2006 Parkinson Award

Presented to: Dr. Olivier Julien

Citation: For his thesis entitled, “The Design of Galileo L1F Receiver Tracking Loops.”


Dr. Olivier Julien received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the École de L’Aviation Civile (ENAC) in Toulouse, France in 2001.

He began his graduate studies in Department of Geomatics Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada, in January 2003 and received his doctorate in July 2005. His thesis work focused on the architecture of future Galileo L1 civil receiver tracking loops. He also worked as a research associate on several projects including indoor positioning, multi-frequency carrier-phase ambiguity resolution and shipborne multipath characterization. During his studies, he co-invented an unambiguous tracking technique for binary offset carrier signals, which has been submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and a multi-constellation, multifrequency GNSS measurement simulator software package.

He currently works as an assistant professor in ENAC’s Signal Processing and Telecommunication laboratory where he is pursuing his research on GNSS.