UAV Navigation Lab

Faculty Researchers Location Phone Website
Grace Gao 330 Talbot Lab 217-333-6360  

The Gao research group lab houses a variety of aerial vehicles and navigation sensors utilized to conduct research in GPS-based navigation and timing. The aerial vehicles include a fixed-wing UAV, a number of commercial multicopeters, and quadroters designed and built by Gao research group. The lab is funded by AFRL, Army, NASA, DHS, DoE, Rockwell Collins, etc.

Research Highlights

Joint GPS and 3D-vision direct position estimation

 

Multi-receiver direct positioning tested on a C12 plane

 

Deep coupling of GPS-Lidar-IMU for UAVs

 

Robust GPS-based timing for phasor measurement units in power systems

 

iBQR: Quadrotor platform for Robust and Reliable Navigation

 

ShinerBot: robot swarm navigation inspired by Golden Shiner fish

 

Mobile UAV testing platform for safe flight tests

 

Field testing under real-world complex interference