William E. Jackson Award
The William E. Jackson Award is presented to an outstanding graduate student in the field of aviation electronics and telecommunications. This award is a memorial to William E. Jackson, a pioneer in the development and implementation of the nation’s air traffic control system and an enthusiastic supporter of student engineers.
The 2020 William E. Jackson Award was presented to Professor Tyler Gerald René Reid. Dr. Reid’s submission was a dissertation he wrote while working on his doctor of philosophy degree at Stanford University entitled, “Orbital Diversity for Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).” The underlying theme of his dissertation is that by utilizing new orbit representations, improvement can be made to the service, reliability, and the functionality of GNSS.
Click here to see previous winners of the William E. Jackson Award.
The Outstanding Leader Award recognizes the added demands placed on RTCA Special Committee Chairs and/or other Committee participants who serve in leadership roles.
|Miles Bellman||Volpe National Transportation Systems Center|
|Daniel Domey||Esterline CMC Electronics|
|John Ferrara||John Ferrara Consulting|
|Eldridge Frazier||Federal Aviation Administration|
|Paul Freeman||L3 Harris|
|Matt Harris||The Boeing Company|
|Brent Phillips||Federal Aviation Administration|
|Armin Schlereth||DFS GmbH|
|Brian Verna||Federal Aviation Administration|
|Joel Wichgers||Collins Aerospace|
|Jim Williams||JHW Unmanned Solutions LLC|
|Radek Zakrzewski||United Technologies Corporation|
The Significant Contributor award recognizes individuals for very important and noteworthy contributions to Special Committees and their products.
|Kate Bernazzabi||Department of Transportation|
|Bill Carson||The MITRE Corporation|
|Donna Froehlich||Aurora Innovations|
|Suzanne Guzik||Counter Technology, Inc. (CTI Consulting)|
|Jeremy Holman||Garmin Ltd.|
|Barbara Kabzik-Juul||Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory|
|Brock Lascara||The MITRE Corporation|
|Jason Lu||Volpe National Transportation Systems Center|
|Madhu Niraula||Collins Aerospace|
|Dave Redman||Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute|
|Alan Schuster-Bruce||Inmarsat (London, UK)|
|Radek Zaruba||Honeywell (Brno, Czech Republic)|
|Dongsong Zeng||The MITRE Corporation|
|Don Zoufal||System Development Integration|