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Ross Caldecott (1930-2017)

Highly regarded during his more than 40 years spent as a researcher at the ElectroScience Lab (ESL), the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering community is saddened by the passing of Ross Caldecott on March 10 at the age of 86.

Caldecott was a Researcher at ESL for 44 years, before retiring in 2002 as a Research Scientist Emeritus.

Learn more about his time at Ohio State via this memorial from ESL.

Born in Rosett, Wales in 1930, Caldecott received the B.S. degree in Math and Physics from the University of London, England in 1950. Following two years of service with the British Army as an Instructor, he joined staff of E.M.I. Electronics, England in 1952 where he worked as an Electronics Engineer on microwave antennas and telemetry systems.

He joined ESL in 1958 as a Research Associate where he helped design special instrumentation for use in the high-speed recording of radar echo patterns and assisted in propagation studies on artificial satellites. Through his career at ESL he devoted his time to study antenna noise in communication systems, leading to new design techniques and variety of problems associated with the plasma sheath surrounding hypersonic vehicles.

To express condolences to his family, visit Caldecott's obituary.