Milton Kant


Milton Kant
Milton Kant and Associate (Milton on the right)


Milton Kant was born on 8 November 1925, and earned a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from City College of New York in 1947. Between 1948 and 1950 he was working on design and installation of air navigation facilities and stations for Civil Aeronautics Administration (now the Federal Aviation Administration). From 1950 to 1954, he was responsible for development of automatic instrumentation for ground electronic systems for the Air Force, Rome Air Development Center, Rome, New York. Between 1954 and 1970, he was responsible for RF interference measurements on systems, equipment, and components which were produced by various divisions of Sperry Gyroscope Company/Sperry Rand Corporation. Responsible for EMI system analysis and EMC compatibility for shipboard and airborne systems. From 1970 to 1992 he worked at the Radio Corporation of America (RCA)/General Electric (GE) Corporation, primarily on the AEGIS Program. It started with EMI/EMC work on the equipment of the AEGIS Weapon System. It culminated with responsibility for the RCA/GE participation in ship integration/topside design (as a member of the Topside Design Integration Team – TDIET) for the AEGIS Cruiser and Destroyer.

After instigating and co-founding the Professional Group on Radio Frequency Interference (PGRFI) in 1957, he participated as a member of the first Administrative Committee (AdCom) of the PGRFI (1957-1961). He also served as Secretary of the AdCom from 1960-1961 and Chair of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee. He was Chair of the 1965 EMC Symposium and a member of the 1971 EMC Symposium Committee. He chaired both the New York EMC Chapter and the Philadelphia EMC Chapter. He was the Editor of the first PGRFI Newsletter.

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Published papers

  • Co-Author – “Automatic Instrumentation for Ground Electronic Equipment” – Presented at the 1953 Institute of Radio Engineers (IRE) Convention.
  • Co-Author – “Spurious Radiation Measurements on Radar Set AN/FPS-35” – Presented at the Sixth Armour Conference – October – 1960.

Historical papers

A description of Kant's historical papers collection can be found in "Historical Documents - Compliments of Milton Kant", by Dan Hoolihan, originally published in the 2019 Volume 8, Quarter 1 issue of IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility Magazine.

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