Professor Jade Morton has been named the 2020 recipient of the Institution of Navigation Johannes Kepler Award.
The honor is bestowed annually in recognition of sustained and significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation. Morton is being recognized for advancing scientific and navigation receiver technology, automated data collection, robust carrier phase tracking, remote sensing, and for her profound impact as an educator and author.
She has made pioneering contributions to the advancement of Global Navigation Satellite System receiver technology and utilization of these enhanced capabilities for scientific discovery. Her work brings together scientific rigor with state-of-the-art engineering innovations to simultaneously improve Positioning, Navigation and Timing, while revealing remarkable new applications for GNSS.
Morton the joined the University of Colorado Boulder's Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in 2017 and is the current Thomas F. Austin Faculty Fellow. Morton is also the director of the Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research.