2018 ION Annual Award Recipients

Burka Award: Kimia Shamaei and Dr. Zaher (Zak) M. Kassas 
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.
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Distinguished Service Award: Dr. John Raquet 
For extraordinary service to The Institute of Navigation.
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Hays Award: Karl W. Shallberg 
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.
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Per Enge Early Achievement Award: Dr. Seebany Datta-Barua 
For outstanding contributions to the understanding of the dynamics of the ionosphere and its impacts on satellite-based navigation integrity.
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PTTI Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Robert L. Tjoelker 
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.
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Superior Achievement Award: Major Clifford Lucas 
For the organization and execution of advanced training scenarios, increasing an aircrew’s joint readiness to navigate and employ in contested and degraded environments.
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Thurlow Award: Marco Falcone 
For engineering contributions and leadership integral to the design of equipment used for navigation–the Galileo satnav system.
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Tycho Brahe Award: Prof. Marek K. Ziebart 
For outstanding innovation and leadership in the area of high precision, physics-based radiation force modelling for spacecraft orbit dynamics.
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Weems Award: Dr. Chris G. Bartone 
For sustained contributions in research, applications and teaching in the areas of electronic navigation, GNSS and antenna technologies.
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