Monte Ross - Biography
University of Illinois
BS Electrical Engineering
MS Electrical Engineering
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS:
McDonnell-Douglas, St. Louis, Mo.
Director, Laser, Space Communications & Radar Systems
Mr. Ross created an operation of 400 people at McDonnell Douglas with
development of the first space laser communication system and the first space radar laser.
Ultradata Systems, Inc., St. Louis, Mo.
President & CEO
Mr. Ross founded Ultradata Systems upon taking early retirement from McDonnell Douglas,
and has brought it from 3 people to a public company with over $10 million/year sales,
producing hand-held electronic information systems. It is listed on NASDAQ (ULTR).
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Fellow Award in 1975 for
"Leadership and Contributions to laser communications".
McDonnell Douglas Fellow Award, 1985 for "Leadership and Contributions to laser
communications." Awarded to 5 of 100,000 employees.
AIAA St. Louis Section Technical Contributions Award for contributions to advanced
laser communications technology, 1976.
Author of over 50 papers in the field of lasers, communications and laser data systems.
Ten Papers listed below.
||M.. Ross, "Search Laser Receivers for
Interstellar Communications, "Proc. IEEE, 53, p. 1780 (1965).
||M. Ross, "Laser Receivers," John Wiley
& Sons, Inc., New York, 1966.
||M. Ross, "Pulse Interval Modulation Laser
Communication," Supplement to IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Transactions.
||M. Ross, et al., "Short Pulse Optical
Communications Experiment," Proc. IEEE, 58, pp. 1719-1726 (1970).
||M. Ross, "Laser Communications"
Chapter (pp. 239-295) Laser Applications Vol. I, Academic Press, 1971.
||M. Ross, et al, "Space Optical
Communications with the Nd: Yag Laser," Proc. of IEEE, 66, pp. 319-344 (1978).
||M. Ross, "The Likelihood of Finding
Extraterrestrial Laser Signals," Journal British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 32, pp.
||M. Ross, "Design of an Optical Receiver for
Space Signals, " Journal British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 33, pp. 89-94 (1980).
||M. Ross, Interview SPIE Technical Waking Group
Newsletter on Laser Communications January 1992.
||M. Ross, "Large M-ary Pulse Position
Modulation and Photon Buckets for effective interstellar communications." SPIE Proc.
Vol. 1867, pp. 161-177, Jan. 1993.
||Author of "Laser Receivers," Wiley
& Sons, 1966.
||Technical Editor of "Laser
Applications", Volume I, 1971; Volume II, 1974; Volume III, 1977; Volume IV, 1980,
||Author of chapter of Laser Systems in
"Advances in Quantum Electronics," 1972.
Holder of several patents in the field of lasers, communications, microwave, and
measurement systems utilizing microwaves and digital techniques.
Patents include first laser diode pumped Nd:YAG laser patent.
Patent on pulse quaternary modulation; laser modulation system used in first successful
aircraft-ground laser system.
OTHER PERTINENT INFORMATION:
NSF consultant on grants in laser data systems.
Invited member of NSF panel evaluating Engineering Research Center of Excellence
Alumni Board Member, 1984 to 1990, University of Illinois Electrical & Computer
President, International Laser Communications Society, 1987-1992.