Principal Investigator

Dr. Yu (Jade) Morton

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Dr. Morton is an aerospace engineering Professor at University of Colorado. She received a PhD in electrical engineering from Penn State and was a post doctor research fellow at the University of Michigan, Space Physics Research Laboratory. Prior to joining CU, she was a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. Her research interests are advanced GNSS receiver algorithms for accurate and reliable operations in challenging environments, studies of the atmosphere using radar and satellite signals, and development of new applications using satellite navigation technologies. She was the chair of Institute of Navigation Satellite Division from 2012 to 2014, chaired several international conferences, and serves on a number of other international conference committees and professional society technical committees. She also serves on several technical publications editorial boards. She is currently the technical editor of Navigation Systems for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems. She is a fellow of IEEE and the Institute of Navigation and recpient of the 2013 Institute of Navigation Thurlow Award. She also received GPS World‘s 2015 Leadership Award for her achievements in position, navigation, and timing services. more...

Staff and Affiliates

Harrison Bourne

Harrison Bourne

Harrison Bourne is a research engineer for the Satellite Navigation and Sensing Laboratory at University of Colorado Boulder. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Miami University in 2013 and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Colorado State University in 2016. His work is focused on high accuracy estimation of ionosphere total electron content (TEC) using global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals and on develop robust GNSS signal recording systems for deployment around the world.

Dr. Charles Rino

Dr. Charles Rino

Dr. Rino received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 1965 and 1966. He received his Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science from UC San Diego in 1970. His recent research interests include GNSS satellite propagation diagnostics. In 1989 he was elected IEEE Fellow for contributions in wave propagation and ionospheric physics. He is principal author on over 50 papers on ionospheric physics, radio propagation, and surface scatter.

Logan Scott

Logan Scott

Logan Scott has 35 years of military and civil GPS systems engineering experience. He is a consultant specializing in radio frequency signal processing and waveform design. At Omnipoint (now T-Mobile), he developed spectrum sharing techniques that led to a Pioneer’s preference award from the FCC. He has been an active advocate for improved civil GPS location assurance through test based GPS receiver certification, crowdsourced jammer detection and location, and by adding robust signal authentication features to civil GPS signals. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation and holds 39 US patents.

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor is a Research Engineer for the Satellite Navigation and Sensing Laboratory at University of Colorado Boulder. He received a bachelors degree in computer science from Miami University in 2012. His work focuses on building and deploying global navigation satellite system (GNSS) data collection systems and developing real-time GNSS monitoring applications.

Rong Yang

Rong Yang

Rong Yang is a postdoctoral researcher for the Satellite Navigation and Sensing Laboratory at University of Colorado Boulder. She earned her doctorate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2017. Her research topic during her PhD studies was high dynamics and high sensitivity GNSS software receiver technology. Her current work focuses on signal processing techniques for atmospheric remote sensing application in challenging environments.

Jun Wang

Jun Wang

Jun Wang is a research assistant for the Satellite Navigation and Sensing Laboratory at University of Colorado Boulder. He received a B.S. degree in Mathematics in 2011 and a combined B.S. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in 2013, both from Miami University of Ohio. His research topics are time-frequency analysis of GNSS scintillation signals and GNSS receiver signal processing.

Pai Wang

Rong Yang

Pai Wang is a postdoctoral researcher for the Satellite Navigation and Sensing Laboratory at University of Colorado Boulder. She received a B.E. degree in information engineering, and a Ph.D. degree in information and communication engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2012 and 2018, respectively. Her current work focuses on GNSS interference characterization and mitigation for remote sensing applications.

Doctoral Students

Brian Breitsch

Brian Breitsch

Brian Breitsch is a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at University of Colorado Boulder. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering and a B.A. in mathematics from Miami University in 2014 and an M.S. in electrical engineering from Colorado State University in 2017. His research pursuits lie in tracking GNSS signals under low-signal-power radio occultation contexts. His current academic interests include radio occultation inversion techniques, tomography, machine learning, pure and applied mathematics.

Ian Collett

Ian Collett

Ian Collett is a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at University. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a B.S. in engineering physics and minors in both computer science and applied mathematics. His work focuses on the characterization of fluctuations in GNSS signal doppler frequencies due to ionospheric scintillation.

Yunxiang (Leo) Liu

Yunxiang (Leo) Liu

Yunxiang (Leo) Liu is a doctoral candidate in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received a B.E. at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2013 and an M.E. Degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2015, both majoring in wireless communications. He worked on machine learning related problems as a research associate at NTU from 2015 to 2016, and later at the Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab from 2016 to 2017. His current work focuses on applying machine learning techniques to applications related to atmospheric remote sensing using signals-of-opportunity.

Rob Steenburgh

Rob Steenburgh

Rob Steenburgh is a doctoral student in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at University of Colorado Boulder. Before he was a doctoral student, Rob spent 23 years in the United States Air Force, serving as a meteorologist. While serving he earned his BSc in meteorology from North Carolina State University in 1998 and his MSc in applied physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology in 2007. In 2014 he became a space scientist and his duties now include verifying space weather forecasts, facilitating the transition of research to operations, and providing education and outreach. His research interests include characterizing ionospheric scintillation in equatorial and polar regions.

Yang Wang

Yang Wang

Yang Wang is a doctoral student in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received a B.E. at the Beihang University in 2013 and an M.E. Degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in 2016, both in Electronic Engineering. He worked as a project officer at NTU from 2013 to 2017, mainly on GNSS software receivers. His current work focuses on GNSS signal processing for atmospheric remote sensing.

Dongyang Xu

Donyang Xu

Dongyang Xu is a doctoral student in Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from China Agricultural University in 2009. He resceived an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Beihang University, China, in 2012; and a second M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Miami University, Ohio, in 2014. His research interests include GNSS software receiver tracking algorithms development and performance analysis under ionosphere scintillation.

Alumni

Visiting Professors and Postdoctoral Students

Dr. Yanhong Kou, Associate Professor, School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beihang University, China
Dr. Hong Wu, Professor, College of Information Technology and Science, Nankai University, China
Dr. Xiaoli Liu, Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, Wuhan University, China

Visiting Doctoral Students

Xin Chen, Assistant Researcher, Informative Technology and Electrical Engineering Research Institute, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
Nazelie Kassabian, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Kyle Kauffman, Research Professor, Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Senling Peng, Senior Software Engineer, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
Cheng Wang, Postdoctoral Scholar, GNSS Center, Wuhan University, China
Hu Wang, Researcher, Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping, China
Lei Zhang, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Master's Students

Mark Carroll, Research Assistant, Autonomy and Navigation Technology (ANT) Center, Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT)
Ruihui Di, GPS Software Engineer, Marvel Semiconductor Inc.
Brian Jameson, Systems Engineer, Kranze Technology Solutions, Inc.
Yu Jiao, PhD student, Electrical Engineering Department, Colorado State University
Fei Niu, Software Developer, Yahoo
Xiaolei Mao, GNSS system and Software Engineer, Samsung Semiconductor Inc.
Nick Matteo, Northeastern University
Jason Smith, Exceptional Innovation
Praveen Vikram, University of Colorado
Jun Wang, PhD student, Electrical Engineering Department, Colorado State University
Dongyang Xu, PhD student, Electrical Engineering Department, Colorado State University
Hang Yin, Technical Staff, Trimble Navigation
Junxuan Zhao, PhD student, Civil Engineering, Texas Tech University.