Editorial Advisory Council
A. J. Van Dierendonck
International GPS Consultant, AJ Systems
Los Altos, California, USA
A. J. Van Dierendonck is an international consultant as AJ Systems and a general partner of GPS Silicon Valley. He received his B.S.EE from South Dakota State and M.S.EE and Ph.D. from Iowa State University. He has worked on the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System for 32 years.
Van Dierendonck has received numerous awards from the U.S. Institute of Navigation (ION): the Burka Award (twice), the Kepler Award, the Thurlow Award, and he is an ION Fellow. He is also an IEEE Fellow and is in the U.S. Air Force’s GPS Hall of Fame.
Van Dierendonck’s current work activities include such subjects as ionospheric scintillation effects on GNSS, GNSS spectrum protection, and future GPS and satellite-based augmentation system civil signal structures and their compatibility with Galileo. GPS Silicon Valley recently developed prototype L1/L5 signal generators for the next generation GPS Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and is supporting on-orbit testing of Inmarsat-4, which will broadcast WAAS corrections.