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Alan B. Mead,
an American electrical engineer, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Applied Concepts Inc. (dba Stalker Radar), founded in March 1977 [1]. Alan Mead holds a BSEE from University of Kansas (1968), and was engineering manager at Kustom Signals, Inc. [2] [3] (1970 - 1975), and founder and president of Technology Development, Inc. (1975). Along with John Aker and others, Alan Mead holds various patents [4] concerning Doppler complex FFT police radar, which is now the primary business of Applied Concepts [5].


Alan Mead was involved in designing the hardware [6] of the first Boris machine [7] [8] , which was manufactured from early 1978, short after the foundation of Applied Concepts. Alan Mead is further mentioned as representative of Boris Experimental in the ACM 1980 [9] and ACM 1981 booklets, in 1981 along with John Aker, Terry Fredrick, John Jacobs, David Slate and Larry Atkin [10].

External Links


  1. ^ Alan Mead | LinkedIn
  2. ^ Kustom Signals Inc.
  3. ^ 264 F3d 1326 Kustom Signals Inc v. Applied Concepts Inc John L Aker | OpenJurist, pdf
  4. ^ Alan B Mead - Inventor Patent Directory, Page 1
  5. ^ Welcome to Stalker Radar - The World Leader in Speed Measurement from Applied Concepts
  6. ^ Boris assembly manual (pdf) hosted by Alain Zanchetta
  7. ^ Patent Application filed 2nd March 1978 Inventors: Rod Barclay, John A. Cunningham, Alan B. Mead, Joseph T. Spaits
    for Applied Concepts, Inc.
    from Patents from Chess Computer UK by Mike Watters
  8. ^ Professional Profiles for Innovators of D255464, Barclay, Rod; Cunningham, John A; Mead, Alan B; Spaits, Joseph T including employment histories, technology specializations, innovator rankings/ratings, residence addresses, co-workers, Electronic chess game board from PatentBuddy
  9. ^ The Eleventh ACM's North American Computer Chess Championship, pdf from The Computer History Museum, page 7
  10. ^ The Twelfth ACM's North American Computer Chess Championship, pdf from The Computer History Museum

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