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George W. Goddard Award

The George W. Goddard Award is given annually in recognition of exceptional achievement in optical or photonic technology or instrumentation for earth or planetary or astronomical science, reconnaissance or surveillance from airborn or space platforms. The award is for the invention and development of a new process or technique, technology, instrumentation, or system.  Honorarium $2,000.



James. J. Bock, Jet Propulson Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA, is the 2014 recipient of the George W. Goddard Award in recognition of his development of sensitive bolometer arrays for studies of distant, dusty galaxies and the cosmic microwave background radiation, leading to their use on the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) on the Herschel Space Telescope and the High Frequency Instrument (HFI) on the Planck Surveyor spacecraft.

Previous Recipients of the George W. Goddard Award


2013 - Samuel Harvey Moseley
2012 - William J. Borucki
2011 - James H. Churnside
2010 - Moustafa T. Chahine
2009 - Neil Gehrels
2008 - R. John Gille
2007 - Alan Title
2006 - Martin C. Weisskopf
2005 - John C. Mather
2003 - James B. Breckinridge
2001 - Rudolf A. Hanel
2000 - John A. Hackwell
1999 - Paul R. Yoder, Jr.
1998 - Robert Q. Fugate
1997 - Jacques E. Blamont
1996 - Marija S. Scholl
1994 - Richard B. Hall
1993 - Jerry E. Nelson
1992 - James D. Trolinger
1991 - Leo Beiser
1990 - James B. Odom
1989 - John W. Hardy
1987 - Morris Birnbaum
1986 - Louis J. Cutrona
1985 - Leon P. Van Speybroeck
1984 - Aden Baker Meinel
1983 - Milton Chang and John Matthews
1982 - Joseph B. Houston, Jr.
1981 - Robert R. Shannon
1980 - F. Dow Smith
1979 - Carl E. Duckett
1978 - General Lew Allen, Jr.
1977 - Roderic M. Scott
1976 - Walter J. Levison
1975 - Earle B. Brown
1974 - Lewis Larmore
1971 - Leon Kosofsky
1970 - Donald B. Milliken
1969 - Harry Davis
1968 - Richard W. Philbrick
1967 - Bruce Murray
1966 - Merton E. Davies
1965 - E. L. Taylor
1964 - Edwin M. Martz, Jr.
1963 - Amrom H. Katz
1962 - Eugene W. Elliott
1961 - General George W. Goddard

 

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George W. Goddard Award Citations

2013 - Samuel Harvey Moseley, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his development of sensitive bolometer arrays for studies of distant, dusty galaxies and the cosmic microwave background radiation, leading to their use on the Spectral and Photometric Imaging Receiver (SPIRE) on the Herschel Space Telescope and the High Frequency Instrument (HFI) on the Planck Surveyor spacecraft.

SPIE Profile:  http://spie.org/profile/Samuel.Moseley-8119


2012 - Mr. William Borucki, NASA Ames Research Center

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in honor of 25 years of design and development of high-precision transit photometry techniques that enabled NASA's Kepler mission to revolutionize our knowledge about the frequency and distribution of extrasolar terrestrial planets.

SPIE Profile:  http://spie.org/profile/William.Borucki-22367
 

2011 - Dr. James H. Churnside, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, CDS3

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his creativity and leadership in developing and advancing the airborne fish lidar technique, and for wide-ranging contributions to optical propagation in the atmosphere and ocean.

SPIE Profile:  http://spie.org/profile/James.Churnside-7213
 

2010 - Dr. Moustafa T. Chahine, Senior Research Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his exceptional achievement in optical science and instrumentation for aerospace and atmospheric research.

SPIE Profile:  Not available
  

2009 -  Dr. Neil Gehrels, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 
The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his pioneering contributions in opening the gamma-ray spectral window as its own astronomical discipline through his leadership of the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory and the Swift Mission.

SPIE Profile:  http://spie.org/profile/Neil.Gehrels-8336
 

2008 - Dr. R. John Gille, University of Colorado, Center for Lim Atmospheric Sounding

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation in recognition of his outstanding research and significant accomplishments in building instruments and interpretation of results in the monitoring of the atmosphere, in particular on the High Resolution Dynamics Limb Sounder (HIRDLS).

SPIE Profile:  http://spie.org/profile/John.Gille-14691

2007 Professor Alan Title, Lockheed Martin, Advanced Technology Center

The SPIE Awards Committee has made this recommendation for his contributions and leadership as the principle investigator for NASA's TRACE mission and his design and operations of space optics instruments throughout your career, which has had a major impact on probing the hydrodynamics of the Sun's solar interior and mapping the Sun's surface magnetic field.   

SPIE Profile:  http://spie.org/profile/Alan.Title-4845