For latest news, please check out:
August 22, 2018
Congratulations to PhD Students Matteo De Petrillo and Cagri Kilic for being awarded Statler PhD Fellowships!
July 12, 2018
Congratulations to Shannen Daly for successfully defending her Master's Thesis. Shannen has accepted a full time
position at the Aerospace Corporation.
June 28, 2018
WVU Preview Video of the STF-1 3U CubeSat Launch!
June 13, 2018
May 11, 2018
Congratulations to Ryan Watson for successfully defending his PhD proposal defense, making him a PhD candidate! Ryan will be spending the summer as an intern at Qualcomm.
April 19, 2018
Congratulations to Sean Lantto for defending his MSAE thesis "CubeSat Precise Orbit Determination using Duty-Cycled GNSS Observations". Sean has accepted a position as a systems engineer with Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, IA with their PNT group.
April 18, 2018
Congratulations to Jacob Hikes! Jacob has been awarded a NASA WV Space Grant Consortium Graduate Research Fellowship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Also, congratulations to Connor Kirk and Keelan Hendricks. Connor and Keelan will be joining the lab this summer as STEM-SURE Fellows.
April 12, 2018
Congratulations to the newly minted Dr. Victor Sivaneri. Victor successfully defended his PhD dissertation "UGV-to-UAV Cooperative Ranging for Robust Navigation in GNSS-Challenged Environments". Dr. Sivaneri has accepted a position in the Sensors Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH.
January 22, 2018
January 3, 2018
December 27, 2017
December 7, 2017
The Navigation Lab has been awarded a new $300,000 grant, for the project's 2-year base-period, from the NGA "WVU research team to test effectiveness of drones, robots in underground tunnels"
September 29, 2017
Congrats to Ryan Watson! "Robust Navigation in GNSS Degraded Environments Using Graph Optimization", was awarded best presentation in the Multisensor Navigation in Challenging Environments Session
July 10, 2017
Our team has been selected for a $750,000 grant from NASA to work on algorithms that will support increased levels of rover autonomy for a future Mars sample return mission.
NASA Press Release - NASA Awards Grants for Research, Flight Opportunities to 22 Universities
June 29, 2017
Congratulations to Nathan Tehrani for successfully defending his master's thesis entitled "Characterization and Flight Test of a Multi-Antenna GNSS, Multi-Sensor Attitude Determination Algorithm."
June 20, 2017
Congratulations to Stephane D'Urso for successfully defending his master's thesis entitled "Analysis of Model-Aided Navigation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles."
May 18, 2017
Congratulations to Shannen Daly who will be participating in the NASA Space Flight Hardware Academy at the Marshall Spaceflight Center this summer.
May 15, 2017
Congratulations to Victor Sivaneri who is now a Ph.D. candidate, after successfully defending his dissertation proposal, passing his written qualifying exams and finishing his course work.
May 5, 2017
Congratulations to Michael Lee for being awarded a STEM-SURE summer fellowship. We look forward to him working in the group over the summer.
April 17, 2017
WV's first spacecraft, the STF-1 3U CubeSat, has been fully integrated by the NASA IV&V JSTAR/ITC team in conjunction with TMC2 technologies. The WVU NavLab will be investigating CubeSat precise orbit determination with duty-cycled GNSS data. Find out more about STF-1's development at the STF-1 Mission Website.
April 17, 2017
Congratulations to Shannen Daly and Sean Lantto for being awarded NASA West Virginia Space Grant Graduate research funding.
April 7, 2017
Dr. Gross has been named one of the WVU Statler College's Outstanding Teachers
for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Statler College News - Teaching, advising and research awards announced
March 27, 2017
Congratulations to group members Sean Lantto, Ryan Watson and Victor Sivaneri for securing external summer internships at the Air Force Research Lab at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.
February 14, 2017
The abstract of our Institute of Navigation International Technical Meeting article has been featured in the February, 2017 GPS World Magazine.
November 18, 2016
Congratulations to Jeremy Hardy for successfully defending is master's thesis entitled "Sensitivity Analysis of a Relative Navigation Solution for UAVs in a GNSS-Denied Environment."
November 10, 2016
Our team has been awarded an over $700,000 grant from the USDA's National Robotics Initiative (NRI) to develop a
robot for precision pollination.
