2000 Fellow

Presented to: Dr. William J. Klepczynski

Citation: For his contributions to the art of time and timing operations.


Dr. William J. Klepczynski is currently with Innovative Solutions International, Inc. where he provides consultation for the Wide Area Augmentation System architecture and systems design, analysis of the timing of the WAAS network and the time transfer capabilities of the WAAS. As a former head of the Time Service Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory, he managed the USNO Master Clock, timing operations for the Global Positioning System (GPS) and time distribution systems that utilize communications satellites or other navigation systems for high precision synchronization of globally spaced timing centers. Dr. Klepczynski received a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Yale University in 1968, an M.A. from Georgetown University in 1964, and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. Dr. Klepczynski has been a member of the ION from 1963, served as Editor of the journal of the ION, NAVIGATION, from 1971-1978 and was President from 1987-1988.