Phillip W. Ward, P.E. is an electrical engineer and president of Navward GPS Consulting, which he founded in Dallas, Texas in 1991. He has worked in the navigation field since 1958 and with GPS receiver design since 1976.
He was senior technical staff member at Texas Instruments Defense Systems and Electronics Group, where he developed five generations of GPS receivers including, in 1982, the first to enter the commercial market.
Ward holds nine patents and has published more than 30 technical papers, mostly in the field of GPS technology. He is a co-author of Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications, edited by Elliott D. Kaplan and Christopher J. Hegarty, Artech House (Second Edition 2006).
Ward is a fellow and former president of the Institute of Navigation. He served as ION’s first congressional fellow in 2001-02. He is also a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).