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Michael Braasch, Ph.D.

  • Thomas Professor of Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Engineering
  • Russ College of Engineering and Technology
  • braaschm@ohio.edu
  • 740-593-0105
  • Faculty Website

Areas of Expertise:
Aeronautics, Airplanes, Aviation, Aviation Communication Systems, Aviation Safety, Aviation Surveillance, Drones, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Global Positioning System (GPS), Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Navigation Systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

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The Faculty Newsmakers Gala is an annual event hosted by University Communications and Marketing Dr. Braasch served many years as the director of the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center (AEC). The Center, the only one of its kind in the United States, specializes in the research, development and evaluation of electronic navigation, communication and surveillance systems for the aviation industry. Braasch and his colleagues help industry leaders and agencies such as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) design and test innovative technologies for air and space travel.

At the AEC, avionics specialists work together to improve the safety and reliability of air travel through better electronic technology. The center attracts top theoreticians and technical specialists who provide practical solutions related to air transportation and trains students to expand the frontiers of aviation electronics.

Braasch's research deals with navigation systems including Inertial Navigation System (INS) and Global Positioning System (GPS). 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.

Braasch received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 1992, is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Ohio and holds a commercial pilot's license with instrument rating. He has been on the electrical engineering faculty at OHIO since 1994 and is a principal investigator with the Avionics Engineering Center at OHIO.

Braasch's Expertise at a Glance :

  • Electronic navigation systems, navigation system simulation
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
  • GPS and GPS receiver designs and multipath analysis and mitigation
  • Unmanned aircraft, also known as drones
  • Co-authored chapters for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics book on GPS
  • Lecturer for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Research and Technology Organization

Braasch's Media Placements include:

  • Aviation Week and Space Technology
  • Inside GNSS
  • The Dayton Daily News
  • WOUB TV (OH)


Expert Video

Safe operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

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