2014 Fellow

Presented to: Mr. Logan Scott

Citation: For contributions to GNSS signal processing, antijam antennas, anti-spoofing measures, and crowd sourcing to locate jammers.

Logan Scott

Mr. Logan Scott is a visionary leader in the field of GPS security who has been a tireless advocate for improved civil GPS security. He was among the first to recognize how widespread GPS use in critical national infrastructure would lead to a need for civil GPS signal authentication features. He invented a new and fundamental asymmetric navigation security paradigm for civil GPS signals that avoids the need for secure key storage in civil GPS receivers, and thus allows for widespread adoption in applications without physical security capabilities. As a participant in the DHS national risk assessment, he led numerous discussions on threat models and possible mitigations and was instrumental in formulating national policy recommendations for civil receiver certification, jammer detection and location, and cryptographic civil GPS watermarking features.

Mr. Scott has been an invited speaker before the President’s PNT Advisory Board, the GPS Directorate’s Independent Review Team, numerous academic symposia, and has made revolutionary recommendations to the GPS Directorate on improved civil security features. He holds 36 patents, with several pending, and has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and industry publications.

In addition to his technical contributions, Mr. Scott has served the ION in a number of capacities, including as an ION GNSS+ 2013 track chair, as a reviewer for NAVIGATION and as a session chair of numerous technical sessions.