PETER H. HAAS
1921-1986

 

Peter H. Haas
Award

Peter Haas was a pioneer in the field of nuclear weapons effects beginning in the mid 1950s. He proposed and conducted some of the landmark experiments on nuclear electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and transient radiation effects on electronics (TREE) at the Nevada and Pacific Nuclear Test Sites.

He was always a strong advocate for laboratory simulation facilities and it was under his direction that some of the early neutron displacement effects research was done in pulsed nuclear reactors. He had the imagination and foresight to suggest that electronic circuitry might undergo severe changes in behavior when exposed to a nuclear radiation pulse, and this was the genesis of the discipline known as TREE.

Pete was a tutor for many people who were and are major contributors to the field of Radiation Survivability Research and Technology.

2015 Award Nominiation Packet posted 9/9/14

Purpose of the Award:

To recognize individuals "who have demonstrated outstanding and innovative technical contributions or leadership in the successful development of U.S. hardened military and space systems."

The Plaque states:

"For Superior Achievement in Radiation Survivability Research and Technology"

2013 Winner:


Dr. William A. Seidler, II

For contributions to the nuclear suvivability of military systems.

2014 Winner:


Thomas Stringer

For original work in advancing the understanding of electronics hardening and vulnerability effects associated x-ray and gamma-ray system-generated electromagnetic pulse (SGEMP).

Past Winners


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