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Michael Braasch, Ph.D.

Thomas Professor of Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering
Russ College of Engineering and Technology


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'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)



Safe operations of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)

Areas of Expertise

Aeronautics, Airplanes, Aviation, Aviation Communication Systems, Aviation Surveillance, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Global Positioning System (GPS), Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Navigation Systems

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