VASEM Calls for Independent Experts – Electronics, Communication and Information Systems Engineering

Call for Independent Experts

One of the missions of the Virginia Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine is to provide nonpartisan, technical expertise in science, engineering, and medicine to issues important to Virginia. Today I am writing to ask your assistance to identify experts in the area of electronics, communication and information systems engineering.

This expertise may be called upon to participate in an independent evaluation of a set of reports addressing the technical viability of the use of Enhanced Long-Range Navigation (eLoran) as a backup for the Global Positioning System (GPS) for a Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) solution for Department of Defense application and for a precision timing reference for critical U.S. national infrastructure.

Our report must be completed within 30 days and participants will be provided an honorarium of $1,000 each. Volunteers or persons recommended for this panel should have a general knowledge of position, navigation, and timing technology and, specifically, knowledge of Loran and GPS systems.

To send your nominations, please email the name(s), affiliation, title, and contact information to me at dove@vt.edu or (540) 230-4364. A brief statement to describe their expertise would also be helpful. Experts do not have to be members of one of the three national academies.

Please send your suggestions by Friday, February 3rd, 2017.

Yours in service,


Dr. Patricia Dove, President

VASEM is no longer accepting nominations for this request.