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Boris S. Pervan, Ph.D.

Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Office: 

E1-252C

Phone: 

312.567.3200

Fax: 

312.567.7230

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1996
M.S. Aeronautics, California Institute of Technology, 1987
B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 1986

Expertise 

Navigation, guidance, and control of dynamic systems.

Research 

  • Modern satellite navigation systems, including GPS, Differential GPS (DGPS), and Carrier phase DGPS (CDGPS)
  • Optimal and robust navigation algorithms and systems
  • Integrity monitoring, fault detection, fault isolation, and fault-tolerant estimation
  • Aircraft precision approach and landing in zero-visibility conditions
  • Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
  • Pseudolite-based navigation systems
  • Integration of inertial and laser sensors with GPS

Awards 

Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honorary

Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honorary

Albert J. Zahm Prize in Aeronautics, Notre Dame, 1986

Guggenheim Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1986-87

Best-of-Session Paper Awards, Institute of Navigation (1992, 1993, 1997, and 1999)

Institute of Navigation (ION) Satellite Division Best Paper Awards, 1992, 1993, 1997

RTCA William E. Jackson Award, 1996

IEEE M. Barry Carlton Award, 1999

Ralph Barnett Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, MMAE Department, IIT, 2002

University Excellence in Teaching Award, IIT, 2005

Professional Society Memberships