Military & Aerospace Electronics innovation awards to recognize significant design solutions

THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY 14 June 2016. The aerospace and defense electronics is full of innovators who step up and respond to some of the world's most difficult design requirement. The military, after all, isn't about profit; it's about saving lives in the face of some of the most determined and nefarious competition ever known. That's where we come in.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff
THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY 14 June 2016. The aerospace and defense electronics is full of innovators who step up and respond to some of the world's most difficult design requirement. The military, after all, isn't about profit; it's about saving lives in the face of some of the most determined and nefarious competition ever known.

It's about time that aerospace and defense electronics innovators got recognized for what they do.

That's where we come in. Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace are sponsoring the their first design innovation awards to recognize companies for technological innovations that solve aerospace and design electronics 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 solve problems -- sometimes even for which previously there was no known solution before.

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.

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Technologies don't 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.

We urge aerospace and defense electronics suppliers to nominate their customers; systems integrators should nominate their suppliers. The awards process has no specific categories above and beyond true design solutions.

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.

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Companies recognized for aerospace and defense electronics technology innovation can use this recognition in promotional materials throughout the establishing them as thought leaders in our industry.

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 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 email 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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