2001 Fellow

Presented to: Prof. Per Enge

Citation: For his continued contributions in the field of radio-navigation, ranging from Loran-C, radio-beacons for DGPS broadcasts, GPS augmentation and his guidance of students.


Prof. Per Enge is an associate professor of aeronautics and astronautics at Stanford University where he is director of the GPS Research Laboratory and principal investigator of Federal Aviation Administration grants (1993-2001) to augment the Global Navigation Satellite Services, including the Global Positioning System. From 1986 to 1993, Prof. Enge was associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was the principal investigator and lead designer for the U.S. Coast Guard research contract to design a medium frequency radio system to broadcast differential GPS corrections to maritime users. From 1975 to 1977 and from 1979 to 1984, Prof. Enge was an engineering specialist and manager at Megapulse Inc. where he contributed to the design of the first solid state Loran transmitter. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois in 1979 and 1983, respectively. His dissertation is in the area of spread spectrum multiple access communications. Prof. Enge is a past president of the Institute of Navigation (1999-2000) and a past chair of the ION's Satellite Division. He is currently an associate editor of NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation. He is also a recipient of the ION's Thomas L. Thurlow Award and the Johannes Kepler Award.