Frank van Diggelen

Dr. Frank van Diggelen, Ph.D., served as Chief Navigation Officer and Executive Vice President of Technology at Global Locate, Inc. Dr. van Diggelen served as Vice President of Technology of Global Locate, Inc. Dr. Diggelen was responsible for navigation algorithms, system engineering and product performance. Dr. Diggelen had created the architecture for Global Locate Worldwide Reference Network and the navigation technique that allows A-GPS to work indoors, on GSM, PDC and W-CDMA networks, without LMUs (“time-free A-GPS”). He teaches Celestial Navigation to unsuspecting pre-teens. Before joining Global Locate, Dr. Diggelen served as Director of Sales and Marketing with Magellan Corp., in charge of products combining GPS and wireless communications. Prior to that he worked at Navsys Corp. as a Senior Engineer of developing GPS algorithms and software. Dr. Diggelen started his career in the South African Navy, as a Navigation and Communications Officer. He holds more than a dozen patents on A-GPS and has published more than 50 articles and papers relating to GPS and wireless communications. He has taught numerous GPS classes for, among others, Navtech Seminars, GIS World, and the IEEE. Over the past decade more than 500 people have attended Dr. Diggelen’s GPS classes. In 2006 he was named one of GPS World Magazine's "50 GPS Leaders to watch". He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cambridge University, England, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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