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July 17, 2016

Jade Morton: The Long and Scintillating Road

Jade Morton, in the front row at the right, with her sisters and grandmother

>>Jade Morton’s Compass Points

Yu — or Jade, in English — Morton is an electrical engineer, a professor at Colorado State University (bound for the University of Colorado Boulder in 2017), and a shining star in the world of GNSS. She left work for eight years to be a full-time mother, then returned to a university professorship and high-level research, where she has been recognized for her work on ionospheric effects on global navigation satellite systems.

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May 29, 2016

Boubeker Belabbas’ Compass Points

COMPASS POINTS

Engineering specialties

Performance analysis of different GNSS configurations (multi-frequency multi-constellation) with and without augmentation. Integration of receiver subsystems starting with antenna design, receiver processing, interference and multipath mitigation algorithms, PVT including integrity monitoring, and hybridization using MEMS-based inertial sensors.

GNSS Event that most signified to you that GNSS had "arrived"

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March 27, 2016

Sandy Kennedy’s Compass Points

Return to main article: Sandy Kennedy: Here to Stay

COMPASS POINTS

Engineering specialties

Algorithm development, Kalman filtering, GNSS/INS integration, digital signal processing, embedded software, system integration

Favorite equation

Kennedy really likes the foundational differential equation, the basis of Kalman filtering, because it can become so many different things:

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March 18, 2016

Sandy Kennedy: Here to Stay

Sandy Kennedy and her husband Arlin Amundrud

>>Sandy Kennedy’s Compass Points

Sandy Kennedy grew up in Miami. Miami, Manitoba, Canada, that is — a town of 150 people with a school, a café, a defunct railroad station, and an ice skating rink.

Now she’s director and chief engineer in charge of receiver core cards at NovAtel Inc., a developer and manufacturer of high-precision GNSS products headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. It’s a long way from where she started, but then again, maybe not.

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November 28, 2015

Stuart Riley’s Compass Points

Riley and his son, Ben.

Return to main article: Stuart Riley: Right Turn from the Wrong Path

COMPASS POINTS

Professional Path

Riley received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) where he then worked as a research fellow in 1994–5. After that, he joined Trimble Navigation Ltd. as a GNSS receiver designer. He is based in Sunnyvale, California, where since 2010 he has served as the company’s engineering director

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September 7, 2015

John Raquet: A Family Affair

John and his wife, Cindy.

John Raquet’s Compass Points

With an imposing 6’2” physique and a disarming grin, John Raquet rises above the crowd. To colleagues he’s a top-flight engineer and university professor, and director of the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) Autonomy and Navigation Technology Center. But he is also a former all-star basketball player, a preacher, sometime soccer coach, former military officer, and, most definitely, a family man.

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July 20, 2015

Valérie Renaudin’s Compass Points

Renaudin’s children, Satine and Kylian (left); Irish dancing keeps Renaudin on her toes (right).


Return to main article: "Valérie Renaudin: Navigating a Life with GNSS"

COMPASS POINTS

Engineering specialties

Geomatics engineering, design of dynamic position estimation algorithms, GNSS and other sensors, including inertial MEMS, UWB Tx, hybridization filters for navigation, low-cost sensor error modeling and calibration, and magnetic field processing.

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