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Team Members

C.O. Lee Boyce Jr., Ph.D.

Dr. Boyce is an aerospace engineer consultant with experience in navigation, avionics, and robotics. His most recent projects include designing and implementing a closely-coupled GPS/Inertial Navigation Systems solution for Joby Energy, an alternative wind energy company, and acting as system architect and developer on Harbor Wing Technologies X-1, an autonomous unmanned surface vessel. Dr. Boyce has worked with NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory and several Bay Area technology companies in design and delivery of electronic prototypes. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics and a M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University; and a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Konstantin G. Gromov, Ph.D.

Dr. Gromov's expertise is in the fields of guidance, navigation, control, advanced signal processing, computer modeling, flight software development and RF systems. As a Senior Research Engineer at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he has architected spacecraft guidance navigation and control systems for JIMO, MER, and MSL and has developed the accompanying flight software. He is also technical and architectural lead with 3SI Security Systems in their development and production of covert asset tracking technology based on GPS, cellular, and RF technologies. Dr. Gromov holds multiple patents in GPS positioning and tracking. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University; a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Leningrad Electrical Engineering Institute, Russia; and a B.S. in Mathematics from Leningrad State University, Russia.

Zsolt Kiraly, Ph.D.

Dr. Kiraly is the directed energy integration lead for the B-1 bomber at The Boeing Company in Long Beach, California. In this position, he is responsible for safety of flight, mechanical, electrical, thermal, and command and control integration of directed energy technology, and also leads a team developing concepts of operation leveraging directed energy technologies. Previously, he led the B-1 bomber Air Force participation in the JEFX 09 experiment, and performed operations analysis in the SBInet program. Dr. Kiraly holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, an MBA from University of California, Irvine, and BS degrees in Applied Mathematics and Aviation from San Jose State University.

Mike S. Koenig, Ph.D.

Dr. Koenig consults part-time and works full-time for SiRF Technology as a system engineer developing rapid prototyping of hybrid location technology. His work in identifying signals or sensors of interest, in developing interface capabilities with the host platform, and in coding of navigation algorithms has been applied to key projects involving vision based navigation, WiFi based navigation, accelerometer/GPS fusion, and GLONASS. He is particularly interested in the fields of epistemology and logic which enables an innovative approach often yielding an effective non-traditional solution. Dr. Koenig has two patents pending on vision based navigation and accelerometer calibration. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering form the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Guttorm R. Opshaug, Ph.D.

Dr. Opshaug is an expert in the field of hybrid position, frequency and time determination systems. As a skilled systems architect, with a keen understanding of both HW/SW development and integration, he has led in-house as well as joint venture research and product development teams at Rosum Corporation. Dr. Opshaug holds three patents, with several more pending. He also holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University; and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Edgar O. Torres, D. Eng.

Mr.Torres is a specialist in aerospace and electrical engineering innovation. He is currently in charge of the R&D efforts of TUV SUD America, Mexico Division, advising the government, companies and research institutions of that country in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace systems. He also lectures on Flight Dynamics and is in charge of the Flight Simulation and Avionics laboratory in the new Center for Research and Innovation in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Nuevo Leon. Mr.Torres earned M.S. and D.Eng. degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Instituto Tecnologico de Merida.