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By [email protected] - 28th October 2015 - 10:35

Dr. Frank Van Diggelen Receives Johannes Kepler Award

The Institute of Navigationâs (ION) Satellite Division awarded Dr. Frank van Diggelen its Johannes Kepler Award on September 18, 2015 at the ION GNSS+ Conference for his significant and fundamental contributions to the practical, affordable and enhanced use of satellite based navigation for consumer applications, especially for mobile handheld devices; contributions to GNSS interoperability; and dedication as a navigation educator. Dr. Frank van Diggelen is technically recognized as the inventor of the coarse-time assisted GPS technique and the worldwide reference network needed to replace the ephemerides provided by the time-consuming GPS navigation message. This allowed a GPS receiver to solve for its location under challenging conditions, and made GPS position fixing almost instant. He also developed receiver processing techniques that increased a receiverâs sensitivity, allowing GPS to work in weak-signal environments including in cell-phones in urban and indoor environments.

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