This award is in honor of the late Fred Nathanson, and is sponsored by the IEEE Radar Systems Panel of the AES Society. The purpose of this award is to grant international recognition for outstanding contributions to the radar art. The goals of the Radar Systems Panel in granting this award are to encourage individual effort and to foster increased participation by developing radar engineers. Established to grant recognition for outstanding contributions to the radar art, this award, consisting of a plaque and honorarium, is to recognize a member of AESS who has not exceeded the age of 40 in the year of award receipt. Nominees must be a member (in any grade) of IEEE/AESS and must have made outstanding contributions to the radar art; nominations must permit appraisal of the contributions.
Please use the *NEW* nomination form found here. These are new and updated instructions, do not use any nomination form but this one.
Nomination Deadline: January 31 (selections completed by February 28).
Chair of the Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award:
(term commencement: November 2018), nominated by William Melvin (RSP Awards Chair)
Committee of the Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award:
John Stralka, Joe Fabrizio, Michael Inggs, William Melvin, Simon Watts, Martie Goulding, Pierfrancesco Lombardo. Nominated by Shannon Blunt (former Nathanson Chair, succeeded by John Stralka).
Process:The Nathanson selection committee is comprised of seven (7) members of the IEEE AES Radar Systems Panel, inclusive of the committee chair. Members of this committee generally serve during their tenure on the panel, though they may be rotated more frequently in the case of conflicts, whereby a member is perceived to receive a benefit from the success of one candidate over others. Committee membership strives to maintain a distribution that is internationally representative of the radar community. The award is advertised on the AESS webpage and in the AESS Systems Magazine. The committee chair solicits the education grant proposal to be funded under the Nathanson family gift, and the AESS Awards Chair provides approval.
The selection criteria is based on four equally weighted categories, which are a) the impact of contributions to the advancement of radar systems, b) the breadth of contributions to the radar art, c) engagement with the IEEE/AESS radar community, and d) the strength of the reference letters.