This award is in honor of the late Fred Nathanson and is sponsored by the IEEE Radar Systems Panel of the AES Society. The purpose of this award is to grant international recognition for outstanding contributions to the radar art. 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 of award receipt. Nominees must be a member (in any grade) of IEEE or AESS and must have made outstanding contributions to the radar art; nominations must permit appraisal of the contributions.
$1,000 USD and plaque. Up to $1,000 USD to attend the award ceremony can be authorized by the AESS President. In addition, the awardee can receive a $1,000 USD education grant from an endowment established by the Nathanson family pending the submission and approval of a short proposal.
Funded by the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society from funds generated by AESS Systems Panel Conferences. The education grant is funded by the IEEE Foundation from an endowment established by the Nathanson family.
At the IEEE Radar Conference or International Radar Conference
Individual contributions to the radar community through technical papers, presentations, inventions, or products.
The Nathanson selection committee is comprised of seven (7) members of the IEEE AES Radar Systems Panel, inclusive of the committee chair. Members of this committee generally serve during their tenure on the panel, though they may be rotated more frequently in the case of conflicts, whereby a member is perceived to receive a benefit from the success of one candidate over others. Committee membership strives to maintain a distribution that is internationally representative of the radar community. The award is advertised on the AESS webpage and in the AESS Systems Magazine. The committee chair solicits the education grant proposal to be funded under the Nathanson family gift, and the AESS Awards Chair provides approval.
The selection criteria is based on four equally weighted categories, which are a) the impact of contributions to the advancement of radar systems, b) the breadth of contributions to the radar art, c) engagement with the IEEE/AESS radar community, and d) the strength of the reference letters.
Young (not to exceed the age of 40 in the year of award) radar engineers who are AESS members and whose performance is particularly noteworthy as evidenced by contributions to the radar art over a period of several years.
For questions, please contact the chair, Braham Himed at (Click to show email).
For outstanding contributions to the application of modern optimization theory to radar waveform design and adaptive signal processing.
For contributions to radar resource management and cognitive radar
For pioneering research in long-range passive radar sensing, in particular the analysis and synthesis of novel detection and tracking methods.
For innovative systems engineering advancements in the exploitation of scattering phenomena for the next generation passive and active imaging radars
For fundamental, Experimental and Theoretical Work in Characterizing Radar Sea Clutter
For outstanding Contributions to the Field of Passive Radar Imaging
For contributions to Dismount Moving Target Indication and Adaptive Radar Signal Processing
For outstanding contributions in radar imaging and adaptive waveform design
For contributions to sub-nyquist sampling theory with application to radar and array processing.
For contributions to inverse synthetic aperture radar
For contributions to adaptive radar signal processing and waveform diversity
For contributions to OTH Radar and Radar Signal Processing
For contributions to radar signal processing
For contributions to signal processing, estimation, and detection theory
For contributions to Radar Signal Processing
For contributions to signal processing and systems engineering in airborne and space-based radar
For contributions to Radar Signal Processing
For contributions To Radar Signal Processing
For contributions to radar and sonar signal processing
For advancement of adaptive processing algorithms using multiple degrees of freedom to detect weak signals in complex environments.
For advancement of Multi-Target/Sensor Tracking and Data Fusion and Radar Resource Management
For Advancement of Adaptive Radar Signal Processing, Bistatic Radar, and Ultrawideband Radar
For advancement of radar, remote sensing, antenna technology and radar education
For contributions to synthetic aperture systems and electromagnetic modeling
For development of radar data processing techniques
For contributions in radar signal processing