Robert J. Collier Trophy presented to Lincoln Laboratory researchers

On 12 November, Mr. Jonathan Gaffney, President of the National Aeronautic Association (NAA), presented this year’s Robert J. Collier Trophy to the Lincoln Laboratory members of the Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) public and private-sector team. The Collier Trophy is awarded annually for "for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America, with respect to improving the performance, efficiency, and safety of air or space vehicles."
 
Lincoln Laboratory played a critical role in the conception, development, and testing of ADS-B—a system in which each aircraft broadcasts its aircraft-determined position, intent, and status information on the order of once each second—and continues to support the Federal Aviation Administration's national implementation program.

For more about this award, see the story at http://www.ll.mit.edu/news/awardsarchive.html#colliertrophy.

Photo of Collier Trophy presentationMr. Jonathan Gaffney, President of the National Aeronautic Association, (far left), presented this year’s Robert J. Collier Trophy to the Lincoln Laboratory contributors to the Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) public and private-sector team. The Laboratory ADS-B contributors are listed in the story at http://www.ll.mit.edu/news/awardsarchive.html#colliertrophy.

Posted November 2008

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