Friday, October 7, 2022
10:20 – 11:10 a.m. (CST)
ETB 1020 – **In-person** (Zoom option; Links and PW in syllabus or email)
Dr. George T. Ligler
Professor, Multidisciplinary Engineering
Texas A&M University
Title: “Automatic Dependent Surveillance—Broadcast (ADS-B): A Major Aviation System’s Conception, Development, and Operational Implementation”
- In order to be successful, computer systems engineers need to learn to work with the full set of project stakeholders.
- The “best” technical solution to a problem is often not the one employed or that should be employed–broaden your view of he “trade space”!
- Computer system engineers have the opportunity to constantly learn while being instrumental in “getting things done”.
- We have a worldwide shortage of interdisciplinary computer systems engineers.
ADS-B provides the largest improvement in air traffic surveillance since the advent of radar in the 1940’s. This presentation discusses the 27-year journey of the ADS-B System from concept development to operational implementation on over 100,000 aircraft in the U.S. National Airspace System alone. The role of interdisciplinary computer system engineering in the development and implementation of this high-impact system is highlighted.
Dr. George T. Ligler is a Professor and Dean’s Excellence Chair of Multidisciplinary Engineering at Texas A&M University. He is also the proprietor of GTL Associates, a consultancy which has provided systems integration/engineering and product management services in multiple fields to over 40 clients on three continents. An elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, Dr. Ligler is a member and past Chair of the Academy’s Section 12, Special Fields and Interdisciplinary Engineering. With regard to aviation, he has served on one or more aviation standards development committees since 1992 and since 2005 has been the Co-Chair of RTCA Special Committee 159, Navigation Equipment Using the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). He has been recognized with RTCA’s highest award, the Achievement Award, in 2006 and 2017 and was a co-recipient of the Air Traffic Control Association’s 2015 Chairman’s Citation Award of Merit to the NextGen Institute’s Equip 2020 Initiative for ADS-B. Dr. Ligler has also participated in nine National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committees advising the Departments of Transportation, Treasury, and Commerce, and is a current member of the Academies’ Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board. He holds a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford, with his studies supported by a Rhodes Scholarship.
Recent TAMU article on Dr. Ligler: HERE
More on CESG Seminars: HERE
Please join on Friday, 10/7/22 at 10:20 a.m. in ETB 1020.