Welcome to the Awards Homepage of the IEEE AESS website.

Awards are a critical part of the IEEE recognition process for its members and others who have provided significant contributions to the advancement of the Aerospace and Electronic Engineering Profession. In this portion of the website, we identify the current awards that the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society gives and others that we participate in either with other societies and the IEEE HQ. You will find here the relevant award criteria, past award recipients, the nomination process, and other pertinent information. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need nomination support.

Fulvio Gini
AESS Awards Chair

Society Awards

  • IEEE AESS Early Career Award


    To recognize an individual (who has not reached 41 years of age by nomination deadline) who has made outstanding contributions to aerospace and electronic systems.

  • IEEE AESS Industrial Innovation Award


    To recognize an individual or team at any level who were industry employees whose technical contributions have resulted in significant advances in integrated electronic systems and large-scale integrated interoperable systems within the scope of the Society.

  • IEEE AESS Pioneer Award


    To recognize an individual or team for “contributions significant to bringing into being systems that are still in existence today.”

Education Awards

  • IEEE AESS Robert T. Hill Best Dissertation Award


    To recognize candidates that have recently received a Ph.D. degree and have written an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation in the Field of Interest of the Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society.

  • IEEE Michael C. Wicks Radar Student Travel Grant


    To provide travel support to enable graduate students who are primary author on a paper in the area of radar signal processing accepted for presentation during the annual IEEE Radar Conference to attend the conference and present their research.

Technical Panel Awards

  • Warren D. White Award


    To recognize a radar engineer for outstanding achievements due to a major technical advance (or series of advances) in the art of radar engineering.

Publication Awards

  • Harry Rowe Mimno Award


    To recognize and foster excellence in clear communications of technical material of widespread interest to AESS members.

  • M. Barry Carlton Award


    To recognize the best paper published in the Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

Member Services Awards

  • IEEE AESS Chapter of the Year Award


    To annually recognize the AESS Chapter whose performance is particularly noteworthy during the last year. Student Branch Chapters are not eligible for this award. Activities performed by Student Branch Chapters should be included in the Section Chapter's application.

Conference Awards

  • Richard B. Kerschner Award (PLANS)


    The purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the technology of navigation and position equipment, systems, or practices.  The committee has

  • Walter R. Fried Award


    To recognize the best paper presented at the Position, Location and Navigation Symposium (PLANS) conference.

IEEE Awards

  • IEEE Dennis J. Picard Medal


    To recognize outstanding accomplishments in advancing the fields of radar technologies and their applications.