Best Paper Competition Winners Announced for ICNS 2015

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Congratulations to the winners for the ICNS Conference 2015 Best Paper Competitions in the student and professional categories.

Best Student Paper Competition

Chaired by Robert Kerczewski, NASA Glenn Research Center

Best Student Paper

AIRM-BASED, FINE-GRAINED SEMANTIC FILTERING OF NOTICES TO AIRMEN: Felix Burgstaller, Dieter Steiner, and Michael Schrefl of Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria; Eduard Gringinger, FREQUENTIS AG, Vienna, Austria; Scott Wilson, Sam van der Stricht, EUROCONTROL, Brussels, Belgium

First Honorable Mention

INITIAL RESULTS FOR AIRFRAME SHADOWING IN L- AND C-BAND AIR-GROUND CHANNELS: Ruoyu Sun, David W. Matolak, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina

Second Honorable Mention

NOVEL FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED SAFETY AND SUSTIANABILITY IN THE CNS+A CONTEXT: Subramanian Ramasamy, Roberto Sabatini and Alessandro Gardi, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Manufacturing, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia

Best Professional Paper Competition

Chaired by Mr. Thomas Redling, L-3 Communications, ComCept Division

1st Place

KEY DISTRIBUTION MECHANISM IN SECURE ADS-B NETWORKS: Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera, Paulo Costa, Jeronymo Carvalho, George Mason University; Márcio Monteiro, Alexandre Barreto, Instituto de Controle do Espaço Aéreo

Second Place

SWIM PERFORMANCE VISUALIZATION CAPABILITY: Krishnan Balakrishnan, Steven Bodie, Duncan Thomson, The MITRE Corporation

Third Place

SIMULATING RCS OF THE PARAMETERIZED BLADES OF A WIND TURBINE: Ma Yuzhao, Jun Sun, Xiaoliang Wang, Weikun He, Wenyi Wang, Renbiao Wu, Civil Aviation University of China

Best of Session/Track Awards

Best Surveillance and Situational Awareness Paper

AIREON SPACE BASED ADS-B PERFORMANCE MODEL: Michael A. Garcia, Aireon; James Stafford, Jay Minnix, Exelis; John Dolan, Regulus

Best Performance Based ATM Paper

QUANTIFYING THE BENEFITS OF PRE-EMPTIVE REBOOKING: A CASE STUDY FOR A NETWORK CARRIER (JAN 12, 2012): Lance Sherry, Sanja Avramovic, George Mason University

Best Aviation, Weather, and Climate Change Paper

FROM DISPATCH TO AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL OPERATIONS – INNOVATION IN WIND DATA UPLINK: John Gonda, Dongsong Zeng, Bill Flathers, The MITRE Corporation

Best Performance-Based Navigation Paper

DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONAL TRANSITION OF THE FIRST PBN-ENABLED DEPARTURE SEPARATION STANDARD: Ralf H. Mayer, Dennis J. Zondervan, The MITRE Corporation; Brian M. Crow, James K. Allerdice, Jr., H. Madison Walton, Jr., Federal Aviation Administration

Best Unmanned Aircraft Systems Paper

MITIGATING FUNCTIONAL COMPLEXITY FAILURES: DESIGNING THE OPERATOR INSIDE THE VEHICLE OODA-LOOP: Lance Sherry, George Mason University; Robert Mauro, Decision Research Inc. & University of Oregon

Best Future Communications Paper

INTEGRATED DIRECT RF SAMPLING FRONT-END FOR VHF AVIONICS SYSTEMS: Omar A. Yeste-Ojeda, René Landry, Jr, LASSENA Labs, École de technologie supérieure

Best Simulation and Analysis Paper

SWIM PERFORMANCE VISUALIZATION CAPABILITY: Krishnan Balakrishnan, Steven Bodie, Duncan Thomson, The MITRE Corporation

Best Cyber Security Paper

KEY DISTRIBUTION MECHANISM IN SECURE ADS-B NETWORKS: Thabet Kacem, Duminda Wijesekera, Paulo Costa, Jeronymo Carvalho, Márcio Monteiro, Alexandre Barreto, Instituto de Controle do Espaço Aéreo

Best CNS System Architectures and Interfaces/SWIM Paper

PILOT USE OF VOICE AND DATALINK COMMUNICATIONS FOR INTERVAL MANAGEMENT: Randall Bone, Kevin Long, The MITRE Corporation

Best Airport Surface Operations Paper

BASIC CHARACTERISTIC EVALUATION OF AEROMACS PROTOTYPE SYSTEM IN SENDAI AIRPORT: Kazuyuki Morioka, Naoki Kanada, Shunichi Futatsumori, Akiko Kohmura, Takeshi Tomita, Naruto Yonemoto, Yasuto Sumiya, Electronic Navigation Research Institute, Tokyo

Best Safe and Secure Air Transportation System Paper

AN ASSESSMENT OF WIND FARMS’ ELECTROMAGNETIC IMPACT FOR THE AERODROME: Xiaoliang Wang, Ma Yuzhao, Weikun He, Wenyi Wang, Renbiao Wu, Civil Aviation University of China