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Akio Yasuda

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Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Tokyo, Japan

Akio Yasuda is chairman of the GPS Society of the Japan Institute of Navigation and vice president of the Japan GPS Council. From 1986 to 2003 he was a professor at Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine. Since 2003, he has been a professor in the faculty of Marine Technology, Department of Maritime System Engineering, at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, where now holds emeritus status.

Yasuda received his M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering from Nagoya University. Early research interests included use of laser and microwave technologies to analyze plasma density. Later his research addressed satellite communications where he developed a tracking mechanism for geostationary satellites and also undertook range measurements to the GEOs.

Yasuda’s interest in GNSS began in 1987 with research on positioning data availability in relationship to GPS satellite geometry. He analyzed differential GPS and real-time kinematic GPS positioning accuracy variations among different modes of data transmission. He has organized an annual GPS/GNSS seminar in Tokyo since 1996.

He is a member of the International Program Committee for the annual GPS/GNSS International Symposium and vice director of the Research Forum of Social Infrastructure for Advanced Positioning.

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