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The IEEE Long Island Section Life Member Affinity Group is holding a meeting and inviting retired and senior engineers as well as all interested parties. The meeting will be in the Jericho Public Library, 1 Merry Lane, Jericho, NY 11753, on Monday, April 12, 2024, between 10 AM – 12 PM.

Featured Speaker – George A. Sullivan, retired Technical Fellow at Northrop Grumman

Topic - Systems & Circuits that Support Sacred Music over the Centuries



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  • Date: 12 Apr 2024
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • 1 Merry Lane
  • Jericho, New York
  • United States 11753
  • Building: Jericho Public Library

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  • Starts 21 January 2024 08:11 PM
  • Ends 12 April 2024 01:15 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


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George Sullivan

Topic:

Systems & Circuits that Support Sacred Music over the Centuries

  1. Discussion of the setting and acoustics to enhance musical performances.
  2. Evolution of classical organs from their mechanical origins
  3. Pre-electric mechanisms
  4. Sound, size & shape of organ pipes
  5. Application of electric technology to pipe organs
  6. Electronic (pipeless) organs
  7. Loudspeaker systems
  8. Church bell and chime devices

Biography:

George A. Sullivan is a Life Senior IEEE Member and retired (2016) as an Adjunct Professor at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering where he taught graduate level computer science, electronic engineering, and management courses.

His career at Northrop Grumman (NGC) started in 1981 and culminated in his nomination and acceptance as a Technical Fellow in 2002.  He retired in 2015.

George was NGC’s lead network architect responsible for strategy, analysis, planning, development, design, security, and operational support of data, voice, and video networks.  His technical interests include network aspects of high availability, architecture, data center design, wireless, security, and management.

George earned his bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in 1978, and his master’s degree from Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering) in 1988. 

Prior to working at Northrop Grumman, George worked as Chief Engineer of broadcast station WLIR-FM, RF engineer at Fairchild Space & Defense Systems, Master Control engineer at WLIW/TV21, and Chief Engineer of Telecare, an educational TV station operated by the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

George is currently the Vice-President of the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC), a 501c3 organization of 360 members who promote ham radio in the interests of public safety, experimentation, and STEM education.  He serves as a judge for the Long Island Science & Engineering Fair (LISEF), and he is a merit badge counselor for the Theodore Roosevelt Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA).





Agenda

Abstract

  1. Discussion of the setting and acoustics to enhance musical performances.
  2. Evolution of classical organs from their mechanical origins
  3. Pre-electric mechanisms
  4. Sound, size & shape of organ pipes
  5. Application of electric technology to pipe organs
  6. Electronic (pipeless) organs
  7. Loudspeaker systems
  8. Church bell and chime devices