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9/11 STORIES: Remembering Stanley Hall

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Mr. Stanley Hall, 68, of Clifton, VA, was one of the victims on board American Airlines Flight 77 scheduled to travel from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles on September 11, 2001. As an employee of Raytheonís Electronic Warfare Operations (Goleta, CA), he was based in Arlington, VA, and served as Raytheonís foremost liaison with key electronic warfare military leaders in the Washington, D.C., area. Having worked at Raytheon, Hughes, Litton and Bunker Ramo, Mr. Hall devoted more than 40 years of his life to the pursuit of peace and the protection of U.S. Air Force, Navy and Army forces.

At Raytheon and in industry circles, Mr. Hall was known as the "Father of EW," having pioneered a broad base of EW technology and working on an extraordinarily wide range of tactical EW applications. Most recently, he was applying his expertise to new developments for EW/radar shared aperture and digital receiver electronics. Mr. Hall was instrumental in the development and production of Raytheonís AN/ALR-67(V)3 next generation radar warning receiver for U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F aircraft. He was truly an industry expert in receiver technology; his knowledge was highly respected at senior levels of the U.S. military services. Mr. Hall helped to pioneer tactical use of interferometers, high speed A/D conversion, and techniques used for signal feature extraction, and he led the charge for practical use of channelized receiver technologies. While at Raytheon (and Hughes Aircraft Co. before the merger), he also made valuable contributions to the development of standoff jammers, digital RF memory and emitter location technologies. Prior to leading Hughes Aircraftís entrance into the EW arena, he was the Technical Director of Advanced Programs for Litton, working on receiver/processor technology and the AN/ALQ-99 Advanced Capabilities for EA-6B and EF-111A aircraft. At Bunker Ramo, he was responsible for system design and test of passive EW systems, active and passive sonar systems, and data management systems for the U.S. Army.

Mr. Hall typified the finest of our nationís engineering professionals; he was a true gentleman, quiet, unassuming, absolutely competent, and a man of great personal integrity and honor. He loved his job immensely, but perhaps his most important contribution was his commitment to the young engineers he mentored. Numerous engineers within Raytheon and his former employers have thrived under his tutelage. By sharing his gift for engineering through his teaching and personal relationships, his legacy will continue for years to come. He will be remembered for his pioneering spirit, warm heart and strong sense of patriotism.

His death was one of many tragic loses that day, and we will never know what their further contributions may have been. However, we can celebrate their memory and be inspired to the same and further pursuits. On the 10-year anniversary of 9-11, we take a moment for Stan, for the many others like him, for those who answered the call that day, and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the 10 years that have followed. We are honored by their commitment and humbled by their personal sacrifice.

 
 
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