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Description

The Pioneer Award has been given annually since 1949 to an individual or team for “contributions significant to bringing into being systems that are still in existence today.” These systems fall within the specific areas of interest to the society, that is, electronic or aerospace systems. The contributions for which the award is bestowed are to have been made at least 20 years prior to the year of the award, to ensure proper historical perspective. It is not a condition that any awardees should have been sole or original inventor or developer, “significant contribution” of a specific nature is the key criterion.

Prize

$3,000 USD honorarium (shared equally between multiple winners) and a plaque for each winner.

Funding

Funded by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society

Presentation

At a convenient IEEE AESS conference

Eligibility

The candidate does not have to be an IEEE AESS member, but given everything else being equal, a member will be given preferential consideration.

Nomination Deadline
1 December
Application Details

For questions, please contact the AESS Awards Chair, Fulvio Gini at (Click to show email).

2021

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For contributions to signal processing and information fusion enabling advanced aerospace and electronic systems

2020

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For pioneering contributions to the analysis, design, development, and experimentation of digital-based adaptive radar systems.

2019

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For contributions to advanced simulation-based training and intelligent decision aiding for aerospace systems

2018

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For Contributions to the Technology and Implementation of the GPS Civilian Navigation System

2017

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Modeling, Simulation Analysis, Design of a Real-Time Expert System Constant False and Alarm Rate (CFAR)

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Modeling, Simulation Analysis, Design of a Real-Time Expert System Constant False and Alarm Rate (CFAR)

2016

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Algorithm Development, Experimental Demonstration, and Transition of Expert System Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) to Airborne Radar Systems

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Algorithm Development, Experimental Demonstration, and Transition of Expert System Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) to Airborne Radar Systems

2015

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Founding Contributions to Modern Radio Physics and Statistical Antenna Theory (SAT)

2014

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For contributions in the development and deployment of the Very High Speed Integrated Circuits Hardware Description Language (VHDL)

2013

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For Enabling NASA’s Deep Space Communications and Radar Imaging System via Ultra-Stable Frequency/Timing Fiber Optic Transfer

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For Enabling NASA’s Deep Space Communications and Radar Imaging System via Ultra-Stable Frequency/Timing Fiber Optic Transfer

2012

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For Seminal and Pioneering Contributions to the Development and Commercialization of Aerospace Electronic Systems.

2011

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For Pioneering Work in the Field of Aircraft/Missile Launch Systems

2010

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For Pioneering Contributions to the Development of Strapdown Inertial Instruments

2009

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For the independent discovery of matched filtering, adaptive filtering, and high-resolution pulse compression for an entire generation of Russian and Ukranian radars

2008

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For development of Commercial and Broadcast Satellites Over the Past 40 Years.

2007

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For the original development of monopulse techniques for radar systems

2006

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For developing the fundamental concepts, system designs, and basic technology underpinning the design, development, testing, and fielding of the U.S. Army Firefinder family of radars

2005

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For the invention of the Moving Target Detector (MTD) digital signal processor for aircraft surveillance radar

2004

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For development of MIL-STD-1553: Multiplexed Data Bus Avionic Intra-System Communication Standard.

2003

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2002

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2000

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1998

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1995

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2021

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For contributions to signal processing and information fusion enabling advanced aerospace and electronic systems

2020

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For pioneering contributions to the analysis, design, development, and experimentation of digital-based adaptive radar systems.

2019

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For contributions to advanced simulation-based training and intelligent decision aiding for aerospace systems

2018

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For Contributions to the Technology and Implementation of the GPS Civilian Navigation System

2017

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Modeling, Simulation Analysis, Design of a Real-Time Expert System Constant False and Alarm Rate (CFAR)

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Modeling, Simulation Analysis, Design of a Real-Time Expert System Constant False and Alarm Rate (CFAR)

2016

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Algorithm Development, Experimental Demonstration, and Transition of Expert System Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) to Airborne Radar Systems

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Algorithm Development, Experimental Demonstration, and Transition of Expert System Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) to Airborne Radar Systems

2015

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Founding Contributions to Modern Radio Physics and Statistical Antenna Theory (SAT)

2014

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For contributions in the development and deployment of the Very High Speed Integrated Circuits Hardware Description Language (VHDL)

2013

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For Enabling NASA’s Deep Space Communications and Radar Imaging System via Ultra-Stable Frequency/Timing Fiber Optic Transfer

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For Enabling NASA’s Deep Space Communications and Radar Imaging System via Ultra-Stable Frequency/Timing Fiber Optic Transfer

2012

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For Seminal and Pioneering Contributions to the Development and Commercialization of Aerospace Electronic Systems.

2011

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For Pioneering Work in the Field of Aircraft/Missile Launch Systems

2010

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For Pioneering Contributions to the Development of Strapdown Inertial Instruments

2009

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For the independent discovery of matched filtering, adaptive filtering, and high-resolution pulse compression for an entire generation of Russian and Ukranian radars

2008

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For development of Commercial and Broadcast Satellites Over the Past 40 Years.

2007

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For the original development of monopulse techniques for radar systems

2006

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For developing the fundamental concepts, system designs, and basic technology underpinning the design, development, testing, and fielding of the U.S. Army Firefinder family of radars

2005

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For the invention of the Moving Target Detector (MTD) digital signal processor for aircraft surveillance radar

2004

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For development of MIL-STD-1553: Multiplexed Data Bus Avionic Intra-System Communication Standard.

2003

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2002

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2000

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1998

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1995

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