|dc.description.abstract||The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE) was established in 1946 as the Institute's first interdepartmental laboratory. Originally organized under the joint sponsorship of the Departments of Physics and Electrical Engineering, RLE has broadened its interests to cover a wide range of research.
RLE's 50th Anniversary, In November 1996, RLE will celebrate 50 years of technological impact and innovation with a technical conference, special exhibit, activities for alumni, and other events. Two special issues of RLE currents will describe the achievements of 20 of RLE's entrepreneurial alumni. For more information on this event, look at RLE's 50th anniversary page on the World Wide Web (see next column) or contact RLE Headquarters, telephone: (617) 253-4653; fax (617) 253-1301.
RLE Progress Report, RLE Progress Report Number 138 describes research programs at RLE for the period January 1 through December 31, 1995. Each chapter of the Progress Report includes a summary of research efforts for research projects listed. Faculty, research staff, students and others who participated in these projects are identified at the beginning of each project, along with sources of funding. There are four appendices at the end of the report: Appendix A is a bibliography of RLE publications and papers presented by RLE staff during 1995; Appendix B is a roster of current RLE staff; Appendix C is a list of RLE faculty and staff milestones and honors received during 1995; and Appendix D is an index of RLE sponsors. The Project Staff and Subject Index provides additional access to the information in this report.
RLE on the World Wide Web, RLE has a presence on the World Wide Web (http://rleweb.mit.edu). RLE web pages include an introduction to RLE research and services; information about RLE's history, research groups, staff, and publications along with news of RLE events, and a history of the Radiation Laboratory (1940-1945).
RLE Publications, RLE also publishes RLE currents, a biannual newsletter which focuses on RLE research interests; a technical report series; Speech Group Working Papers; and other information related to the Laboratory. The RLE Brochure, published in 1991 for RLE's 45th anniversary, is also available at no charge. For more information, write Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Communications Office, Room 36-412, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307, Tel. (617) 253-2566, Fax (617) 258-7864.||en_US