- Terra Award, NASA, 2000
- NASA Headquarters Service Award, 2000
- Sharp Teaching Professorship, School of Engineering, University of Kansas, 1999-2001
- Outstanding Instructor Award, Air Force Institute of Technology Department of Electrical Engineering, Spring and Fall, 1986; Winter and Fall, 1987; Spring 1998
- Outstanding Instructor of the Year, Eta Kappa Nu, Delta Xi Chapter, 1987
- Senior Member of IEEE
Dr. Prescott is currently professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Kansas where he teaches and conducts research. His primary areas of research emphasis are military communication systems, Low Probability of Intercept/Interference waveform design, spread spectrum modulation techniques, and radio modem design. Dr. Prescott is a senior member of the IEEE and has served as a publication reviewer for the IEEE Communications Society and the National Science Foundation. He is also Vice President of Lawrence Applied Research Corporation, which is involved in defense related consulting activities.
- PhD, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984
- MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri, 1976
- BEE, Georgia Institute of Technology, highest honor, 1974
Linear systems, electronics design laboratory, senior design laboratory, digital signal processing, digital communications, DSP for communications and radar, advanced modulation and coding.
Software radio systems, spread spectrum and military communication systems, radio and radar signal processing, DSP applications of field-programmable gate arrays, design and implementation of wireless communication systems.