OHS Canada Magazine


May 26, 2003

Health & Safety

World experts in wireless communications, networking, electrical engineering, and nuclear terrorism to advise on technology and strategy

Sunnyvale, Calif. May 20, 2003 RAE Systems (OTC BB: RAEE.OB) a leading provider of hazardous environment detection solutions for homeland defense, today welcomed four of the worlds leading experts on wireless communications, networking, electrical engineering and nuclear terrorism to its advisory board. Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, Dr. Lyle Feisel and Dr. Mario Gerla and Dr. Friedrich Steinhusler will provide leading edge technical expertise and will advise the company on product development and corporate strategies to respond to rapidly changing homeland defense requirements.

Homeland defense requires rapid shifts in strategy to address a constantly changing array of threats, said Bob Chen, CEO of RAE Systems. The synergies of our newest advisors will enable us to expand our thought leadership in the application of technology to homeland defense as we continue to develop the most technologically advanced, reliable and useful hazardous environment solutions available.

Dr. Goldsmith is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Prior to joining Stanford University, he received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley and served as an Assistant Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at Caltech. Dr. Goldsmiths industry experience includes affiliation with Maxim Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories. Her research focuses on wireless communications, including capacity, antenna systems, distributed control and ad-hoc networks.

Dr. Lyle D. Feisel is Dean Emeritus (retired) of the Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science and Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Following service in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Feisel received B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University. During his career, he served as faculty member of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he headed the electrical engineering department for eight years. He was a National Visiting Professor at Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, ROC, and held the Wachtmeister Chair in Engineering at the Virginia Military Institute in addition to working at Collins Radio, Honeywell, IBM, and Northrop.

Dr. Mario Gerla is a Professor of Computer Science at UCLA where his teaching and research focuses on distributed systems performance evaluation, computer networks, wireless and mobile computing and distributed applications. He received his graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 1966 and his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from UCLA in 1973. Dr. Gerla has published more than 100 technical papers on various subjects including network optimization, network performance evaluation, routing, flow control, and wireless networks.

Dr. Friedrich Steinhusler is currently the chair of the Institute of Physics and Biophysics at The University of Salzburg in Salzburg, Austria. He concurrently serves as the project manager on nuclear terrorism and sabotage at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Dr. Steinhusler holds membership on ten professional committees, including the Nuclear Advisory Council for the Chancellor of Austria and has worked with a variety of international groups such as the International Atomic Energy Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Steinhusler has authored 246 scientific articles.

About RAE Systems
RAE Systems Inc. is the leader in rapidly deployable sensing networks for homeland defense and a leading manufacturer of portable, wireless and fixed atmospheric monitors, photo-ionization detectors, radiation detectors, gas detection tubes, sampling pumps and security monitoring devices. Our customers use our products to monitor gas and other volatile organic compounds in confined spaces, to establish a perimeter security around hazardous material sites and to detect the illicit traffic of radioactive materials. RAE Systems customers operate in such industries as safety and security, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, utilities, food, chemical, airlines, military and hazardous material storage and disposal, and its monitors are used in civilian and government atmospheric monitoring programs in over 50 countries. For more information about RAE Systems, please visit www.RAESystems.com

Bob Durstenfeld


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