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Ten ITS Researchers Receive Department of Commerce Honor Awards

September 29, 2015

Ten ITS researchers have received Department of Commerce (DoC) Gold or Silver Honor Awards for work completed in FY 2014. The awards were presented on September 29, 2015. The Gold and Silver Medals are the highest and second highest honor granted by the Secretary for distinguished and exceptional performance.

A Gold Medal Award went to Frank Sanders, Robert Achatz, John Carroll, Michael Cotton, Roger Dalke, and Geoffrey Sanders of ITS, along with Robert Sole of NTIA’s Office of Spectrum Management (OSM), for rapidly developing a creative, innovative new method to perform electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) studies to support, through critical technical analysis, DoC efforts to increase federal/commercial sharing to make additional spectrum available .......

A Silver Medal Award went to Bob Johnk, Jaydee Griffith and Mitchell Powell for developing and using an innovative approach to measure building-penetration characteristics of radio signals, for inventing and implementing a compact, radio signal measurement system, and for developing  .......

A Silver Medal Award went to Paul McKenna of ITS and Edward Drocella, James Richards, and Frederick Najmy of OSM for outstanding leadership in developing and implementing innovative techniques to enable new spectrum sharing opportunities between federal and commercial users. .......