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Prof. Dr. ir. Maarten Uijt de Haag is a Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics at the TU Berlin where he leads the Chair of Flight Guidance and Air Traffic in the Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics. He obtained his M.S.E.E. (‘ir’) degree from Delft University in the Netherlands in 1994 and a Ph.D. from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio in 1999. Until his appointment at the TU Berlin, Dr. Uijt de Haag was the Edmund K. Cheng Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Principal Investigator (PI) with the Avionics Engineering Center at Ohio University. He has taught on various subjects such as Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Inertial Navigations Systems (INS), radio navigation systems, integrated navigation systems, simultaneous localization and mapping, target tracking, flight management systems (FMS), aviation standards and software certification, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 

Maarten Uijt de Haag has been involved with flight guidance, navigation and avionics-related research since 1992. He has worked on the development of GNSS software radios and advanced GNSS processing techniques, the Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS), GPS/INS Integration, and MLS/GPS integration. He led the development of integrity monitoring techniques for Synthetic Vision Systems as part of two large NASA efforts and pioneered the use of airborne laser-scanner systems for both en-route and precision approach guidance. For these contributions Maarten Uijt de Haag was awarded the prestigious 2007 Institute of Navigation (ION) Colonel Thomas L. Thurlow Award.

Maarten Uijt de Haag has also led a research effort for NASA on the development of hazard and integrity monitors for alerting and notification systems as part of flight deck systems using outputs from avionics such as the FMS, MCP, EICAS, ADS-B, TIS-B, EGPWS, and methods to improve aircraft state awareness through predictive altering (energy, attitude and autonomy modes). In addition to his research in the areas of navigation and other avionics systems for manned aircraft, Maarten Uijt de Haag and his students have been working extensively on navigation and collision detection and avoidance systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). In this area, his focus has been on navigation and mapping in challenging environments where GPS is not necessarily available exploiting other sensors such as laser range scanners, vision cameras, sonar, inertial, etc. 

As part of his research Maarten Uijt de Haag has performed flight tests in a large range of aircraft including TU Berlin’s LASER (Light Aircraft for Science, Education and Research) ultra-light aircraft,  Ohio University’s DC-3, King Air C90, Piper Saratoga,  and Baron, NASA’s B737, B757 and DC-8, Veridian’s TIFS aircraft and Gulfstream’s GV. In addition, he has performed flight simulator studies in Ohio Uiversity’s part-task simulator and NASA Langley’s 6DOF research flight deck.

Maarten Uijt de Haag has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe for organizations including The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), The Institute of Navigation (ION), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the Polytechnical University of Catalonia (UPC), and the NATO Research and Technology Organization.

Maarten Uijt de Haag has authored or co-authored over 180 navigation-related publications. He co-authored five book chapters and was editor of the ION Redbook on Integrated Systems. Maarten Uijt de Haag is a Senior Member of the IEEE, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a member of the SPIE and ION. He is an Associate Editor for NAVIGATION: The Journal of the Institute of Navigation, has served on the Council of the ION for a number of years, and is currently a the vice-chair of the AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee (DATC).