A Brief History of the Development of the GPS System and Applications

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Name: A Brief History of the Development of the GPS System and Applications
Date: February 18, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM CST
Event Description:
Hugo Fruehauf, one of four engineers who created the Global Positioning System, will speak at Vanderbilt School of Engineering on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m. He was the chief engineer for design and development of the Global Positioning System and its atomic clocks. His talk is free and open to the public; a reception will follow at 5 p.m. In December 2019, Fruehauf, Bradford Parkinson, James Spilker Jr, and Richard Schwartz received the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for their work on the GPS. The engineers have received numerous awards and honors for their groundbreaking GPS, the world’s first global satellite radio navigation system.
Location:
Featheringill Hall Room 134, Jacobs Believed In Me Auditorium Vanderbilt School of Engineering Nashville TN
Date/Time Information:
4 p.m. February 18, 2020, with reception following at 5 p.m.
Contact Information:
Brenda Ellis 615 343-6314 brenda.ellis@vanderbilt.edu
Fees/Admission:
Free and open to the public
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