Congratulations to Hongzhao Zheng, PhD, student in SCE, with Professors Mohamed Atia and Halim Yanikomeroglu, coauthored the paper entitled “High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS)-Aided GNSS for Urban Areas“, received the Best Paper Award in the IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments (WiSEE) 2022,

Hongzhao’s PhD work is on improving the localization & positioning accuracy of GPS systems through a visionary concept of high altitude platform stations (HAPS) to be deployed in the stratosphere (20 kms above the ground) working in cooperation with the satellite networks.