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2008 Warren D. White Award for Excellence in Radar Engineering

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2008 Warren D. White Award

Dr. Serpil Ayasli

"For Significant Contributions to Ultra-Wideband Radar for Ground Penetration and Foliage Penetration Radar"

Presented at the RadarCon 2008 in Rome, Italy on May 28, 2008

Dana White Starr and Warren H. White established the Warren D. White Memorial Fund in 1999 and the Warren D. White Award to memorialize their father. The award, a plaque and honorarium, is to recognize a radar engineer for outstanding achievements due to a major technical advance (or series of advances) in the art of radar engineering. The advance, significant, public, and well-known, shall be evidenced by technical papers, inventions, presentations, or products.
Nominees need not be a member of IEEE or AESS. Nominations must allow appraisal of the candidate’s contribution(s).

$2,000 stipend, Plaque and travel expenses funded by a Memorial Endowment. (The President of
the Society may authorize, if needed by the winner, up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the
conference where the award will be presented). If there are multiple winners, each will receive a
plaque and they will equally share the stipend.

Funded entirely by the Warren D. White Memorial Endowment administered by the AESS and
managed by the IEEE Foundation.

The nominee shall have made a major technical contribution, or a series of such contributions, to
the art of radar engineering. This contribution shall be evidenced to the radar community through
technical papers, presentations, inventions, or products. However, it is expected that this
contribution, or contributions, shall be so significant and of a nature that it is already publicly well known to the radar community at large and to the members of the AESS Radar Panel.

Basis for Judging
A major technical contribution, or series of contributions, to the art of radar engineering
evidenced to the radar community though technical papers, presentations, inventions, or products.

The award shall be presented, in the year when a winner is selected, at the next IEEE National or
International Radar Conference.

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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