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Fred Haber Papers
1953-1987

UPT 50 H114

7.0 Cubic feet

Prepared by Timothy H. Horning

October 2014

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PROVENANCE

The Fred Haber papers were donated to the University Archives by the Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Pennsylvania in 2003 (accession number 2003.061). 

 

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ARRANGEMENT

The Fred Haber papers are organized into five series – Consulting; General File; Lectures and Seminars; Research and Writings; and Teaching Material – each of which is arranged alphabetically. There are some instances in the Consulting series where multiple reports exist for each project; in such cases the reports are arranged chronologically. The Teaching Material series is arranged according to the course number and the material for each course is arranged chronologically by year. Materials for which no course number was indicated are arranged alphabetically at the end of the series. 

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Fred Haber was Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania from 1951 to 1987. The Fred Haber papers document his university teaching as well as his outside consulting work and research. 

Fred Haber was born on July 1, 1921 in New York, N.Y. He earned a B.S. from Pennsylvania State University in 1948, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in 1953 and 1960, respectively. He joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering in 1951 and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in probability, statistics, random processes, communications and information theory, and coding. Haber retired from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. 

Haber participated in numerous research projects outside of the university during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, including projects for the United States Air Force, Army, and Navy, and for the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA). He also assisted the Philadelphia Police Department with the implementation of a closed-circuit television surveillance system. 

Fred Haber died on September 20, 2007 in Yarmouth, ME. He was survived by his two children, daughter Jill and son Carl. 

 

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SCOPE AND CONTENT

The Fred Haber papers are professional in nature. They document Haber’s career as Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania through lecture notes, assignments, and exams from the undergraduate and graduate courses he taught. There is also documentation of Haber’s work outside of the university with the United States military, NASA, and the Philadelphia Police Department. This documentation consists of reports, contracts, and proposals. Other research conducted by Haber is also represented in the papers, mostly in the form of notes and hand-written articles. 

 

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CONTROLLED ACCESS HEADINGS

Occupation(s)

  • Engineering teachers--United States.

Subject(s)

  • Electrical engineering--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia
  • Moore School of Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

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INVENTORY

 

Consulting 

Box

Folder

Ampro-Scully Company, 1982-1986 

1

1

Andrew F. Cigas Machine Shop, 1979 

1

2

General Electric Company: Contract and Amendments, 1961-1963 

1

3

JTAC Electromagnetic Compatibility Study 

 

 

Subcommittee 63.1.3: Correspondence, 1966-1968 

1

4

Subcommittee 63.1.3: Report, 1967 April 1 

1

5

Subcommittee 63.1.3: Report, 1967 August 15 

1

6

Subcommittee 63.1.3: Report, 1967 October 20 

1

7

Subcommittee 63.1.3: Report, 1967 December 15 

1

8

Subcommittee 63.1.3: Report, 1967 December 25 

1

9

Subcommittee 63.1.3: Report, 1968 January 25 

1

10

Subcommittee 63.1.3: Report, 1968 February 12 

1

11

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) 

 

 

Contract NAS 5-9896: GSFC Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Design Guide for Aerospace Communications Systems: Report, 1965 September 

1

12

Contract NAS 5-9896: GSFC Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Design Guide for Aerospace Communications Systems: Report, 1966 April 30 

1

13

Contract NAS 5-9896: Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Design Guide for Aerospace Communications Systems, 1967 April 25 

1

14

Contract NAS 5-14923: Frequency Assignment Guideline for Satellite Radio Links: Report, 1969 July 

1

15

Contract NAS 5-20707: Space Shuttle Electromagnetic Enviroment Experiment: Preliminary Report, 1974 December 3 

1

16

Contract NAS 5-20707: Space Shuttle Electromagnetic Environment Experiment: Interim Report, 1975 May 3 

1

17

Contract NAS 5-20707: Space Shuttle Electromagnetic Enviroment Experiment: Final Report, 1975 October 3 

1

18

Summary of Stadam Network Radio Frequency Interference Events, undated 

1

19

Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, 1975-1977 

1

20

Philadelphia Police Department Closed-Circuit Television 

 

 

