Dr. David Lawrence is the Senior Satellite Navigation Engineer for iKare
Corporation. He joined iKare in 2010 and as focused on signal processing and navigation
Before joining iKare, David worked for 15 years at
Novariant Corporation (previously IntegriNautics) where he was one of
the founding engineers. His first role at Novariant was to adapt the
IBLS aircraft landing system for TUAV applications. Subsequently, David
worked on GNSS navigation processing including SPS, RTK, SBAS, Omnistar
integration, attitude, ground-based augmentation systems, and inertial
He was the primary navigation algorithm and software
developer for GNSS phase processing used in all aviation and
agricultural products at Novariant and prototyped the positioning
software for mining products. He spearheaded the development of the
first Novariant GPS receiver designs which were the basis for all
subsequent Novariant navigation products. He was the technical manager
and primary software developer for the X-31 landing navigation system.
David received a B.S. with distinction from Cornell University, a M.S.
and Ph.D. from Stanford University's department of Aeronautics and
Astronautics where he won the Hoff Award for outstanding masters degree
student. He has been an author on over 20 technical publications and an
inventor on 30 patents.
At Stanford, David developed the real-time
positioning architecture and software for a successful demonstration of
737 automatic landings using GPS and provided the capability to perform
in-flight accuracy assessment for WAAS.
Before Stanford, David worked
for IBM where he created physical models and control systems for
computer animation applications. While at Cornell, David worked for
General Electric Astro Division doing thermal analysis for the EOS
program and requirements traceability for the APAE element of Space