IEEE, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, selected Dr. David Comer for one their most prestigious honors, election to IEEE Fellow. Along with the advancement, IEEE noted Dr. David Comer's leadership in engineering education and electronic circuit design textbooks as two of his major achievements.
Michael Jensen, Michael Rice, Tom Nelson, and Adam Anderson coauthored the paper "Orthogonal Dual-Antenna Transmit Diversity for SOQPSK in Aeronautical Telemetry Channels" This paper was presented October 20, 2004 at the International Telemetering Conference in San Diego, CA and appears in the Proceedings of the Conference. This paper shows that transmit diversity can be used to overcome self-interference generated by using two transmit antennas in air-to-ground communication links used in flight testing.
Dr. Taylor did his undergraduate and masters degree work here at BYU and recently graduated with his Ph.D. from UCSD. His interests lie in video computation and communication and he currently teaches computer engineering courses.
Erik Perrins won first place in the graduate student category of the student paper contest at the International Telemetering Conference. His paper was titled "An Alternate Proposal for ARTM CPM" and describes a modification to an existing standard in aeronautical telemetry that increases the detection efficiency. Erik is a PhD student and his advisor is Michael Rice. Erik won $1000.
Ann Tanner received a President's Appreciation Award at the unversity conference this past August.
Dr. Beard received a Young Scholar Award at this year's univeristy conference in August. The award recognizes outstanding faculty members who show promise in their teaching, citizenship, research while still in the early stages of their academic careers.
Dr. Long received the Sponsored Research Regonition Award at the university conference this past August.
Dr. Swindlehurst received a Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Research and Creative Arts Award at this year's university conference in August. The award recognizes faculty members whose outstanding research and scholarship has influenced their field well beyond local and regional boundaries. Awardees are also well rounded: their devotion to research is fueled by love for teaching, and they enhance lectures with their research.