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William I. Thompson
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William I. Thompson About
World Science Database Profile
Astrogeophysicist
Interests: Celestial Catastrophism Age: 76

William Thompson trained in physics and astrogeophysics and spent 25 years in research and development in relation to the acquisition of government electronic systems. He then performed various systems engineering activities in support of government electronic communication, navigation, and surveillance systems for the next 20 years. span> He is currently retired.

Education:
William Thompson holds a bachelors degree with honors in physics from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. He holds a masters degree from the University of Colorado Boulder in astrogeophysics.

Professional Background:
Early in his career he analyzed solar data bearing on the Kippenhahn-Schl?ter solar quiescent prominence model which supposes a magnetic mechanism for their support. He has conducted research on the transmission properties of the earth's ionosphere at L-band frequencies, 1,550 MHz, in anticipation of the deployment of satellite-based navigation systems with what became the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System [GPS]. He has performed independent research and development on the propagation characteristics of the earth's ionosphere and novel methods of deploying meteor burst communication (MBC) systems in the very high frequency (VHF) band at 40 MHz.

Avocationally he has been interested in the catastrophic nature of the solar system and published two papers in the 1970s.

 

Personal:

Mr. Thompson is married to Diane Thompson and they have four adult children: Carrie Efinger, Kristin Franger, Heather Fetterly, and William I. Thompson IV.  They have ten grandchildren.

 

Celestial Catastrophism-Related Publications:

Thompson, William I., III (1977) ?Extraterrestrial Origin of the Ice Age,? Symposium on Creation VI, Edited by Donald W. Patten, pp. 91-116, Pacific Meridian Publishing Co., Seattle, WA.

 

Thompson, William I., III (1976) ?Catastrophic Origins for the Asteroids and the Rings of Saturn,? Creation Research Society Quarterly, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 82-86, http://www.creationresearch.org/

 

Online Publication:

Celestial_Catastrophism_Bibliography at http://www.creationism.org/articles/CelestialCatastrophismBibliography2010.htm 

 

Memberships:

Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS)

The Meteoritical Society - International Society for Meteoritics and Planetary Science.

International Council for Systems Engineering (INCOSE)

 

Publications:

?FAA and Aviation-Related Acronym List,? Over 250 page living document distributed monthly to over 100 FAA and FAA Contractor personnel for the past six years.

?GPS, NextGen Hit the Runway Together,?02 April 2010, http://www.gpsworld.com/transportation/news/gps-nextgen-hit-runway-together-9767

?FAA NextGen (Next Generation Air Transportation System) Mid-Term Automation Requirements - Concept Level Automation Requirements,? Final Report on a Subtask on Co Contract No: DTFAWA-05-C-00044, CSSI, Inc. Washington, DC, Aug. 2009. [Salim I. Janjua]

?FAA NextGen Mid-Term Automation Requirements - Part I: Task I: Capability Decomposition and Prioritization by Time Frame, (Initial),? Draft Version 1.0, CSSI, Inc., Washington, DC, Feb. 2009.  [Salim I. Janjua and Steve Amato]

?FAA NextGen Mid-Term Automation Requirements - Part II: Concept Level Automation Requirements (Initial),? Draft Version 1.0, CSSI, Inc., Washington, DC, Feb. 2009.  [Salim I. Janjua and Steve Amato]

?Modernizing, Expanding GNSS Use? in ?Directions 2007: Avionics & Transportation,? GPS World, Vol. 17, No. 12, pp. 49-50.  December 2006.  http://tl.gpsworld.com/gpstl/Avionics+%26+Transportation+News/DIRECTIONS-2007-Avionics-amp-Transportation/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/486520 or http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/questex/gps1206/

?GPS Insights ? Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in Europe,? GPS World Website, http://tl.gpsworld.com/gpstl/Av+%26+Tr+Newsletter%3A+Editor%E2%80%99s+Column/GPS-Insights-mdash-November-2006/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/384529?contextCategoryId=38099 

?GPS Insights - Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in the United States,? GPS World Website, October 2006, http://tl.gpsworld.com/gpstl/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=379808  

?GPS Insights - Required Navigation Performance (RNP),? GPS World Website, September 2006, http://tl.gpsworld.com/gpstl/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=371152  

National Airspace System Architecture 6, Major contributor to maintenance of the underlying database. http://nas-architecture.faa.gov 

National Airspace System Architecture Impact Assessments on: the Controller Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC), datacomm, Aviation Weather, and Airbus Simulator programs.

