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NovAtel Inc. CTO named fellow member of the institute of navigation

NovAtel Inc., a precise positioning technology company, announced the election of Patrick Fenton, the Company’s Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, as a Fellow Member of the Institute of Navigation (ION). The prestigious award was presented to Mr.Fenton by Dr. Rudolph Kalafus, President of the ION, at a ceremony held in Albuquerque, New Mexico.The ION elects Fellow Members for recognition of sustained professional contributions to the advancement of the Technology, Management, Practice, and Teaching of the Arts and Sciences of Navigation. According to Dr. Gerard Lachapelle, past Western Region Vice President of the ION, Mr. Fenton was elected a Fellow Member as a result of his sustained contributions in the field of GPS, including advanced receiver architecture and designs, multipath reduction, digital signal processing techniques and technical publications.As lead design engineer and system architect of the GPS receiver development team at NovAtel, Mr. Fenton developed and patented Narrow Correlator tracking technology.He was also instrumental in licensing and commercializing Multipath Estimating Delay Lock Loop (MEDLL) and spearheaded the development of even more advanced multipath techniques such as Pulse Aperture Correlator (PAC). Narrow Correlator, MEDLL and PAC tracking technologies are now standards in the GPS industry – MEDLL is used in many ground reference Satellite Based Augmentation Systems (SBAS) including the U.S. WAAS, Europe EGNOS, Chinese SNAS and Japan MSAS.