2018 Distinguished Service Award

Presented to: Dr. John Raquet

Citation: For extraordinary service to The Institute of Navigation.

Dr. John Raquet, Distringuished Service Award

Dr. John Raquet has served as the president of The Institute of Navigation (ION) from January 2017 – January 2019. His term of office is characterized by a strengthening of ties between the ION’s technical community and the Department of Defense, through the growth of the ION’s Military Division, and the hosting of the Division’s Joint Navigation Conference (JNC). As a technical expert in autonomy, Dr. Raquet was the instigator, creator and co-leader of the ION’s Cognizant Autonomous Systems for Safety Critical Applications Conference – now in its second year. Additional achievements include the adoption of an enforcement policy for the ION’s ethics policy, the standardization of peer review criteria for ION conference papers, updating of the Annual Award and Fellow selection policies, modernization of the ION’s logo and the start of the ION’s GNSS Software Radio Metadata Standard Working Group.

During his time as ION president, Dr. Raquet has provided numerous tutorials and keynote addresses at both the ION’s events, as well as in international PNT forums including the European Navigation Conference, the International Association of Institutes of Navigation and at the ION’s section meetings. Dr. Raquet has been a regular lecturer/contributor to the Satellite Division’s Satellite Navigation and Technology for Africa Workshop program that allows African scientists and engineers to explore GNSS applications.

Dr. Raquet has been actively involved in ION since 1994, and has been a member of the ION Council and/or involved in volunteer service capacities since 1999. He has been a program and general chair of the ION GNSS+ meeting, has served on multiple committees/Divisions, and has served as a session chair on numerous occasions. He received the ION’s Early Achievement Award (2002) and is an ION Fellow (2012).