Boris S. Pervan

  • Frank Gunsaulus Faculty Fellow in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Director, CARNATIONS


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

Research Interests

  • Positioning, navigation, and timing
  • Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and GPS
  • Integrity monitoring and robust state estimation
  • Anti-spoofing and anti-jamming
  • Inertial and laser sensing
  • Aircraft navigation and precision landing
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles and driverless cars

Professional Affiliations & Memberships


Johannes Kepler Award, 2022

MMAE Excellence in Research Award, 2022

Illinois Researchers to Know, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition, 2019  

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2012

Sigma Xi Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2005, 2012
Caterpillar Excellence in Research Award, MMAE Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2007

Fellow, Institute of Navigation, 2010

University Excellence in Teaching Award, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2005

Ralph Barnett Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award, MMAE Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2002

M. Barry Carlton Award, IEEE, 1999

Best-of-Session Paper Awards, Institute of Navigation, 1992, 1993, 1997, and 1999

Satellite Division Best Paper Awards, Institute of Navigation, 1992, 1993, and 1997

RTCA William E. Jackson Award, 1996

Guggenheim Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1986-87

Albert J. Zahm Prize in Aeronautics, Notre Dame, 1986

Sigma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Honorary), 1986

Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honorary), 1986


Google Scholar Profile


Navigation, guidance, and control of dynamic systems.

Media Appearances