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Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award

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This award is in honor of the late Fred Nathanson, and is sponsored by the IEEE Radar Systems Panel of the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society. The purpose of this award is to grant international recognition for outstanding contributions to the radar art by IEEE/AESS members. 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 nominated. 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.

Nominations for this award are due 31 January and selection will be completed by 28 February.

Chair of the Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award:

$1,000 and Plaque. Travel expenses of up to $1,000 can be authorized by the AESS President.
Funded by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society from funds generated by AESS Radar Systems Panel Conferences.
Young (less than 40 years of age) AESS radar engineers whose performance is particularly noteworthy as evidenced by contributions to the radar art over a period of several years.
At the IEEE Radar Conference or International Radar Conference depending on which is held in a particular year.
2018 - "For Fundamental, Experimental and Theoretical Work in Characterizing Radar Sea Clutter”"
2017 - "For Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Passive Radar Imaging "
2016 - "“For Contributions to Dismount Moving Target Indication and Adaptive Radar Signal Processing”"
2015 - "For outstanding contributions in radar imaging and adaptive waveform design"
2014 - "For contributions to sub-nyquist sampling theory with application to radar and array processing."
2013 - "For contributions to inverse synthetic aperture radar"
2012 - "For contributions to adaptive radar signal processing and waveform diversity"
2011 - "For contributions to OTH Radar and Radar Signal Processing."
2009 - "For contributions to radar signal processing"
2008 - "For contributions to signal processing, estimation, and detection theory"
2007 - "For contributions to Radar Signal Processing."
2006 - "For contributions to signal processing and systems engineering in airborne and space-based radar."
2005 - ""For Contributions to Radar Signal Processing""
2004 - "For Contributions To Radar Signal Processing"
2003 - "For contributions to radar and sonar signal processing"
2002 - "For advancement of adaptive processing algorithms using multiple degrees of freedom to detect weak signals in complex environments."
2001 - "For Advancement of Multi-Target/Sensor Tracking and Data Fusion and Radar Resource Management."
1996 - "For advancement of radar, remote sensing, antenna technology and radar education"
1987 - "For development of radar data processing techniques"
1986 - "For contributions in radar signal processing"

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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