Meeting – January 27 @ 5:30 (Dr. Axelrad speaking)

For next week’s meeting, we are honored to have Dr. Penina Axelrad as our guest speaker.  She will be providing an Overview of Curriculum and Research in GNSS in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at CU-Boulder.

Dr. Axelrad is the 2009 recipient of the Kepler Award, honoring individuals during their lifetime for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation. She has an extensive history of significant contributions to the field of satellite navigation including receiver autonomous GPS integrity monitoring (RAIM), GPS bistatic radar, satellite formation flying using GPS, GPS-based orbit and satellite attitude determination, and multipath characterization, modeling and mitigation. Additionally, Dr. Axelrad has authored or co-authored 37 peer reviewed journal papers relating to satellite navigation, written 85 conference papers, served as an author/associate editor of AIAA’s GPS “Blue Book”—the seminal two volume textbook: Global Positioning System: Theory and Applications.

Dr. Axelrad is currently a Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado where she has been responsible for educating navigation engineers for the past 17 years. Her current research interest include: Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology and applications for real-time satellite orbit and attitude determination, GPS surface reflections, GPS multipath characterization and mitigation, orbital dynamics and spacecraft rendezvous. Dr. Axelrad is a Senior Member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, a Fellow of The Institute of Navigation and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is a past president of The Institute of Navigation. She was the recipient of the 1996 AIAA Sperry Award and 2003 ION Tycho Brahe Award. She received a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University and a S.B. and S.M. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In addition, we will be conducting nomination and election of officers for 2010.

The meeting will begin @ 5:30pm with food provided.

Below is the address and directions to the Analytical Graphics office:

7150 Campus Drive, Suite 260

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Phone: 1.719.573.2600

Take I-25 to the Woodmen Road exit – exit number 149

Proceed East and Turn LEFT onto Campus Dr.

AGI is located at 7150 Campus Drive in Suite 260

Be sure to pass along to friend/colleagues.  We will ask for a headcount as we get closer to the meeting.