Published: April 6, 2022

Dennis AkosDennis Akos
Professor, Smead Aerospace
Wednesday, April 13 | 3:30 P.M. | Zoom - Register Now

Abstract: Android devices sales have total over 1 billion devices every year since 2014 through 2021.   That alone, not accounting for prior 2014,  is well over 8 billion devices.  The reduction of Size Weight and Power and Cost (SWAP-C) of the GPS/GNSS engine has been a remarkable feat of engineering and now this component is commonplace in just about all Android mobile phones making this platform the most prevalent GPS/GNSS receiver in the world.  Location Based Services (LBS), derived primarily from GPS/GNSS, are a key element within Android enabling a range of applications, such as Google Maps, which depend on the user’s position.  With an ever growing need for positioning information coupled with the increasing concerns about GPS/GNSS interference and spoofing, it is critical that the Android device provide a high integrity location solution.  This seminar will discuss the GPS/GNSS receiver within the Android mobile phone, its capabilities and features enabled through Android, the threat of interference and spoofing, and research being conducted to provide the most robust position solution with the highest integrity.

Bio:  Dennis M. Akos completed his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at Ohio University within the Avionics Engineering Center.  He has since served as a faculty member with Luleå Technical University, Sweden, and then as a researcher with the GPS Laboratory at Stanford University. Currently he is a Professor with the Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at the University of Colorado Boulder.