Military & Aerospace Electronics 2017 Innovators Awards to call out technology design solutions

THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY – The editors of Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace are announcing their second annual Innovators Awards program to recognize companies in the aerospace and defense electronics industry for technological innovations that solve design challenges with real solutions.

By Mil & Aero staff
By Mil & Aero staff
THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY – The editors of Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace are announcing their second annual Innovators Awards program to recognize companies in the aerospace and defense electronics industry for technological innovations that solve design challenges with real solutions.

The 2017 Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Innovators Awards will recognize developers of the most influential enabling technologies for aerospace and defense applications. Enabling technologies means that these products and technologies solve actual design challenges -- sometimes for which there was no known solution before, or that were particularly difficult.

Nominations for Innovators Awards can represent simple or complex solutions, or anything in-between. Nominations should describe the design challenge, characterize the innovative technology, and explain how this met specific design requirements.

Technologies don't have to be new products; they may 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.

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We are asking aerospace and defense electronics suppliers to nominate their customers, and systems integrators are urged to nominate their suppliers. The awards process does not have 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 contractor and subcontractor levels to nominate their customers for recognition in the 2017 Military & Aerospace Electronics and Intelligent Aerospace Innovators 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.

The Innovators Awards will recognize the top entries in three levels: platinum, gold, and silver. Several awards are expected for each level, and companies can enter as many times as they want.

Some of the 2016 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Award winners were ISCAN Inc. in Woburn, Mass.; W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. in Newark, Del.; ChemImage Sensor Systems in Pittsburgh; LEMO SA in Ecublens, Switzerland; Wind River Systems in Alameda, Calif.; Analog Devices Inc. in Norwood, Mass.; VPT Inc. in Bothell, Wash.; Carl F Otto & Masterclock Inc. in Merritt Island, Fla.; Curtiss-Wright Corp. Defense Solutions Division in Ashburn, Va.; Abaco Systems in Huntsville, Ala.; CERTON in Melbourne, Fla.; Intersil Corp. in Milpitas, Calif.; Phoenix International Systems in Orange, Calif.; and Atrenne Computing Solutions in Brockton, Mass.

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Military & Aerospace Electronics 2017 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 2017, and the deadline for nominations is June 2017.

To make nominations, download and fill out the submission form, which is online at https://innovatorsawards.secure-platform.com/a/.

Hurry, because the early-bird deadline for entries is the end of next week, 12 May 2017. The cost to enter is $695, and early-bird entries can save $100.

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Information on how to create an entry is online at https://innovatorsawards.secure-platform.com/a/page/entry/how-to-enter; frequently asked questions are at https://innovatorsawards.secure-platform.com/a/page/entry/faq; entry criteria are at https://innovatorsawards.secure-platform.com/a/page/entry/entry-criteria; and entry rates are at https://innovatorsawards.secure-platform.com/a/page/entry/rates.

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 2017 Innovators Awards is online at https://innovatorsawards.secure-platform.com/a/.

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