To honor an individual during their lifetime for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation.
The award shall consist of a suitable plaque with appropriate wording.
Nominations may be submitted by anyone except the nominee. All nominations must conform to ION nomination standards and be submitted electronically through the ION’s web site. Nominations must be received by June 30. Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered. To be considered in subsequent years, nominees not selected in the current year must be re-submitted.
The following items must be submitted:
Nominations can be submitted online, by fax to 703-366-2724, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to:
The Institute of Navigation
Satellite Division Awards Committee
8551 Rixlew Ln., Suite 360
Manassas, VA 20109
Nominations must be received by June 30th. Submissions received after the closing date will not be considered.
For full information on the selection committee and voting procedures, download the Satellite Division Award Policies and Procedures.
Traditionally the Kepler recipient is kept confidential. The Kepler winner shall not be notified in advance. The winner’s nominator may be notified in advance in order to assist with materials required for award presentation. In this case nominator will be asked to keep the Kepler recipient confidential.
Formal presentation of the awards will take place at the ION Satellite Division Annual Meeting (ION GNSS) in September. Winners will be reported in a subsequent issue of the ION Newsletter.
1999: Dr. James J. Spilker, Jr.
1998: Dr. Peter Daly
1997: Dr. Gerard Lachapelle
1996: Dr. Frank van Graas
1995: Dr. Richard J. Anderle
1994: Ron Hatch
1993: Dr. A.J. Van Dierendonck
1992: Dr. Rudy Kalafus
1991: Dr. Bradford Parkinson