Penina Axelrad Penina Axelrad
Department Chair - Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0431
Office: ECAE 159
Phone: (303) 492-6872

Research Interests

Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and applications for real-time satellite orbit and attitude determination, GPS surface reflections, GPS multipath characterization and mitigation, orbital dynamics and spacecraft rendezvous.


Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1991
S.M., Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, M.I.T., 1986
S.B., Aeronautical Engineering (Avionics Option), M.I.T., 1985

Professional Experience

2012-Present, Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
2013-Present, Associate Member, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado Boulder
2005-Present, Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
2007-2008, Acting Chair, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado2005-2007, Associate Chair, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
1999-2005, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
1992-1999, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado
1991-1992, Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
1990-1992, Member of the Technical Staff and Program Manager, GPS Systems Organization, Stanford Telecommunications, Inc., Santa Clara, CA

Awards (selected)

Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2008)
Institute of Navigation Outstanding Service Award (2005)
Fellow, Institute of Navigation (2004)
Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (2003)
Institute of Navigation Tycho Brahe Award (2003)
AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award (1996)
Member Sigma Xi and Tau Beta Pi

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