CLaSP Seminar Series - Prof. Jade Morton
WHEN: March 28, 2019 3:30 pm-5:00 pm
Our guest for this week's CLaSP Seminar Series will be Prof. Jade Morton of the University of Colorado Boulder.
Please join us!
Title: "Satellite-based Navigation and Sensing: A Match Made in Heaven"
Abstract: Satellite-based navigation has impacted nearly every aspect of our modern society. Yet, this powerful technology relies on extremely low power, vulnerable signals traversing a vast space to reach receivers on the Earth surface or near-Earth space environments. Many complex elements interfere with the signals along their propagation path, including plasma in the upper atmosphere, water vapor in the lower troposphere, as well as physical objects and electromagnetic sources in the user environment. These nuisance factors degrade and limit navigation systems performance. Understanding their effects on navigation signals is the pre-requisite for developing robust navigation technologies that can mitigate these elements impact. Moreover, these effects enable satellite navigation signals to function as signals-of-opportunity for low cost, distributed, passive sensing of our space and local environments. This presentation will first discuss our efforts in developing a worldwide network of software-defined sensors to capture and characterize the effects of the space environment on satellite navigation signals. Based on findings obtained through these sensor networks, we designed and developed a library of novel algorithms that have demonstrated the capability to mitigate these effects. Some of these algorithms will be highlighted in this presentation. Finally, I will present case studies demonstrating the potential powerful applications of the satellite navigation sensor network for environmental monitoring.
Dr. Jade Morton is a Professor at the Ann and H. J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder. She received a PhD in Electrical Engineering (EE) from Penn State. Prior to joining CU in 2017, she was an electrical engineering professor at Colorado State University and Miami University, a full-time mother, 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 the President of the US Institute of Navigation (ION) and a fellow of IEEE and ION.