Walton earns AMTA Honorary Life Membership Award for his pioneering work in antenna and radar tech

Posted: December 27, 2019

Eric Walton
For his distinguished work in antenna and radar technology at The Ohio State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Research Scientist Eric Walton recently won the Honorary Life Membership Award at the 41st Annual Symposium of the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA). 

Walton's research over the years has contributed major technical advancements toward automotive radars and antennas, noise radar (an area he pioneered), scattering signature analysis, processing of antenna/RCS test range probe data, wavelet-based time-frequency analysis (a major breakthrough), and near-field focusing of range probe data for mapping stray signals in antenna/RCS test ranges (a new territory in range diagnostics).

Ohio State ECE students who attended the event also walked away with honors. PhD student Seckin Sahin won the second place “2020 AMTA Best Student Paper Award,” and student Carmen Mathos won the "2020 AMTA Master’s Travel Scholarship Award."

Walton is a distinguished Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Antenna Measurement Techniques Association, and received AMTA’s Distinguished Achievement Award. He is also respected for his mentorship of many graduate and undergraduate students, as well as junior researchers. In 2018, Walton also won the George Sinclair Award for his work at Ohio State’s ElectroScience Laboratory. 

AMTA is an international organization dedicated to development, application, and dissemination of advanced antenna, radar signature, and related measurement technologies. Members come from a variety of backgrounds including industry, government, and educational institutions, and from many countries around the world. Membership has steadily grown from 30 in 1979 to about 500 members today.