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Assistant Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Remote Sensing Center

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Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 2018
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 2015
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, 2013

Biography

Dr. Jordan D. Larson is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama (UA) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) where he directs the Laboratory for Autonomy, GNC, and Estimation Research (LAGER) and leads the Platforms team for the Remote Sensing Center (RSC) at UA. Dr. Larson specializes in avionics engineering at the intersection of aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, and computer science and utilizes model-based design principles leveraging advanced statistical methods for multi-vehicle applications.

Dr. Larson’s research programs have included:

  • ground-based multi-target tracking (MTT) of low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites;
  • on-board multi-target tracking (MTT) of aircraft;
  • cooperative navigation;
  • simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) for air and space applications;
  • spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO);
  • autonomous path planning for ground, air, and space vehicles;
  • adaptive nonlinear control for small uncrewed aircraft systems;
  • fault detection and fault-tolerant control for small uncrewed aircraft systems;
  • sensor error overbounding;
  • tracking and navigation sensor digital twinning;
  • small uncrewed aircraft system (sUAS) design; and
  • multi-platform command and control (C2) for remote sensing.

More information on this and other research projects in Dr. Larson’s Laboratory for Autonomy, GNC, and Estimation Research (LAGER) is available at lager.ua.edu.

Honors and Awards

  • Institute of Navigation (ION), Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award, 2020

Areas of Research

Latest Publications

  • Hill, V.W., Thomas, R.W., and Larson, J.D., “Autonomous Situational Awareness for Robotic Swarms in High-Risk Environments,” under review in IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems in May 2021.
  • Thomas, R.W. and Larson, J.D., “Receding Horizon Extended Linear Quadratic Regulator for RFS-based Swarms with Target Planning and Automatic Cost Function Scaling,” in IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, January 2021.
  • Larson, J.D., Gebre-Egziabher, D. and Rife, J.H., ”Multivariate Overbounding with a Gaussian-Pareto Model,” in AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 148-161, January 2019.
  • Larson, J.D., Gebre-Egziabher, D., and Rife, J.H., ”Gaussian-Pareto Overbounding of DGNSS Pseudoranges from CORS,” in NAVIGATION, the Journal of the Institute of Navigation, vol. 66, no. 1, pp. 139-150, March 2019.
  • Larson, J.D. and Gebre-Egziabher, D., ”Conservatism Assessment of Extreme Value Theory Overbounds,” in IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 295-1307, June 2017.