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Richard B. Langley

B.Sc. (Waterloo); Ph.D. (York)
Phone: 506-453-5142   E-mail
Geodetic Research Laboratory

Richard Langley is a professor in the Department of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), where he has been teaching and conducting research since 1981. He has a B.Sc. in applied physics from the University of Waterloo and a Ph.D. in experimental space science from York University, Toronto. After obtaining his Ph.D., Dr. Langley spent two years with the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he carried out research in geodetic applications of lunar laser ranging and very long baseline interferometry.

Dr. Langley has worked extensively with the Global Positioning System. He is a co-author of the best-selling Guide to GPS Positioning published by Canadian GPS Associates and is a columnist and contributing editor of GPS World magazine. He has helped develop and present a number of seminar courses on GPS over the years. Dr. Langley has consulted extensively in the field of GPS with private companies and government agencies both in Canada and abroad.

Dr. Langley has held appointments to several national and international bodies including the Canada-wide Differential GPS Service Management Board and the The Institute of Navigation.

For his contributions to space geodesy, Dr. Langley shared two awards from the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. In 2004, he was made a fellow of The Institute of Navigation and in 2007, he was made a fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. In 2007, Dr. Langley also received The Institute of Navigation's Johannes Kepler lifetime achievement award.

Professional Activities

Consultant to several Canadian and international private and government agencies. He was a partner in Canadian GPS Associates.

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Donghyun (Don) Kim

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Marcin Uradzinski

Graduate Students


Tomas Beran
Doug Godsoe
Eulalio Alberto Ortiz
Hyunho Rho
Luis Serrano
Thatchineswaran (Thatchan) Thirumurthi

Recently Graduated

Sunil Bisnath
Shen, Chunlin
Virgilio Mendes
Attila Komjathy
Xin Chen
Paul Collins

Current Visitors

Dr. Hang Guo, Nanchang University

Recent Visitors

Valérie Kirouac, Université Laval
Menehould (Menou) Caux, Ecole Supérieure des Géomètres et Topographes
Simon Banville, Université Laval
Yun Wu, Wuhan University
Jiming Guo, Wuhan University
Stefan Dürauer, Technical University of Vienna
Mariangel Fedrizzi, Brazilian Space Agency
Etienne Orliac, Federal Polytechnic University of Lausanne
André Caffier, University of Bonn
Tamás Horváth, Technical University of Budapest
Zdenek Lukes, Czech Technical University
Sophie Hetet, Ecole Supérieure des Géomètres et Topographes

Selected Recent Papers and Reports