Janet Blazyk has been a Software Engineer with the Avionics Engineering Center since 1990. She is responsible for the design, implementation, and testing of software for various avionics projects, principally in the areas of mathematical modeling and spectrum management.
Her latest work involves the refinement and validation of the Loran Propagation Model (formerly known as BALOR). This application predicts small delays, known as Additional Secondary Factors (ASFs), in Loran groundwave propagation due to terrain elevation and conductivity characteristics. An enhanced Loran system (eLoran) has recently been approved as a backup for GPS for position, navigation, and timing solutions. In order to provide the required accuracy for aircraft navigation, however, it will be necessary to predict ASFs with great precision.
Previous projects include work on the Airspace Analysis Model (AAM), the OU Navaids Performance Prediction Model (OUNPPM), the Automated Frequency Manager (AFM), the VHF Direction Finder (VHF-DF), and the Differential GPS Landing System (DGPS/LS).
Janet earned an Sc.B. in biological and medical sciences from Brown University and an M.S. in mathematics/computer science from Ohio University, and has also taken numerous electrical engineering classes at Ohio University. She is a member of the International Loran Association (ILA).