Application for Continued Funding, 1972 January 31 

1

21

Contract and Proposals, 1973-1976 

1

22

Report of Evaluation 1973 July 12 

1

23

Interim Report of Evaluation of Phase III, 1974 April 1 

1

24

Final Report of the Evaluation of Phase III, 1974 August 6 

1

25

Final Evaluation Report, 1976 May 31 

1

26

Report of Evaluation, 1977 January 30 

1

27

R and B Enterprises, 1976-1977 

1

28

United States Air Force Rome Air Development Center 

 

 

Array Study Notes and Steady State Analysis, undated 

1

29

Contract F30602-68-C-0178: EMC Data Collection Techniques: Second Phase Report, 1969 June 

1

30

Contract F30602-68-C-0178: EMC Data Collection Techniques: Third Phase Report, 1970 January 

1

31

Contract F30602-68-C-0178: EMC Data Collection Techniques: Fourth Phase Report, 1970 June 

1

32

Contract F30602-80-C-2030: Application of Self-Organizing Random Arrays to Communication Satellites: Proposal and Reports, 1980-1981 

1

33

Contract F30602-81-K-0211: Budget, 1981-1983 

1

34

Contract F30602-81-K-0211: LMS Interference Canceller Array with Reference Generating Loop: Report, 1982 January 

1

35

Contract F30602-81-K-0211: Research in Adaptive Beamforming for Satellite Communication: Proposal for Continuation of Research, 1982 April 

1

36

Contract F30602-81-K-0211: Research on Adaptive Beamforming for Satellite Communications: Report, 1984 November 

2

1

Contract F30602-81-K-0211: Interference Canceller Array with Reference Generating Loop: Report, 1985 January 

2

2

Research on Adaptive Processing for Large Thinned Arrays: Proposal, 1982 November 

2

3

United States Army Electronics Command: Training Course in Electromagnetic Compatibility 1966 February 1 

 

 

Part One 

2

4

Part Two 

2

5

Part Three 

2

6

Part Four 

2

7

Part Five (1) 

2

8

Part Five (2) 

2

9

Part Six 

2

10

Part Seven 

2

11

Part Eight 

2

12

United States Army Research Office 

 

 

Contract DAAG 29-78-C-0042: Remote and Distributed Electromagnetic Radiators: Proposal, 1978 

2

13

Contract DAAG 29-78-C-0042: Remote and Distributed Electromagnetic Radiators: Contract, 1978-1980 

2

14

Contract DAAG 29-78-C-0042: Communication with Sparse, Random Arrays: Report, 1979 

2

15

Contract DAAG 29-78-C-0042: Remote and Distributed Electromagnetic Radiators: Final Report, 1979 November 

2

16

Dispersed Adaptive Array Systems in Communications: Proposal, 1979 December 

2

17

Dispersed Adaptive Array Systems in Communications: Proposal, 1980-1982 

2

18

United States Army Satellite Communications Agency 

 

 

Contract DA 36-039-AMC-03219E: System Study for Super Mobile Communications Satellite Ground Station: Quarterly Report, 1963 October 30 

2

19

Contract DA 36-039-AMC-03219E: System Study for Super Mobile Communications Satellite Ground Station: Quarterly Report, 1964 January 30 

2

20

Contract DA 36-039-AMC-03219E: System Study for Super Mobile Communications Satellite Ground Station: Quarterly Report, 1964 April 30 

2

21

Contract DA 36-039-AMC-03219E: System Study for Super Mobile Communications Satellite Ground Station: Final Report, 1964 October 30 

2

22

United States Navy Underwater Systems Center: Loop Models of H FLD: Report, 1973 

2

23

United States Navy Underwater Systems Center: Miscellaneous Reports, 1973-1975 

2

24

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General File 

Box

Folder

ENIAC 40th Anniversary, 1986 (1) 

2

25

ENIAC 40th Anniversary, 1986 (2) 

2

26

International Special Committee on Radio Interference, 1961 

2

27

Leave Plans, 1984-1985 

2

28

Moore School of Electronic Engineering 50th Anniversary: Correspondence, 1972-1973 

2

29

Moore School of Electronic Engineering 50th Anniversary: Letters, 1972-1973 

2

30

Moore School of Electronic Engineering 50th Anniversary: Minutes, 1972-1973 

2

31

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Lectures and Talks 

Box

Folder

Broadband Adaptive Processing, 1985 May 

3

1

Electromagnetic Compatibility, 1965 June 

3

2

Electromagnetic Compatibility Workshop, 1970 July 

3

3

General Electric Modern Engineering Course, 1977-1980 (1) 

