GPS World Editorial Advisory Board

Vidal Ashkenazi is CEO of Nottingham Scientific Ltd., a UK-based small company which has been involved in the Galileo Program since its earliest conceptual Definition Phase. He is a charter member of the Editorial Advisory Board.

Sally Basker was the director of Research and Radionavigation for the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Alison Brown is the President and CEO of NAVSYS Corporation. She has a Ph.D. in Mechanics, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering from UCLA, an MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and an MA in Engineering from Cambridge University. In 1986 she founded NAVSYS Corporation. Currently she is a member of the GPS-III Independent Review Team and Scientific Advisory Board for the USAF.

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. He is the founder and coordinator of the Organization of European GNSS Equipment and Service Industries (OREGIN), which is coordinated by FDC. OREGIN includes 150 members from nineteen European companies who are interested in future markets for Galileo applications. In addition to sharing expertise, the group works on product standardization for the Galileo system.

Clement Driscoll is the founder and principal of C.J. Driscoll & Associates. Mr. Driscoll has over twenty years of experience in the fields of wireless location, navigation, and mobile communications. He directed the marketing of Teletrac’s fleet vehicle location service and Magnavox’s GPS navigation and satellite communication products. In 1994, Mr. Driscoll authored the Survey of Location Systems to Support Wireless 911, which served as a basis for the FCC’s wireless E911 rulemaking requiring accurate location of wireless 911 callers He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and has an MBA from St. John’s University. He has served on advisory boards of a number of leading industry suppliers.

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.

Len Jacobson is founder and president of Global Systems Marketing, Inc., in Long Beach, Calif. He is a retired GPS consultant, having worked in the field since 1968, and is a prolific author and noted media and legal expert on GPS. He has been a technical, management and business development consultant to the GPS industry, the U.S. government, and the legal profession for many years after a long industrial career. He was elected to the NATO Industrial Advisory Group and served on a U.S. Department of Defense Science Board Panel that examined defense trade policies. He earned his M.S. in electrical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He is active in the Institute of Navigation, for which he served as western regional vice president twice and held leadership roles in several of its conferences. He is a charter member of the Editorial Advisory Board. Visit his site at

William J. Klepczynski was a contractor for the Federal Aviation Administration, Satellite Navigation Program Office, where he provided consultation for the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) architecture and systems design. Through his affiliation with Innovative Solutions International, headquartered in Washington, D.C., he also provided expert analysis of the timing of the WAAS network and WAAS’s time-transfer capabilities. Klepczynski holds a Ph.D. in astronomy from Yale University and was formerly head of USNO’s Time Service Department.

Jules McNeff is vice president for strategy and programs for Overlook Systems Technologies. He served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, and then was responsible for Defense Department management and oversight of the GPS program. He is a charter member of the Editorial Advisory Board.

Terry Moore is director of the Institute of Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy IESSG at the University of Nottingham, with a Ph.D. in space geodesy from the same institution. He is associate dean for infrastructure and director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, Faculty of Engineering [[Still true? Check]]. He is chair of the International Sub-Committee of the Civil GPS Service Interface Committee. The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) has awarded Professor Terry Moore with the Harold Spencer-Jones Gold Medal for 2013, the institute’s highest honor for outstanding contributions to navigation. He is also one of the youngest ever recipients of this highly esteemed award.

Brad Parkinson received his Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford, and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957 to 1978, retiring as a colonel. In 1973, he directed the effort to define a new satellite-based navigation system that became GPS, led the fight to gain Department of Defense approval, and ran the NavStar GPS Joint Program Office from 1973 to 1978. He is a principal investigator for GPS research programs at Stanford, member of the board of Navigation Technology Ventures and Trimble Navigation, and chair of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory Advisory Council. He is a charter member of the Editorial Advisory Board.

Mario Proietti is CTO and co-founder of TechnoCom Corporation, a company enabling wireless location services and assuring their ongoing performance. He has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board since 2001.

