26 February 2010

“GPS Modernization: On the Road to the Future LOCKHEED MARTIN’S GPS IIR/IIRM AND GPS IIIA PROGRAMS” Lecture by Mr. Mike Shaw

The NavSAS lab and the Master on Navigation and Related Applications are pleased to announce that Mr. Michael Shaw (Director of Global Business Development for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company) will provide a lecture entitled “GPS Modernization: On the Road to the Future -Lockheed Martin’s GPS IIR/IIRM and GPS IIIA Programs” on Monday, March 15th 2010 at Politecnico di Torino. This historical moment is important for satellite navigation systems, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSSs): GPS system is facing an important upgrade and the market for satellite navigation is experiencing a phase of strong expansion. In addition, new satellite navigation systems, like Galileo, are becoming real. Mr. M. Shaw, thanks to his experience, is in a unique position to provide a competent opinion on the future of GPS and on the evolution of the other GNSSs. The lecture is open to the public. It will be hosted in the aula 10 I of the Politecnico di Torino (Via Boggio 61, Turin – corte interrata). The lecture, held in English, will last from 9:15AM to 1:00PM.

The agenda is available at this link.

Mr. Shaw is the Director of Global Business Development for Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company. He leads strategy and implementation efforts associated with Navigation Systems advocacy for Lockheed Martin in identifying markets, opportunities, and the feasibility of product development. In addition, he performs economic analyses for new or improved product opportunities in identifying and implementing business development projects. Previously, Mr. Shaw was the Director of the National Coordination Office for Space-based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) where he coordinated the implementation of the U.S. 2004 U.S. National Policy on Space-based PNT. Previously, he served in U.S. Departments of Transportation and Defense, as well as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, where he developed and coordinated policy, planning, and strategy for GPS.