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REPORT ON THE STATUS OF MILESTONES IN SUBMISSION/APPROVAL/DEDICATION PROCESS

Last updated: 20 February 2013

This is an ongoing report showing the status of Milestones in the various stages of the process, updated continually by IEEE History Center staff. Milestones are listed with their docket numbers. The IEEE Region and the sponsoring organizational unit are shown in parentheses. Please note the titles given here are shortened or working titles, not the full or official titles. While in the approval process, proposals have a History Committee advocate assigned to them, whose initials are given in brackets. Proposals in progress can be viewed on the IEEE Global History Network at: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=104 The nominations in progress can be viewed at: http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php?title=Special%3AAllpages&from=&namespace=106

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Total dedicated milestones: 130, dedicated special citations: 1

Total Approved milestones: 131, approved special citations: 1

A. ADVOCATES NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING MILESTONES:

2012-06 High Temperature Superconductivity (R5 Houston Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:High_Temperature_Superconductivity

2012-07 Line Spectrum Pair Technology for Speech Coding (R10 Tokyo Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:Line_spectrum_pair_(LSP),_an_essential_technology_for_high-compression_speech_coding,_1975


2013-03 First Breaking of Enigma Code by Polish Cipher Bureau (R8) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:The_First_Breaking_of_Enigma_Code_by_the_Team_of_Polish_Cipher_Bureau%2C_1932-39

2013-04 Sharp Thin-Film Transistor LCD (R8, Kansai Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:Sharp_14-inch_thin-film-transistor_liquid-crystal_display_%28TFT-LCD%29_for_TV%2C_which_has_ushered_in_TFT_LCD_industry

2013-05 (R7, Vancouver Section) First Digitally Processed SAR Image  http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:First_Digitally_Processed_Image_from_a_Spaceborne_Synthetic_Aperture_Radar

B. STATUS

                                        B.1 Proposals Being Written on the GHN and Awaiting Submission

2012-06 High Temperature Superconductivity [DB] (R5 Houston Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:High_Temperature_Superconductivity  

2012-07 Line Spectrum Pair Technology for Speech Coding (R10 Tokyo Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:Line_spectrum_pair_(LSP),_an_essential_technology_for_high-compression_speech_coding,_1975  




2013-01 Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester [DB] (R10 Tokyo Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:Gapless_Metal_Oxide_Surge_Arrester_(MOSA)_for_electric_power_systems,1975  

2013-03 First Breaking of Enigma Code by Polish Cipher Bureau (R8) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:The_First_Breaking_of_Enigma_Code_by_the_Team_of_Polish_Cipher_Bureau%2C_1932-39  

2013-04 Sharp Thin-Film Transistor LCD (R8, Kansai Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:Sharp_14-inch_thin-film-transistor_liquid-crystal_display_%28TFT-LCD%29_for_TV%2C_which_has_ushered_in_TFT_LCD_industry


2013-05 (R7, Vancouver Section) First Digitally Processed SAR Image http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:First_Digitally_Processed_Image_from_a_Spaceborne_Synthetic_Aperture_Radar  



                                        B.2. Proposals Submitted Awaiting Advocate Approval

2011-06 First Industrial Scale Nuclear Reactor [EJ] (R6 Richland Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:First_Industrial_Scale_Nuclear_Reactor

  

2012-05 Bell Laboratories Inc., The First 60 Years [DM] (R1 North New Jersey Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:Bell_Telephone_Laboratories%2C_Inc.%2C_the_First_60_Years%2C_1925-1984


2013-02 Unidirectional Microphone [APY] (R4 Chicago Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:Unidirectional_Microphone  
         

         B.3. Proposals Approved by Advocates and Awaiting Finalized Citations Approval from Proposers

                               


                                    B.4. Proposals Ready for History Committee Action

2011-07 First Laptop Computer [APY] (R10 – Tokyo Section) www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Nomination:Toshiba_T1100%2C_a_pioneering_contribution_to_the_development_of_laptop_PC%2C_1985  

