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 Paul Kintner
Cornell University
     Professor Paul M. Kintner, Jr. was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University. His research has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the geospace environment, space weather, and the impacts of space weather on society.  He is known for the development of novel space flight instruments, remote sensing instruments, and GPS receivers.  Cornell-designed GPS receivers are used to monitor ionospheric scintillations and ionospheric drifts and in space are used for time synchronization and precision positioning on multiple payload sounding rockets and satellites.  Recently, software GPS receivers designed by his group have demonstrated the possibility of GPS spoofing.  Dr. Kintner chaired the NASA Geospace Mission Definition Team. He convened the AGU Chapman Conference on Midlatitude Ionospheric Disturbances and Dynamics and edited the monograph by the same name. He was a Fellow of the APS, a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of the AGU and AIAA, and was a principal investigator for 9 sounding rockets.  Dr. Kintner developed and taught courses such as “GPS: Theory and Design” and “Space Science and Engineering” for which he received multiple teaching awards.

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