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Per Enge appointed to Satelles board of directors

August 29, 2017  - By

Per Enge, Professor and Director, Stanford university Center for Position Navigation and Time

Satelles, a secure time and location solutions company, has appointed Per Enge to its board of directors. Satelles provides a time and location solutions delivered over the Iridium constellation of 66 low-earth-orbiting satellites.

Enge is the Vance and Arlene Coffman Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics for Stanford University, where he is also the director of the Stanford Center for Position Navigation and Time.

“I am eager to join the Satelles Board of Directors and look forward to supporting the management team,” Enge said. “I am encouraged by the progress Satelles has made and continue to have confidence in the leadership team and future growth of the business.”

Enge’s laboratory has worked with the U.S. Coast Guard to design a medium frequency radio system to broadcast differential GPS corrections to maritime users, and this system has been implemented as a worldwide standard.

His laboratory also worked with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to develop WAAS, the Wide-Area Augmentation System that provides GPS integrity data to airborne users. Today, WAAS is carried by more than 100,000 aircraft, and similar systems have been implemented in Europe, India and Japan.

Enge also serves on the board of directors of Amida Technologies, and he serves as a technical advisor to Polaris Wireless.

He has received the Kepler, Thurlow and Burka Awards from the Institute of Navigation for his work. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Institute of Navigation.

Enge received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1983. In 2012, the U.S. Air Force inducted Enge into the GPS Hall of Fame.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Per to Satelles Board of Directors,” said Michael O’Connor, Satelles CEO. “Per has distinguished himself as a technology innovator and brings to our board of directors deep expertise in global navigation satellite systems. His wealth of experience and expertise in GPS and other technologies adds new depth to our board as we continue to deliver Satellite Time and Location  to users around the world. We look forward to working with Per on our mission is to deliver trusted time and location solutions that augment and enhance existing solutions — including GPS.”

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.