Prof. Hugh Griffiths FREng, G4CNV, has been awarded the AF Harvey Engineering Research Prize.
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) say Griffiths is one of the big names in radar research, specifically bistatic radar, and as one of its non-military uses is geophysical remote sensing, the globe serves as a reminder of the international importance of his work. The £300,000 cheque will enable him to continue his investigations in bistatic radar.
Bistatic radar is where the transmitter and receiver are located separately, rather than using a single antenna.
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) article Taking radar to another level - http://www.theiet.org/membership/member-news/32/main-feature.cfm