Tim Murphy is a Boeing Senior Technical Fellow in Boeing Commercial Airplanes where he is a member of the Airplane Systems organization. Tim has more than 38 years of experience in the field of radio navigation and communications systems for civil aviation. The current focus of his work is avionics for new airplane product development, and next generation CNS technologies to support air traffic management. Tim’s primary expertise is in navigation systems including satellite navigation systems (GPS, GPS augmentations, GPS modernization, GPS Landing Systems) as well as conventional navigation systems (VOR, distance measuring equipment, ILS, etc.). Tim also has extensive experience and expertise in communications systems including satellite and ground based communications systems.
Tim is very active in the development of domestic and international standards for use of satellite navigation, communications, and surveillance by commercial aviation. He is the panel member nominated by the International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Association (ICCAIA) to the ICAO Navigation Systems Panel. He is vice-chairman of the CNS/ATM subcommittee of ICCAIA, which coordinates all industry work with ICAO, a branch of the United Nations which deals with Standards and Recommended Practices to support safety and regularity civil aviation operations. Within ICAO in addition to the Navigation Systems Panel, he represents industry on the Global Aeronautical Distress and Safety System Advisory Group and the Integrated Communications, Navigation, Surveillance, and Spectrum Task Force. He currently serves as a member of the National Space-Based Position Navigation and Timing Advisory Board providing advice to the US Government on policy issues associated with GPS and other navigation capabilities. He has been an active participant within the RTCA Inc, serving on five different government advisory committees in the areas of Satellite Navigation, Satellite Communications, Radio Altimeter, Autonomous Air Vehicles and Automatic Flight Guidance and Control Systems. He is active in the Institute of Navigation (ION) where he is currently on the Executive Council as Western Vice President. He has published more than 50 papers and holds more than 20 patents with several more pending. He received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University where he was a Stocker fellow and graduate research associate at the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center.