?National Airspace System Architecture Impact Assessment Guidelines,? Draft Version 2.0, U.S. Dept. of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC, Apr. 2004.

Blueprint for National Airspace System Modernization: 2002 Update, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC, October 2002, [Tammy Parsons, J. H. Poole, et al.] http://www.faa.gov/nasarchitecture/blueprnt/2002Update/PDF/2002Update_complete.pdf

?VOR ? VHF Omnirange,? Invited article in McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Ninth Edition, www.AccessScience.com, McGraw-Hill, New York. June 2002. [Robert B. Flint]

?System Prototypes in Active Air Traffic Control Facilities: Development and Evaluation Process Guidelines,? Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC, Jan. 2000. [Available at http://nas-architecture.faa.gov/nas/reference/Documents/AMSPrototype_jan00.PDF [Donald G. Eddy, Robert L. Humbertson]

?Working List of Mission Analysis & Investment Analysis Tools,? 36 pp. SETA I, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC, Jul. 1999. [Over 1,000 copies distributed with the FAA.]

?Portable Hand-Held GPS Receivers-What You Should Know,? RTCA, Inc. Washington DC. Sep. 1993. [Member of RTCA SC-179].

?Recent Advances in Meteor Burst Communications,? Paper at Meteor Burst Communication Technology Conference, NATO SHAPE Technical Center, The Hague, Netherlands, Oct. 1988.

?Observations of Polarization Rotation in a Meteor Burst Communication System,? Proceedings of the Ionospheric Effects Symposium ? The Effect of the Ionosphere on Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance Systems, pp. 221-224, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, May 1987.

?Advances in Meteor Burst Communications,? IEEE EASTCON Conference in Boston, MA, About Sep.1988 [John R. Herman, Peter V. Stynes].

?Narrowband Digital Voice Communications over a Meteor Burst Channel,? Electronics Letters, Vol. 23, No. 1, pp. 59-60, 1987.  [John R. Herman, Peter V. Stynes].

?Meteor Burst Communications with a Buried Antenna, IEEE Military Communications Conference, Oct. 20-23, 1985.  [Ralph Sinnott, Dwain R. Place, John R. Herman].

?VHF Radio Noise Measurements Near a Roadway Carrying 10,000 Vehicles Per Hour,? IEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility, Vol. EMC-27, No. 4, pp. 226-227, 1985.  [JRH].

?Electromagnetic Noise and Interference,? in Review of Radio Science 1981-1983, International Union of Radio Science, Brussels (URSI), Belgium, 1984.  [John R. Herman].

?Cost Experience of Automated Guideway Transit Systems (Supplement IV),? Technical Report, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA, Dec. 1982.

?Plate Instrumented Wheelsets for the Measurement of Wheel/Rail Forces,? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-FRA-80-58, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 1980, PB81-116113.

?Measurement of Wheel/Rail Forces at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority - Volume I. Analysis Report,? Technical Report, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA, Jul. 1980. [Charles Phillips, Herbert Weinstock, Robert Greif]

?Plate Instrumented Wheelsets for the Measurement of Wheel/Rail Forces,? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-FRA-79-02, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, TSC, Cambridge, MA, 1979.

?Transportation versus Communication in the Metropolitan Area,? Report on a Contract for the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, The Futures Group, Glastonbury, CT. 1978. [Donald Goodrich et al.]

?Optical Automatic Car Identification (OACI) Readability and Scanner Performance,? Tech. Rpt U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC by Cambridge Systems Corporation, Cambridge, MA, Mar. 1978, [Hector C. Ingrao]

?A Technique for Measuring Fading Microwave Signals from the ATS-5 Spacecraft,? IEEE Transactions on Aerospace & Electronic Systems, Vol. AES-14, No. 2, pp. 312-318, 1978. [George G. Haroules, Wilfred E. Brown III].

?Maritime Communication Experiments and Search-and-Rescue Evaluations with the NASA ATS-6 Satellite: Volume 1. Summary,? Report No. DOT-TSC-CG-78-09-1, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, TSC, Cambridge, MA  [Peter D. Engels the lead author.]

