2001 Fellow

Presented to: Dr. Richard L. Greenspan

Citation: For his contributions to the development of GPS technology, its integration with other systems, as well as outstanding service to the Institute of Navigation.


Dr. Richard L. Greenspan received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the 1960s and into the late 1970s, he worked on radio communications applications, including signal processing for the detection and localization of spread spectrum signals. Since 1978, he has been employed by the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory where he has led pioneering work in interferometric processing of Global Positioning Signals and in GPS INS integration. Dr. Greenspan is a past president of the Institute of Navigation and is an associate fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is also a member of the American Geophysical Union and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He was the director for a North Atlantic Treaty Organization sponsored lecture series on Innovative Concepts in Satellite Navigation and has been an associate editor of NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, since 1990.