NAVSYS Corporation Founder/President/CEO Named Fellow of the Institute of Navigation
Dr. Alison Brown recognized for her distinguished contributions to the development of GPS technology
Colorado Springs, CO, August 21, 2003 – NAVSYS Corporation, a GPS technology company, announced today the election of Dr. Alison Brown, the company’s founder, president, and chief executive officer, as a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation (ION). The prestigious award was presented to Dr. Brown at the ION annual award ceremony held this year in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The ION elects Fellows for recognition of sustained professional contribution, advancement of the technology, management, practice, and teaching of the arts and sciences of navigation.
Dr. Brown’s accomplishments are many and include: leading the original RTCA Integrity Working Group that developed the concept of Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring and the use of a GPS integrity network and geostationary augmentation system, which led to the development of the Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS); pioneering the development of Wide Area Differential GPS; fielding the first GPS cellular emergency location system; developing the FAA WAAS Ground Uplink Station; and developing a digital beam-steering, software reprogramable GPS receiver for high accuracy commercial and military applications. She also holds five patents, has chaired numerous conferences and technical sessions on GPS, and has published more than 100 technical papers.
NAVSYS is an established, growing, and well-respected firm pioneering superior and ground breaking technical products and services in GPS hardware design, systems engineering, systems analysis, and software design. NAVSYS has a standing commitment to provide the highest quality products and services to both governmental and commercial customers. The company provides specialized GPS products and services for customers by leveraging extensive core technologies, unique technical expertise, innovative engineering approaches, strong work ethic, and high standards of excellence. For more information on NAVSYS Corporation, see www.navsys.com.
The Institute of Navigation is a non-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of navigation. It was founded in 1945 and currently has over 4,000 members practicing in the field of navigation. It serves a diverse community including those interested in air, space, marine, land navigation, and position determination. Although basically a national organization, its membership is worldwide, and it is affiliated with the International Association of Institutes of Navigation. www.ion.org.