James L Farrell  Severna Pk MD 21146  (Contact Me)  Reg Prof Engr, MD

EDUCATION:  Bachelor EE, Marquette ( MS(EE), UCLA ( PhD., U of MD

CLEARANCE:  TOP SECRET  until leaving Westinghouse

Book, Integrated Aircraft Navigation (Academic Press,1976; 5 hardback printings)
Book, GNSS Aided Navigation and Tracking, 2007 (100-page excerpt on this site)
Chapters in books edited by C.T. Leondes + Cary  Spitzer
Over 80 printed conference and journal manuscripts
Columns in GPSWorld, Inside GNSS +  (1980’s)-WASHINGTON TECHNOLOGY .

SOCIETIES:   Inst of Navigation Fellow, former Air Nav Representative+RegionalVP; IEEE Life Senior Member;
AIAA former local board member.  Scholastic Honoraries: TauBetaPi, EtaKappaNu, PiMuEpsilon

pre-1957    (Co-op, Allis-Chalmers  (Teaching ass’t, Marquette Univ.
1957-59    Minneapolis Honeywell: 1)Autopilot circuit test lab; 2)Quality Control
1959-60    Bendix-Pacific Div: 1)Circuit design/development; 2)Field service
1960-61    Teaching ass’t, UCLA
Complete computer operation capability, incl. writing development software code.
31 years in design/simulation/validation/test of modern estimation algorithms in navigation and track operation
Operational applications include HELRATS phased array radar, F16 AFTI, B1 radar, SDI track algorithms.etc.
Tank fire control enhancement design for U.S. Army, Ft. Monmouth, N.J. (ARDEC).
Generation of test data for input to hardware on bench, for software validation of B1 synthetic aperture radar
Generation of test data for validation of EW systems.
Inertial navigation updating and transfer alignment algorithm design.
Orbit determination and attitude determination programs for NASA.
Director fire control system evaluation for USAFWPAFB.
Optimization of missile guidance and launch envelope boundaries.
Rigorous analysis and simulation of coupled rotational/structural deformational motions of Radio Astronomy Explorer (RAE) satellite for NASA/GSFC.
Digital communication design: synchronization, carrier track, decode.

1985-1995 :
RTCA  Committee SC159, co-chair FDI/FDE Working Group
Seminar teaching ( NAVTECH + IEEE-PLANS + on-campus + about ten self-sponsored courses ).
1993-PRESENT :
President and technical director of VIGIL, Inc. in Severna Park MD. Consulting for private industry, DOD, and University research.