Penina Axelrad

Professor, Department Chair
Contact Information:
penina.axelrad@colorado.edu
303-492-8183, 303-492-8035 (lab)

Office Location: ECOT 634, ECAE 1B87 (lab)

Focus Area

Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation

Education

Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1991
S.M., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, M.I.T., 1986
S.B., Aeronautical Engineering (Avionics Option), M.I.T., 1985

Professional Experience

2012-Present, Chair, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2005-Present, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2007-2008, Acting Chair, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2005-2007, Associate Chair, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1999-2005, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1992-1999, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1991-1992, Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
1990-1992, Member of the Technical Staff and Program Manager, GPS Systems Organization, Stanford Telecommunications, Inc., Santa Clara, CA

Awards (selected)

Institute of Navigation Samuel Burka Award (2012)
AIAA Summerfield Book Award (2011)
College of Engineering & Applied Science Max S. Peters Award (2009)
Johannes Kepler Award, Institute of Navigation Satellite Division (2009)
Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2008)
Institute of Navigation Outstanding Service Award (2005)
Fellow, Institute of Navigation (2004)
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2003)
Institute of Navigation Tycho Brahe Award (2003)
AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award (1996)
Member Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi

Research Interests

Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and applications for real-time satellite orbit and attitude determination, GPS surface reflections, GPS multipath characterization and mitigation, orbital dynamics and spacecraft rendezvous.