Milestones:Milestones Status Report

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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:    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Total dedicated milestones: 133, dedicated special citations: 1

Total Approved milestones: 134, approved special citations: 1

                                           A. ADVOCATES NEEDED FOR THE FOLLOWING MILESTONES:

2013-20 CRC102-A Activation 1954 (Region 8, Italy Section)

2013-24 ASCII (Region 2, New Jersey Coast Section) 

2103-26 Hertz Generation of Electromagnetic Waves (Region 8, Germany Section)

2013-27 Invention of Stereo (Region 8, UKRI Section),_Sound-recording_and_Sound-reproduction_systems_by_Alan_Dower_Blumlein 

                                                                  B. STATUS

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


2013-12 Bayer Color Filter Array [DBu]  

2013-13 Erbium-Doped Fiber Optical Amplifier [MS] (Region 8, UKRI Section)

2013-15 Interactive Video Games [AM] (Region 1, New Hampshire Section)  

2013-19 Virginia Smith HVDC Converter [GC] (Region 5, Denver Section)  

2013-20 CRC102-A Activation 1954 (Region 8, Italy Section)  

2013-24 ASCII (Region 2, New Jersey Coast Section)

2013-25 TPC-1 Transpacific Cable [HK] (Region 10)

2013-27 Invention of Stereo (Region 8, UKRI Section),_Sound-recording_and_Sound-reproduction_systems_by_Alan_Dower_Blumlein



                                              B.2. Proposals Submitted Awaiting Advocate Approval


2013-06 SPARC RISC Architecture [FA-H] (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section),_1987


2013-07 Cruft High Tension Laboratory [JCM] (Region 1, Boston Section),_Harvard_School_of_Engineering_and_Applied_Science  

2013-09 Mark 1 Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator [LF] (Region 1, Boston Section)  

2013-16 First RISC Mircoprocessor [FA-H] (Region 6, Oakland East Bay Section)  

2013-18 Vapor-phase Axial Deposition [DBu] (Region 10, Tokyo Section)  

2013-22 Introduction of Apple II Computer [EJ] (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section)  

2103-26 Hertz Generation of Electromagnetic Waves (Region 8, Germany Section)

2013-29 Middle and Upper Atmosphere Radar [EM] (Region 10, Kansai Section)

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

2013-03 First Breaking of Enigma Code by Polish Cipher Bureau [IE] (Region 8)  

2013-28 Apple I Computer [EJ] (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section)


                                    B.4. Proposals Ready for History Committee Action

2012-05 Bell Laboratories Inc., The First 60 Years [DM] (Region 1, North New Jersey Section)  

B.5.1 Proposals Approved By History Committee Ready for Board of Directors Action

2012-06 High Temperature Superconductivity [GC] (Region 5, Houston Section)  

2013-10 20-inch Diameter Photomultiplier Tubes [SMiz] (Region 10, Nagoya Section)  

2013-11 Ampex Videorecorder [LL] (Region 6)  

2013-14 Battery Industries in Japan [HK] (Region 10, Kansai Section)  

2013-17 Rheinfelden Hydroelectric Power Plant [JCM] (Region 8, Germany Section, PES),_1898_-_2010  

2013-21 First Blind Flight [MS] (Region 1, Long Island Section)  

2013-23 PC Operating System 1974 [TB] (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section)

2013-08 Birthplace of Silicon Valley [TB] (Region 6, Santa Clara Valley Section)  

B.5.2 Proposals Submitted to Board of Directors for Action

2012-07 Line Spectrum Pair Technology for Speech Coding [MB] (Region 10, Tokyo Section),_an_essential_technology_for_high-compression_speech_coding,_1975  

2013-01 Gapless Metal Oxide Surge Arrester [DB] (Region 10, Tokyo Section),1975  

2013-02 Unidirectional Microphone [APY] (Region 4, Chicago Section)  

2013-04 Sharp Thin-Film Transistor LCD [HK] (Region 10, Kansai Section)  

2013-05 (Region 7, Vancouver Section) [DBar] First Digitally Processed SAR Image  

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


2012-04 First AIEE Technical Meeting (Region 2, Philadelphia Section) 15 December 2013  

                                   B.7 DEDICATIONS HELD THIS YEAR

2011-07 Pioneering Laptop Computer (Region 10, Tokyo Section), Dedication: 29 October 2013  

2012-02 Invention of Holography, 12 June 2013 (Region 8, UKRI Section) <span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1373981674640_225" />


2012-03 Krka-Sibenik Power System (Region 8, Croatia Section) Dedication: 5 July 2013,_1895   

                 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),_1948  

2012-01 First Optical Fiber Laser and Amplifier, 26 October 2012, Photonics Society 

 2011-05 Rincon del Bonete [LF] (R9 – Uruguay Section)  


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

                                                                  (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 

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)  

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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