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Fang-Cheng Chan, Ph.D.

Senior Research Associate

Office: 

E1-132

Phone: 

312.567.8863

Fax: 

312.567.7230

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2008)
M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (2001)

Expertise 

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), GNSS integrated Inertial Navigation, GPS Signal Error Analysis, Kalman Filtering and GPS Receiver Tracking Theory, System Integrity and Fault Detection, Sensor Fusion, Dynamics and Control, Linear and Non-linear Estimation

Research 

Developing and analyzing Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring (ARAIM) algorithms for aircraft precision approach using GNSS.

Developing, analyzing and validating a receiver atomic clock aided GPS navigation system for high integrity navigation applications.

Extending a fault-tolerant position estimation algorithm for stand-alone positioning applications.

Analysis for Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) CAT I/III orbit ephemeris monitoring.

Research, development, and flight-test validation of a tightly-coupled GPS/INS-integrated navigation system with high integrity INS coasting capability for precision approach applications.

Analyzed fault detection algorithms for slowly growing GPS measurement errors (such as ionospheric and tropospheric anomalies).

Developing and analyzing a new high-performance dual-frequency carrier-phase DGPS navigation architecture to obtain centimeter-level relative positioning accuracy with high integrity.

Development of a real-time satellite orbit error detection algorithm based on dual frequency GPS carrier-phase measurements over a short baseline with the analysis of detection performance.

Current Projects

Integrity Monitoring for Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS) CAT I/III

Awards 

Graduate Outstanding Academic Achievement (Ph.D.)

Graduate Outstanding Academic Achievement (M.S.)

Professional Society Memberships 

Publications 

Chan, F.-C., and Pervan, B., "High-Integrity GPS/INS Integrated Navigation with Error Detection and Application to LAAS," Journal of Navigation, Vol. 64, No. 3 (2011).

Chan, F.-C., Joerger, M., and Pervan, B., "Stochastic Modeling for High Integrity GPS Navigation System Using Precise Receiver Clock" (submitted).

Chan, F.-C., Khanafseh, S.M., and Pervan, B., "RAIM-based Fault-tolerant Position Estimation for GNSS" (submitted).

Chan, F.-C., and Pervan, B., "A Practical Approach to RAIM-based Fault-Tolerant Position Estimation," Proceedings of ION, GNSS (2010).

Chan, F.-C., Joerger, M., and Pervan, B., "Experimental Validation of Receiver Clock-aided GPS Integrity Using Moving Platform Data," Presented at International Symposium on GPS/GNSS, Taipei, Taiwan (2010).

Chan, F.-C., Joerger, M., and Pervan, B., "High Integrity Stochastic Modeling of GPS Receiver Clock for Improved Positioning and Fault Detection Performance," Proceedings of IEEE, PLANS (2010).

Langel, S.E., Khanafseh, S.M., Chan, F.-C., and Pervan, B., "Tightly Coupled GPS/INS Integration for Differential Carrier Phase Navigation Systems Using Decentralized Estimation," Proceedings of IEEE, PLANS (2010).

Chan, F.-C., and Pervan, B., "Stochastic Modeling of GPS Receiver Clocks for Improved Positioning and Fault Detection Performance," Proceedings of ION, GNSS (2009).

Tang, H., Walter, T., Blanch, J., Enge, P., and Chan, F.-C., "Flight Test Data Validation of Dual-Frequency GPS Measurement Error Characteristics," Proceedings of ION, GNSS (2009).

Langel, S.E., Khanafseh, S.M., Chan, F.-C., and Pervan, B., "Cycle Ambiguity Reacquisition in UAV Applications using a Novel GPS/INS Integration Algorithm," Proceedings of ION, ITM (2009).

Lawrence, D., Langley, R.B., Kim, D., Chan, F.-C., and Pervan, B., "Decorrelation of Troposphere across Short Baselines," Proceedings of IEEE, PLANS (2006).

Gratton, L., Chan, F.-C., and Pervan, B., "Algorithms for Airborne Ionospheric Front Detection in LAAS Using Carrier Phase and INS Measurements," Proceedings of ION, NTM (2005).

Pervan, B., Chan, F.-C., Gebre-Egziabher, D., Pullen, S., Enge, P., and Colby, G., "Performance Analysis of Carrier-Phase DGPS Navigation for Shipboard Landing of Aircraft," Navigation: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol. 50, No. 3 (2003).

Pervan, B., and Chan, F.-C., "Detecting Global Positioning Satellite Orbit Errors Using Short-Baseline Carrier-Phase Measurements," Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2003).

Koenig, M., Gebre-Egziabher, D., Pullen, S., Kim, U.-S., Enge, P., Pervan, B., Chan, F.- C., and Colby, G., "Sensitivity Analysis of the JPALS Shipboard Relative GPS Measurement Quality Monitor," GPS (2002).

Koenig, M., Gebre-Egziabher, D., Pullen, S., Kim, U.-S., Enge, P., Pervan, B., Chan, F.-C., and Colby, G., "Analysis of Reference Antenna Motion on the JPALS Shipboard Integrity Monitor," NTM (2002).

Pervan, B., and Chan, F.-C., "System Concepts for Cycle Ambiguity Resolution and Verification for Aircraft Carrier Landings," Proceedings of ION, GPS (2001).

Pullen, S., Lee, J., Luo, M., Pervan, B., Chan, F.-C., and Gratton, L., "Ephemeris Protection Level Equations and Monitor Algorithms for GBAS," Proceedings of ION, GPS (2001).