About Me

Educational Background 

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, August 1999, Ohio University, Athens, OH, USA
“An Investigation into the Application of Block Processing Techniques for the Global Positioning System,” Advisor: Prof. Frank van Graas

M.S.E.E., 1994, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
“A MLS Integrated Approach System (MIAS) System Model,”  Advisor: Prof. Durk van Willigen

Summer Fellowships and Sabbaticals 

Ohio University Faculty Fellowship (11 months) with the Centre de Tecnologia Aeroespacial (CTAE) and Universitat Politčcnica de Catalunya, BarcelonaTech (UPC), September 2010 – July 31st 2011.

ASEE Faculty Fellowship at the Air Force Research Laboratories, Munitions Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base (8 weeks), July – August, 2008.

ASEE Faculty Fellowship at the Air Force Research Laboratories, Munitions Directorate, Eglin Air Force Base (4 weeks) and Sensors Directorate, Wright Patterson Air Force Base (4 weeks), Dayton, Ohio, July – August, 2007.

ASEE Faculty Fellowship (8 weeks) at the Air Force Research Laboratories, Sensors Directorate, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, July – August, 2006.

Faculty Fellowship (8 weeks) at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA during the period July and August 2002 contributing to their Synthetic Vision Systems program

Honors and Awards 

Institute of Navigation Thomas L. Thurlow Award  forthe outstanding contribution to the science of navigation for the year 2007, May 2008.

Best of Track Paper Award for “Comparison of Aircraft State Prediction Methods under Sensor Uncertainty,” (with J. Engelmann, C. Mourning) at the IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), St. Petersburg, FL, September 2017.

Best of Session Paper Award for “Comparison of Aircraft State Prediction Methods under Sensor Uncertainty,” (with J. Engelmann, C. Mourning) at the IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), St. Petersburg, FL, September 2017.

Best of Session Paper Award for “Wide-Scale Integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System through a Fault Tree Analysis Approach,” (with J. Belzer, F. van Graas) at the IEEE/AIAA 36th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), St. Petersburg, FL, September 2017.

Russ Outstanding Research Paper Award for “3D Multi-copter Navigation and Mapping using GPS, Inertial and LiDAR,” from Russ College of Engineering and Technology, April 2017.

Best of Session Paper Award for “Energy State Prediction Methods for Airplane State Awareness,” (with P. Duan, T. Etherington and L. Smith-Velazquez) at the IEEE/AIAA 35th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Sacramento, CA, September 2016.

Best of Session Paper Award for “Flight-Test Evaluation of Small Form-Factor LiDAR and Radar Sensors for sUAS Detect-and-Avoid Applications,” (with C. G. Bartone and M. S. Braasch) at the IEEE/AIAA 35th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Sacramento, CA, September 2016.

Best of Session Paper Award for “Modeling and Utilization of Synthetic Data for Improved Automation and Human-Machine Interface Continuity,” (with Matthew Miltner and Pengfei “Phil” Duan) at the 33rd IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Colorado Springs, CO, October 2014.

Best of Session Paper Award for “From Spatial Conflict Probes To Spatial/Temporal Conflict Probes: Why and How,” (with Erik Theunissen and Brandon Suarez) at the 32nd  IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Syracuse, NY, October 2013.

ION Best of Session Presentation,  Autonomous Snowplow Design: S. Craig, A. Naab-Levy, K. Li, R. Kollar, P. Duan, W. Pelgrum, F. van Graas, M. Uijt de Haag, Ohio University, Proceedings of the ION GNSS+ 2013, Nashville, TN.

Marvin E. and Ann D. White Teaching Award, from Russ College of Engineering and Technology, April 2013.

Best Student Paper Award for “A Simulation Environment for Evaluation of Integrated Alertting and Notification (IAN) Concepts,” (for Pengfei Duan; Ph.D. student) at the 31st IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Williamsburg, VA, October 2012.

Best of Session Paper Award for “Transmitting Raw GNSS Measurements as Part of ADS-B: Why, How, and Flight Test Results,” (with Pengfei Duan) at the 31st IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Williamsburg, VA, October 2012.

ION Best of Session Presentation,  S. Craig, R. Kollar, K. Li, P. Duan, W. Pelgrum, F. van Graas, M. Uijt de Haag, “Laser-Guided Autonomous Snowplow Design,” Proceedings of the ION GNSS 2012, Nashville, TN.

Best of Session Paper Award for “Towards a Seamless Integration of Awareness Support and Alerting Systems: Why and How,” (with Erik Theunissen) at the 30th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Seattle, WA, October 2011.

ION Best of Session Presentation, “Simulation Model to Evaluate Collision Avoidance Methods using Raw Measurements in the Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast,” ION GNSS 2011, September 2011 (with Sudha Vana and James L. Farrell).

Marvin E. and Ann D. White Research Award, from Russ College of Engineering and Technology, May, 2008.

ION Best of Session Presentation, “Multi-Sensor Integration for Autonomous Vehicle Relative Navigation,” ION GNSS 2007, Fort Worth, Texas, September 25-28, 2007 (with Arun Vydhyanathan and Michael S. Braasch).

Most Inspiring Professor Award: Electrical Engineering from Ohio University Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, March 2006.

NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate Turning Goals Into Reality (TGIR) Award as part of the Gulfstream-V Synthetic Vision Systems Integrated Technology Evaluation (GVSITE) Team, October, 2005.

Best of Track Paper Award for “Feature Extraction and Separation in Airborne Laser Scanner Terrain Integrity Monitors” (with Don Venable and Jacob Campbell), Track #4, at the 24rd IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Washington, D.C., October-November 2005.

Best of Track Paper Award for "Preliminary Design and Analysis of a Lidar Based Obstacle Detection System" (with Ananth Vadlamani and Mark Smearcheck), Track #6, at the 24rd IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Washington, D.C., October-November 2005.

Marvin E. and Ann D. White Teaching Award, from Russ College of Engineering and Technology, April, 2005.

Nominated for the Russ Undergraduate Teaching Award, from Russ College of Engineering and Technology, March 2005.

Most Inspiring Professor Award: Electrical Engineering from Ohio University Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, March 2005.

Best of Session Paper Award for “A 3-D Spatial Integrity Monitor for Terrain Databases” (with A.Vadlamani) at the 23rd IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Salt Lake City, UT, October 2004.

Certificate of appreciation for outstanding support during NASA’s Synthetic Vision Systems development at Eagle/Vail (August-September 2001). Awarded August 2003.

Nominated for the Russ Undergraduate Teaching Award, from Russ College of Engineering and Technology, March 2002.

Best of Track Paper Award for “A Terrain Database Integrity Monitor for Synthetic Vision Systems”  (with J. Campbell and R. Gray) at the 19th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Philadelphia, PA, October 2000.

Verenigde Spaarbank (VSB) Foundation Scholarship, The Netherlands

Member Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

Significant Awards Won by Students 

Pengfei “Phil” Duan (Ph. D. student) won Best Student Paper award at the 31st DASC conference for his paper “A Simulation Environment for Evaluation of Integrated Alerting and Notification (IAN) Concepts.”

Jacob Campbell (Ph.D. student) won RTCA, Inc. Jackson Award 2007 for his Ph.D. dissertation “Application of Airborne Laser Scanner to Aerial Navigation.”

Jacob Campbell (M.S.E.E. student) won Best Student Paper award at the 20th DASC conference for his paper “Assessment of radar altimeter performance when used for integrity monitoring in a synthetic vision system.”