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Rabah Shahbender researched the piezoelectric cutterhead in the RCA VideoDisc system.
Rabah Shahbender received the B.E.E. from Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, the M.S.E.E. from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and the Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. From 1946 to 1948, he worked for the Anglo-Egyptian Oilfields Ltd. in seismic exploration. From 1951 to 1955, he was on the staff of Honeywell Controls Division where he conducted research in the behavior of nonlinear closed loop systems. He joined RCA in Camden, New Jersey, in 1955 and worked in the areas of adaptive systems, nonlinear filters, electron beam devices, ultrasonic devices, and airborne fire control systems. He transferred to RCA Laboratories, Princeton, NJ, in 1959, and has been active in the area of digital devices and systems. In 1961, he was appointed Head, Digital Research. Dr. Shahbender received the SFIPS Best Paper Award in 1963, IR100 Awards in 1964 and 1969, and RCA Laboratories' Achievement Awards in 1960 and 1963. From 1960 to 1966, he was Chairman of the Department of Electronic Physics at La Salle College, Evening Division. Dr. Shahbender is a Fellow of IEEE, a member of AAAS, Sigma Xi and Eta Kappa Nu, and a Fellow of the University of Illinois.
- RCA 1982 Company Biography
Rabah Shahbender passed away on July 27, 1995 in Princeton, New Jersey at the age of 71.
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