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Charles B. Carroll graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 1960, with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He joined the Astro-Electronics Division of RCA and designed sensor and camera components for spacecraft application. Also, environmental tests were designed and conducted using these devices. In 1966, Mr. Carroll received the MSME degree from Drexel University. In the same year, he transferred to RCA's David Sarnoff Research Center, where he worked, initially, on the development of facsimile printers for the Homefax project. He was instrumental in the mechanical design of a holographic recording and playback system. In 1973, Mr. Carroll transferred to the Palm Beach Division and worked on products using mini and microcomputers for controlling a motel. He rejoined the Research Center in 1975, where he worked on equipment for optical scanning and read out of the RCA VideoDisc. He received an RCA Laboratories Achievement Award for this work.
- RCA 1978 Company Biography
Charles Carroll is Head of the Electromechanical Systems Research group in the Manufacturing Systems Research Laboratory. He graduated cum laude from the University of Florida in 1960 with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1966 he received the MSME degree from Drexel University. In 1960 he had joined RCA Astro-Electronics, Princeton N.J. as a design engineer developing sensor and camera components. After serving as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Artillery from 1962 to 1964, Mr. Carroll returned to Astro, and then transferred to RCA Laboratories, Princeton, in 1966.
In 1973, Mr. Carroll transferred to the RCA Palm Beach Division, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and worked on products using mini- and microcomputers for hotel/motel management. He rejoined RCA Labs in 1975, and he received an RCA Laboratories Outstanding Achievement Award for work on equipment for optical scanning and readout of the RCA VideoDisc. He then led the mechanical design effort that succeeded in producing early prototypes of a flat-panel television systems. Mr. Carroll holds seven U.S. patents.
- RCA 1984 Company Biography
Charles Carroll appeared in a publicity photo for the RCA SelectaVision Holotape system in the December 1969 issue of Popular Science magazine. This picture appears at the top of this page and shows how a low-power gas laser directed through Holotape reconstructs the original image which is sent to the video camera in the foreground. Other RCA employees who appeared in Holotape publicity photos include Robert Bartolini, Robert Bitting, William Hannan, Thomas McDermott, and Ashley Rhodes.
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