9 January 2014 Luncheon Meeting

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014, we will meet for lunch at 11:30 at Northrop Grumman, 4065 Colonel Glenn Highway in Beavercreek

For lunch we will have a Hot Taco Bar (grilled chicken and steak) catered by Qdoba.  The cost is $8/person and includes meat, tortillas/taco shells, three salsas/cheese/sour cream/guacamole/lettuce, tortilla chips, and brownies and beverages. If you wish to attend, please RSVP to Brian.Roadruck.ctr@afit.edu by COB on Tuesday, 7 January.

Our guest speaker will be Prof. Jim Garrison of Purdue University.

James L Garrison has been a member of the faculty at Purdue since 2000; he is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, with a courtesy appointment in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  From 1988 to 2000 he was employed by the NASA, first at the Langley Research Center in Hampton VA, and later at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt MD. He earned a PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1997 and also holds a BS from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS from Stanford University. He is the author or co-author of 26 journal articles and 52 conference papers.  He holds six US Patents and has served as the chair of GNSS+R 2012, an IEEE-NASA-co-sponsored conference.  Prof. Garrison has received a number of awards, including a NASA Exceptional Space Act Award, a NASA New Investigator grant, the Institute of Navigation Early Achievement Award, and a Keck Futures Initiative grant.

Prof. Garrison’s current research interests include Earth remote sensing using signals of opportunity and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) signal processing.

His topic Thursday is “New Methods for Earth Remote Sensing Using GNSS and Signals of Opportunity.”