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Cagatay Tanil PhD

Senior Research Associate

Office: 

RE-132

Phone: 

312.567.8863

Email: 

Education 

Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2016
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2009
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 2006

Expertise 

Guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) of dynamic systems, flight mechanics, modeling and simulation

Research 

  • Optimal estimation, fault detection and exclusion, and integrity monitoring for INS/GNSS integrated guidance and navigation systems
  • Inertial-aided detector against GNSS signal spoofing attacks
  • Fault-tolerant navigation systems for aircraft precision approach and autonomous car applications

Awards 

Bradford W. Parkinson Award for Excellence in Global Navigation Satellite Systems, the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, 2017

Professional Society Memberships 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Institute of Navigation (ION)

Publications 

  • Tanil, C., Jimenez, P. M., Raveloharison, M., Khanafseh, S., & Pervan, B. (2018). Sequential integrity monitoring for Kalman filter innovations-based detectors, ION GNSS+ 2018, Miami, FL (accepted for publication).
  • Tanil, C., Khanafseh, S., & Pervan, B. (2018). Experimental performance evaluation of innovations sequence-based INS monitoring against GNSS spoofing, ION GNSS+ 2018, Miami, FL (accepted for publication).
  • Tanil, C., Khanafseh, S., Joerger, M., & Pervan, B. (2018). An INS monitor to detect GNSS spoofers capable of tracking aircraft position. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp.131-143. DOI: 10.1109/TAES.2017.2739924
  • Tanil, C., Khanafseh, S., & Pervan, B. (2017). Detecting GNSS spoofing attacks using inertial sensing of aircraft disturbance response. AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol. 40, No. 8, pp. 2006-2016. DOI: 10.2514/1.G002547
  • Tanil, C. (2016). Detecting GNSS spoofing attacks using INS coupling. Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.
  • Tanil, C., Khanafseh, S., & Pervan, B. (2016). An INS monitor against GNSS spoofing attacks during GBAS and SBAS-assisted aircraft landing approaches. Proc. 29th Int. Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS+ 2016, Portland, OR, September 2016.
  • Tanil, C., Khanafseh, S., Joerger, M., & Pervan, B. (2016). Kalman filter-based INS monitor to detect GNSS spoofers capable of tracking aircraft position. Proc. IEEE/ION PLANS 2016, Savannah, GA, April 2016, pp. 1027-1034.
  • Tanil, C., Khanafseh, S., & Pervan, B. (2015). GNSS spoofing attack detection using aircraft autopilot response to deceptive trajectory. Proc. 28th Int. Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS+ 2015, Tampa, FL, September 2015, pp. 3345-3357.
  • Tanil, C., Khanafseh, S., & Pervan, B. (2015). Impact of wind gusts on detectability of GPS spoofing attacks using RAIM with INS coupling. Proc. ION 2015 Pacific PNT Meeting, Honolulu, HI, April 2015, pp. 674-686.
  • Tanil, C., Warty, C., & Obiedat, E. (2013). Collaborative mission planning for UAV cluster to optimize relay distance. Aerospace Conference, 2013 IEEE, Big Sky, MT, March 2013, pp. 1-11.
  • Tanil, C. (2012). Cooperative path planning for multiple missiles – An evolutionary speciation approach. AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, Minneapolis, MN, August 2012, Paper No. AIAA 2012-4903.
  • Tanil, C. (2012). Improved heuristic and evolutionary methods for tactical missile mission planning. IEEE Aerospace Conference, Big Sky, MT, March 2012, Paper No. 978-1-4577-0557-1/12.
  • Tanil, C., & Platin, B. (2011). Optimal external configuration design of missiles: Multidisciplinary conceptual design of tactical missiles based on genetic algorithm. Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8465-0582-3.
  • Tanil, C., Platin, B., & Mahmutyazıcıoglu, G. (2009). External configuration optimization of missiles in conceptual design. AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, Chicago, IL, August 2009, Paper No. AIAA-2009-5719.
  • Tanil, C. (2009). Optimal external configuration design of missiles. M.Sc. Thesis, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, July 2009.