2021 Burka Award

Presented to: Dr. Mark L. Psiaki

Citation: For his paper “Navigation Using Carrier Doppler Shift from a LEO Constellation: TRANSIT on Steroids” published in the Fall 2021 issue of NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Vol. 68, No. 3, pp. 621-641


Dr. Mark L. Psiaki is the Kevin Crofton Faculty Chair of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering at Virginia Tech. He is also Professor Emeritus of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, where he taught for 30 years. His research interests are in the areas of GNSS signal processing, applications, and resilience; spacecraft attitude and orbit determination; remote sensing; and general estimation, filtering, and detection. Dr. Psiaki is a Fellow of the ION and the AIAA. He is the ION’s 2021 Kepler Award winner and a recipient ION’s 2013 Tycho Brahe Award and 2005 Samuel M. Burka Award. He is also the AIAA’s 2022 Mechanics and Control of Flight Award winner.

Dr. Psiaki received a BA in Physics and an MA and PhD degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.