Bradford Parkinson

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Bradford Parkinson (February 16, 1935) is an American engineer and inventor, retired United States Air Force Colonel and recalled emeritus Professor at Stanford University.wikipedia
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Ivan A. Getting

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He is best known as the lead architect, advocate and developer, with early contributions from Ivan Getting and Roger Easton, of the Air Force NAVSTAR program, better known as Global Positioning System.
Ivan Alexander Getting (January 18, 1912 – October 11, 2003) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, credited (along with Roger L. Easton and Bradford Parkinson) with the development of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Global Positioning System

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He is best known as the lead architect, advocate and developer, with early contributions from Ivan Getting and Roger Easton, of the Air Force NAVSTAR program, better known as Global Positioning System.
Roger L. Easton of the Naval Research Laboratory, Ivan A. Getting of The Aerospace Corporation, and Bradford Parkinson of the Applied Physics Laboratory are credited with inventing it. Gladys West is credited with pioneering the mathematical and computational techniques for detecting satellite positions with the precision needed for GPS.

Roger L. Easton

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He is best known as the lead architect, advocate and developer, with early contributions from Ivan Getting and Roger Easton, of the Air Force NAVSTAR program, better known as Global Positioning System.
Roger Lee Easton, Sr. (April 30, 1921 – May 8, 2014) was an American scientist/physicist who was the principal inventor and designer of the Global Positioning System, along with Ivan A. Getting and Bradford Parkinson.

Breck School

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For his secondary education, the younger Parkinson attended the Breck School, then a small, all-boys preparatory school, graduating in 1952.
Bradford Parkinson '52, inventor of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology

Charles Stark Draper Prize

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He has received numerous awards and honors for GPS and contributions to engineering and invention, including the Charles Stark Draper Prize, National Inventors Hall of Fame, and IEEE Medal of Honor, among others.
2003: Ivan A. Getting and Bradford W. Parkinson for their work developing the Global Positioning System

Marconi Prize

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In 2016 he received the Marconi Prize.
2016: Bradford Parkinson

Engineer

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Bradford Parkinson (February 16, 1935) is an American engineer and inventor, retired United States Air Force Colonel and recalled emeritus Professor at Stanford University.

United States Air Force

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Bradford Parkinson (February 16, 1935) is an American engineer and inventor, retired United States Air Force Colonel and recalled emeritus Professor at Stanford University.

Stanford University

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Bradford Parkinson (February 16, 1935) is an American engineer and inventor, retired United States Air Force Colonel and recalled emeritus Professor at Stanford University.

Gravity Probe B

He was also the principal investigator and program manager on Gravity Probe B, which tested gravitomagnetism and was the first ever direct mechanical test of Einstein’s General Relativity.

Gravitoelectromagnetism

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He was also the principal investigator and program manager on Gravity Probe B, which tested gravitomagnetism and was the first ever direct mechanical test of Einstein’s General Relativity.

General relativity

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He was also the principal investigator and program manager on Gravity Probe B, which tested gravitomagnetism and was the first ever direct mechanical test of Einstein’s General Relativity.

National Inventors Hall of Fame

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He has received numerous awards and honors for GPS and contributions to engineering and invention, including the Charles Stark Draper Prize, National Inventors Hall of Fame, and IEEE Medal of Honor, among others.

IEEE Medal of Honor

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He has received numerous awards and honors for GPS and contributions to engineering and invention, including the Charles Stark Draper Prize, National Inventors Hall of Fame, and IEEE Medal of Honor, among others.

United States Naval Academy

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Parkinson was a distinguished graduate of the United States Naval Academy, graduating in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.

Electrical engineering

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Fortunately, one of Parkinson's Electrical Engineering professors was an Air Force officer who urged him to consider being commissioned in the Air Force rather than the Navy.

Officer (armed forces)

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Fortunately, one of Parkinson's Electrical Engineering professors was an Air Force officer who urged him to consider being commissioned in the Air Force rather than the Navy.

Ground radar

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After being commissioned in the Air Force, he was trained in electronics maintenance and supervised large ground radar installations in Washington State.

Washington (state)

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After being commissioned in the Air Force, he was trained in electronics maintenance and supervised large ground radar installations in Washington State.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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He then was sponsored by USAF to attend MIT, studying controls engineering, inertial guidance, astronautics and electrical engineering.

Control engineering

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He then was sponsored by USAF to attend MIT, studying controls engineering, inertial guidance, astronautics and electrical engineering.

Inertial navigation system

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He then was sponsored by USAF to attend MIT, studying controls engineering, inertial guidance, astronautics and electrical engineering.

Astronautics

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He then was sponsored by USAF to attend MIT, studying controls engineering, inertial guidance, astronautics and electrical engineering. [4] At MIT, he received a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1961 and was elected to the Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi honor Societies.

Charles Stark Draper

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[[Bradford Parkinson#cite%20note-Bradford%20Parkinson%20%7C%20%5B%5BInside%20GNSS%5D%5D-5|[5]]] Parkinson worked in the lab of Charles Stark Draper, the namesake for the prestigious Draper Prize which Parkinson went on to win later in his life.

Master of Science

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[4] At MIT, he received a Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1961 and was elected to the Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi honor Societies.