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About Todd Walter

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Todd Walter is a research professor in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University in 1993. His research focuses on implementing high-integrity air navigation systems. He has received the ION Thurlow and Johannes Kepler awards. Walter is also a Fellow of the ION and has served as its president.

Posts by Todd Walter

Innovation: Navigation from LEO Posted on 30 Jun 2017 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & GNSS & Innovation categories.

Current Capability and Future Promise
GPS signals are so weak, they cannot be used reliably where they are obstructed such as indoors or in concrete canyons. But if the satellites were much closer, their signals would be much stronger. The low Earth orbit Iridium constellation is already orbiting, and providing a PNT service. This month we learn about its current capability and future promise. Read more»