Dr. Michael Eglington is co-founder and VP of Engineering of iKare
Corporation. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in algorithm
design, analysis, and implementation in the fields of automatic
control and satellite navigation. Mike’s skills include design,
implementation, and testing of real-time embedded control systems;
GNSS and LEO navigation, positioning, and timing algorithms; GNSS and
inertial integration; C/C++ programming; MATLAB and Simulink modeling, algorithm-
development, and prototyping; system identification; project and
software management using Agile and SCRUM methods.
Mike has a Ph.D. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University
(2000). Prior to Stanford, he obtained a B.Sc. Engineering (Mechanical) from the University
of Natal, South Africa (graduating first in class, 1991), and a M. Engineering (Electronic) from
Stellenbosch University, South Africa (graduating first in class, 1994).
In his graduate studies, Mike focused on Automatic Control and System Identification. At
Stellenbosch University, he worked on SUNSAT, South Africa's first micro satellite, which was
successfully launched from Vandenberg AFB in February 1999. At Stanford, he worked on
Gravity Probe B (GP-B) --- a NASA-sponsored satellite experiment designed to test previously
unverified predictions of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Dr Eglington designed,
implemented, and tested the primary science-mission digital control algorithm for GP-B's
electrostatic gyroscope-suspension system. The GP-B spacecraft was successfully launched in
After Stanford, Mike joined Greg and Mike O'Connor at Novariant, Inc. where he worked as
Lead Control Systems engineer for 9 years. Mike has extensive experience programming both
the algorithms and user-interfaces for embedded control systems. At Novariant, he designed,
implemented, and field-tested control algorithms for GPS auto-steering of farm tractors, and
also designed and implemented the user interface which allowed farmers and operators to
easily and intuitively use the technology.
After Novariant, Mike worked as a Consultant Engineer for Boeing, where he helped develop
GPS and other satellite navigation and timing algorithms. Mike co-founded iKare Corporation and
later joined as a full-time employee in 2010.