1960 – B.S. Mechanical Engineering, M.I.T.
1966 – M.S. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford
1970 – Ph.D. Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford
1960-1961 – Engine Design and Testing Engineer at Outboard Marine Corp.
1961-1967 – Engineer at Lockheed in the field of Aerospace Guidance and Control
1967-1968 – Engineer at Analytical Mechanics Associates
1968-1970 – Engineer, Systems Control, Inc. Parameter ID of aircraft models from flight data, automatic generation of approach paths for Air Traffic Control. Attended Stanford University specializing in control systems.
1971 – 1998 – Member of the Stanford Faculty in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department. His research has included spacecraft pointing, space tether dynamics and control, internal combustion engine control, the design of aerospace digital flight control systems, GPS-based attitude determination augmented with inertial sensors, and the use of GPS for air and land vehicle surveillance and navigation. He taught courses in aerospace control including radio and inertial navigation, optimization and digital implementations and is a coauthor of two of the leading control textbooks. He is also an author or coauthor on over 100 papers.
1998 – 2020 – Emeritus faculty carrying out research in Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford Univ. Recent research activities are the use of GPS-based attitude determination augmented with inertial sensors, applications of the FAA’s WAAS for enhanced pilot displays, use of WAAS for flight inspection of legacy aircraft landing systems, the use of WAAS and new displays to enable closer spacing of parallel runways, control of helicopters while carrying slung loads, and determining methods to identify and isolate GNSS jamming and spoofing. Temporary Director of GPS Lab 2018-2020 due to death of previous director.
2020 – Present Emeritus Faculty with minor responsibilities in student research.
AIAA (Fellow), ASME (Fellow), SAE, IEEE, ION
CONSULTANT TO: (over past several years)
Engine Control and Monitoring
Pratt and Whitney (Technical Advisory Committee)
OTHER RECENT ACTIVITIES
Member of International Committee for Airspace Standards and Calibration (ICASC) 1994-2019
Honorary Member of ICASC 2021-present
Co-Founder, CEO, and Director of GyroSat Corp. 1999 – 2000
Director of Sequoia Instruments, 2001 – 2005
Former Aircraft owner and licensed instrument pilot
National Research Council Panel member for the review of NASA airspace activities, 2003
Board of Directors, ExactBid, Inc. 2014-2020
Board of Directors, NxMar, 2021 – present.