2016 Burka Award

Presented to: Yu Jiao, Dongyang Xu, Dr. Yu Morton and Dr. Charles L. Rino

Citation: For their paper, “Equatorial Scintillation Amplitude Fading Characteristics Across the GPS Frequency Bands” published in the Fall 2016 issue of NAVIGATION, Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 63, No. 3, pp. 267-281.

Yu Jiao 2016 Burka Award

Yu Jiao is a PhD candidate in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. She received a MS in Computational Science and Engineering from Miami University in 2013 and received a BS in Electronic and Information Engineering from Beihang University (Formerly Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics), China in 2011. Her research interests are in GNSS signal processing and ionosphere effects on GNSS.


Dongyang Xu - 2016 Burka

Dongyang Xu is a PhD student in the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Colorado State University. He received a BSEE from China Agricultural University in 2009, an MSEE from Beihang University, China in 2012 and an MS in Computational Engineering and Science from Miami University, Ohio in 2014. His research interests include GNSS software receiver tracking algorithm development and performance analysis under ionospheric scintillation.


Dr. Jade Morton - 2016 Burka Award

Dr. Yu Morton is an Electrical Engineering Professor at Colorado State University. Prior to join CSU, she was a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Miami University. Her research and educational activities focus on developing advanced navigation and remotesensing techniques, studying the atmosphere using navigation satellite signals, and developing new applications using satellite navigation technologies. Dr. Morton received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Penn State and was a post doctor research fellow at the University of Michigan, Space Physics Research Laboratory. She is the recipient of the 2013 ION Thurlow Award and is a Fellow of ION and IEEE.


Dr. Charles L. Rino - 2016 Burka

Dr. Charles L. Rino is a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Scientific Research, Boston College and a Senior Research Scientist at Colorado State University. Dr. Rino was elected IEEE Fellow in 1989. He is principal author of over 50 papers on ionospheric physics, radio propagation, and surface scatter. His book, The Theory of Scintillation with Applications in Remote Sensing, was published in 2011. Dr. Rino received BSEE/MSEE degrees from UC, Berkeley (1965/1966), and a PhD (Information and Computer Science) from UC San Diego (1970).