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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. Roy L. Streit

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1999
Dr. Roy L. Streit
For his significant engineering research and development in sonar array research and acoustic transient signals as set forth in the following:

Dr. Streit is a widely respected expert in data fusion technology whose ability to develop and tailor mathematical solutions to extremely challenging problems makes him an invaluable contributor to the undersea warfare technical community. Dr. Streit’s innovations are providing the Navy’s undersea warfare systems with significantly improved technology to achieve the acoustic data fusion capability that is essential for combat effectiveness.

The twenty-first century Navy must operate in littoral waters where quiet submarine targets are extremely difficult to detect, classify, track, and attack. Multiple sensor systems with increased signal processing and computing capabilities are essential for operational success in littoral waters. These systems require complex algorithms to separate source signals from clutter in order to maximize the effectiveness of sensors, combat systems, and the man-in-the-loop. Dr. Streit has developed innovative signal processing algorithms and integrated them in unique and effective ways to achieve these goals.

Dr. Streit’s pioneering work in statistical methods is providing the foundation for tremendous advances in sonar detection, classification, tracking, and data fusion. Many of the algorithms he has developed have been or are being incorporated into submarine and surface combatant systems, where they will increase the proficiency and effectiveness of sonar operators and contribute to reduced manning. He has played a key role in furthering the development of complex, acoustic data-fusion capabilities, making it possible to harness the vast power of multiple sensors and advanced computational capabilities. Dr. Streit’s notable contributions, and his many collateral activities on behalf of the Navy, identify him as truly deserving of the Solberg Award.