3

4

General Electric Modern Engineering Course, 1977-1980 (2) 

3

5

General Electric Modern Engineering Course, 1980 

3

6

Impulse Noise, 1975-1976 

3

7

Information Theory, undated 

3

8

Interconnection Data on Harms, 1973 

3

9

Interference in Satellite Systems, undated 

3

10

Noise and Effects, undated 

3

11

Principles of Data Communications, 1978 

3

12

Probability and Statistics, undated 

3

13

Random Processes, undated 

3

14

Remote and Distributed Electromagnetic Radiators, 1979 

3

15

Satellite Arrays, undated 

3

16

Some New Results on Negatively Correlated Branches in Frequency Diversity Systems, 1974 July 

3

17

Spectrum Utilization Seminar, 1975 

3

18

Undersea Communications, undated 

3

19

Underwater Array, 1977, 1980 

3

20

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Research and Writings 

Box

Folder

Adaptive Array Processing and Spatial Spectrum Estimation, 1986 

3

21

Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1970-1974 

3

22

Array Processing Using the Extended Kalman Filter, 1983 

3

23

Comparison of RI-FI Meter Readings, 1960 

3

24

Effect of Phase and Frequency Error in the Detection of SSB Signals, undated 

3

25

Effect of Random Amplitude and Steering Phase Errors on the Behavior of the Hybrid Array, undated 

3

26

Electromagnetic Compatibility Handbook, 1984 March 

 

 

Outline 

3

27

Chapter One 

3

28

Chapter Two 

3

29

Chapter Three (1) 

3

30

Chapter Three (2) 

3

31

Chapter Four (1) 

3

32

Chapter Four (2) 

3

33

Chapter Four (3) 

3

34

Chapter Five (1) 

4

1

Chapter Five (2) 

4

2

Chapter Five (3) 

4

3

Chapter Five (4) 

4

4

Chapter Six 

4

5

Chapter Seven 

4

6

Envelopes, undated 

4

7

Generation of a Standard Field Inside a Shielded Enclosure for Calibrating Loop Antennas (Master's Thesis), 1953 June 

4

8

Impulses to Matched Filters, undated 

4

9

Interconnections to the AT&T Network, undated 

4

10

Interference in Satellite Systems, undated 

4

11

Interference Standards, 1958-1968 

4

12

Instrumentation for Radio Interference Measurements, 1961 

4

13

Magnetic Fields, undated 

4

14

Man-Made Noise, 1966 June 

4

15

Multipath in Line-of-Sight Communications, undated 

4

16

Pointing Vector and Angle of Arrival Estimation for Adaptive Rays, undated 

4

17

Pointing Vector Estimation for Adaptive Arrays, 1983 

4

18

Polarization, undated 

4

19

Pulse Code Assignment Alternatives and Resulting Mean Square Noise, undated 

4

20

Radio Location in Multipath and Interference Enviroments, 1981 

4

21

Radio Noise and TV Interference from High Voltage Transmission Lines, 1959 

4

22

Rapidly Converging Sample Weighting Functions, 1963 

4

23

Remote Antennae, 1978 

4

24

Satellite Arrays, undated 

4

25

Self-Organizing Random Array Communications Relay, 1981-1982 

4

26

Self-Organizing Random Array Communications Relay (Revised), 1982-1983 

4

27

Signal Representation, 1964-1965 

4

28

Statistical Properties of the Output of Radio Receivers Subjected to Intermodulation Interference (Ph.D. Dissertation), 1959 (1) 

4

29

Statistical Properties of the Output of Radio Receivers Subjected to Intermodulation Interference (Ph.D. Dissertation), 1959 (2) 

4

30

Survey Using Distant Sources, undated 

4

31

Telecommunications Public Policy, 1974 May 

4

32

Uses and Limitations of RFI Measuring Instruments for Use Below 1000 MC S, undated 

4

33

Valley Forge Research Center Quarterly Report, 1989 March 

4

34

Widely Dispersed Random Array as a Radio Relay, 1979 

4

35

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Teaching Material 

Box

Folder

EE 414: Assignments and Exams, 1965 Fall 

5

1

EE 414: Lecture Notes, 1965 Fall 

5

2

EE 614 

 

