Navigation & Positioning
Navigation and Positioning is essential in the field of aerospace and is applicable to all aerial systems such as aircraft, UAVs, or rockets.
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As a result of its various applications, several members play a role in Navigation and Positioning. These members come from different departments. This includes Computer Science, Geomatics, Mechanical and Manufacturing, and Electrical and Software Engineering.
The research done by these members include aerial surveillance and recognition, and the integration of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Wireless Location using ground-based ranging. There are also efforts being made to develop path planning and navigation algorithms for 3D geometrical complex confined spaces, T/R modules for Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) applications, as well as GNSS and Inertial Navigation Systems.
Some of the goals of Navigation and Positioning include providing precise, continuous, and robust position information with low-cost sensors for self-driving cars, UAVs, smartphones, robotics, and etc.