Stanford University scholar and author is globally-renowned leader in GPS, location systems
Polaris Wireless, the global leader in high-accuracy, software-based wireless location solutions, today announced that Per K. Enge, Ph.D, has joined its executive team as the chief technical advisor to the company's CEO, Manlio Allegra. In this role, Dr. Enge will leverage his deep experience in technology and academic fields to provide the fast-growing company with strategic guidance regarding its location technology, intellectual property, and research partnerships with universities and other technology vendors.
"We are very proud to have Dr. Enge join us as chief technical advisor at a time of significant growth in our business," said Manlio Allegra, president, CEO and co-founder of Polaris Wireless. "His unmatched expertise in global positioning and state-of-the-art location systems, and strong connection to Stanford University, our valued research partner, will make an invaluable contribution to our technical and strategic efforts."
Dr. Enge is a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, where he is the Kleiner-Perkins, Mayfield, Sequoia Capital Professor in the School of Engineering. He directs the GPS Research Laboratory, which develops satellite navigation systems based on the Global Positioning System (GPS). Dr. Enge is co-author of the textbook "Global Positioning System: Signals, Measurements, and Performance" which is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to GPS and has received the Kepler, Thurlow and Burka Awards from the Institute of Navigation (ION) for his work. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering as well as a Fellow of both the ION and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in 1983, where he designed a direct-sequence multiple-access communication system that provided an orthogonal signal set to each user.
"Having maintained a relationship with Polaris Wireless for several years, I have observed the trajectory of the company as its unique wireless location solutions gains increased momentum in the industry," said Enge. "I look forward to participating in the research and development of location solutions that are critical to the success of this innovative market leader."
The easy to deploy, easy to maintain Polaris Wireless Location Signatures (Polaris WLS®) solution identifies the location of a wireless device to within 50 meters, at low cost, even in tough urban and indoor environments. Polaris Wireless also provides its customers regular product enhancements and updates, and 24/7 technical and operational support to better monitor and improve the performance of its solutions. Polaris WLS® is designed to scale as an operator's network grows, providing location capabilities in 2G (GSM/CDMA), 3G (UMTS/CDMA 2000), and emerging 4G (LTE) air interfaces, as well as indoor technologies such as WiFi, DAS, and Femtocells. Polaris Wireless ensures that an operator's critical ability to accurately locate all wireless devices will evolve alongside its network evolution.
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