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    Research Overview


    Research activities of dynamics and control faculty are centered on navigation, guidance, and control of aerospace and terrestrial systems. Work in the IIT NavLab is focused on the development of modern satellite navigation systems. Current areas of activity include Differential Global Positioning System navigation for aircraft precision landing in zero-visibility conditions, navigation of autonomous Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles, and navigation system integrity. Research activities have been sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Northrop-Grumman, and Boeing.




    Dynamics & Control Faculty




    Boris S. Pervan - Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Areas of Expertise

    • Navigation, guidance, and control of dynamic systems.



    Shawn C. Shadden - Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    Areas of Expertise

    • Dynamical Systems Theory
    • Transport and Mixing
    • Modeling Mechanical Systems
    • Biological Flows



    Matthew Spenko - Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Areas of Expertise

    • Control, Dynamics, and Mechanical Design
    • Robotics