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necrologies Richard J. Boire A primary focus for Boire's communication system's 1931-1994 expertise in weather was in support of civil and military aviation. He was one of a small team at Alden respon- Richard J. Boire, active with the AMS through sible for the development and deployment of the Air corporate and individual memberships since 1963, Force Digital Graphics Systems for the U.S. Air Force died in Worcester, Massachusetts, on 26 July 1994. A and the Alden remote radar systems, which interfaced manager and executive with Alden Electronics, Inc. to the then Weather Bureau radars in a system configu- and its subsidiary Alden International, Inc., both of ration known as Weather Bureau Radar Remoting Westboro, Massachusetts, Boire had complete d more (WBRR). WBRR provided radar plan position indica- than 30 years of tor images, and Boire equipped all of the major U.S. service, much of airlines with Alden systems for remoting of this weather it dedicated to radar imagery. systems market- In 1992 the U.S. Space Foundation presented to ing to the meteo- Alden its Space Technology Hall of Fame Award for rological commu- development of the direct readout satellite systems. nity. Boire was nominated by the company to receive http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-75.11.2190
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Abstract

Richard J. Boire A primary focus for Boire's communication system's 1931-1994 expertise in weather was in support of civil and military aviation. He was one of a small team at Alden respon- Richard J. Boire, active with the AMS through sible for the development and deployment of the Air corporate and individual memberships since 1963, Force Digital Graphics Systems for the U.S. Air Force died in Worcester, Massachusetts, on 26 July 1994. A and the Alden remote radar systems, which interfaced manager and executive with Alden Electronics, Inc. to the then Weather Bureau radars in a system configu- and its subsidiary Alden International, Inc., both of ration known as Weather Bureau Radar Remoting Westboro, Massachusetts, Boire had complete d more (WBRR). WBRR provided radar plan position indica- than 30 years of tor images, and Boire equipped all of the major U.S. service, much of airlines with Alden systems for remoting of this weather it dedicated to radar imagery. systems market- In 1992 the U.S. Space Foundation presented to ing to the meteo- Alden its Space Technology Hall of Fame Award for rological commu- development of the direct readout satellite systems. nity. Boire was nominated by the company to receive

Journal

Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Nov 1, 1994

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