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Richard J. Klensch papers, 1936-2000

1936-2000
 Series
Accession: 2464-09-5.-IV.

Dates

  • 1936-2000

Biographical Note

Richard J. Klensch worked for RCA Laboratories from 1952 until 1999, except for a stint at the RCA Graphic Systems Division from 1966 to 1972. Educated at the University of Illinois as an electrical engineer, he was a Member of the Technical Staff who was assigned to research and improve radar, especially useful in the pursuit of collision avoidance for automobiles. His work with radar led him to the research and development of various types of antennas which he later applied to his work in simulating the sending and receiving audio and video via satellite. Much of his work during his final years at RCA focused on satellite communications simulation for which he was recognized as a leading authority. He was awarded nine patents, published twelve technical papers, and received seven RCA/Sarnoff Achievement Awards.

Scope and Content

The Richard J. Klensch papers contains lab notes, correspondence, drawings, photographs, and reports used to support Klensch's work. The collection documents his forty-seven years working as a scientist at RCA and the David Sarnoff Research Center, in the areas of radar, satellite communications, and electronic printing. In addition, the activities of the RCA Graphic Systems Division during his time there are well covered.

Nine of Klensch's lab notebooks (1952-1972) can be found in Record group 26.

General Physical Description (AVD portion only)

(AVD portion only) 231 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. and larger. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in and larger. 12 photographic prints : b&w ; 7 x 9 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 7 photographic prints : b&w ; 4.5 x 5 in. 4 photographic prints : b&w ; 3 x 3 in and smaller. 72 transparencies : b&w ; 8 x 10 in and larger. 3 transparencies : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. 3 transparencies : b&w ; 3 x 3 in.

Arrangement

The Klensch papers are arranged in six subseries:

A. Radar and communications research

B. RCA Graphic Systems Division

C. Car radar and ID systems

D. Satellite communications research

E. General

F. Photographs


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 Klensch papers are arranged in six subseries:

A. Radar and communications research

B. RCA Graphic Systems Division

C. Car radar and ID systems

D. Satellite communications research

E. General

F. Photographs

Processing Notes

Processed by David Burdash, 2013.

Related Names

Creator

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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