Barry C. Tilton

Barry C. Tilton

Maxar Technologies
IEEE Region
Region 2 (Eastern U.S.)
Technical Area
Aerospace Systems Integration Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Navigation Systems, Radar Systems, Space Systems, Systems Engineering

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Barry C Tilton, P.E., PMP, SM-IEEE-EKN is the Technology Evangelist for Maxar Technologies. He has over 37 years’ experience as an EE in the aerospace field and is a Licensed PE and certified Project Management Professional. He is an Air Force veteran (20 Years), who worked as a Chief Engineer, Scientist, and Program Director while on active duty. He completed assignments at Space Division, NRO, Space Command and NGA. Subsequent to his retirement from the AF in 2005, Barry has worked in industry supporting both air and space programs in remote sensing, space surveillance and resilience and GEOINT for both commercial applications, the NRO and NGA.

Barry earned his BSEE from USC and his MSEE from Northrop University.

Barry C Tilton, P.E. is the immediate Past-Director of IEEE Region 2 (and as a result of MGA and IEEE-USA Region 2 as well). He is a Senior Member of IEEE and AESS, who has both been involved with (and served in positions of leadership in) the organization and community for over 37 years. He has been a member of IEEE since 1985, and has been involved as a member, author, conference attendee and thought leader in the AESS and GRSS for most of that time, in Los Angeles, Colorado and Virginia. Upon retirement from the US Air Force, Mr. Tilton became active in leadership of several technical activities and MGA efforts in Region 2.

He served as the Director-Elect of Region 2 from 2019 -2020. He has been Treasurer, Vice Chair and Chair (twice) of the NoVA Section of IEEE, and was recognized in 2010 as Volunteer of the Year. He Chaired the Joint NoVa/DC SSIT Chapter for two years. He has supported IEEE as representative to the Future Cities finals four times. He has mentored the NoVa Section sponsored (and award winning) Oakton High School Robotics Club. He was the Region 2 Technology Policy coordinator for over 5 years, actively addressed Region concerns in technology management and regulation from his proximity to the National decision makers.

Barry has served as Chair of the IEEE-USA Committee on Transportation and Aerospace Policy, where he took leadership roles in preparing the full technical programs for two successive IEEE-USA annual meetings. He has also run sessions at National and Region gatherings on many occasions. Barry has also actively supported the Government Affairs Committee of IEEE-USA for several years, and is the current Region 2 representative.

In addition to IEEE volunteering, Mr. Tilton has been a certified volunteer and coach for Special Olympics for many years, lead a National-Award winning chapter of the Federation of Galaxy Explorers, and is a member of several other technology organizations, including the American Geographical Society (Fellow) AIAA (Senior Member), ASPRS, SPIE, US Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (Life Member), and the National Space Society.

He is published in several journals and magazines, and is a frequent conference speaker as well. Barry is married to the former Elaine Belen, and has three children.

IEEE AESS Position History:
  • 2024-Present   Board of Governor Member-at-Large (BoG)
  • 2024-Present   Industry Relations Committee Member (Industry Relations Committee)
  • 2024-Present   Technical Operations Committee Member (Technical Operations Committee)
  • 2024-Present   Short Course Committee Member (Short Course Committee)
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