Legacy – Advisory Council

Tony Pratt

Tony Pratt is a consultant to the UK government in the development of the Galileo satellite system and a member of the European Commission Signal Task Force and sub-groups. Pratt was closely involved with the 2004 EU-US Agreement on GPS Galileo Cooperation and currently is senior consultant with the GPS Telematics Group at QinetiQ Ltd. He is also a special professor at the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

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A. J. Van Dierendonck

A. J. Van Dierendonck is an international consultant as AJ Systems and a general partner of GPS Silicon Valley. He received his B.S.EE from South Dakota State and M.S.EE and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He has worked on the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System for 32 years.

Van Dierendonck has received numerous awards from the U.S. Institute of Navigation (ION): the Burka Award (twice), the Kepler Award, the Thurlow Award, and he is an ION Fellow. He is also an IEEE Fellow and is in the U.S. Air Force’s GPS Hall of Fame.

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Phil Ward

Phil Ward is an electrical engineer and president of Navward GPS Consulting, which he founded in Dallas, Texas in 1991. He has worked in the navigation field since 1958 and with GPS receiver design since 1976.

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September 6, 2007

Christopher K. Wilson

Wilson is a leading advocate of positioning and mapping technologies in support of vehicle safety. He was one of the leaders of the Enhanced Digital Map project, a three-year effort by vehicle manufacturers and the government to investigate and demonstrate map-based safety applications. He developed the concept of probe-based mapping, and holds several patents in this area. He has also worked on vehicle positioning systems.

Previously, he served as director of strategic research at Tele Atlas, a major provider of digital map data and other geographic content.

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Jörn Tjaden

Jörn Tjaden heads the programmatic office for the Human Space Flight Directorate of the European Space Research and Technology Center (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, Netherlands. He is responsible for agreements with NASA and other programmatic aspects of the new directorate.

Previously, he was bureau chief, European Space Agency, at the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

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Thomas Stansell, Jr.

Tom 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 his BEE degree in 1957 and his MEE degree in 1964, both 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.

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Sang Jeong Lee

Since 1988, Sang Jeong Lee has been a professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering at Chungnam National University, where his research activities include anti-jamming technology, software GNSS receiver design, integrity monitoring scheme and time synchronization. He founded the GNSS Technology Research Group at the university, one of the most active academic positioning, navigation, and timing research groups in Korea.

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Sergio Greco

Sergio Greco is vice-president and general manager of the Navigation and Integrated Communications Business Unit at Thales Alenia Space in Rome. He has occupied that position for his current company and its predecessor since 2000.

The company is a joint venture between Thales Group and Finmeccanica Group and prime contractor for EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service. Thales Alenia Space is a leading member of ESNI, the consortium of companies responsible for constructing Galileo.

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Marco Falcone

Marco Falcone is system engineering manager for the European Space Agency (ESA) in the Galileo Project Office in Noordwijk (The Netherlands). He received his master’s degree in computer science from the University of Pisa, Italy, in 1987 and later earned a master’s degree in space systems engineering from the University of Delft, The Netherlands, in 1999.

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Pascal Campagne

Currently the CEO, Pascal Campagne has served since 2001 as strategic director of France Developpement Conseil SA, a satellite navigation consulting and engineering firm. His responsibilities include research and consulting projects for the European Commission, the European Space Agency, and various French government ministries.

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