Military & Aerospace Electronics launches 2016 Innovators Awards

Military & Aerospace Electronics is kicking off its first Innovators Awards program to recognize companies in the aerospace and defense electronics industry for technological innovations that solve design challenges with real solutions.

NASHUA, N.H. - Military & Aerospace Electronics is kicking off its first Innovators Awards program to recognize companies in the aerospace and defense electronics industry for technological innovations that solve design challenges with real solutions.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics Technology Innovation Awards will recognize developers of the most influential enabling technologies for aerospace and defense applications. Enabling technologies are those developed or discovered that actually solve design problems. Often these enabling technology solutions solve problems for which there was no known solution before, or which were particularly difficult.

Nominations for Innovation Awards can represent simple or complex solutions, or anything in-between. Nominations should state the design challenge, describe the innovative technology, and explain how the technology solved a design problem.

Technologies do not have to be new products. They can have been developed over the past several years, and are in contemporary designs no more than a couple of years old.

We understand that in the aerospace and defense business you can't always call out your customer by name, or by specific project. Instead, we can talk about technology challenges and technology solutions somewhat a generic sense, rather than challenges and solutions for specific programs.

Aerospace and defense electronics suppliers are urged to nominate their customers, and systems integrators are urged to nominate their suppliers. The awards process has no specific categories, as long as innovative technologies nominated represent true design solutions.

Defense electronics suppliers can nominate themselves, and we are encouraging customers of electronics suppliers at the prime contract and subcontractor levels to nominate their customers for recognition in the Military & Aerospace Electronics Technology Innovation Awards.

Award nominees can involve a wide range of military and aerospace electronics technologies, including command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, and surveillance (C4ISR); cyber security; electro-optics; embedded computing; high-reliability electronics; interconnect technology; power electronics, RF and microwave; test and measurement; and other technologies that apply to aerospace and defense applications on land, at sea, in the air, and in space.

Military & Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards will go to organizations that demonstrate excellence in the use of a product or system. Designers, integrators, and users of military and aerospace electronic systems may nominate their own projects or applications, or integrators or distributors that supply products or systems can nominate exceptional projects for consideration.

Awards will be presented in November 2016, and the deadline for nominations is July 2016.

To make nominations, download and fill out the submission form, which is in .pdf format, at www.militaryaerospace.com/content/dam/mae/site-images/MAE16-Awards-Agreement.pdf. Upload the completed form to Military & Aerospace Electronics at www.militaryaerospace.com/innovators-awards/innovation-awards-form.html. Return the forms by 1 July 2016.

Documentation for submitting entries is online at www.militaryaerospace.com/content/dam/mae/site-images/MAE16-Application-Form.pdf.

High-scoring companies will be recognized as leaders and innovators within the aerospace and defense electronics at a live event as well as in the pages and on the website of Military & Aerospace Electronics.

For questions or concerns, contact Military & Aerospace Electronics Chief Editor John Keller by phone at 603-891-9117 or by e-mail at jkeller@pennwell.com.


More information about the Military & Aerospace Electronics 2016 Innovators Awards is online at www.militaryaerospace.com/innovators-awards.html.

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