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Macgregor S. Reid

Macgregor S. Reid received his BSc (1953), BSc Eng (1956), MSc Eng (1962), and PhD (1969) (all in engineering) from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa). Dr. Reid worked at JPL from 1969 until his retirement in 1998. For the last 10 years of his career, he was technical executive assistant to the JPL director. He served a three-year term as Vice President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Washington, District of Columbia. Dr. Reid was Formation Chairman of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Subcommittee on Space Systems and Operations for 9 years, and he represented the United States on ISO's Committee on Aircraft and Space Operations for 12 years. He has served on many Advisory Committees, both national and international, and he is the author of more than 80 publications in the technical literature, three of which have won awards. In recognition of his international work, an asteroid was named after Dr. Reid in 1998 (6894 MacReid). He was awarded medals from AIAA and NASA, and six monetary awards from NASA for the invention of new technology.

Editor of Volume 10 of the Deep-Space Communications and Navigation Series:

Low-Noise Systems in the Deep Space Network