PLANS Awards

The following awards will be presented during the IEEE/ION PLANSx, September 25. Technical paper awards were selected based on peer review conducted on papers reviewed for IEEE/ION PLANS 2020 in April.

The Kershner Award

The Kershner Award is awarded for outstanding achievement and contribution to the technology of navigation and position equipment, systems or practices. Nominations are due January 19. View nomination details and past recipients.

Presented to: Dr. Y. Jade Morton

Citation: For her contributions to the advancement of navigation receiver technology including event-driven multi-GNSS data collection systems, robust tracking under scintillation, reduction of errors due to oscillator frequency offsets, multipath, and interference; and as an educator whose passion for teaching and mentoring has benefited students throughout the world.

The IEEE Walter R. Fried Memorial Award

The IEEE Walter R. Fried Memorial Award is awarded for the best paper at PLANS - $750
View award details and past recipients. 

Automotive-Radar-Based 50-cm Urban Positioning: Lakshay Narula, Peter A. Iannucci, Todd E. Humphreys, Radio Navigation Laboratory, The University of Texas at Austin

Best Paper Awards

Awards are presented to the lead authors of the best paper in each technical track. The selection criteria include: technical content, innovation, importance and timeliness of the subject matter; and conciseness, clarity and completeness of the written material. Additionally, papers must be present in the PLANS proceedings to receive an award - $250 each.

  • Sub-Degree-Per-Hour MEMS Gyroscope for Measurement While Drilling at 300°C: David Lin, Robert MacDonald, Dorin Calbaza, Brian Scherer, Tammy Johnson, Tim Toepfer, David Shaddock, Emad Andarawis, GE Research, General Electric Company
  • Demonstration of a Multi-Layer Spoofing Detection Implemented in a High Precision GNSS Receiver: Ali Broumandan, Sandy Kennedy, John Schleppe, NovAtel Inc., part of Hexagon, Canada
  • Navigation with Differential Carrier Phase Measurements from Megaconstellation LEO Satellites: Joe Khalife, Mohammad Neinavaie, and Zaher M. Kassas, University of California, Irvine
  • Real-time Trajectory Optimization for Collaborative Self-Localization in Random Aircraft Formations: Jonathon S. Gipson, Robert C. Leishman, Christine M. Schubert Kabban, U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology and Juan D. Jurado, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB

Best Student Paper Award

Best Student Paper - $400

Deep Learning-Aided Spatial Discrimination for Multipath Mitigation: Ali A. Abdallah and Zaher M. Kassas, University of California, Irvine