WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 26, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Dr. James Huddle has been awarded the Kershner Award by the IEEE/Institute of Navigation (ION) Position Location and Navigation Symposium Executive Committee.
The Kershner Award, named for the lead developer for the world's first satellite navigation system, Dr. Richard B. Kershner, recognizes individuals who have made a substantial contribution to the technology of navigation and position equipment, systems or practices. In ceremonies during the IEEE/ION symposium on May 6 in Palm Springs, Calif., Huddle was honored for his work on inertial and multi-sensor navigation and referencing systems.
"Jim Huddle's commitment to furthering navigation technology throughout his career is commendable," said Charles Volk, vice president and chief technology officer of Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division. "This award is tribute to his contributions to the field, the industry and Northrop Grumman."
Huddle is the director of advanced projects in the Advanced Technology and Strategic Applications organization at Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division, part of the company's Electronic Systems sector. He joined the former Litton Industries, now part of Northrop Grumman, in 1961 and he has held numerous technical and management positions related to systems analysis and advanced systems engineering in his nearly 50 years with the company.
Huddle earned a bachelor's degree in science engineering and a master's degree in instrumentation engineering from the University of Michigan and a doctorate in control systems, applied mathematics and computers from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is an internationally recognized expert on multi-sensor integrated inertial navigation and referencing systems and their applications and has been awarded 11 patents with others pending.
Huddle is a Fellow of the IEEE, the ION and the International Association of Geodesy and is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 1988, the ION presented him with the Colonel Thomas L. Thurlow Award, the Institute's highest honor granted for "Outstanding Contributions to the Science of Navigation."
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