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Donald Paul Olsen

Donald Paul Olsen, American communications system engineer. Achievements include invention of hybrid interleaver for survivable packet compatible communication waveforms.

Background

  • Olsen, Donald Paul was born on July 19, 1938 in Glasgow, Montana, United States. Son of Arthur Leif and Frances Lucille (Beachler) Olsen.

  • Education

    • BSEL, California State Polytechnic University, 1963. Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Purdue University, 1969.

    Career

    • With Advanced Communications Inc., Chatsworth, California, 1963-1971, Technology Service Corporation, Santa Monica, 1971-1974. Communications senior engineering specialist Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, since 1974.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include invention of hybrid interleaver for survivable packet compatible communication waveforms.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Views

    Every human being is made in the image of God, not just spiritually and morally, but also physically.

    Membership

    Scoutmaster Granada Hills (California) area Boy Scouts American, 1985-1987. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (senior, communications committee 1989-1992, chair communications standards committee 1990-1992), Highlander Band Parents Association (president).

    Connections

    • Married Carol Buck, September 3, 1964. Children: David Tanner, Paul Tanner, Julia Elizabeth.
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    Born July 19, 1938
    • 1963
      California State Polytechnic University
    • 1964
      Brigham Young University
    • 1969
      Purdue University
    • 1963 - 1971
      With Advanced Communications Incorporated
      Chatsworth, California, United States
    • 1971 - 1974
      With Advanced Communications Incorporated
      Santa Monica, California, United States
    • 1974
      communications senior, engineering specialist Aerospace Corporation
      El Segundo, California, United States