 

Assignments, 1961 Fall 

5

3

Assignments and Exams, 1962 Spring (1) 

5

4

Assignments and Exams, 1962 Spring (2) 

5

5

Lecture Notes, 1962 Spring 

5

6

Lecture Notes, undated 

5

7

EE 639 

 

 

Assignments and Exams, 1963-1965 

5

8

Assignments and Exams, 1965-1966 

5

9

Assignments and Exams, 1966-1967 

5

10

Assignments and Exams, 1967 Fall 

5

11

Assignments and Exams, 1968 Spring 

5

12

Assignments and Exams, 1969 Spring 

5

13

Assignments, 1969 Fall 

5

14

Assignments and Exams, 1970 Spring 

5

15

Lecture Notes, 1972-1974 

5

16

Lecture Notes, undated (1) 

5

17

Lecture Notes, undated (2) 

5

18

Lecture Notes, undated (3) 

5

19

Lecture Notes, undated (4) 

5

20

EE 641: Assignments, 1967-1968 

5

21

EE 641: Assignments and Exams, 1971-1973 

5

22

EE 665C: Assignments and Exams, 1973 Spring 

5

23

EE 680D: Lecture Notes, 1969-1970 

5

24

EE/SE 674 

 

 

Exams, 1973-1985 

5

25

Assignments, 1976-1985 

5

26

Assignments, 1987 Spring 

5

27

Lecture Notes, 1987 Spring (1) 

6

1

Lecture Notes, 1987 Spring (2) 

6

2

EES631/SE673: Assignments, Exams and Lecture Notes, 1974 Spring 

6

3

SE 514 

 

 

Lecture Notes, 1977 Spring 

6

4

Lecture Notes, 1979 Spring 

6

5

Assignments, Exams and Lecture Notes, 1979-1982 

6

6

Transparencies, 1979 

6

7

Transparencies, undated (1) 

6

8

Transparencies, undated (2) 

6

9

SE 601 

 

 

Assignments and Exams, 1973-1978 

6

10

Lecture Notes, 1975 Fall 

6

11

Lecture Notes, 1977 Fall 

6

12

Lecture Notes, 1977-1985 (1) 

6

13

Lecture Notes, 1977-1985 (2) 

6

14

Lecture Notes, 1977-1985 (3) 

6

15

Exams and Lecture Notes, 1984 Fall 

6

16

Exams and Lecture Notes, 1985 Fall 

6

17

SE 607: Assignments and Exams, 1980 Spring 

6

18

SE 609: Lecture Notes, 1977 Spring 

6

19

SE 611: Exams and Lecture Notes, 1978 Spring 

6

20

SE 621: Lecture Notes, 1976 

6

22

SE 647: Assignments and Lecture Notes, 1979 Spring, 1981 Fall 

6

23

SE 647: Exams and Lecture Notes, 1985 Fall 

6

24

SE 647: Lecture Notes, undated 

6

25

SE 673 

 

 

Lecture Notes, 1974 Spring (1) 

7

1

Lecture Notes, 1974 Spring (2) 

7

2

Lecture Notes, 1976 

7

3

Lecture Notes, 1979 Fall, 1986 Spring (1) 

7

4

Lecture Notes, 1979 Fall, 1986 Spring (2) 

7

5

Lecture Notes, 1982 Fall 

7

6

Assignments and Exams, 1986 Spring 

7

7

Transparencies, 1986 (1) 

7

8

Transparencies, 1986 (2) 

7

9

Lecture Notes, undated 

7

10

SE 674: Assignments, Exams and Lecture Notes, 1973-1978 (1) 

7

11

SE 674: Assignments, Exams and Lecture Notes, 1973-1978 (2) 

7

12

SE 676: Lecture Notes, 1975 Fall, 1979 Fall 

7

13

SE 676: Lecture Notes, 1975 

7

14

SE 676: Assignments, 1979 Fall 

7

15

SE 680: Lecture Notes, undated 

7

16

SSE 301: Exams and Lecture Notes, 1981 Fall 

7

17

Information and Communication Theory: Lectures One and Two, 1966 Summer 

7

18

Information and Communication Theory: Lectures Four to Seven, 1966 Summer 

7

19

Probability, Statistics and Random Processes, 1961 Summer 

7

20

Set Theory, undated 

7

21

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