Bradford W. Parkinson, Ph.D., is an emeritus professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University.
He served for six years as the first NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office director and chief architect of the Global Positioning System.
He was the principal investigator at Stanford for several innovative GPS research projects, including the first commercial Cat III aircraft landings, the first robotic tractor demonstrations, and the initial development of WAAS.
He was awarded the Draper Prize in 2003 for his work on GPS.
Parkinson is a member of the Inside GNSS Editorial Advisory Council.