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CHIPS Articles: SSC Pacific engineers honored as Black Engineer of the Year award winners

SSC Pacific engineers honored as Black Engineer of the Year award winners
By Patric Petrie, lead staff writer, SSC Pacific - February 8, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Two Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) engineers will be honored for their contributions at the BEYA Awards Gala, Feb. 11, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Justin James has been selected to receive the 2017 Black Engineer of the Year award — Most Promising Engineer - Government.

Dr. James is noted for his work in the areas of software-defined radio, waveform porting, radio frequency-over-networks, wideband code division multiple access, satellite communications, unmanned systems and layered broadcast/multicast services.

His most significant contribution has been as the principal investigator of an adaptive multiresolution modulation-capable modem for use in wireless communications channels, which could dramatically improve network performance in stressed Department of Defense environments.

Efrain Flores-Colon will be honored with the 2017 BEYA Science Spectrum Trailblazer award.

Flores-Colon was selected for his contributions in the International Ocean Survey Program (OSSP) and Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT) branch. He represents SSC Pacific and the U.S. Navy at various Global Positioning System user requirements meetings for NATO and Partnership for Peace Nations GPS users.

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific provides the U.S. Navy and military with essential capabilities in the areas of command and control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR).

Dr. Justin James
Dr. Justin James

Efrain Flores-Colon
Efrain Flores-Colon
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