2017 ION Annual Award Recipients

Burka Award: Dr. Luke B. Winternitz, Dr. William A. Bamford, Samuel R. Price, Dr. J. Russell Carpenter, Anne C. Long and Mitra Farahmand 
For their paper “Global Positioning System Navigation Above 76,000 KM for NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission” published in the Summer 2017 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 64, No. 2, pp. 289-300.
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Early Achievement Award: Dr. Zheng Yao 
For his pioneering contributions in developing new GNSS signals and multiplexing techniques; and advancing the Chinese BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) signal design.
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Hays Award: David A. Turner 
For his role in the formation of the International Committee on GNSS (ICG) and the development of globally recognized principles of GNSS compatibility, interoperability and transparency.
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PTTI Distinguished Service Award: William Bollwerk 
For service to the Department of Defense and country in promoting the importance of time, and educating policymakers and mission operators to ensure understanding of time in critical operations.
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Superior Achievement Award: Captain Gregory DuBose 
For sustained performance in combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria; and assistance in the recovery of a downed B-1 crew in Montana.
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Thurlow Award: Dr. Yang Gao 
For significant and sustained contributions and leadership in the development and application of Precise Point Positioning (PPP) and high-precision GNSS technology.
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Weems Award: Prof. Allison Kealy 
For sustained contributions to advancing the art and science of navigation, and promoting and expanding the use of PNT among worldwide science and engineering communities.
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