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

Last updated: 15 May 2014

This ongoing report shows 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   

To see a count of how many IEEE Milestones have been dedicated, click List of Milestones by Dedication Year ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

A. ADVOCATES NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING MILESTONES:

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date
2013-20 CRC102-A Activation 1954 8 Italy Section
2014-05 Special Citation for Computer History Museum 6 Santa Clara Valley Section

B. STATUS

B.1 PROPOSALS BEING WRITTEN ON THE GHN AND AWAITING SUBMISSION

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date
2013-09 Mark 1 Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator LF 1 Boston Section
2013-12 Bayer Color Filter Array DBu
2013-13 Erbium-Doped Fiber Optical Amplifier MS 8 UKRI Section
2013-20 CRC102-A Activation 1954 8 Italy Section
2013-27 Stereo Sound Recording JImp 8 UKRI Section
2013-31 Weston Meter EMat 1 North New Jersey Section
2014-01 Mother of All Demos EJ 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2014-04 Langevin Sonar, 1917 LF 8 France Section
2014-05 Special Citation for Computer History Museum 6 Santa Clara Valley Section

B.2. PROPOSALS SUBMITTED AWAITING ADVOCATE APPROVAL

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date
2013-07 Cruft High Tension Laboratory JCM 1 Boston Section 28 March 2014
2013-19 Virginia Smith HVDC Converter GC 5 Denver Section 10 February 2014
2013-29 Middle and Upper Atmosphere Radar EM 10 Kansai Section 25 February 2014
2014-02 Zenit Three-Coordinate L-band Pulsed Radar, 1938 MSch 8 Ukraine Section 10 April 2014

B.3. PROPOSALS APPROVED BY ADVOCATES AND AWAITING FINALIZED CITATIONS APPROVAL FROM PROPOSERS

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date
2013-24 ASCII TB 1 New Jersey Coast Section 3 April 2014
2014-03 TAT-8 Fiber Optic Cable TB 2 New Jersey Coast Section 3 April 2014

B.4. PROPOSALS READY FOR HISTORY COMMITTEE ACTION

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit Submitted Date
2013-15 Interactive Video Games AM 1 New Hampshire Section 25 October 2013
2013-18 Vapor-phase Axial Deposition DBu 10 Tokyo Section 19 June 2013

B.5.1 PROPOSALS APPROVED BY HISTORY COMMITTEE READY FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS ACTION

(The schedule for upcoming Board of Directors meetings can be found in the right hand column of  http://www.ieee.org/about/corporate/board/index.html or at Upcoming Series )  

Docket Number Short Name Advocate initials Region Sponsoring Org Unit
2012-05 Bell Laboratories Inc., The First 60 Years DMi 1 North New Jersey Section
2013-03 First Breaking of Enigma Code by Polish Cipher Bureau IE 8 Poland Section
2013-06 SPARC RISC Architecture F-AH 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2013-16 First RISC Microprocessor F-AH 6 Oakland East Bay Section
2013-22 Introduction of Apple II Computer EJ 6 Santa Clara Valley Section
2013-25 TPC-1 Transpacific Cable HK 10 Tokyo Section
2103-26 Hertz Generation of Electromagnetic Waves MSch 8 Germany Section
2013-28 Introduction of Apple I Computer EJo 6 Santa Clara Valley Section

B.6. DEDICATIONS BEING PLANNED, ALL APPROVALS HAVING BEEN RECEIVED

Docket Number Short Name Region Sponsoring Org Unit Dedication Date
2012-06 High Temperature Superconductivity GCo 5 Houston Section
2012-07 Line Spectrum Pair Technology for Speech Coding 10 Tokyo Section 22 May 2014
2013-01 Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester 10 Tokyo Section 18 August 2014
2013-04 Sharp Thin-Film Transistor LCD 10 Kansai Section 10 June 2014
2013-08 Birthplace of Silicon Valley TB 6 Santa Clara Valley Section TBD
2013-10 20-inch Diameter Photomultiplier Tubes SMiz 10 Nagoya Section TBD
2013-11 Ampex Videorecorder LL 6 TBD
2013-17 Rheinfelden Hydroelectric Power Plant 8 Germany Section/Power Eng. Soc. 25 September 2014
2013-21 First Blind Flight 1 Long Island Section 24 September 2014

B.7 DEDICATIONS HELD

 For a list by dedication date of all IEEE Milestones dedicated from the beginning of the Milestone Program, see List of Milestones by Dedication Year


For a list of dedicated Milestones in chronological order by date of achievement, see Chronological List of Milestones

For a list of dedicated Milestones by Region, see List of Dedicated Milestones by Region


                                           C. POTENTIAL MILESTONES BEING RESEARCHED OR EXPLORED

                                                                  (that History Center staff are aware of)

High performance Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, 1977

Cellular radio

First All-Electronic Television Broadcasts (BBC)

London to Adelaide telegraph line 

Charles Kao optical fiber (R8 UKRI Section)

John Logie Baird television (R8 UKRI Section)

Harrisons clock (R8 UKRI Section)

Photovoltaic effect (R8 – France)  

RCA Victor (R2 Philadelphia Section)

386 Micro (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section)

4004 Micro (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section)

Canadian Niagara Plant (Region 7)


Oberlin-Smith electromagnetic recording (Region 2, South Jersey Section) (possible ASME codesignation?)



                                                         D. OTHER MILESTONES ACTIVITY

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