?Maritime Communication Experiments and Search-and-Rescue Evaluations with the NASA ATS-6 Satellite: Volume II. Text and Appendix,? Report No. DOT-TSC-CG-78-09-2, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, TSC. [Peter D. Engels the lead author.]

?Midlatitude Ionospheric Scintillation Fading of Microwave Signals,? Nature, Vol. 255, pp. 294‑296, 1976.  [George G. Haroules, Wilfred E. Brown III].

?Aeronautical and Maritime Satellite Technology Bibliography,? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-CG-75-05 or DOT-TSC-FAA-75-27, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Research and Special Programs Administration, TSC, Cambridge, MA, Mar. 1976, 60 pp.

?Description of a Ground Facility for Conducting Ionospheric Scintillation Measurements with the ATS-5 Spacecraft,? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-OST-73-2, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, TSC, Cambridge, MA, Sep. 1975, 187 pp. NTIS ID: PB-246 286/9 [G. G. Haroules, W. E. Brown]

?Description of a Remote Ionospheric Scintillation Data Collection Facility,? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-OST-73-17, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, TSC, Cambridge, MA, Sep. 1975, PB-230893/0 95 pp.

?Midlatitude Measurements of L-Band Ionospheric Scintillation with the ATS-5 Spacecraft,? Report No. DOT-TSC-OST-75-43, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, TSC, Cambridge, MA, Jul. 1975, PB-246286.

?Experimental Plan for Conducting Ionospheric Scintillation Measurements Using ATS Geostationary Satellites at 136 and 1,550 MHz,? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-OST-73-33, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, TSC, Cambridge, MA, Apr. 1973, PB-220 564/9, [George G. Haroules, W. E. Brown III]

?Bibliography on Ground Vehicle Communications and Control: A Key-Word-in-Context (KWIC) Index,? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-UMTA-71-13, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, TSC, Cambridge, MA, Aug. 1971, PB-204 807.

?Atmospheric Transmission Handbook: A Survey of Electromagnetic Wave Transmission in the Earth's Atmosphere over the Frequency (Wavelength) Range 3 kHz (100 km)-3,000 THz (0.1 micron),? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-NASA-71-6, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, TSC, Cambridge, MA, Feb.1971.

?Earth Survey Bibliography - a Key-Word-in-Context (KWIC) Index of Remote Sensing Information,? Technical Report No. DOT-TSC-NASA-70-1, U.S. Dept. of Transportation, TSC, Cambridge, MA, Feb. 1971, N71-26398.

?NASA and the Electromagnetic Spectrum in Aerospace Systems,? Telecommunications, Vol. 4, No. 12, pp. 19-ff.  1970? [John M. Clarke].

?Idealized Pencil Beam Antenna Patterns for Use in Interference Studies,? IEEE Transactions on Communication Technology, Vol. COM-18, pp. 27-32, 1970.  [Phillip L. Rice, John Noble].

?A Review of Radiometric Measurements of Atmospheric Attenuation at Wavelengths from 75 cm to 2 mm,? Technical Rpt No. NASA-TN-D-5087, NASA Electronics Research Center, Cambridge, MA, Apr. 1969, N69-22949. [George G. Haroules]

Translation of R. Kippenhahn and A. Schl?ter, (1957),? Eine Theorie der solaren Filamente,? Zeitschrift fuer Astrophysik, Vol. 43, pp. 36-52 published as ?A Theory of Solar Filaments,? NASA Technical Translation No. NASA-TT-12859, NASA, Washington, DC, 1970, 70N72191.

?The Color of the Ocean: A Report of the Conference,? Technical Report No. NASA-CR-111570, NASA, Electronics Research Center, Cambridge, MA, Aug. 1969, N71-13090.

?Idealized Antenna Patterns for Use in Communication-Satellite Interference Studies,? Technical Report No. NASA-CR-79405, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Environmental Science Services Administration, Boulder, CO, 1966, N67-13020, [Phillip L. Rice, John Noble].

?Observations Bearing on the Kippenhahn-Schlűter Quiescent Prominence Model,? Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 149, pp. 269-273, Aug.1967. [Donald E. Billings] http://articles.adsabs.harvard.edu//full/1967ApJ...149..269T/0000270.000.html

?Peek-A-Boo Cards Used in a Personal Document File,? American Journal of Physics, Vol. 34, Issue 9, p. 822-823, September 1966.