James H. Doty


Jim Doty is a Rockwell Collins Fellow. In this role, Doty—who works in Advanced Navigation Technology within the company’s Advanced Technology Center—is responsible for bringing new navigation technologies and capabilities to both the civil and military product lines. His innovative efforts prompted the design and development of two of the company’s groundbreaking products: the AHC-3000 Attitude Heading Computer and Advanced Spinning Vehicle Navigation (ASVN). The AHC-3000 is the world’s first attitude heading reference system to achieve a Technical Standard Order (TSO) using solid-state micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) sensors. His ASVN invention is a pioneering capability of GPS navigation for the guidance of rapidly spinning artillery shells. A 1997 and 2007 Engineer of the Year finalist, Doty holds 21 U.S. patents and is a member of The Institute of Navigation (ION). He has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Applied Physics from Purdue University and a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Iowa.