ION Presents the Dr. Samuel Burka Award to AEM Drs. Mokhtarzadeh and Gebre-Egziabher
The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented Dr. Hamid Mokhtarzadeh, AEM Postdoctoral Associate, and Dr. Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, AEM's Director of Graduate Studies, with the Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award for their paper "Cooperative Inertial Navigation", published in the Summer 2014 issue of NAVIGATION. The Burka Award was presented at the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) in Dana Point, California, January 26-28, 2015.
The Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award is granted to recognize outstanding achievement in the preparation of a paper contributing to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing. The award is given in memory of Dr. Samuel M. Burka, a dedicated public servant who devoted a long and distinguished career to the research and development of air navigation equipment and reviewing technical material for official publications. He retired from public service in 1958 and died several months later.
The ION Annual Awards Program is sponsored by The Institute of Navigation (ION) to recognize individuals making significant contributions or demonstrating outstanding performance relating to the art and science of navigation.