We have lost a talented team member and friend. David John (DJ) Atkinson died April 24, 2012 in Boulder, CO. DJ was a highly respected electronics engineer who worked on a wide variety of challenging projects throughout his 25-year career at the Institute for Telecommunication Sciences.

Much of DJ’s work focused on the objective and subjective measurement of speech and voice quality, including many years in national and international standards organizations in contributor and leadership roles. DJ’s research in digital voice and noise studies helped to improve public safety radio communications quality by affecting technology and design improvements and describing best practices for radio use in the noisy environments emergency responders encounter.

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