Electronics engineer recognized by Army research, development center
June 27, 2012
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- An electronics engineer was named employee of the year by the U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, here, June 19.
Obinna Anyanwu was recognized in the technical category for his work as an electronics engineer in the Radar Systems Branch of CERDEC's Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate, or I2WD, focusing on gunshot detection. Radars traditionally have addressed counter-fire missions surrounding rocket, artillery and mortar threats--gunshot detection is a relatively new field. I2WD's work in this field includes developing models and algorithms to accurately track in-flight projectiles back to the shooter.
With less than two years experience working for the federal government and no prior knowledge of radar before being hired, Anyanwu served as the lead radar performance evaluator in a major radar acquisition program that selected and evaluated sources for a radar production contract. He also serves as a member of a radar engineer support team in which he performs system analyses to make adjustments to the system prior to fielding.
"Mr. Anyanwu has established himself in the radar community and with our customers as a radar subject matter expert at a young age," according to his nomination package. "These accomplishments reflect positively upon himself, the I2WD, CERDEC and the Army."