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John W. Betz

Fellow, The MITRE Corporation
Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

John W. Betz developed the binary offset carrier modulation and participated in the design of modernized signals including GPS M code and L1C. He contributed to aspects of receiver processing for modernized signals and a range of systems engineering activities in support of GPS modernization.

He has participated in bilateral discussions between the United States and the European Community, Japan, Russia, and other nations, and helped improve compatibility and interoperability of current and future GNSSs.

Betz is one of 14 Fellows of The MITRE Corporation, a title given to senior members of the company’s technical staff who have made significant contributions in their field. MITRE is a non-profit organization that provides systems engineering, research and development support to the United States government.

He was co-recipient of the ION’s Samuel M. Burka Award in 2001, and in 2004 received the U.S. State Department Superior Honor Award for work on the U.S./E.U. negotiations on GPS and Galileo. He is a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation in 2006.

Betz received his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

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