2015 ION Annual Award Recipients

Burka Award: Dr. Ramsey M. Faragher and Dr. Robert K. Harle 
For their paper “Towards an Efficient, Intelligent, Opportunistic Smartphone Indoor Positioning System” published in the Spring 2015 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 62, No. 1, pp. 55-72.
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Distinguished Service Award: Francine Vannicola 
For representing the timing community and facilitating the incorporation of the Precise Time and Time Interval (PTTI) Systems and Applications Meeting into the ION’s meeting programs.
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Early Achievement Award: Dr. Alexander A. Trusov 
For research, development, and demonstration of ultra-low dissipation inertial MEMS sensors that may enable low-cost IMUs with North-finding and inertial navigation grade performance.
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Hays Award: Carolyn McDonald 
For the development and production of over thirty years of engineering tutorials in the field of satellite navigation, timing and inertial navigation; and for development and sustained support of the ION’s conference programs.
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PTTI Distinguished Service Award: Donald Mitchell 
For his coordination between the PTTI user community and hardware developers, and contributions to the organization and operation of the PTTI meeting.
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Superior Achievement Award: Captain Nicholas Rayl 
For performing above and beyond the call out of duty navigating hostile airspace to engage a hostile AAA piece that represented a threat to aircraft.
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Thurlow Award: Tim Murphy 
For significant and sustained contributions to Global Navigation Satellite Systems for aviation.
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Tycho Brahe Award: Dr. James L. Garrison 
For contributions to developing and applying GNSS, and other signals-of-opportunity, reflectometry methods for space-based and airborne remote sensing, in oceanography, agriculture, and hydrology.
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Weems Award: Dr. Inder J. Gupta 
For pioneering theoretical and experimental work on anti-jam antennas and signal processing techniques for interference suppression in GNSS receivers.
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