2012-04 First AIEE Technical Meeting [DBar] (R2 -- Philadelphia Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Proposal:First_Technical_Meeting_of_AIEE_1884  


2012-03 Krka-Sibenik Power System [EJ] (R8 Croatia Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Nomination:Krka_%E2%80%93_%C5%A0ibenik_Electric_Power_System  



                               B.5. Proposals Ready for Board of Directors Action


                       B.6. Dedications Scheduled or Being Planned, all Approvals Having Been Received


  2012-02 Invention of Holography (R8, UKRI Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Nomination:Invention_of_Holography_by_Dennis_Gabor   (tentative dedication date: late June 2013)



                 B.8. DEDICATIONS HELD IN 2012 (For a list of all Milestones dedicated, see List of Dedicated Milestones )

2010-04 Field Effect Electron Microscope, 31 January 2012 (R10 -- Tokyo)

2010-03 G3 Facsimile, 5 April 2012 (R10 – Tokyo Section)

2011-09 Low Loss Optical Fiber, 1 May 2012 (R1 -- Photonics Society)

2011-02 B&O Railroad electrification 21 June 2012 (R2 – Baltimore Section)

2010-10 LORAN, 27 June 2012 (R1 – Boston Section)

2010-11 Whirlwind Computer 27 June 2012 (R1 – Boston Section)

2011-04 SAGE system, 27 June 2012 (R1 – Boston Section)

2009-09 First Reliable HV Fuse, 3 August 2012 (R4 – Chicago Section)

2011-08 Floating Gate EEPROM, 21 August 2012 (R6, Santa Clara Valley Section)

2009-05 Bose experiments in radio, 15 September 2012 (R10 – Central India)


2009-04 Raman Effect, 15 September 2012 (R10 – Central India Section)

2009-06 Bar Code, 22 October 2012 (R2 Philadelphia Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Nomination:Birthplace_of_the_Bar_Code,_1948  

2012-01 First Optical Fiber Laser and Amplifier, 26 October 2012, Photonics Society http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Nomination:First_Optical_Fiber_Laser_and_Amplifier 

 2011-05 Rincon del Bonete [LF] (R9 – Uruguay Section) http://www.ieeeghn.org/wiki/index.php/Milestone-Nomination:Rincon_del_Bonete_Hydroelectric_Plant_and_Transmission_System  




                   B.9. DEDICATIONS HELD DURING THE PREVIOUS YEAR

2009-07 Eel River HVDC Converter (R7) 24 February 2011
2009-12 Mercury Spacecraft controls 24 February 2011 (R5)
2010-01 SPICE Circuit Simulation Program 20 February 2011 (R6)
2010-05 Discovery of Superconductivity 8 April 2011 (R8)
2008-18 Marconi’s First Wireless Experiments, 29 April 2011 (R8)
2010-06 Pearl Street Station, 10 May 2011 (R1)
2010-08 Lunar Module 20 July 2011 (R1)
2009-13 First Satellite Broadcast to the Public, 18 November 2011 (R10 – Tokyo Section)
2010-09 Real-Time Packet Switching 8 December 2011 (R1 – Sig Proc Soc.)
2010-02 Apollo Guidance Computer 13 December 2011 (R1 Boston Section)


                                           C. POTENTIAL MILESTONES BEING RESEARCHED OR EXPLORED

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High performance Photomultiplier Tube (PMT) and Related Products Hamamatsu Photonics developed the largest PMT for the Nobel prized KAMIOKANDE and other applications. (R 10)

Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, 1977

Cellular radio

First All-Electronic Television Broadcasts (BBC)

London to Adelaide telegraph line 

Weston meters

Charles Kao optical fiber (R8 UKRI Section)

John Logie Baird television (R8 UKRI Section)


Harrisons clock (R8 UKRI Section)


Photovoltaic effect (R8 – France) 

                                                         D. OTHER MILESTONES ACTIVITY


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