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