Chris Hegarty is director for Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Engineering and Spectrum at the MITRE Corporation near Boston. He was 2008 president of the Institute of Navigation (ION).
His work on GPS and spectrum issues is widely acknowledged and referenced. He played an instrumental role in the selection of the frequency for the GPS third civil signal, and co-led the development of the specification for this signal.
His current work focuses primarily on aviation applications of the Global Positioning System and on issues of GPS compatibility and interoperability.
He is coeditor of Understanding GPS, Principles and Applications, Second Edition (2006). He is an ION and IEEE fellow.