Board of Advisors

Charting the right course is a constant challenge for any business, but is particularly difficult if the only people you get advice from are yourselves. Although we are the global leaders in Low Frequency PNT solutions such as Loran, eLoran, and LFPhoenix ™ – technologies for which we have been passionate for decades – it helps to have objective and candid feedback about our business and technology strategies. We accomplish this through informed guidance from leaders who have demonstrated capabilities in starting and running businesses; who are recognized subject matter experts from academia, industry, and government; who are from diverse backgrounds; and/or who have advanced the well being of citizens and societies worldwide. We are honored to have access to the highest quality advice and insight that enhances our ability to help make our customers successful.

Andrew-Bach

Andrew Bach

Global Financial Technologies Consultant

Mr. Bach has 30+ years of experience specializing in network/telecommunications, security, and financial technologies. He has demonstrated expertise in leading strategic technological planning to achieve business goals by prioritizing technology initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment, and management of current and future technologies. He is an accomplished leader, who helps establish strategic direction, leads all aspects of technology development and implementation, and provides formal supervision and coaching for the Architectural, Security, and Infrastructure functions while setting the vision to inspire and drive improvements. Furthermore, Mr. Bach has a successful proven track record providing strategic leadership and guidance for the development, integration, maintenance, and customization of network/telecommunications and precision timing technologies across an enterprise. Currently, his focus includes developing highly available, ultra-high precision timing solutions that are traceable to sovereign authoritative sources for the financial industry.

Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewfbach/

Professor Charles Curry

Founder and Managing Director of Chronos Technology Ltd.

Professor Curry is an expert in synchronisation for telecommunications networks and other applications such as the broadcast, power and fintech industries for time, and timing measurement to nanosecond accuracy 24×7. He also specializes in GPS jamming and interference detection and eLoran quality monitoring.

Charles founded the International Telecom Sync Forum (ITSF), is a member of the Workshop in Sync in Telecommunications Systems (WSTS) Steering Group, and the Industry Advisory Boards to the University of Bath and the University of Liverpool. He was awarded Honorary Professorships at The University of Bath and The University of Liverpool.

Charles is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. Chronos was awarded the 2018 RIN Duke of Edinburgh’s Navigation Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in “Recognition of technical excellence and authority in satellite navigation and timing vulnerabilities and mitigations”.

Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-curry-445b2/

Prof Charles Curry 2019
Prof Charles Curry 2019

Professor Charles Curry

Founder and Managing Director of Chronos Technology Ltd.

Professor Curry is an expert in synchronisation for telecommunications networks and other applications such as the broadcast, power and fintech industries for time, and timing measurement to nanosecond accuracy 24×7. He also specializes in GPS jamming and interference detection and eLoran quality monitoring.

Charles founded the International Telecom Sync Forum (ITSF), is a member of the Workshop in Sync in Telecommunications Systems (WSTS) Steering Group, and the Industry Advisory Boards to the University of Bath and the University of Liverpool. He was awarded Honorary Professorships at The University of Bath and The University of Liverpool.

Charles is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. Chronos was awarded the 2018 RIN Duke of Edinburgh’s Navigation Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in “Recognition of technical excellence and authority in satellite navigation and timing vulnerabilities and mitigations”.

Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/charles-curry-445b2/

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Professor David Last

Consultant Engineer and Expert Witness

Professor David Last was a Professor Emeritus in the University of Bangor, Wales. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation, a past President and Gold Medal holder of the Royal Institute of Navigation and of the International Loran Association, and he received the Necho Award of the International Association of Institutes of Navigation. David was a Strategic Advisor to the General Lighthouse Authorities of the UK and Ireland and a Consultant on radio-navigation and communications systems to governmental and international organisations and companies. He practiced as a forensic Expert Witness on GNSS-related cases for law enforcement, insurers and defence lawyers. David had published more than 500 technical and policy papers on navigation systems. He was an instrument-rated aircraft pilot and a practising navigator.

The staff at UrsaNav, with whom David had worked and mentored for decades, were stunned to learn of his passing on Monday, November 25th. In respect for all of his efforts in supporting UrsaNav, and other PNT providers and users around the world, we are leaving his biography in place for the immediate future. Fair winds and following seas David.

Dr. Sherman Lo

Senior Research Engineer at Stanford University

Dr. Lo has over 25 years of experience working in aviation navigation. He is currently a senior research engineer at the Stanford GPS Laboratory where his research focuses on navigation safety, security, and robustness. While at Stanford, he was Associate Investigator for the FAA evaluation of Enhanced Loran and Alternative Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) systems for aviation. His research has spanned many security and robustness topics, including aviation navigation with terrestrial signals, GNSS spoof detection, UAV localization of GNSS jamming, and GNSS for railways and marine tracking. He has over 100 conference, 20 journal, and 14 magazine publications, and eight issued US patents. Sherman is dedicated to secure and well-thought use of navigation technologies. He has taught several classes at Stanford University, and has presented at many invited seminars around the world.

