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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. Albert A. Nuttall

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2002
Dr. Albert A. Nuttall
For his significant engineering research and development in statistical communications theory and the solution of fundamental analytic problems in the signal processing of underwater acoustic signals

Dr. Albert Nuttall is a pioneer in the field of statistical communications theory who has distinguished himself as one of the world's most prolific contributors to the solution of fundamental analytic problems in the signal processing of underwater acoustic signals. His work has extended existing theoretical foundations to include effects that were previously ignored or considered too difficult to treat analytically. As a result, he has produced several breakthroughs in previous limitations on sonar systems performance, especially in the detection and classification of noise contaminated signals.

Dr. Nuttall has undertaken challenges of substantial scope and complexity in previously unexplored or unyielding areas of signal processing. His creativity, perseverance and sound reasoning have enabled him to choose the correct blend of analysis, simulation and experiment to make important, original contributions to the knowledge in key areas such as the performance of signal processors in the presence of fading, noise and interference.

These notable achievements add to a long and distinguished record of research, development and publication in the field of signal processing, spectral analysis, system performance evaluation, and statistical communication theory. Dr. Albert Nuttall is truly most deserving of the ASNE Solberg Award for 2001.