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Doctoral Theses

This page lists doctoral theses containing research relating to or employing GPS technologies.

The list is arranged alphabetically by name of the graduate student.

Click on the title of any thesis, displayed in bold red text, to view/download a copy of the thesis.


Abbott, Eric
Land-vehicle navigation systems: An examination of the influence of individual navigation aids on system performance
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 1997

Alban, Santiago
Design and Performance of a Robust GPS/INS Attitude System for Automobile Applications
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 2004

Alter, Keith
Using wide area differential GPS to improve total system error for precision flight operations
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2000

Axelrad, Penina
A closed loop GPS-based orbit trim system for Gravity Probe B
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, October 1990

Barrows, Andrew
GPS 3-D cockpit displays: Sensors, Algorithms, and Flight Testing
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 2000 *Ballhaus Award Winner for Best Ph.D. in Aero/Astro

Bauregger, Frank
Novel anti-jam antennas for airborne GPS navigation
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, August 2003

Bell, Thomas
Precision robotic control of agricultural vehicles on realistic farm trajectories
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 1999

Bevly, David
High speed, dead reckoning, and towed implement control for automatically steered farm tractors using GPS
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, August 2001

Blanch, Juan
Using Kriging to bound Satellite Ranging Errors due to the Ionosphere
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2003 *ION Parkinson Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis

Boyce, C. O. Lee
Atmospheric Noise Mitigation for Loran
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 2007

Chao, Yi-Chung
Real Time Implementation of the Wide Area Augmentation System for the Global Positioning System with an Emphasis on Ionospheric Modeling
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 1997

Chen, Yu-Hsuan
Design and Implementation of a Real-Time GNSS Receiver and its Applications in the Presence of Interference and Ionospheric Scintillation
Ph.D. Dissertation, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, R.O.C., November 2011

Chiou, Tsung-Yu
Design of a Doppler-Aided GPS Navigation System for Weak Signals Caused By Strong Ionospheric Scintillation
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 2010

Choi, Myungjun
Evaluation of Advanced Receiver Autonomous Integrity Monitoring for Vertical Guidance Using GPS and GLONASS Signals
Engineer Degree Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2014

Cobb, Stewart
GPS Pseudolites: Theory, Design, and Applications
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, September 1997

Cohen, Clark
Attitude Determination Using GPS
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 1992 * RTCA Jackson Award Winner * *Ballhaus Award Winner for Best Ph.D. in Aero/Astro

Dai, Donghai
Interoperability of Space Based Augmentation Systems for Aircraft Navigation
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, April 2001

Datta-Barua, Seebany
Ionospheric Threats to the Integrity of Airborne GPS users
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2007

De Lorenzo, David
Navigation Accuracy and Interference Rejection for GPS Adaptive Antenna Arrays
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, August 2007

Do, Ju-Yong
Road to Seamless Positioning: Hybrid Positioning System Combining GPS and Television Signals
PRESENTATION mode (in PDF)
Ph.D., Stanford University, May 2008 (Presentation, April 2007)

Dressel, Louis
Efficient and Low-Cost Localization of Radio Sources with an Autonomous Drone
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2018

Elkaim, Gabriel
System Identification for Precision Control of a Wingsailed GPS-Guided Catamaran
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2001 *Ballhaus Award Winner for Best Ph.D. in Aero/Astro

Ene, Alexandru
Utilization of Modernized Global Navigation Satellite Systems for Aircraft-Based Navigation Integrity
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2009

Fuller, Richard
Aviation Utilization of Geostationary Satellites for the Augmentation to GPS: Ranging and Data Link
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 2000

Gao, Grace Xingxin
Towards Navigation based on 120 Satellites: Analyzing the New Signals
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, September 2008 * RTCA Jackson Award Winner *

Gautier, Jennifer
GPS/INS Generalized Evaluation Tool (GIGET) for the Design and Testing of Integrated Navigation Systems
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 2003

Gazit, Ran
Aircraft surveillance and collision avoidance using GPS
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, September 1996

Gebre-Egziahber, Demoz
Design and Performance Analysis of a Low-Cost Aided Dead Reckoning Navigator
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2001

Gromov, Konstantin
GIDL: Generalized Interference Detection and Localization System
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2002

Hansen, Andrew
Tomogrpahic Estimation of the Ionosphere Using Terrestrial GPS Sensors
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2002

Heng, Liang
Safe Satellite Navigation with Multiple Constellations: Global Monitoring of GPS and GLONASS Signal-In-Space Anomalies
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2012

 

Holforty, Wendy
Flight-deck display of neighboring aircraft wake vortices
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 2003

Houck, Sharon
Multi Aircraft Dynamics, Navigation and Operation
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, April 2001 *Ballhaus Award Winner for Best Ph.D. in Aero/Astro

