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Samer M. Khanafseh, Ph.D.

Samer M. Khanafseh
Research Assistant Professor

Office: 

RE-252E

Phone: 

312.567.3351

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2008
M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2002
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 2000

Expertise 

Navigation

Guidance

Sensor integration

High precision GPS

Research 

High accuracy and high integrity navigation algorithms

Cycle ambiguity resolution for high integrity applications

Fault monitoring and robust estimation techniques

Awards 

Best-of-Session Paper Awards, Institute of Navigation (2006)

Institute of Navigation 2011 Early Achievement Award

Professional Society Memberships 

Publications 

S. Langel, S. Khanafseh, F-C. Chan, and B. Pervan. "Bounding Integrity Risk for Batch State Estimators with Stochastic Modeling Uncertainty," Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing.

S. Langel, S. Khanafseh, and B. Pervan. "Bounding the Integer Bootstrapped GNSS Baseline's Tail Probability in the Presence of Stochastic Uncertainty," Submitted to Journal of Geodesy.

C. Tanil, S. Khanafseh and B. Pervan, "Impact of Wind Gusts on Detectability of GNSS Spoofing Attacks Using INS," Submitted to Journal of Navigation.

C. Tanil, S. Khanafseh, B. Pervan, "GNSS Spoofing Attack Detection using Aircraft Autopilot Response to Deceptive Trajectory," Submitted to NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation.

S. Langel, S. Khanafseh, F-C. Chan, and B. Pervan, "Integrity Risk Bounding in Uncertain Linear Systems", Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 38, No. 10 (2015) pp. 1990-1994. doi: 10.2514/1.G001144.

J. Jing, S. Khanafseh, S. Langel, F.-C. Chan, and B. Pervan, "Optimal Antenna Topologies for Spatial Gradient Detection in Differential GNSS", Radio Science, Vol. 50, pp. 728-743, doi:10.1002/2014RS005646.

S. Khanafseh, M. Joerger, F. Cheng-Chan, B. Pervan, "ARAIM Integrity Support Message Parameter Validation by Online Ground Monitoring," Journal of Navigation, Vol. 68, pp. 327-337. doi:10.1017/S0373463314000678.

F.-C. Chan, M. Joerger, S. Khanafseh and B. Pervan, "Bayesian Fault-Tolerant Position Estimator and Integrity Risk Bound for GNSS Navigation." Journal of Navigation, Vol. 67, pp. 753-775. doi:10.1017/S0373463314000241.

J. Jing, S. Khanafseh, S. Langel, F. C. Chan, B. Pervan, "Carrier Phase Null Space Monitor for Ionospheric Gradient Detection," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 50, No. 4 (2014) pp. 3230-3243. doi: 10.1109/TAES.2014.130330.

S. Langel, S. Khanafseh, and B. Pervan, "Bounding Integrity Risk Subject to Structured Time Correlation Modeling Uncertainty," AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. Vol. 37, No. 1 (2014).

S. Khanafseh, S. Pullen, and J. Warburton, "Carrier Phase Ionospheric Gradient Ground Monitor for GBAS with Experimental Validation," NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol. 59, No. 1 (2012) pp. 51-60. (Invited and runner-up for the Burka Award).

S. Khanafseh and B. Pervan, "Detection and Mitigation of Reference Receiver Faults in Differential Carrier Phase Navigation Systems," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 47, No. 4 (2011) pp. 2391-2404.

S. Khanafseh and S. Langel, "Implementation and Experimental Validation of Cycle Ambiguity Resolution with Position Domain Integrity Risk Constraints," NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol. 58, No. 1 (2011) pp. 45-58.

S. Khanafseh and B. Pervan, "A New Approach for Calculating Position Domain Integrity Risk for Cycle Resolution in Carrier Phase Navigation Systems," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 46, No. 1 (2010) pp. 296-307.

J. Rife, S. Khanafseh, S. Pullen, D. De Lorenzo, U. Kim, M. Koenig, T. Chiou, B. Kempny, and B. Pervan, "Navigation, Interference Suppression, and Fault Monitoring in the Sea-Based Joint Precision Approach and Landing System," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 96, No. 12 (2008) (Invited paper).

S. Khanafseh and B. Pervan, "Autonomous Airborne Refueling of Unmanned Air Vehicles Using GPS," Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 44, No. 5 (2007) pp. 1670-1682.

B. Pervan, I. Sayim, and S. Khanafseh, "Synthesis of Empirical and Theoretical Approaches Toward the Establishment of GBAS Sigma_pr_gnd," Journal of Navigation, Royal Institute of Navigation, Vol. 58, No. 2 (2005) pp. 279-313.

G. Raman, S. Khanafseh, A. Cain, and E. Kerschen, "Development of High Bandwidth Powered Resonance Tube Actuators with Feedback Control," Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol. 269, Nos. 3-5 (2004) pp. 1031-1062.