profile/biography

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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By Inside GNSS
January 19, 2014

Marc Weiss

Weiss at the helm during sailboat outing to San Juan Islands (top), Marc Weiss and wife, Pam (bottom)

SIDEBAR: Marc Weiss’ Compass Points

In a career spanning nearly the entire history of GNSS-enhanced metrology, Marc Weiss has been a key participant in projects that laid the foundation for accurate synchronization of atomic clocks around the world.

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By Inside GNSS
March 23, 2011

Parkinson to Receive U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award for GPS Role

Brad Parkinson, who has received many honors for establishing and serving as the first program director of the GPS Joint Program Office (now GPS Directorate), is one of four U.S. Naval Academy graduates who will be honored in a Friday (March 25, 2011) ceremony for lifelong achievement and will receive the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Distinguished Graduate Award.

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By Inside GNSS
January 5, 2009

Juliana Blackwell To Direct National Geodetic Survey, Oversee Spatial Reference System

Juliana P. Blackwell (NOAA photo)

Juliana P. Blackwell has taken up responsibilities as the new director of the National Geodetic Survey (NGS), where she will oversee the nation’s spatial reference system.

Blackwell takes up the post after serving for the past three years as chief of the NGS Observation and Analysis Division. She is the first woman to head the nation’s oldest federal science agency, established by President Thomas Jefferson in 1807 as the Survey of the Coast.

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By Glen Gibbons
February 29, 2008

GPS civil signal design innovator elected president of U.S. Institute of Navigation

ION President Christopher Hegarty

GPS civil signal design innovator Christopher Hegarty has been elected 2008-9 president of the U.S.-based Institute of Navigation (ION). Hegarty is the director of spectrum management for the MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development, based in McLean, Virginia, USA.

Founded in 1945, ION is a professional society for military and civil engineers, students, and others interested in air, space, marine, land navigation, and position determination. It is affiliated with the International Association of Institutes of Navigation.

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By Inside GNSS
January 2, 2006

New EC DG-TREN Director-General

Matthias Ruete has been named as director-general of the European Commission’s Directorate- General for Energy and Transport (EC DG-TREN), which has overall responsibility for implementation of the Galileo program on behalf of the European Union (EU). He replaces François Lamoreaux.

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By Inside GNSS