June 2011 Meeting Summary

Col Jon M. Anderson spoke to the Southern California Section about Military GPS User Equipment on Thursday, 23 June, 2011 at NavCom Technology. There were 26 in attendance. A brief bio and abstract of the talk follows, and the slides used during the meeting are attached.

Capsule Biography of Col Anderson
Col Jon M. Anderson is the Chief, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) User Equipment Division, Global Positioning Systems Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.  He is responsible for leading over 299 military, civilian and contractor personnel executing three development contracts valued at over $300 million and establishing the follow-on development and production program valued at $1.1 billion.

Col Anderson entered the Air Force in 1988 after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in Electrical Engineering.  He has a broad Air Force background with experience in missile operations, technical intelligence analysis, systems engineering, operational test support, national and international space policy, and program management.

1988     B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas
1994     M.S. Electrical Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
2001     Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology
2008     M.A. National Security & Strategic Studies, Naval War College

Abstract of Col Anderson’s Presentation:
Slides: Military GPS User Equipment
Col Anderson is the Chief of the GPS User Equipment Division. His presentation will address the Military GPS User Equipment Program (MGUE), including recent accomplishments, modernized user equipment capabilities, MGUE architecture and the new MGUE business approach. Program schedules, the Common GPS Module (CGM) vision, key challenges and Increment 2 (CGM) Technology Maturation planning will be described. Many applications will be addressed.