Professor Terry Moore honoured with prestigious Johannes Kepler Award

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03 Oct 2017 12:47:46.680

Professor Terry Moore, Director of the Nottingham Geospatial Institute, has been honoured for his outstanding contributions to satellite navigation. 

Professor Moore was given the prestigious Johannes Kepler Award 2017 by the US Institute of Navigation. The award recognises Professor Moore’s outstanding contributions to satellite navigation through a long and distinguished career devoted to research and teaching. 

The award was presented during the 30th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the ION in Portland, Oregon on 29th September.  

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Speaking about the award, Prof Moore said, ‘It is very rewarding both personally and professionally, to be recognised as someone who has made a significant contribution to the positioning and navigation world and to join an admired and respected line of past winners. I must express my gratitude to my friends and colleagues for their gracious support and encouragement throughout the years, who played a significant role in this achievement.’

Professor Moore has over 30 years of research experience in surveying, positioning and navigation technologies, and is a consultant and advisor to European and UK government organisations and industry. He has taken a leading role in national and European initiatives aimed at integrating academic research and teaching activities in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and interacting closely with industry.

Prof Moore has carried out extensive work on the introduction and implementation of WGS 84, the US Department of Defence’s definition of a global reference system for the Global Positioning System (GPS). He has also developed standard software tools for coordinate transformations and map projections which are used extensively throughout the aviation industry.

He is known for the development of GRINGO software that pioneered the use of raw GPS code and carrier phase data from low cost Garmin receivers. His work also includes the pioneering of novel methods and algorithms for GPS orbit relaxation; which led to reduced dynamic GPS-based orbit determination for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) spacecraft, with real-time implementation.

Prof Moore heads up NGI’s research and teaching. He is also the founding Director of GRACE, the GNSS Research and Applications Centre of Excellence, which is NGI’s business engagementunit. GRACE assists organisations, businesses, start-ups and individuals to take advantage of satellite navigation, positioning, geospatial- and location-based technologies and facilitates knowledge transfer between the NGI and business.

In addition, Prof Moore leads the university-wide Aerospace and Transport Technology Research Priority Area. He has supervised numerous research projects and overseen over 30 PhD students.

The Kepler Award recognises and honours an individual for sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation. It is the highest honour bestowed by the ION’s Satellite Division.

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