WNCG student Hailey Nichols won first place in the Graduate/Postdoc category at last month’s Female Founder Pitch competition. The event was hosted by the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute and the Texas Innovation Center.
The New Yorker feature "How Vulnerable is GPS?" discusses WNCG professor Todd Humphreys' journey uncovering and demonstrating security weaknesses in the Global Positioning System.
Research done by WNCG alum Matthew Murrian was featured on the cover of the InsideGNSS January/February 2020 volume. Murrian, the lead author on the paper, conducted the work along with Lakshay Narula and Radionavigation Lab director Prof. Todd Humphreys.
WNCG professor Todd Humphreys has received the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) “highest honor.” Humphreys was elected to the membership rank of Fellow at ION’s International Technical Meeting in January. He is one of only three recipients of the honor for 2020.
Humphreys’ election cited his “significant and fundamental contributions to PNT security and precise GNSS positioning for the mass market, and for dedication to GNSS education and outreach.”
Recent technological advances in embedded systems have enabled designers of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receivers to produce ever smaller, cheaper, and more energy-efficient devices. However, despite these advancements, the underlying positioning accuracy of consumer-grade GNSS receivers (such as those in smartphones and tablets) has somewhat stagnated. The most notable advances in positioning accuracy have been occurring in non-consumer, industrial-grade receivers, for example, in receivers designed for agriculture and surveying purposes.