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IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal

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The IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal for Radar Technologies and Applications was established in 1999, in honor of Dennis J. Picard, whose lifetime of work at Raytheon Company helped make them a leader in tactical missile systems.

Sponsor: Raytheon Co.

Presented to: An individual or group of not more than three in number.

Scope: For outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.

Nomination deadline: 1 July

The award consists of a gold medal, bronze replica, certificate and honorarium.
Basis for Judgement: 
In the evaluation process, the following criteria are considered: field leadership, contribution, originality, breadth, inventive value, publications, other achievements, society activities, honors, duration, and overall strength of the nomination.
At the annual IEEE Honors Ceremony.
2016 - "“For contributions to radar signal design and analysis, pulse compression, and signal processing.”"
2015 - "For contributions to the development of multiple phase-center airborne surface surveillance and targeting radars."
2014 - "For seminal contributions to adaptive radar signal processing algorithms and over-the-horizon radar"
2010 - "For continuous, innovative, theoretical and practical contributions to radar systems and adaptive signal processing techniques"
2009 - "For pioneering work of fundamental importance in radar waveform design, including the Woodward Ambiguity Function, the standard tool for waveform and matched filter analysis."
2008 - "For contributions to techniques for radar target tracking in clutter."
2007 - "For innovation and technical leadership in the implementation and application of earth-observing and planetary radars."
2006 - "For pioneering contributions to phased array radar system designs, to radar signal processing designs, and to continuing education programs for radar engineers."
2005 - "For conception and development of innovative range and Doppler bandwidth reduction techniques used in wide-band radars and high resolution synthetic aperture radars."
2004 - "For exceptionally outstanding leadership and significant individual technical contributions to the application of radar for the observation of weather and other atmospheric phenomena."
2003 - "For pioneering work in pulse Doppler radar design and its utilization for airborne early warning radar systems."
2002 - "For contributions to radar system design and analysis, the publication of definitive radar reference books, and to the exchange of radar technology information internationally."
2001 - "For outstanding leadership, technical contributions and the implementation of innovative concepts in the design, development and deployment of large, wide-band phased array radar systems."
2000 - "For outstanding leadership of Navy radar research, authorship of widely used books on radar, and personal contributions to the advancement of radar technology and systems."

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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