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History

This page contains links to documents that are of a historical interest to the UFFC Society.

History Chair
Glen R. Fox
Fox Materials Consulting, LLC
Colorado Springs, CO 80908-6321, USA
E-mail: reveal email address

History of the IEEE and the UFFC Society

A list of all IEEE UFFC-S presidents

Walter Guyton Cady Memorial Page

Early history of the UFFC

From PGUE TO G-SU TO UFFC-S: 1953-1997, A Historical Perspective by Fred S. Hickernell

Personal Recollections of the Early Days of the UFFC-S by A. H. Meitzler PDF Icon

IEEE History Center (Note: Link will take you to IEEE web site.)

Topics in Ultrasonics

History of SAW Devices, by David P. Morgan

A History of Crystal Filters, by Robert G. Kinsman

The History of Ceramic Filters, by Satoru Fujishima PDF Icon

The Evolution of the Quartz Crystal Clock, by Warren A. Marrison

A History of the Quartz Crystal Industry in the USA, by Virgil E. Bottom

The Influence of Amateur Radio on the Development of Commercial Market for Quartz Piezoelectric Resonators in the United States, by Patrick R. J. Brown

Topics in Ferroelectrics

A 2400 year history of pyroelectricity: from Ancient Greece to exploration of the solar system
S.B. Lang, British Ceramic Transactions 103 (2), 65-70 (2004). Link courtesy of Maney Publishing, London

History of Ferroelectrics by L. E. Cross and R. E. Newnham PDF Icon

PMN-PT Discovery, by V.A. Bokoff PDF Icon

Personal Recollections of the Early Days of the UFFC-S by A. H. Meitzler PDF Icon

Oral Histories

Eric Ash

Richard White

L. Eric Cross

Topics in Frequency Control

Harnessing Nature's Timekeeper: A History of the Piezoelectric by Christopher Shawn McGahey, (5.56 MB PDF file) PDF Icon

Historical Session at the 1996 IEEE Frequency Control Symposium PDF Icon

Early Frequency Control Symposia - Program Booklets and Abstracts Predating the First Published Proceedings

Proceedings of Two Crystal Conferences During World War II

Proceedings of Crystal Conference, US Army Signal Corps Inspection Agency, 7-8 May, 1944 (705 kB PDF file) PDF Icon

Proceedings of Chicago Crystal Conference, 11-12 July, 1944 (20 MB PDF file) PDF Icon

Short-Term Frequency Stability, IEEE-NASA Symposium on, November 23-24, 1964 (17 MB PDF file) PDF Icon

A History of the Quartz Crystal Industry in the USA, by Virgil E. Bottom

The Autobiography of Virgil E. Bottom

Fifty Years of Progress in Quartz Crystal Frequency Standards, by Marvin E. Frerking

Brief History of the Development of Ultra-precise Oscillators for Ground and Space Applications , by Jerry R. Norton and Jim M. Cloeren

The Evolution of the Quartz Crystal Clock, by Warren A. Marrison

Atomichron: The Atomic Clock from Concept to Commercial Product, by Paul Forman

The Influence of Amateur Radio on the Development of Commercial Market for Quartz Piezoelectric Resonators in the United States, by Patrick R. J. Brown

History of Atomic Frequency Standards- A Trip Through 20th Century Physics, by Arthur O. McCoubrey

A Historical Review of Atomic Frequency Standards Used in Space System, by Natarajan D. Bhaskar, Joseph White, Leo A. Mallette, Thomas A. McClelland , and Capt. James Hardy

Historical Series of the Leap Second Records - all dates of leap second insertions, and the differences between UTC and TAI time, since 1972.

History of SAW Devices, by David P. Morgan

A History of Crystal Filters by Robert G. Kinsman

Engineering time: inventing the electronic wristwatch, by Carlene Stephens and Maggie Dennis PDF Icon

Design and Performance of Ultraprecise 2.5-mc Quartz Crystal Units, a classic paper by Arthur W. Warner, 1960 (3.8 MB PDF file) PDF Icon

Past Cady, Rabi, and Sawyer award winners and their citations

Chairmen of Past Frequency Control Symposia

Archive of IEEE International Frequency Control Symposia Websites