in 1952, and the MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnic University in 1955 and 1963, respectively. In 1979 he completed the Executive Management Program at Harvard University.
From 1958 to 1965 he was Research Section Head at Sperry Gyroscope Co., in Great Neck, New York, and he then moved to the Sperry Research Center in Sudbury, MA, where he held a number of technical Management positions until 1981. In that year, he founded ANRO Engineering and is presently its President and CEO.
Gerry's field of interest includes microwave networks, impulse (ultra-wideband) radar and carrier-free communications systems, gigabit pulse technology, and batteryless sensor systems. He has published technical papers in 70 accredited journals, has been granted 58 patents and has 2 pending, and was a contributing author to three textbooks. He is a registered professional engineer in NY, MA, and FL, and is a member of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. He was elected IEEE Fellow in 1970, and was elected member of the National Academy of Engineering in 1995.
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