ION Announces Annual Award Winners

Date: February 1, 2013

The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented its Annual Awards during the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) 2013 in San Diego, California, January 28 - 30, 2013.

The ION Annual Awards Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation to recognize individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of navigation.

Michael D. Bulatowicz received the Early Achievement Award for his inventive designs and ground breaking contributions to MEMS and atomic based inertial sensors and frequency standards supporting future PNT applications. The Early Achievement Award is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions made early in one's career.

Captain Jonathan D. Hantsbarger received the Superior Achievement Award for exemplary navigation skills which led his aircraft and crew through hazardous terrain and weather to employ critical air support for friendly special operations forces. The Superior Achievement Award is presented to an individual demonstrating outstanding accomplishments as a practicing navigator.

Dr. Shashank Satyanarayana, Dr. Daniele Borio and Prof. Gérard Lachapelle received the Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award for their paper "A Composite Model for Indoor GNSS Signals: Characterization, Experimental Validation and Simulation" published in the Summer issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 77-92. The Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award recognizes outstanding achievement in the preparation of a paper contributing to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing.

Colonel Jon M. Anderson received the Captain P. V. H. Weems Award for sustained contributions to modernized military GPS, leading to enhanced capabilities for U.S. and Allied military operations in a navigation warfare environment. The Captain P. V. H. Weems Award is presented to individuals for continuing contributions to the art and science of navigation.

Anthony J. Russo received the Norman P. Hays Award for dedicated service, collaboration and leadership in the protection of GNSS systems from harmful interference. The Norman P. Hays Award is given in recognition of outstanding encouragement, inspiration and support contributing to the advancement of navigation.

Dr. Yunqian Ma received the Thomas L. Thurlow Award for contributions to the design, development, and technical leadership of the enhanced Personal Inertial Navigation System (ePINS) and its application for soldiers, first responders, and other personal navigation systems. The Thomas L. Thurlow Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the science of navigation.

Paul Olson received the Distinguished Service Award for his service to The Institute of Navigation in the creation of the ION's Military Division. The Distinguished Service Award is presented for extraordinary service to The Institute of Navigation.

Dr. Todd Walter received the Distinguished Service Award in grateful recognition of his leadership and achievements on behalf of The Institute.. The Distinguished Service Award is presented for extraordinary service to The Institute of Navigation.

About ION The Institute of Navigation is the world's premier professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing. The Institute is a national organization whose membership spans worldwide. Additional information about the ION can be found at http://www.ion.org.