The IEEE National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON) is pleased to announce the establishment of the outstanding paper award in honor of the life and contributions of Dr. Daniel William Repperger. A fellow of the IEEE and active member of the Dayton Section of IEEE, Dan always exhibited service and dedication to the profession of electrical engineering.
With a career spanning more than three decades at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dan was able to make significant contributions at the Human Effectiveness Directorate in the technical areas of haptic controllers, human-machine interface performance enhancement, and image/network complexity analysis. This resulted in Dan authoring more than 400 technical journal articles, reports and conference publications, 8 encyclopedia and book chapters, editor for 5 international journals and 14 US patents. Dan was honored by being selected to Fellow status by the Air Force Research Laboratory Fellow, the American Institute for of Medical and Biological Engineering, the Ohio Academy of Sciences, and the Aerospace Medical Association. Additional accolades include the Harry G. Armstrong Scientific Excellence Award, Human Effectiveness Directorate Mentor of the Year, the IEEE Third Millennium Medal, and the IEEE Fritz Russ Award. Dan's membership with professional societies also included Eta Kappa Nu, Tau Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi, as well as being a registered professional engineer, and on the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Academy of Sciences.