2016 ION Annual Award Recipients

Burka Award: Yu Jiao, Dongyang Xu, Dr. Yu Morton and Dr. Charles L. Rino 
For their paper, “Equatorial Scintillation Amplitude Fading Characteristics Across the GPS Frequency Bands” published in the Fall 2016 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 267-281.
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Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska 
For extraordinary service to The Institute of Navigation.
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Early Achievement Award: Dr. Pau Closas 
For mathematically profound contributions to the design of advanced navigation receivers and for efforts in disseminating GNSS technology.
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Hays Award: Larry D. Hothem 
For sustained and outstanding contributions to the advancement of navigation, and exceptional encouragement, inspiration and mentoring offered to PNT professionals worldwide.
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PTTI Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Steven Jefferts 
For significant contributions to the design and development of cesium fountain primary standards, and leadership in bringing this technology to the international metrology community
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Superior Achievement Award: Captain Christopher Wright 
For superior navigation skills in the face of grave and persistent danger which led his aircraft and crew to execute critical strikes against ISIL.
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Thurlow Award: Dr. Paul D. Groves 
For significant contributions and innovations to advance robust positioning and navigation technology.
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Tycho Brahe Award: Dr. Michael C. Moreau 
For pioneering engineering research advancing space navigation, and outstanding technical leadership and advocacy extending the utility of GPS to the edges of cislunar space.
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Weems Award: Charles Phillip Bruner 
For nearly five decades of contributions to the advancement of navigation including leadership of the team that developed the LN-90 series of strapdown inertial navigators.
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