Jayanta Kumar Ray heads the Aerospace GNSS group at Accord. His involvement in the GPS/GNSS related research and development spans over the past 20 years. He has published more than 30 international journal and conference papers, some of which won the best paper awards. He also holds multiple US patents. He was co-chair in ION GNSS conference held in the United States in 2002 and 2008. Jayanta was chosen by the GPS World magazine to be one of the top 50 GPS leaders in the world in 2007. He has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board since 2008.

Frank van Diggelen has worked on GNSS for Navsys, Ashtech, Magellan, and Global Locate. Following the acquisition of Global Locate, he is now vice president of GPS Technology and a Broadcom Fellow at Broadcom Corporation. Van Diggelen is also a passionate teacher. He is a consulting professor at Stanford University; and is co-instructor of a free-online GPS course, offered through Stanford University and Coursera. In its first release, this course attracted 25,000 registrants from 183 countries.Van Diggelen is a pioneer in A-GPS; he is the inventor of coarse-time GNSS navigation, co-inventor of Long Term Orbits for A-GPS, and holds more than 80 issued, and many more pending, patents on A-GPS. He is the author of the first textbook on A-GPS: A-GPS: Assisted GPS, GNSS, and SBAS, available in both English and Chinese. He is vice chair of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, England. He joined the Editorial Advisory Board in 2014.

Akio Yasuda is chairman of the GPS Society of the Japan Institute of Navigation and vice president of the Japan GPS Council. From 1986 to 2003 he was a professor at Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine. Since 2003, he has been a professor in the faculty of Marine Technology, Department of Maritime System Engineering, at the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, where now holds emeritus status.
He is a member of the International Program Committee for the annual GPS/GNSS International Symposium and vice director of the Research Forum of Social Infrastructure for Advanced Positioning.

Full List of the Editorial Advisory Board

Vidal Ashkenazi | Nottingham Scientific Ltd., United Kingdom
Sally Basker | General Lighthouse Authorities, United Kingdom & Ireland
Alison K. Brown | NAVSYS Corporation, United States
Pascal Campagne | France Developpement Conseil, France
Ismael Colomina | Institut de Geomàtica, Spain
Jordi Corbera | Spanish Institute of Navigation, Spain
Clem Driscoll | C.J. Driscoll & Associates, United States
Marco Falcone | European Space Agency
Børje Forssell | Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Alain Geiger | Institute of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Switzerland
Art Gower | Lockheed Martin, United States
Jörg Hahn | European Space Agency, The Netherlands
Michael Healy | Astrium Limited, United Kingdom
Günter Hein | University of the Federal Armed Forces, Germany
Larry D. Hothem | U.S. Geological Survey, United States
Len Jacobson | Global Systems & Marketing, United States
William J. Klepczynsk | Institute for Defense Analyses, United States
Gérard Lachapelle | The University of Calgary, Canada
Jingnan Liu | National Research Center for Satellite Systems, China
Terence J. McGurn | Consultant, United States
Jules G. McNeff | Overlook Systems Technologies, United States
James Miller | NASA, United States
Terry Moore | University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
Ruth Neilan | Jet Propulsion Laboratory, United States
Bradford W. Parkinson | Stanford University, United States
Ivan G. Petrovski | iP Solutions, Japan
Mario Proietti | TechnoCom Corporation, United States
Jayanta Ray | Accord Software and Systems, India
Martin U. Ripple | ÜberDash Pty Ltd, Australia
Michael E. Shaw | Lockheed Martin Space Systems, United States
Jac Spaans | European Group of Institutes of Navigation, Netherlands
Thomas Stansell Jr. | Stansell Consulting, United States
F. Michael Swiek | U.S. GPS Industry Council, United States
Greg Turetzky | Intel, United States
David Turner | Department of State, United State
Frank van Diggelen | Broadcom Corporation, United States
Frantisek Vejrazka | Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
Akio Yasuda | Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology, Japan