Published: Sept. 27, 2022 By

Yang WangYang Wang has earned the 2022 Bradford Parkinson Thesis Award from the Institute of Navigation.

Wang, a visiting faculty member in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is being honored for his 2021 PhD thesis "Advanced GNSS Receiver Signal Processing and Remote Sensing Applications."

He received the award at the 2022 Institute of Navigation GNSS+ Conference, held in Denver September 19-23, 2022.

Wang holds a unique, three-year visiting faculty member appointment at CU Boulder created jointly by the Smead Aerospace, Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences (APS), and Physics departments as well as the National Solar Observatory (NSO).

His research focuses on developing GNSS receiver carrier tracking algorithms, using spaceborne GNSS measurements for the Earth’s atmosphere and surface sensing, and ionosphere and space weather monitoring and forecasting.

The thesis award is named in honor of Bradford Parkinson, who led development of the U.S. Global Positioning System and the Satellite Division of the ION. The award recognizes an outstanding graduate student in the field of Position, Navigation, Timing (PNT) and/or Applications.