Inertial LEO Augmented Software-Defined GNSS Receiver for Robust and Resilient PNT
The Ph.D. student will work on the NSERC Discovery Grant Program entitled “Universal Software Defined Avionic Receiver (SDAR) for Robust and Resilient Positioning, Navigation and Timing (PNT)”.
The objectives of this Ph.D. research include: 1) Propose novel SDR architecture for capturing and tracking both GNSS signals and other LEO SoOP (e.g., Iridium Next), 2) Develop new navigation algorithms combining GNSS, and Iridium calibrated with inertial measurements, 3) Develop novel signal processing metrics on both GNSS/Iridium signals, 4) Distributed Digital Processing of multi GNSS/Iridium navigation algorithms,5) Robust and resilient PNT demonstration in laboratory, then during flight test for validation (on PicoSDR).
The candidate must demonstrate:
• Excellent background knowledge in aerospace engineering or signal processing field
• Excellent motivation
• Good research record and/or good academic curriculum
• Ability to work well
• Excellent programming knowledge