Sirius Satellite Radio co-founder Robert Briskman has been awarded the 2007 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerospace Communications Award.
The honor is presented for an outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace communications. In Briskman’s case, the award is for developing satellite radio.
Briskman co-founded Sirius Satellite Radio in 1991. He was chief technical officer and executive vice president, engineering of the satcaster. He’s credited with designing Sirius’ satellite constellation. The company said he was also responsible for the design and development of the terrestrial repeaters and satellite control facilities.
Over 32 years, Briskman directed the implementation of satellite telecommunications systems at COMSAT and NASA. He holds engineering degrees from University of Maryland and Princeton University and is a Fellow of IEEE and AIAA. He has published some 50 technical papers and holds a number of patents.
The Aerospace Communications Award will be presented in Seoul, South Korea on April 12.