Sherman co-founded two startups focused on navigation security and served as technical advisor to several other navigation companies. He served on the Board of the International Loran Association; Technical Advisory Board, Crossrate Technology (now owned by UrsaNav); and Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Navigation (Royal Institute of Navigation). For his work and efforts, he has received the Institute of Navigation (ION) Early Achievement Award (2005), the International Loran Association (ILA) President’s Award (2003) and Medal of Merit (2009), the Royal Institute of Navigation Michael Richey Medal best paper (2011), and the GPS World Leadership Award (2014).

Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherman-lo-a495bb/

Sherman Lo Pic for UrsaNav copy
Sherman Lo Pic for UrsaNav copy

Dr. Sherman Lo

Senior Research Engineer at Stanford University

Dr. Lo has over 25 years of experience working in aviation navigation. He is currently a senior research engineer at the Stanford GPS Laboratory where his research focuses on navigation safety, security, and robustness. While at Stanford, he was Associate Investigator for the FAA evaluation of Enhanced Loran and Alternative Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) systems for aviation. His research has spanned many security and robustness topics, including aviation navigation with terrestrial signals, GNSS spoof detection, UAV localization of GNSS jamming, and GNSS for railways and marine tracking. He has over 100 conference, 20 journal, and 14 magazine publications, and eight issued US patents. Sherman is dedicated to secure and well-thought use of navigation technologies. He has taught several classes at Stanford University, and has presented at many invited seminars around the world.

Sherman co-founded two startups focused on navigation security and served as technical advisor to several other navigation companies. He served on the Board of the International Loran Association; Technical Advisory Board, Crossrate Technology (now owned by UrsaNav); and Editorial Advisory Board, The Journal of Navigation (Royal Institute of Navigation). For his work and efforts, he has received the Institute of Navigation (ION) Early Achievement Award (2005), the International Loran Association (ILA) President’s Award (2003) and Medal of Merit (2009), the Royal Institute of Navigation Michael Richey Medal best paper (2011), and the GPS World Leadership Award (2014).

Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherman-lo-a495bb/

Dr.-Gene-McCall

Dr. Gene H. McCall

Independent Military Professional

Dr. McCall’s illustrious career includes positions such as Chief Scientist with Air Force Space Command, leader of the Laser Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory, consultant to the Department of Energy and Defense Science Board, and Chairman of the Technology Assistance Panel for the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office. He is a visiting professor of physics at Imperial College (London), Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation.

At Los Alamos he was one of the founders of the Inertial Fusion Program, where he and a small group of collaborators designed and built the first high power Nd:Glass laser to be used for fusion research. Dr. McCall was awarded the prestigious E. O. Lawrence Award for contributions to National Security. He has also received Distinguished Performance Awards from the Department of Energy and Los Alamos National Laboratory, as well as the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. Dr. McCall is an instrument-rated pilot, has authored approximately 100 scientific papers, and holds four patents.

Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gene-mccall-5192a225/

Logan Scott

Logan Scott Consulting

Logan Scott has over 35 years of military and civil GPS systems engineering experience. He is a consultant specializing in radio frequency signal processing and waveform design. At Texas Instruments, he pioneered approaches for building high-performance, jamming-resistant digital receivers.

At Omnipoint (now T-Mobile), he developed spectrum sharing techniques that led to a Pioneer’s preference award from the FCC. He is a co-founder of Lonestar Aerospace, an advanced decision analytics company located in Texas.

Logan has been an active advocate for improved civil GPS location assurance through test based GPS receiver certification, crowdsourced jammer detection and location, and, by adding robust signal authentication features to civil GPS signals.

Logan is a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation and a Senior Member of IEEE. In 2018 he received the GPS World Signals award. He holds 42 US patents.

Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/logan-scott-690615/

Logan-Scott
Logan-Scott

Logan Scott

Logan Scott Consulting

Logan Scott has over 35 years of military and civil GPS systems engineering experience. He is a consultant specializing in radio frequency signal processing and waveform design. At Texas Instruments, he pioneered approaches for building high-performance, jamming-resistant digital receivers.

At Omnipoint (now T-Mobile), he developed spectrum sharing techniques that led to a Pioneer’s preference award from the FCC. He is a co-founder of Lonestar Aerospace, an advanced decision analytics company located in Texas.

Logan has been an active advocate for improved civil GPS location assurance through test based GPS receiver certification, crowdsourced jammer detection and location, and, by adding robust signal authentication features to civil GPS signals.

Logan is a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation and a Senior Member of IEEE. In 2018 he received the GPS World Signals award. He holds 42 US patents.

Read more at https://www.linkedin.com/in/logan-scott-690615/