Graduate student receives national conference award

Published: Jun 10, 2010 4:00:00 PM
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John Allen

John Allen, graduate student in Auburn University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently received the best presentation award at the Institute of Navigation Global Navigation Satellite System (ION-GNSS) conference in Savannah, Ga., for his paper, "Use of Vision Sensors and Lane Maps to Aid GPS/INS under a Limited GPS Satellite Constellation."

Allen is a graduate researcher at Auburn's GPS and Vehicle Dynamics Laboratory (GAVLAB), led by David Bevly, Philpott-Westpoint Stevens associate professor in the department. Bevly's GAVLAB research focuses on vehicle control and navigation using GPS in conjunction with other sensors. Allen plans to complete his master's degree this summer and begin working on a doctoral degree at Auburn. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Auburn in 2007. 

Founded in 1945, ION is an international non-profit professional society dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of positioning, navigation and timing.

Contributed by Katie Mullinax