GPS Technology

DATE: Thursday, April 28, 2011
PLACE : Raffel’s – 10160 Reading Road (see below for directions)
TIME : 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. –  Social Time
            6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. –  Dinner
            7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. –  Presentation
COST:   $12- $20, See information in Reservations

MENU SELECTIONS:   Hot Sliced Roast Beef in Gravy, Parmesan Chicken Breast, Buttered Noodles, Asparagus Spears in a Fresh Cream Sauce, Sauteed Vegetables, Tossed Salad, Dinner Rolls and Butter.  There is also a bar available for the purchase of alcoholic drinks.

LOCATION:  Raffel’s is located at 10160 Reading Road, south of Glendale-Milford Road on the east side of Reading. Take I-75 to the Glendale-Milford Rd. Exit, go east on Glendale-Milford Road approximately ¾ of a mile to Reading Rd. and turn right on Reading.

RESERVATIONS:  (Please note New Procedure)  Please make reservations for each meeting by going to:  Please click on the appropriate link and complete the reservation.  You may now pay on-line. 
Members: $12.00
Non-members: $15.00

Two ways to pay for dinner:
1) [Register and pay the fee now] using PayPal.
2) [Register and pay the fee at the meeting]. Check or cash; correct change appreciated.

Make checks payable to “IEEE Cincinnati Section”.
Those desiring to use their bank’s bill payer service to send a check, rather than paying at the meeting, should contact for details.

Reservations close at midnight on April 20, 2011.

An email to prior to April 21 is required to properly cancel your reservation. Failure to cancel does not eliminate your responsibility to pay for the dinner. Refunds for PayPal payments are more complicated, and we request that you leave the funds on deposit for a future meeting.

WALK-INS: If you don’t have a dinner reservation, there may not be enough food to serve you. Walk-ins pay a higher rate: $15.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members. Cash or checks only.
All Reservations must be made by Midnight, Wednesday, April 20, 2011
PE CREDITS:  Depending on the subject matter, attendance at IEEE Cincinnati Section Meetings now qualifies the attendee for Professional Development Hours towards renewal of Professional Engineers Licenses. Required documentation will be available following the meeting!  The Section Meetings also provide a great opportunity to network with fellow engineers in the area.

 RF navigation aids have progressed over the years from TACAN, S band High Accuracy Radio Navigation (SHIRAN), Long Range Navigation (LORAN C/D), Navy satellite based Transit, up to today’s US Global Position System (GPS) and Russian Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS). Technology advances have made navigation accuracies improve orders of magnitude since the 70-90’s. These advances have also reduced the size, weight and cost of receivers and displays significantly to the point where anyone can afford GPS in receiver/display units or cell phones. Numerous applications have sprouted up from the GPS technology saving thousands of man-hours and billions of dollars in benefits. This talk will cover the development of GPS, advances in technologies, operations capability and applications, interference mitigations, and upcoming feature advancements.

Fred Nadeau retired from the Air Force serving as an officer and civil servant for 36 years and consulted with ARINC for Navy projects. He held various positions such as technical director of the Central Inertial Guidance Test Facility at Holloman AFB, chief of the Navigation Systems Section at WPAFB Avionics Laboratory, chief avionics engineer, project engineer, and test director for various fighter and reconnaissance aircraft. He is a graduate of Purdue University and Air War College. Past IEEE section and area chairs.