Research Sponsors


Total: $10,073,813; Conducted as PI: $8,083,200; Kassas’ Share: $6,045,200


ONR 

Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Title: Cognitive Opportunistic Navigation with Unknown LEO and MEO Satellite Signals
Amount: $750,000
Period: 2022-2025
PI: Z. Kassas

AFOSR 

Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Title: Young Investigator Program (YIP): Dynamic Data Driven C-SPAN: Cognitive Sensing, Perception, Autonomy, and Navigation
Amount: $450,000
Period: 2022-2025
PI: Z. Kassas

Sandia 

Sandia National Laboratories
Title: Aircraft Navigation via Opportunistic Radio Frequency Simultaneous Localization and Mapping
Amount: $300,000
Period: 2021-2023
PI: Z. Kassas

ONR 

Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Title: Harnessing Terrestrial and Space-Based Millimeter-Wave Signals for Resilient and Accurate Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Environments
Amount: $457,000
Period: 2021-2023
PI: Z. Kassas

DOT 

US Department of Transportation (USDOT)
Title: Assured Navigation and Timing Engineering for Automated Transportation Education and Research – Department of Transportation Tier 1 University Transportation Center (UTC)
Amount: $1,925,000 (Cost Share: $962,500); My Share: $375,000 (Cost Share: $187,500)
Period: 2020-2022
PI: Z. Kassas; Co-PIs: D. Grejner-Brzezinska (OSU), C. Toth (OSU), K. Redmill (OSU), U. Ozguner (OSU), A. O'Brien (OSU), Q. Ahmed (OSU), G. Rizzoni (OSU), T. Humphreys (UT–Austin), C. Bhat (UT–Austin), S. Ritchie (UCI), A. Chen (UCI), K. Cohen (UC)

Sandia 

Sandia National Laboratories
Title: Assessment of Cellular Signals of Opportunity for Aerial Vehicle Navigation
Amount: $25,000
Period: 2021
PI: Z. Kassas

IITP 

Institute for Information & Communication Technology Promotion (IITP), South Korea
Title: AI-Driven Intelligent Navigation for Autonomous Vehicles in Challenging Environments
Amount: $10,000
Period: 2021
PI: Z. Kassas

UCI 

University of California, Irvine
Title: The Internet of Things (IoT) for Wildfire Management
Amount: $30,000, My Share: $12,000
Period: 2020-2021
PI: L. Swindlehurst, Co-PI: Z. Kassas, H. Jafarkhani (UCI), T. Banerjee (UCI), and A. Eltawil (UCI)

AF 

Department of the Air Force
Title: SNIFFER: Signals of opportunity for Navigation In Frequency-Forbidden EnviRonments
Amount Value: $250,000
Period: 2019-2020
PI: Z. Kassas

AF 

Department of the Air Forc
Title: Developmental Test (DT) Navigation Festival (NAVFEST)
Amount Value: $43,700
Period: 2019
PI: Z. Kassas

ONR 

Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Title: Young Investigator Program (YIP): I Hear, Therefore I Know Where I Am: Exploiting Signals of Opportunity for Robust and Accurate Navigation in GPS-Denied Environments
Amount: $750,000
Period: 2019-2022
PI: Z. Kassas

NSF 

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Title: CAREER: Situational Awareness Strategies for Autonomous Systems in Dynamic Uncertain Environments
Amount: $500,000
Period: 2018-2023
PI: Z. Kassas

NIST 

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Title: Ultimate Navigation Chip (uNavChip): Chip-Scale Personal Navigation System Integrating Deterministic Localization and Probabilistic Signals of Opportunity
Amount: $1,960,613, My Share: $350,000
Period: 2017-2021
PI: A. Shkel (UCI), Co-PI: Z. Kassas and S. Kia (UCI)

ONR 

Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Title: Developing a New Generation of Engineers with Cutting-Edge Knowledge in Resilient Navigation and Communication Systems in Contested Electromagnetic Environments
Amount: $750,000
Period: 2016-2022
PI: Z. Kassas

ONR 

Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Title: A Collaborative Opportunistic Framework for Resilient and Accurate Navigation in GPS-Challenged Environments
Amount: $510,000
Period: 2016-2020
PI: Z. Kassas

ONR 

Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Title: Geophysical Navigation of Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs)
Amount: $225,000, My Share: $150,000
Period: 2016-2020
PI: Z. Kassas; Co-PI: J. Farrell

NSF 

National Science Foundation (NSF)
Title: Towards Optimal Information Gathering in Unknown Stochastic Environments
Amount: $175,000
Period: 2016-2021
PI: Z. Kassas