Brown recognized for accomplishments in optical remote sensing
Steven W. Brown of the Optical Technology Division has been recognized with a 2009 Arthur S. Flemming Award. The award honors individuals for their extraordinary contributions to the federal government.
Dr. Brown was recognized for major advances in light measurement and its applications to the environmental remote sensing of the Earth. These advances include co-development of SIRCUS, an innovative laser-based facility for the high-accuracy calibration and characterization of optical radiation sensors.
In 1948, the Washington, D.C., Downtown Jaycees established and presented the first Flemming awards. Since 1998, the awards have been administered by George Washington University, which will present the awards at a ceremony on June 14.