2000 Burka Award

Presented to: Dr. John Betz and Dr. Kevin R. Kolodziejski

Citation: For the paper, "Extended Theory of Early-late code tracking for a Bandlimited GPS Receiver," that appeared in Fall 2000 issue of Navigation: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 211-226

Dr. John Betz

Dr. John Betz is a consulting engineer at The MITRE Corporation. He received a B.S.E.E. from the University of Rochester and an M.S.E.E. and Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Northeastern University. His work involves development and analysis of signal processing for communications, navigation, radar and other applications. His work on GPS has supported the GPS JPO in various aspects of modernization, including developing the Binary Offset Carrier modulation used for the GPS M-code signal, leading the Modulation and Acquisition Design Subteam of the GPS Modernization Signal Design Team, and contributing to the design of acquisition and security for the M-code signal. He also has made contributions to the theory of GPS receiver processing.

Dr. Kevin R. Kolodziejski

Dr. Kevin R. Kolodziejski received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., and his Ph.D. from Northeastern University, Boston, Mass., all in electrical and computer engineering. His career began on the research staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory in 1988. From 1996 until 2000, he performed signal processing research at The MITRE Corporation. He is currently a scientist with the TruePosition Corporation. His research interests and experience are in statistical signal processing with applications in wireless communications.