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. Its purpose is to grant international recognition for the most outstanding Ph.D. dissertation by an AESS member.
Robert (Bob) Tyler Hill (1935 – 2014) was an electrical engineer and Life Fellow of the IEEE who pioneered the development of ship-borne phased array radar systems and championed international cooperation between radar engineers. After his retirement, Bob worked with great enthusiasm, energy and success as an educator and proponent of the radar art, showing particular dedication to nurturing and inspiring the next generation of young engineers. This AESS award was dedicated to rising young engineers was established and named after Robert Tyler Hill to honor his remarkable legacy in technical excellence, international collaboration, and professional education.
$1,000 USD honorarium and a plaque.
In the case of financial hardship, up to $1,500 in travel expenses can be authorized by the AES Society President for the recipient to attend the selected IEEE/AESS conference’s award ceremony.
Funded by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society
At a convenient IEEE AESS conference
Noteworthy contributions in the AESS Field of Interest.
Must be a graduate of an accredited university which requires a dissertation to receive a Ph.D. degree. Must be an AESS member or student member in good standing at the time of nomination. Preferentially, the nominee should have been awarded the Ph.D. degree in the last 24 months prior to the nomination. The Ph.D. dissertation has to be deemed to have made a particularly noteworthy contribution in the AESS Field of Interest. The dissertation must be written in English. Translation from another language to English is allowed.
In recognition of the Ph.D. dissertation “Machine Learning and Data Fusion Methods for Enhanced Maritime Surveillance.
In recognition of the Ph.D. dissertation “Precise navigation with cellular signals: Receiver design, differential and non-differential frameworks, and performance analysis"
In recognition of the Ph.D. dissertation: “Multichannel Passive Radar Systems: Signal Processing Techniques and Design Strategies"
In recognition of the Ph.D. dissertation: "Passive Radar on Moving Platforms Exploiting DVB-T Transmitters of Opportunity"
In recognition of the Ph.D. dissertation: “Design and Optimization of Physical Waveform-Diverse and Spatially-Diverse Radar Emissions"
In recognition of the Ph.D. dissertation: “Topics in MIMO Radars: Sparse Sensing and Spectrum Sharing"
In recognition of the Ph.D. dissertation: “MIMO Radars with Sparse Sensing"
In recognition of the Ph.D. dissertation: “Robust Covariance Matrix Estimation for Radar Space-Time Adaptive Processing (STAP)"