Sandy Kennedy is the principal engineer for all NovAtel SPAN products, managing the advanced development group and overseeing the transformation of new and enhanced technologies with a one to three–year horizon into robust products for both commercial and military customers.
She joined NovAtel in 2004 after completing a B.Sc. with Honors and an M.Sc. in geomatics engineering at the University of Calgary.
Kennedy helped launch the Synchronized Position Attitude Navigation (SPAN) product line in 2005, became the functional manager and technical lead for the SPAN software group in 2007, then finally the engineering manager for all SPAN products in 2009.
Her area of expertise is primarily GPS/INS integration, exploiting navigation grade, tactical grade, and commercial microelectromechanical system (MEMS) inertial measurement units for airborne, land, and surface sea applications of varying accuracy and cost targets.