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Prof Charles Curry awarded Fellowship of the Royal Institute of Navigation

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, UK 4 August 2016, Professor Charles Curry, Founder and Managing Director of Chronos Technology, has been awarded a Fellowship of the Royal Institute of Navigation by its Patron HRH The Duke of Edinburgh at the RIN Annual Meeting in London on 19 July 2016.

Prof Curry was awarded the Fellowship in recognition of his significant and continuing contribution to the practical aspects of time measurement and dissemination, including research into GNSS vulnerabilities and the use of eLoran for precise time.

This research has been undertaken within two Innovate UK (the UK Government Innovation Agency) research projects GAARDIAN and SENTINEL.  GAARDIAN (GNSS Availability Accuracy Reliability anD Integrity Assessment for timing and Navigation) focussed on GNSS Interference Detection and monitoring eLoran signals on a 24×7 basis for precision resilient timing applications.  SENTINEL (GNSS SErvices Needing Trust In Navigation, Electronics, Location & timing) followed on and researched ways to geolocate jammers and resulted in the first UK seizure of a jammer.  This was an exercise by Law Enforcement Officers that took just a couple of weeks once a pattern of use had been determined.  SENTINEL also showed that eLoran signals are as accurate as GPS signals for UTC time dissemination, work indoors, and are not susceptible to the same jamming and interference as GPS or other future GNSS signals such as Galileo.

Lydbrook, Gloucestershire, 23 April 2012 Charles Curry, Founder and Managing Director of Chronos Technology Limited has been awarded an Honorary Professorship from the University of Bath, Faculty of Engineering and Design.

Chronos and Bath University’s Faculty of Engineering and Design, (Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering), have been working closely together in collaborative research over the last five years.  The research has been focused on detection of GPS interference and jamming and was based on a detection algorithm developed by the University.  This research has propelled Chronos into the global lead position in the detection of interference and jamming of the signals from the Global Positioning System (GPS) used in every day satellite applications.

Charles Curry explained “This is a tremendous honour.  Having entered the industrial world from University in 1973, I never dreamed that I would become more closely associated with academic research as we have done at Chronos working with the team at Bath’s Faculty of Engineering and Design, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.

Gary Hawley, Professor of Automotive Engineering and Dean and Medlock Chair of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Design, commented “We are delighted to award this Honorary Professorship title to Charles in recognition of the collaborative work he has undertaken with the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and his commitment to developing the career opportunities of our students.”

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