David Powell

David Powell


Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Stanford University


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, MIT

M.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford

Ph.D. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford


1998 - Present
Emeritus Stanford Faculty in the Aeronautics and Astronautics DepartmentHis research deals with satellite-based navigation and surveillance, pilot displays for closely spaced parallel runways, and flight inspection of ground based navigation aids.  He also holds a private instrument pilot license. 

1971 - 1998
Member of the Stanford Faculty in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. His research was concerned with the design of aerospace digital flight control systems and the use of GPS for aircraft surveillance and navigation. He taught courses in aerospace control including optimization and digital implementations.

1968 - 1970
Engineer, Systems Control, Inc. While at Systems Control, significant time was devoted to the automatic generation of approach paths for the Air Traffic Control Problem. Attended Stanford University specializing in control systems.

1967 - 1968
Engineer, at Analytical Mechanics Associates.

1961 - 1967
Engineer, at Lockeed in the field of Aerospace Guidance and Control.

1960 - 1961
Engine Design and Testing Engineer, Outboard Marine Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois.

Contact Information

Websites Global Positioning System (GPS) Lab
Stanford University
Address Durand Building
Stanford, CA 94305-4035
United States
Phone + 1-650-712-9015
Email [email protected]