Awards

Jules Cohen Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award

Clyde M. Hunt Memorial Award

Scott Helt Memorial Award

Matti S. Siukola Memorial Award

IEEE Broadband Multimedia Symposium - Best Paper Award

The Broadcast Technology Society Special Service Award

 

Jules Cohen Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award

Established in 2015, The IEEE Jules Cohen Award for Outstanding Broadcast Engineering is created to recognize outstanding broadcast engineering work that is exceptional in:

  • Integrity and professionalism;
  • Quality and thoroughness of the candidate's work;
  • Extent and reach of the work; and
  • Commitment to client success.

Prize: Plaque, $500 award, complimentary registration at Broadcast Symposium


Funding: Funded by the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society


Eligibility: Membership in IEEE BTS during the period of achievement and has accomplished achievement in broadcast engineering that exemplifies the following key criteria: integrity and professionalism, quality and thoroughness of work, extent and reach of the work, commitment to client success. Eligibility and selection process shall comply with procedures and regulation established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations.


Presentation: At Annual Broadcast Symposium

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Clyde M. Hunt Memorial Award

Established in 1993 to recognize a student paper of exceptional interest and applicability to the field of Broadcast Engineering.

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Prizes:

First prize: $250, Certificate and an all expense paid trip to the Annual Broadcast Symposium to present
the winning paper;

Second and Third prize: $250.00, Certificate, and complimentary registration to the Annual

Broadcast Symposium. [For coauthored papers, only principal author receives prizes (first, second, or third)]

Funding: Honoraria funded by the Clyde M. Hunt Memorial fund; administered by the IEEE Foundation. Travel and Symposium awards_sshumateanddpletsregistration funded by the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society.

 

Eligibility: Any student, undergraduate or graduate, pursuing a course of study in a field related to broadcast
engineering is eligible. The student need not be a member of IEEE or BTS.

Basis for Judging: General quality, extent of original work, timeliness, and significance of the contribution to
the broadcast engineering profession. The paper must be of sufficient quality to warrant publication in the
Transactions.

Presentation: Given aperiodically, however presentation to be made at Annual Broadcast Symposium.

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Scott Helt Memorial Award

Established in 1957 to recognize the best paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting.


Prize: Plaque
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society
Eligibility: Authors of papers published in the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting during the calendar year
(1 January – 31 December) immediately prior to the fall Broadcast Symposium
Basis for Judging: General quality of paper, subject matter, originality, timeliness, contribution to the broadcasting field
Presentation: At Annual Broadcast Symposium

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Matti S. Siukola Memorial Award

Established in 1982 the Matti S. Siukola Memorial Award recognizes the best paper presented at the Annual Broadcast Symposium. The award honors Dr. Siukola, an eminent broadcast antenna engineer for more than thirty years, who was stricken with a fatal heart attack as he completed his presentation at the 1980 Symposium.

Prize: Plaque
Funding: Funded by the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society.
Eligibility: Presenters of papers at the Annual Broadcast Symposium.
Basis for Judging: Overall technical quality, extent of original work, effectiveness of presentation, quality of visual aids.
Presentation: At the following year's Annual Broadcast Symposium.

Matti S. Siukola Memorial Award Recipients

2015: David Layer for "All Digital Radio AM Field Test Project"

2014: Benjamin F. Dawson, P.E. for "The Effects of Nearby Structures on MF Antennas and the FCC's Newly Enacted Rules for Protecting AM Stations from those Effects"

2013: S. Merrill Weiss for "Interference from Passive Intermodulation (PIM)-Keeping the Red Flag Flying"

2012: Greg Best and S. Merrill Weiss for "Taming DTV Interference to Co-Sited Adjacent-Spectrum Users"

2011: Geoff Mendenhall for "Transmission System Solutions to Increase IBOC Power and Coverage"

2010: Pascal Marcoux for "Revisiting the Field Strength Requirements for DTV in the Canadian Context"

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IEEE Broadband Multimedia Symposium - Best Paper Award

Presented Annually for the Best Paper presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting (BMSB)

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The Broadcast Technology Society Special Service Award

Presented to individuals in recognition of special service to the Society.

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