Jan, Shau-Shiun
Aircraft Landing Using a Modernized Global Positioning System and the Wide Area Augmentation System
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 2003

Jardin, Matthew Robert
Toward real-time en route air traffic control optimization
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2003

Jennings, Chad
Threat Displays for Final Approach
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 2003 * RTCA Jackson Award Winner *

Jung, Jaewoo
High integrity carrier phase navigation using multiple civil GPS signals
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, August 2000

Kee, Changdon
Wide Area Differential GPS (WADGPS)
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 1993

Kim, Ung Suok
Mitigation of Signal Biases Introduced by Controlled Reception Pattern Antennas in a High Integrity Carrier Phase Differential GPS System
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2007

Ko, Ping-Ya
GPS-based precision approach landing navigation
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 2000

Koenig, Michael
Optimizing the Decision Rule of a GPS Integrity Monitoring System for Improved Availability
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2010

Konno, Hiroyuki
Design of an Aircraft Landing System using Dual-Frequency GNSS
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2007

Lawrence, David
Aircraft Landing Using GPS: Development and Evaluation of a Real Time System for Kinematic Position using the Global Positioning System
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, September 1996

Lee, Jiyun
GPS-Based Aircraft Landing Systems with Enhanced Performance Beyond Accuracy
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2005

Lightsey, Glenn
Development and flight demonstration of a GPS receiver for space
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, February 1997

Lo, Sherman
Broadcasting GPS Integrity Information Using Loran-C
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, July 2002

McMilin, Emily
Single Antenna Null-Steering for GPS & GNSS Aerial Applications
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2016 *ION Parkinson Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis

Mitelman, Alexander
Signal quality monitoring for GPS augmentation systems (zipped)
Signal quality monitoring for GPS augmentation systems]
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2004 * RTCA Jackson Award Winner * *ION Parkinson Award for Best Ph.D. Thesis

Montgomery, Paul
Carrier differential GPS as a sensor for automatic control: Development of a full state estimation and flight control system for an autonomous aircraft based on the global positioning system
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 1996 *Ballhaus Award Winner for Best Ph.D. in Aero/Astro

Ndili, Awele
Robust GPS Autonomous Signal Quality Monitoring
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, August 1998

Neish, Andrew
Establishing Trust Through Authentication in Satellite Based Augmentation Systems
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, August 2020

O'Connor, Michael
Carrier-phase differential GPS for automatic control of land vehicles
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 1997

Olsen, Eric
GPS sensing for formation flying vehicles
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, November 1999

Opshaug, Guttorm R.
A Leapfrog Navigation System
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 2003

Park, Young Shin
Design of Airport Surface Movement Using Single-Frequency GPS
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, August 2016

Perkins, Adrien
Fast Interference Localization to Protect Global Navigation Satellite Service Operations
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2020

Pervan, Boris
Navigation integrity for aircraft precision landing using the global positioning system
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 1996 * RTCA Jackson Award Winner *

Phelts, Robert Eric
Multicorrelator Techniques for Robust Mitigation of Threats to GPS Signal Quality
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 2001 * RTCA Jackson Award Winner *

Pullen, Sam
Probabilistic engineering design optimization: Application to spacecraft and navigation systems
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 1996

Qiu, Di
Security from Location
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2009

Rabinowitz, Matthew
A differential carrier-phase navigation system combining GPS with low Earth orbit satellites for rapid resolution of integer cycle ambiguities
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2000

Ramakrishnan, Shankar
Enhancing Satellite Navigation for Low Earth and Geostationary Orbit Missions
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, October 2018

Reid, Tyler
Orbital Diversity for Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 2017 * RTCA Jackson Award Winner *

Rekow, Andrew
System identification, adaptive control and formation driving of farm tractors
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2001

Rife, Jason
Automatic Robotic Tracking of Gelatinous Animals in the Deep Ocean
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, December 2003

Seo, Jiwon
Overcoming Ionospheric Scintillation for Worldwide GPS Aviation
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 2010

Teague, Edward Harrison
Flexible structure estimation and control using the global positioning system
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, May 1997

Tsai, Yeou-Jyh
Wide Area Differential Operation of the Global Positioning System: Ephemeris and Clock Operations
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, August 1999

Uematsu, Hirohiko
The Gravity Probe B niobium bird experiment: Experimental verification of a data reduction scheme with a prototypical dc SQUID readout system
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, October 1993

Walter, Todd
A Gyroscope Clock for a Null Gravitational Redshift Experiment
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 2014

Wong, Gabriel
Impact of Nominal Signal Deformations on Satellite Navigation Systems
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, June 2014

Xie, Gang
Optimal On-Airport Monitoring of the Integrity of GPS-Based Landing Systems
Ph.D. Dissertation, Stanford University, March 2004