Principal Investigator

Dr. Yu (Jade) Morton

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Dr. Jade Morton is a professor, Thomas Austin Faculty Fellow, the Associate Chair for Graduate Programs, and the head of the Satellite Navigation and Sensing (SeNSe) Laboratory inthe Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder. Prior to joining CU in 2017, she was an electrical engineering professor at Colorado State University and Miami University, and a post-doc research fellow at the University of Michigan.
Dr. Morton’s research interests lie at the intersection of satellite navigation technologies and remote sensing of the Earth’s space environment, atmosphere, and surface. She is an author of over 240 technical publications and the lead editor of a two-volume references on navigation technologies to be published by Wiley-IEEE Press in 2019. She has lead more than 40 projectswith a total amount of ~$12Msponsored by AFOSR, AFRL, DARPA, NASA, NSF, ONR, and private industries.She has advised and mentored more than 40 graduate students and post-docs, delivered nearly 50 short courses and tutorials for government labs, industry partners, and at professional conferences and workshops.
She has provided numerous services to the navigation and the space science research community, including being the Technical Editor of Navigation Systems for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems, President of the Institute of Navigation, Program Chair and General Chair of numerous international conferences, and a founding member of a university consortium on navigation and timekeeping. Dr. Morton is a fellow of IEEE,the Institute of Navigation(ION), and the Royal Institute of Navigation(RIN). 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.

Carolyn Roesler

Carolyn Roesler

Dr. Carolyn Roesler is an associate research assistant for the Satellite Navigation and Sensing Laboratory at University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned her doctorate in aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2014 . The focus of her PhD was in coastal altimetry. Her current interests are in GNSS reflectometry applications for land and ocean remote sensing.

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.

Dr. Pai Wang

Dr. Pai Wang

Dr. 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.

Zhe Yang

Zhe Yang

Zhe Yang is a postdoctoral researcher for the Satellite Navigation and Sensing Laboratory at University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned a B.S. in Surveying Engineering from Central South University, China, in 2010 and a M.S. degree in Astrometry and Celestial Mechanics from Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2013. She earned her Ph.D. from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018. Her PhD research is focused on investigations of equatorial ionospheric scintillations using GNSS measurements. Her current research interests are in ionosphere remote sensing using multi-constellation GNSS signals.

Doctoral Students

Sergei Bilardi

Sergei Bilardi

Sergei Bilardi is a doctoral student in aerospace engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in engineering physics as well as minors in astronomy, applied mathematics, and electrical and computer engineering. During this time, he contributed to campus space situational awareness research and held summer internships at NASA Langley Research Center and The Aerospace Corporation. His research interests are using GNSS for remote sensing.

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.

William Krier

William Krier

William Krier is doctoral student in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Clemson University in 2018. His current interests are in GNSS remote sensing applications, reliability, and signal design.

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.

Master's Students

Yu-Hsuan (Beryl) Kuo

Yu-Hsuan (Beryl) Kuo

Yu-Hsuan (Beryl) Kuo is a master student in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. She received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yuan Ze University in 2017. Her current work focus on applying astrodynamics software on satellite dish positioner.

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Byungwoon Park

Dr. Byungwoon Park

Dr. Byungwoon Park is an associate professor of School of Aerospace in Sejong university. He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D degree from Seoul National University. He worked as a senior and principle researcher at Spatial Information Research Institute in Korea Land and Geospatial Informatix Corporation. His research interests include DGNSS, WADGPS, Compact RTK/Network RTK, correction generation algorithms, message protocol and scheduling.

Dr. Jieqing Yu

Dr. Jieqing Yu

Dr. Jieqing Yu is an associate professor of School of Environment Science and Spatial Informatics in China University of Mining and Technology. He received a B.S. and an M.S. degree from China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing) in 2006 and 2009, and received his Ph.D in geographic information science from Beijing Normal University in 2012. His recent research interests include ionospheric tomography, radio occultation, and visual positioning.

Alumni

Doctoral Students

Dr. Yu Jiao, Intel
Dr. Jun Wang, NOAA

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.
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
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.