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Description

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/AESS and must have made outstanding contributions to the radar art; nominations must permit appraisal of the contributions.

Prize

$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.

Funding

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.

Presentation

At the IEEE Radar Conference or International Radar Conference

Basis for Judging

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.

Eligibility

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.

Nomination Deadline
31 January
Application Details

For questions, please contact the chair, John Stralka at (Click to show email).

Radar Systems

2022

Recipient(s)
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For outstanding contributions to the application of modern optimization theory to radar waveform design and adaptive signal processing.

2021

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For contributions to radar resource management and cognitive radar

2020

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For pioneering research in long-range passive radar sensing, in particular the analysis and synthesis of novel detection and tracking methods.

2019

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For innovative systems engineering advancements in the exploitation of scattering phenomena for the next generation passive and active imaging radars

2018

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For fundamental, Experimental and Theoretical Work in Characterizing Radar Sea Clutter

2017

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For outstanding Contributions to the Field of Passive Radar Imaging

2016

Recipient(s)
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For contributions to Dismount Moving Target Indication and Adaptive Radar Signal Processing

2015

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For outstanding contributions in radar imaging and adaptive waveform design

2014

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For contributions to sub-nyquist sampling theory with application to radar and array processing.

2013

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For contributions to inverse synthetic aperture radar

2012

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For contributions to adaptive radar signal processing and waveform diversity

2011

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For contributions to OTH Radar and Radar Signal Processing

2010

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2009

Recipient(s)
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For contributions to radar signal processing

2008

Recipient(s)
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For contributions to signal processing, estimation, and detection theory

2007

Recipient(s)
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For contributions to Radar Signal Processing

2006

Recipient(s)
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For contributions to signal processing and systems engineering in airborne and space-based radar

2005

Recipient(s)
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For contributions to Radar Signal Processing

2004

Recipient(s)
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For contributions To Radar Signal Processing

2003

Recipient(s)
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For contributions to radar and sonar signal processing

2002

Recipient(s)
Citation

For advancement of adaptive processing algorithms using multiple degrees of freedom to detect weak signals in complex environments.

2001

Recipient(s)
Citation

For advancement of Multi-Target/Sensor Tracking and Data Fusion and Radar Resource Management

2000

Recipient(s)

1999

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1998

Recipient(s)
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For Advancement of Adaptive Radar Signal Processing, Bistatic Radar, and Ultrawideband Radar

1997

Recipient(s)

1996

Recipient(s)
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For advancement of radar, remote sensing, antenna technology and radar education

1994

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1991

Recipient(s)
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For contributions to synthetic aperture systems and electromagnetic modeling

1989

Recipient(s)

1988

Recipient(s)

1987

Recipient(s)
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For development of radar data processing techniques

1986

Recipient(s)
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For contributions in radar signal processing

1985

Recipient(s)

2022

Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding contributions to the application of modern optimization theory to radar waveform design and adaptive signal processing.

2021

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to radar resource management and cognitive radar

2020

Recipient(s)
Citation

For pioneering research in long-range passive radar sensing, in particular the analysis and synthesis of novel detection and tracking methods.

2019

Recipient(s)
Citation

For innovative systems engineering advancements in the exploitation of scattering phenomena for the next generation passive and active imaging radars

2018

Recipient(s)
Citation

For fundamental, Experimental and Theoretical Work in Characterizing Radar Sea Clutter

2017

Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding Contributions to the Field of Passive Radar Imaging

2016

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to Dismount Moving Target Indication and Adaptive Radar Signal Processing

2015

Recipient(s)
Citation

For outstanding contributions in radar imaging and adaptive waveform design

2014

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to sub-nyquist sampling theory with application to radar and array processing.

2013

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to inverse synthetic aperture radar

2012

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to adaptive radar signal processing and waveform diversity

2011

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to OTH Radar and Radar Signal Processing

2010

Recipient(s)

2009

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to radar signal processing

2008

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to signal processing, estimation, and detection theory

2007

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to Radar Signal Processing

2006

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to signal processing and systems engineering in airborne and space-based radar

2005

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to Radar Signal Processing

2004

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions To Radar Signal Processing

2003

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to radar and sonar signal processing

2002

Recipient(s)
Citation

For advancement of adaptive processing algorithms using multiple degrees of freedom to detect weak signals in complex environments.

2001

Recipient(s)
Citation

For advancement of Multi-Target/Sensor Tracking and Data Fusion and Radar Resource Management

2000

Recipient(s)

1999

Recipient(s)

1998

Recipient(s)
Citation

For Advancement of Adaptive Radar Signal Processing, Bistatic Radar, and Ultrawideband Radar

1997

Recipient(s)

1996

Recipient(s)
Citation

For advancement of radar, remote sensing, antenna technology and radar education

1994

Recipient(s)

1991

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions to synthetic aperture systems and electromagnetic modeling

1989

Recipient(s)

1988

Recipient(s)

1987

Recipient(s)
Citation

For development of radar data processing techniques

1986

Recipient(s)
Citation

For contributions in radar signal processing

1985

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