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||Navigation; Land, Sea, Air and Space
An IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Distinguished Lecture
Dr. Myron Kayton
for Kayton Engineering Company
|Day and Time
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
6:30 - 8:00 pm,
(refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m.)
University of Toronto
Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Room BA 2135
40 St George Street, Toronto
map - code BA
The Signals & Computational Intelligence Joint Chapter
No need to confirm your attendance - everyone welcome
|IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society Distinguished Lecture Photo
IEEE Toronto Signals and Applications Chapter Meeting, April 5, 2006
The lecture will describe navigation coordinate frames, will
compare absolute navigation versus dead reckoning, and will
distinguish guidance versus navigation. It will describe the
unique characteristics of navigation systems for aircraft,
automobiles, ships, and spacecraft. The importance of timing in
radio systems will be described. Dead-reckoning navigation systems
will be described as will meth
Dear ods of cell-phone positioning.
Cost, accuracy, and test methods will be discussed. Finally, the
lecturer will make some predictions about the future of navigation.
A list of references will be distributed.
Dr. Kayton has 50 years of experience designing avionic,
navigation, communication, and computer-automation systems. As a
Consulting Engineer for Kayton Engineering Company, he creates
innovative designs and analyzes their performance, cost, and
failures. He worked on several automotive electronic systems,
automated process systems, upper-stage spacecraft, a satellite
interceptor, commercial communication systems, numerous aircraft
avionic systems, and a dozen land navigators. He has conducted
several dozen forensic inspections and analyses.
From 1968-81 at TRW, Dr. Kayton served as Chief Engineer for
Spacelab avionics, Head of System Engineering for Space Shuttle
avionics, and Project Engineer for the electronics of the Inertial
Upper Stage and a nuclear power plant, among many assignments.
From 1965-68, Dr. Kayton served as Deputy Manager for Lunar
Module Guidance and Control at NASA's Johnson Space Center. From
1960-65, he was Section Head at Litton's Guidance and Control
Division, where he designed and analyzed some of the earliest
multi-sensor navigation systems.
Dr. Kayton is a registered electrical and mechanical engineer.
He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers (IEEE), was an elected member of the corporate Board of
Directors, and served two terms as President of its Aerospace and
Electronic Systems Society. He was an active member of standards
committees for navigation sensors and computers for nuclear power
plants. He taught simulation methods, multi-sensor navigation
systems, and land navigation at UCLA and published more than 80
papers and articles. He conducts technical seminars throughout the
world as an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. He is the author of the
standard reference text, AVIONICS NAVIGATION SYSTEMS (first and
second editions) and of NAVIGATION: LAND, SEA, AIR AND SPACE. He
is the recipient of several honors including IEEE's Millennium
Medal and IEEE-AES' Carlton Award for the best technical paper of
He received the Ph.D. in Instrumentation from M.I.T. in 1960,
the M.S. from Harvard University with a concentration in
electrical engineering, and the B.S. in mechanical engineering from
The Cooper Union. He served as a member of Cooper Union's Alumni
Council and as President of the Harvard Club of Southern
Dr. Kayton is listed in WHO'S WHO IN ENGINEERING, WHO'S WHO IN
AMERICA, and AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN OF SCIENCE. He is an
instrument-rated pilot and holds an FAA Project Raincheck
certificate in Air Traffic Control. He is interested in history,
languages, and tennis.