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Edward J. Nossen collection of RCA contract proposals

1964-1990
 Collection
Accession: 2761

Abstract

Edward J. Nossen (1930-2016) was an engineer in the Radio Corporation of America's Government Systems Division at Camden, New Jersey. He invented a range-determining system that can rescue air craft. The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications. This small collection consists of contract proposals and technical reports that were mostly submitted by RCA Government Systems Division, Camden. The proposals have Nossen's name written on the cover. The proposals and reports relate to communication systems being developed between 1964 and 1990.

Dates

  • 1964-1990

Creator

Extent

8 item(s)

Biographical Note

Edward J. Nossen (1930-2016) was an engineer in the Radio Corporation of America's Government Systems Division at Camden, New Jersey. He invented a range-determining system that can rescue air craft. He also helped work on the communication system for the Apollo 11 Lunar and Command modules.

Born in Germany, Nossen emigrated to the United States in 1948. He graduated from Newark College of Engineering (now the New Jersey Institute of Technology), received his master's degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University, and began working for RCA in 1955.

The Radio Corporation of America (renamed RCA Corporation in 1969) was best known for its pioneering radio and television development and manufacturing. In addition to consumer electronics, RCA was a major player in the development of electronics for industrial and military applications.

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of contract proposals and technical reports that were mostly submitted by RCA Government Systems Division, Camden, New Jersey. The proposals have Nossen's name written on the cover. The proposals and reports relate to communication systems being developed between 1964 and 1990.

RCA technical reports are detailed scientific reports on RCA’s research and development in electronics. Most technical reports are created for internal use, but contract proposals are intended for government agencies or other companies. Contract proposals contain technical and management plans, as well as brief biographies of the personnel involved. Most proposals in this collection were made to the U.S. Air Force.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Materials

RCA technical reports (Accession 2464.69), Manuscripts and Archives Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Edward J. Nossen collection of RCA contract proposals
Status:
Author:
Laurie Sather
Date:
2020
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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