Tom Powell

Tom PowellDr. Powell is Principal Director for GPS User Systems at The Aerospace Corporation, supporting the GPS Directorate User Equipment Division (SMC/GPU) at the U.S. Air Force Space Systems Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base.

Dr. Powell has supported the GPS program in various positions for over 15 years, including space applications of GPS, development and testing of military GPS receivers, constellation management, technology development, and international coordination. He also supported the GPS program in the office of the Undersecretary of the Air Force for Space Acquisition in Washington D.C.

Prior to joining Aerospace, Dr. Powell worked in Space Shuttle mission operations at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. He holds a BSc degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering from Purdue University, an MSc in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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