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    Boris S. Pervan, PhD - Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Boris S. Pervan, PhD

    Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Office: E1-252C

    Phone: 312.567.3200
    Fax: 312.567.7230
    Web: Navigation Lab


    • Navigation, guidance, and control of dynamic systems.


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


    • 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

    Current Projects


    • 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



    Selected Publications

    Professional Society Memberships

    Department of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering
    10 West 32nd Street
    243 Engineering 1 Building
    Chicago, IL 60616-3793
    Phone: 312.567.3175
    Fax: 312.567.7230