Naval Undersea Warfare Center scientist chosen for IEEE award

NEWPORT – Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport scientist Donald Steinbrecher has won an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers award.

The 2018 Harry Diamond Memorial Award recognizes those contributing to the field of electrotechnology while in federal government service, according to a NUWC news release.

A resident of Brookline, Mass., Steinbrecher has been working within the U.S. Navy for 21 years. He is chief scientist in the Undersea Warfare Electromagnetic Systems Department and has been granted 25 patents related to technological solutions for the Navy.

He is known for his work in broadband high-dynamic range signals acquisition systems and made significant contributions in the development of hardware that gave way to the evolution of software-defined radios, according to the release. Steinbrecher was also behind hardware technology that made the original Navy relocatable over-the-horizon radar possible.

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Steinbrecher will be honored at the IEEE-USA Awards ceremony in Huntsville, Ala., on April 13.

NUWC Division Newport, part of the Naval Sea Systems Command, provides research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and fleet support for vessels such as submarines and autonomous underwater systems.

Susan Shalhoub is a PBN contributing writer.