Curt Carlson is in charge of the very institution where Doug and his ARC team produced and introduced their innovations to the world. His knowledge of technology and work with the governments provides valuable insight in to the environment Doug worked in.
SRI is a nonprofit research institute, is a pioneer in the creation and application of innovative solutions for governments, businesses, foundations, and other organizations, founded in 1946.
Before SRI, Carlson served 20 years with Sarnoff Corporation,
a wholly owned SRI subsidiary. Carlson joined RCA Laboratories
in 1973, which became part of SRI in 1987 as the Sarnoff Corporation.
As head of Ventures and Licensing at Sarnoff, he helped found
more than 12 new companies. He started and helped lead the high-definition
television (HDTV) program at Sarnoff that became the U.S. standard
and in 1997, won an Emmy® Award for outstanding technical
achievement for Sarnoff. Another team started and led by Carlson
won an Emmy in 2000 for a system that measures broadcast image