This award is named in honor of Edwin H. Armstrong, most notably the inventor and father of the complete FM radio system. He is responsible for the Regenerative Circuit, the Superheterodyne Circuit, and the Superregenerative Circuit. His inventions and development form the backbone of Radio Communications as we know it. A contemporary (in writing about his life and achievements) referred to him as the "Man of High Fidelity" and more recently, his life is documented in a book justly called "Empire of the Air."
Prize Certificate, plaque, and honorarium of $2,000; funded by the IEEE Foundation.
2000-Laurence B. Milstein 1999-Al Gross 1998- Donald L. Schilling 1997- Marvin K. Simon 1996- Joachim Hagenauer 1995- Adam Lender 1994- Mischa Schwartz 1993- Paul Schumate 1992- Hisashi Kaneko 1991- Burton R. Saltzberg 1990- Jack K. Wolf 1989- Paul E. Green, Jr. 1988- Jack M. Sipress 1987- Paul Baran 1986- Gottfried Ungerboeck
1985- Robert Charles Terreault 1984- Bob O. Evans 1983-No Award 1982- Tadahiro Sekimoto 1981- Robert Price 1980- Frederick T. Andrews 1979- Arthur A. Collins 1978- Andre Pinet 1977- William H.C. Higgins 1976- Walter B. Morrow 1975- R.W. Lucky 1974- Frank D. Reese 1973- S.G. Lutz, C.E. Shannon
1972- A.E. Joel, Jr. 1971- A.C. Dickieson 1970- R.K. Hellmann 1969- D.S. Rau 1968- P.G. Edwards 1967- J.Z. Millar 1966- W.T. Rea 1965- A.G. Kanoian 1964-No Award 1963- I.S. Coggeshall 1962-A.G. Clavier 1961- E.I. Green 1960-No Award 1959- K. Bullington 1958- H.H. Beverage