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Alfonse A. Acampora papers, 1957-1997

1957-1997
 Series
Accession: 2464-09-5.-II.

Dates

  • 1957-1997

Biographical Note

Alfonse A. Acampora (1935-2016) was a research engineer for RCA for forty-three years primarily working on the development of communication systems for NASA space projects. Acampora received a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Science Degree in electrical engineering from the at the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn where he graduated magna cum laude. He began his professional career in 1959 working for RCA Defense Electronics Laboratory in New York City. During his tenure with RCA he was awarded 117 patents and published thirty-five technical papers while engaged in all phases of military and commercial communications systems.

In addition to other outstanding contributions to the science of electronics he helped to develop satellite communications systems and participated in the NASA space programs for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo spacecraft missions. Having been transferred in 1977 to the RCA Laboratories (later the Sarnoff Corporation), Acampora was awarded high praise for his work with communication systems, information technology and image processing. In July 2001, Mr. Acampora was appointed Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, the company's highest ranking technical position. He retired the following year.

Alfonse A. Acampora died on September 3, 2016 in Staten Island, New York.

Scope and Content

The Alfonse A. Acampora papers record the evolution of important aspects of military and commercial communications systems. His research in the sciences of information technology and image projection for satellite communications and facsimile apparatus is particularly well documented. Most of the collection relates to his work at RCA Globcom.

Three of Acampora's lab notebooks (1973-1984) can be found in Record group 26.

Arrangement

The Acampora papers are arranged into two subseries

A. Research

B. Patents

Files are arranged chronologically.


Additional Information

Extent

From the Collection: 990 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Additional Description

Access Restrictions

Records subject to 25-year time seal.

Arrangement

The Acampora papers are arranged into two subseries

A. Research

B. Patents

Files are arranged chronologically.

Processing Notes

Processed by David Burdash, 2014.

Related Names

Creator

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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