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Dana White Starr and Warren H. White established the Warren D. White Memorial Fund in 1999 and the Warren D. White Award to memorialize their father. The award is to recognize a radar engineer for outstanding achievements due to a major technical advance (or series of advances) in the art of radar engineering. The advance, significant, public, and well known, shall be evidenced by technical papers, inventions, presentations, or products.

Please use nomination form found here. Do not use any nomination form but this one. Submit your nominations to [email protected]

Nomination Deadline:  31 January


$2,000, a plaque, and travel expenses funded by a Memorial Endowment (The President of the Society may authorize, if needed by the winner, up to $1,000 for travel expenses to the conference where the award is being presented.)
Warren D. White Memorial Endowment (administered by AESS, managed by IEEE Foundation).
The nominee shall have made a major technical contribution, or a series of such contributions, to the art of radar engineering. This contribution shall be evidenced to the radar community through technical papers, presentations, inventions, or products. It is expected the nature of the nominee’s contribution shall be so significant its impact will be well-known to the radar community at large, inclusive of the members of the AESS Radar Panel.
Basis for Judging: 

A major technical contribution, or series of contributions, to the art of radar engineering evidenced to the radar community through technical papers, presentations, inventions, or products.

The award shall be presented at the IEEE Radar Conference or International Radar Conference depending on which is held in a particular year.
2021 - "For Contributions to Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Radar, Multiple-Function Sensing and Communications Systems, and Novel Small-Scale Radar Applications."
2020 - "For contributions to airborne maritime surveillance radar design and the modelling of radar sea clutter."
2019 - "For contributions to the design, development, and fielding of multi-domain radar, EW, and cyber systems."
2018 - "“For Technical Contributions to the Design, Development, and Fielding of Multiple Advanced Airborne Surveillance Radars" "
2017 - "For Contributions To High Resolution Radar System Development, Signal Processing and Applications"
2016 - "“For Contributions Towards Developing And Fielding Advanced US Navy Airborne Early Warning Radars”"
2015 - "For Fundamental Contributions to Urban Radar and Through the Wall Radar Imaging"
2014 - "For Contributions to Advanced Radar Signal Processing"
2013 - "For Fundamental Contributions to Advanced Radar Signal Processing"
2012 - "For Contributions to Advanced STAP, Bistatic, and OTH Radar"
2011 - "For Contributions to Advanced Radar Systems and Signal Processing"
2010 - "For Contributions to Adaptive Radar Signal Processing."
2009 - "For Significant Innovation in Advanced Radar Signal Processing."
2008 - "For Significant Contributions to Ultra-Wideband Radar for Ground Penetration and Foliage Penetration Radar"
2007 - "For Excellence in Radar Adaptive Processing and Waveform Diversity."

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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