Thomas A. Stansell heads Stansell Consulting, which he founded in 1999. Previously he was a Vice President of Leica Geosystems, involved in technology development and strategic relationships.
Stansell received both his BEE degree and his MEE degree from the University of Virginia.
At the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Stansell participated in development of the Transit Navigation Satellite System, including the world’s first surface ship satellite navigation receiver and the world’s first portable Doppler geodetic survey receiver.
In 1990, Stansell led development of the world’s first integrated GPS/GLONASS navigator, which was delivered to MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
Stansell served on the 2000 WAAS Independent Review Board and in 2001 led technical development of the new GPS L2 civil signal (L2C). Currently he coordinates the L1C signal definition project.
Stansell received the ION Weems Award in 1996, the IEEE PLANS Kershner award in 2000, the 2002 Navstar Award from the GPS Joint Program Office, and the 2004 Johannes Kepler award from ION. He holds several GPS-related patents.