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ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

Dr. John P. Ianniello

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1998
Dr. John P. Ianniello
For his significant engineering research and development in passive sonar localization of underwater targets as set forth in the following:

Dr. Ianniello is the principal investigator for a passive sonar multiline towed array localization project and is pursuing the development of methods for passive localization of acoustic sources in a submarine’s forward sector using operational towed arrays. His research is based on data obtained from sea tests he planned and conducted from 1992 to 1998 and includes experimental techniques, matched field processing (MFP) algorithms, data and theoretical analyses he developed. In conducting this research, he has demonstrated the performance potential of vertical aperture towed sonar arrays for shallow water tactical localization by applying his MFP methodologies.

A remarkably skilled and resourceful research scientist, Dr. Ianniello has applied highly theoretical research to real and pressing submarine survivability issues. Dr. Ianniello’s pioneering research efforts with moving arrays and targets have proven the true utility of MFP for passive localization by submarines. Furthermore, he continues to attack the problem through refinement of models and algorithms, constantly seeking ways to enhance the effectiveness of MFP and related methodologies. His ground breaking research in applying MFP techniques to submarine multi line and single line towed arrays has created a significant opportunity for the Navy to dramatically improve the combat capability and survivability of its submarines

In addressing a pressing operational requirement, Dr. Ianniello has clearly exhibited the finest qualities of a research engineer. Through his resourcefulness, engineering skill, and thorough understanding of the body of MFP research, he is building a promising new technique. Translating the theoretical into a viable methodology is a hallmark of a truly exceptional research engineer. The fact that Dr. Ianniello has done so in addressing such a serious issue is particularly worthy of recognition. For his exceptional accomplishments in naval engineering research, Dr. Ianniello is most deserving of the Society’s Solberg Award.