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Al Gross (engineer) was born on 22 February, 1918 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is an Engineer. Discover Al Gross (engineer)’s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 82 years old?
|Age||82 years old|
|Born||22 February 1918|
|Birthplace||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Date of death||(2000-12-21) Sun City, Arizona, U.S.|
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Al Gross (engineer) Net Worth
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Al Gross (engineer) worth at the age of 82 years old? Al Gross (engineer)’s income source is mostly from being a successful Engineer. He is from Canada. We have estimated
Al Gross (engineer)’s net worth
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|Net Worth in 2023||$1 Million – $5 Million|
|Salary in 2023||Under Review|
|Net Worth in 2022||Pending|
|Salary in 2022||Under Review|
|Source of Income||Engineer|
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In 1950 he tried in vain to interest telephone companies in mobile telephony. Bell Telephone was uninterested, and other companies were afraid of Bell’s monopoly on transmission lines.
Another breakthrough came in 1949 when he adapted his two-way radios to one-way for cordless remote telephonic signaling. He had effectively invented the first telephone pager system. His intention for this system was to be used by medical doctors, but was met with skepticism by doctors who were afraid the system would upset patients. This same technology is used in one-way radio signaling devices such as garage door openers.
After the war the FCC allocated the first frequencies for personal radio services; the Citizens’ Radio Service Frequency Band (1946). Gross formed Gross Electronics Co. to produce two-way communications system to utilize these frequencies, and his company was the first to receive FCC approval in 1948. He sold more than 100 thousand units of his system, mostly to farmers and the U.S. Coast Guard.
During World War II, Gross had some limited involvement in building a two-way air-to-ground communications system for the U.S. OSS (a forerunner to the CIA) for use in military operations, known as the Joan-Eleanor system. It comprised a hand-held SSTC-502 transceiver (“Joan”) and a much larger aircraft-based SSTR-6 transceiver (“Eleanor”). Gross’ actual contribution to the project is unclear (he was not an OSS member), but the main developers on the project were Dewitt R. Goddard and Lt. Cmdr. Stephen H. Simpson (Goddard’s wife’s name was Eleanor, and reportedly Joan was an acquaintance of Simpson). The system operated at frequencies above 250 MHz, which was at a much higher frequency than the enemy had thought conceivable. This allowed operatives using “Joan” to communicate with high altitude bombers carrying “Eleanor” for times of 10 to 15 minutes without the use of code words, eliminating the need for decryption. It was developed beginning in late 1942, was highly successful and very difficult to detect behind enemy lines at the time. It was marked Top Secret by the U.S. military until it was declassified and made public in 1976.
His interest and knowledge in radio technology had grown considerably by the time he in 1936 entered the BSEE program at Cleveland’s Case of Applied Sciences (now a part of Case Western Reserve University). He was determined to investigate the unexplored frequency region above 100 MHz. Between 1938 and 1941, soon after the invention of the walkie talkie in 1937 by Donald Hings, he created and patented his own version of the “walkie-talkie”.
Irving “Al” Gross (/ɡroʊs/; February 22, 1918 – December 21, 2000) was a pioneer in mobile wireless communication. He created and patented many communications devices, specifically in relation to an early version of the walkie-talkie, Citizens’ Band radio, the telephone pager and the cordless telephone.
Gross was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1918, the son of Romanian-Jewish immigrants, he grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States.