The Origins, Status and Future of GPS

Brad Parkinson


W.W. Hansen Experimental Physics Labs

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305-4085






Dr. Bradford Parkinson, the Edward C. Wells Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Emeritus) and Co-Director of GPS Studies at Stanford University, will discuss the history and development of the Global  Positioning System. As the first Joint Program Manager, Dr. Parkinson led the team that synthesized the concept and engineered to completion, the GPS system that today provides locational information to military and civilian users worldwide. Technological improvements and competing signal issues continue to affect GPS and its over 20 million users.