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Pratap Misra

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts, USA

Dr. Misra is a research associate professor at the Tufts University School of Engineering in Medford, Massachusetts, USA. He is also a senior principal engineer at The MITRE Corporation in nearby Bedford.

Since 1989, his professional focus has been on global navigation satellite systems and their use in civil aviation.

A fellow of the Institute of Navigation (ION), Misra is a coauthor of the widely-used textbook Global Positioning System: Signals, Measurements, and Performance (2001). The book focuses on the algorithms for signal processing and position, velocity, and time solutions.

Misra established a sophisticated laboratory to monitor the performance of GLONASS and assess its applicability to civil aviation navigation. His laboratory has been the primary civil source of GLONASS information in the United States. He is also recognized for his ground-breaking research on the combined use of GPS and GLONASS. He developed a technique for transforming the coordinates of GLONASS to those of GPS and combining the measurements of both systems for the purpose of receiver autonomous integrity monitoring (RAIM).

Misra has served as an advisor to the Federal Aviation Administration on GLONASS-related issues and has led professional groups at Radio Technical Commission, Aeronautical (RTCA) and ION in studies related to combined use of signals from GPS and GLONASS. He was principal investigator for FAA-sponsored research at Lincoln Laboratory on precise (centimeter-level) navigation with GPS and GLONASS carrier phase measurements.

He received his Ph.D. in engineering sciences from the University of California at San Diego.

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