2019 IEEE FREDERIK PHILIPS AWARD
Sponsored by Philips Electronics N.V.
ASAD M. MADNI
commercialization of sensors and systems for aerospace and automotive safety Asad M. Madni’s revolutionary contributions to sensors and systems for navigation and stability in aerospace and automotive applications have helped save countless lives around the world. Madni’s GyroChip was the first microelectromechanical-based gyroscope and inertial measurement unit for aerospace and automotive safety. The GyroChip and numerous other sensing, actuation, and signal-processing techniques developed by Madni are at the heart of electronic stability control and roll-over prevention systems, lane-change assist, and steering and wheel speed detection prevalent in today’s passenger cars.
They are also used for pitch stability control systems and yaw dampers in aircraft. His control system for the Hubble Space Telescope has provided unprecedented accuracy and stability for images that have enhanced our understanding of the universe. An IEEE Life Fellow, Madni is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor/Distinguished Scientist with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and Faculty Fellow with UCLA’s Institute of Transportation