ION honors award winners at ITM/PTTI meeting

February 4, 2019  - By

ION logoThe Institute of Navigation (ION) presented its Annual Awards during the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) and Precise Time and Time Interval Systems and Applications (PTTI) meeting held Jan. 28-31 in Reston, Virginia.

The ION Annual Awards Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation to recognize individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of navigation.

Seebany Datta-Barua received the Per Enge Early Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of the ionosphere and its impacts on satellite-based navigation integrity. The Early Achievement Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions made early in one’s career.

Major Clifford Lucas received the Superior Achievement Award for the organization and execution of advanced training scenarios, increasing an aircrew’s joint readiness to navigate and employ in contested and degraded environments. The Superior Achievement Award is presented to an individual demonstrating outstanding accomplishments as a practicing navigator.

Robert L. Tjoelker received the Distinguished PTTI Service Award for systems engineering and technical leadership in the successful delivery of major PTTI systems to NASA’s Deep Space
Network, including trapped-ion atomic clocks. The Distinguished PTTI Service Award is presented to recognize outstanding contributions related to the management of PTTI systems.

Kimia Shamaei and Dr. Zaher (Zak) M. Kassas received the Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award for their paper “LTE Receiver Design and Multipath Analysis for Navigation in Urban Environments,” published in the Winter 2018 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 655-675. The Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the preparation of a paper advancing the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing.

Chris G. Bartone received the Captain P. V. H. Weems Award for sustained contributions in research, applications and teaching in the areas of electronic navigation, GNSS and antenna technologies. The Captain P. V. H. Weems Award is presented to individuals for continuing contributions to the art and science of navigation.

Marek K. Ziebart received the Tycho Brahe Award for outstanding innovation and leadership in the area of high-precision, physics-based radiation for modeling for spacecraft orbit dynamics. The Tycho Brahe Award is given in recognition of outstanding contributions to the science of space navigation, guidance and control.

Karl W. Shallberg received the Norman P. Hays Award for significant contributions to the FAA’s Wide Area Augmentation System, technical leadership in reference receiver development and anomaly/interference mitigation, and critical support to DOT’s Adjacent Band Compatibility study.
The Norman P. Hays Award is given in recognition of outstanding encouragement, inspiration and support contributing to the advancement of navigation.

Marco Falcone received the Thomas L. Thurlow Award for engineering contributions and leadership integral to the design of equipment used for navigation — the Galileo satnav system. The Thomas L. Thurlow Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the science of navigation.

John Raquet received the Distinguished Service Award for extraordinary service to The Institute of Navigation. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes extraordinary service to The Institute of Navigation.

The Institute of Navigation is a not-for-profit professional organization dedicated to advancing Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT). The Institute is a national organization with a worldwide membership.