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Michael Braasch

Thomas Professor
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science,Avionics Engineering Center
STKR 313
Phone: 740.593.0105

Dr. Michael Braasch has been teaching navigation system courses since 1994 and has been performing navigation system research (through the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center) since 1985. He is internationally recognized for his work in characterizing GPS multipath and is one of the originators of the integrated multipath-limiting antenna for GPS. Mike has served as a visiting scientist at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and has lectured for NATO AGARD. He has co-authored chapters for the AIAA books on GPS in addition to numerous conference papers and journal articles. Mike is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Ohio and is an instrument-rated commercial pilot.

Research Interests: Electronic Navigation Systems, Navigation System Simulation, GPS Receiver Design, GPS Multipath Analysis and Mitigation, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) navigation

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1992. P.E., Electrical Engineering, State of Ohio, 1999. M.S., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, 1989. B.S., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, June 1988.


1) Simon, J. and M. Braasch, "Deriving Sensible Requirements for UAV Sense-and-Avoid Systems," 28th AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference, Orlando, FL, October 2009;

2) Braasch, M. and M. DiBenedetto, "Spread-spectrum Ranging Multipath Model Validation," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 37, No. 1, January 2001;

3) Braasch, M. and A. J. Van Dierendonck, "GPS Receiver Architectures and Measurements," Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 87, No. 1, January 1999;

4) Braasch, M. "Autocorrelation Sidelobe Considerations in the Characterization of Multipath Errors," IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 33, No. 1, January 1997;

5) Braasch, M. "Isolation of GPS Multipath and Receiver Tracking Errors," NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol. 41, No. 4, Winter 1994-95.


Fellow of the U.S. Institute of Navigation, Senior Member of the IEEE