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November 13, 2023

The goal of the two-year 5G Challenge was to accelerate the adoption of 5G open interfaces, interoperable subsystems,...

September 1, 2023

Employment opportunities at ITS include internships for students at all levels of their scholastic careers. Like other employment opportunities, when openings exist, these are listed on ...

May 25, 2023

Until June 2, 2023, expert researchers from ITS are in Geneva, Switzerland, where they are collaborating with colleagues from all over the world to reach consensus about improvements to the International Telecommunication...

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This Month in ITS History

May 1965: CRPL Scientist Disappears in Antarctica

On the frigid morning of May 8, 1965, Carl Disch disappeared from Byrd Station in Antarctica. Disch was a Central Radio Propagation Laboratory employee researching forward scatter in the ionosphere. At 9:15 Disch left the Radio Noise Laboratory about a mile and a quarter from the main Byrd station, but apparently missed the hand line that led back to safety. A search party looked for Disch when he failed to return. Byrd station fired flares, and a human chain was formed to methodically search the snow-covered runway where Disch's tracks appeared to lead, but conditions were difficult. Thirty mile an hour winds covered the footprints with snow and threatened the safety of the searchers; the w ...

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