2000 Early Achievement Award

Presented to: Dr. Todd Walter

Citation: For his contributions to Space-Based Augmentation Systems.


Dr. Todd Walter received his B.S. in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his Ph.D. in 1993 from Stanford University. He is currently a senior research engineer in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. He is active in the development of the Minimum Operational Performance Standards for WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) and a member of the WAAS Integrity Performance Panel focused on the implementation of WAAS. Key results include early prototype development proving the feasibility of WAAS, significant contribution to MOPS design and validation, editing of the Institute of Navigation’s Global Positioning System, Volume VI: Selected Papers on Satellite Based Augementation Systems (SBASs) and its European and Japanese counterparts, and design of ionospheric algorithms for WAAS.