Dr. Christopher J. Hegarty
Director for CNS Engineering & Spectrum
The MITRE Corporation

Dr. Christopher J. Hegarty is the Director for CNS Engineering & Spectrum with The MITRE Corporation, where he has worked mainly on aviation applications of GNSS since 1992. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from WPI and a D.Sc. degree in EE from George Washington University.

He is currently the Chair of the Program Management Committee of RTCA, Inc., and co-chairs RTCA Special Committee 159 (GNSS). He is co-author of the textbook Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications, 2nd Ed, and co-editor of Artech House’s GNSS Technology and Applications Series. He served as president of the U.S. Institute of Navigation (ION) in 2008, and is a Fellow of both the ION and IEEE.


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