2021 ION Annual Award Recipients

Burka Award: Dr. Mark L. Psiaki 
For his paper “Navigation Using Carrier Doppler Shift from a LEO Constellation: TRANSIT on Steroids” published in the Fall 2021 issue of NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 621-641
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Hays Award: Dana A. Goward 
For inspirational leadership in the pursuit and preservation of navigational excellence, developing international support for protecting, toughening, and augmenting GNSS, and for advocating policies and systems to support resilient PNT
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Per Enge Early Achievement Award: Dr. Jonathan “JR” Ryan 
For developing vision-based navigation software used operationally on aircraft, UAVs, and glide munitions that provides continuous high-accuracy absolute position measurements in GPS-denied environments
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PTTI Distinguished Service Award: Mr. John Fischer 
For his pioneering research, patents, and leadership that advanced resilient positioning, navigation, and timing technology; and his prominent role in increasing global awareness of PNT
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Superior Achievement Award: Major Matthew L. Sutton 
For his ingenuity, dedication, and leadership in ensuring critical operational test and tactics improvements for warfighters in a contested electromagnetic environment
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Thurlow Award: Dr. Ignacio Fernández- Hernández 
For pioneering contributions in the design and development of GNSS authentication and high accuracy services
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Weems Award: Satoshi Kogure 
For technical and programmatic leadership in the development of Japan’s Quasi-Zenith Satellite System serving the Asia-Pacific region, and for leadership in international GNSS
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