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Gene Kohlenberg
From:
"karlhanns gindele" <karlhanns.gindele@DIN.DE>
To:
"Gene Kohlenberg" <gene.kohlenberg@toast.net>
Cc:
"Ren Scherrer" <rene.scherrer@leica-geosystems.com>; "Nils Tonascia" <nils.tonascia@snv.ch>
Sent:
Monday, January 16, 2006 4:25 AM
Subject:
Antw: [Fwd: Passing of James G. Baker and idea for honoraryunit]
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Dear Gene:

I also have no experience with creating new honorary units. Thinking about the proposal, I would like to have
considered the following:

1) As Michael Jones already mentioned in his mail, the "Baker" would be an honorary unit rather than a true physical
measure. This honorary "unit", I think, should be more a characteristic quantity (f.e. similar to the "Strehl" mentioned
in Annex C of ISO 10110-5) than a unit.

2) But, first of all there should be a proposal for such a characteristic quantity, which shall have a close relationship to
the work of Dr. Baker. This might be a quantity describing some important characteristic of a camera, component or
device or a mathematical/physical equation or a specific design linked with aerial reconnaissance, instant photography
or astronomy.

3) I think the following procedure for establishment might be appropriate: The proposal should come from some
organisation or should be established or proposed at a conference related to the working field of Dr. Baker. I think this
is at this stage rather a motion, movement or "flow" than a vote (it must be a bottom-up approach). The vote is done
later by the scientists and experts involved in the field: If the "Baker" is accepted and used in papers, scientific
literature and lab conversation, the vote is positive. This procedure can strongly be supported by introducing the "unit"
in appropriate International Standards (international consensus and more binding), f.e. developed by ISO/TC 172/SC 6
"Surveying instruments" (I copy this mail to the chairman and secretary of SC 6 for information) or ISO/TC 42
"Photography".

Good luck with your OEOSC annual meeting on Sunday.
Kind regards,
Karlhanns


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>>> Gene Kohlenberg <
gene.kohlenberg@toast.net
> 13.01.06 16:34:16 >>>
Karlhanns:
I received a message from Alan Tourtlotte of OSA concerning an
honorary unit named for the late James G. Baker. I have added the
subject to the OEOSC agenda for the annual meeting on Sunday, January
22, 2006. Do you know if there is an established procedure for choosing
names for optical units?

Regard,
Gene Kohlenberg
OEOSC

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Passing of James G. Baker and idea for honorary unit
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 11:26:41 -0400
From: Tourtlotte, Alan <
atourt@osa.org
>
To: Gene Kohlenberg <
gene.kohlenberg@toast.net
>



Hi Gene:,

Would you have any thoughts on this? Please read the string of messages
below. Is this something OEOSC might get invoved in?

Thanks,


Alan
OSA

-----Original Message-----
From: Jones, Michael I [mailto:michael.i.jones@lmco.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 2:15 PM
To: Rogan, Liz; Office of the Exec. Director; Keane, Tony; Awards; New
Idea
Cc:
ken@zemax.com
;
APOCASMAK@aol.com
; Fisher, Robert;
engr@opticalres.com
; Fantone, Stephen
Subject: RE: Passing of James G. Baker and idea for honorary unit

Hi Liz,
I just got off the phone with Dr. Albert Parr, Chief of Optical
Technology at NIST. His counsel was that since the "Baker" would be an
honorary unit rather than a true unit of physical measure, it could be
directly adopted by optical community consensus and would not need ASTM
or ISO standards approval and adoption. So, this may just be as simple
as introducing it for vote at an appropriate upcoming optical design
convention, or even on the OSA website.

Thanks!
Mike
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-----Original Message-----
From: Rogan, Liz [mailto:erogan@osa.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 19, 2005 12:41 PM
To: Jones, Michael I; Office of the Exec. Director; Keane, Tony; Awards;
New Idea
Cc:
ken@zemax.com
;
APOCASMAK@aol.com
; Fisher, Robert;
engr@opticalres.com
; Fantone, Stephen
Subject: RE: Passing of James G. Baker and idea for honorary unit

Hi Mike - thanks for the obituary on James Baker. Stephen Fantone,
OSA's Treasurer and OSA staff wrote the attached obituary a few weeks
ago which is on the OSA website.
http://www.osa.org/news/release/07.2005/obit.asp

As for the request to championing a name change to Baker, we don't have
any experience doing this. Please let me know if you have any
experience with this and what the path would be to achieve your goal.

Thanks, Liz
Elizabeth A. Rogan
Executive Director
Optical Society of America
2010 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-416-1484
Fax: 202-416-6130
E-mail:
erogan@osa.org
http://www.osa.org




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