September 6, 2016
Our team, led by the WVU Interactive Robotics Laboratory, won the NASA Sample Return Robot Centennial Challenge.
Photo - $750,000 Check Presentation
YouTube Video - WVU robotics wins NASA challenge
NASA Press Release - NASA Awards $750K in Sample Return Robot Challenge for Autonomous Technology
August 11, 2016
July 16, 2016
Jeremy Hardy's and Jared Strader's work on GNSS-Denied UAV Relative Navigation was featured in a review by GPS World Magazine.
GPS World Magazine - Navigation progress for indoors and UAVs
May 23, 2016
Dr. Gross will be presenting "Advances in GIPSY GNSS/IMU integrated positioning and application to UAVs," at the National Geodetic Survey's NOAA "Airborne Gravity for Geodesy Summer School" on May 26.
May 13, 2016
Congrats to Ryan Watson for successfully defending his master's thesis, "Precise Point Positioning Inertial Navigation Integration for Airborne Kinematic Platforms."
May 12, 2016
STF-1 CubeSat Mission featured in WVU Magazine, Spring 2016.
WVU Magazine - Meet STF-1
April 19, 2016
Congrats to Nathan Tehrani and Sean Lantto for winning NASA WV Space Grant Consortium Graduate Fellowships. Tehrani will be implementing a multi-antenna GNSS, multi-sensor attitude estimation for balloon and UAV payloads, and Lantto will be working on CubeSat precise orbit determination using duty-cycled GPS carrier-phase data.
April, 19, 2016
Congratulations to Nick Ohi for being selected to WVU's Order of Augusta (WVU's highest undergraduate honor). Ohi led the flight software development for the STF-1 CubeSat's GPS experiment.
April 19, 2016
Congrats to group members who've secured external summer internships. Ryan Watson will be spending eight weeks in the Near Earth Tracking Systems Group at NASA JPL in Pasadena, California. Jeremy Hardy will be working on GNC algorithms at Systems & Technology Research in Woburn, Massachusetts. Tim Bear will be doing a NASA internship at MSFC.
April 14, 2016
Best Paper Award for the 2016 IEEE/ION PLANS Track B: Perception for Autonomous and Semi-Autonomous Systems: "Cooperative Relative Localization for Moving UAVs with Single Link Range Measurements" (first author, Jared Strader).
ION Newsletter - Best Paper Awards (Page 5)
April 8, 2016
Dr. Gross has been named the 2016 "New Researcher of the Year" for the WVU Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.
WVUToday - WVU Statler College award winners announced
March 29, 2016
Congrats to freshman Keegan Mueller for being awarded a STEM-SURE Summer Research Position.
October 1, 2015
Dr. Gross has been awarded a WVU Big 12 Faculty Fellowship to visit the Radionavigation Lab at the University of Texas at Austin.
September 22, 2015
WVU engineering students honored for victory in NASA robotics competition on Capitol Hill.
June 12, 2015
WVU engineering students make history and bring home $100,000 award in NASA robotics competition.
April 24, 2015
Congratulations to lab members Ryan Watson and Victor Sivaneri for winning NASA WV Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowships to continue their work. Congratulations to Nick Ohi, MAE senior, for winning a NASA WVSGC Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Ohi will be joining the lab over the summer to participate on the STF-1 CubeSat mission.
April 7, 2015
Dr. Gross wins National Geospatial Intelligence Agency New Investigator award for work that can help improve the accuracy and robustness of global positioning systems for fast-moving vehicles such as drones.
February 14, 2015
Dr. Gross was selected to serve as an associate member of the AIAA's Guidance Navigation and Control Technical Committee. His three-year term will start May 2015.
January 28, 2015
The WVU Navigation Lab will be participating in the 3U Simulation-to-Flight-1 CubeSat Mission that is being led by NASA IV&V. The STF-1 mission was notified of their selection for launch as a secondary payload with the support of NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative program. For STF-1, PNG will be delivering the GPS instrument the associated flight software for the GPS payload, and will be seeking to advance the sate of the art for precise orbit determination of CubeSats. More information can be found at the NASA CSLI selections page and STF-1's project page.