Research

Research Areas

  • Planar Antennas
  • Performance Analysis of Wireless Systems
  • Antenna Arrays and Smart Antenna Systems
  • RF Circuit Design
  • Signal Processing
  • Algorithm Development for Antenna Arrays
  • Wireless Channel Propagation Modeling

 External Funding

  • "Structual Components as Smart Antenna Elements in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," Sponsor:  Michigan Space Grant Consortium, PI:  Dr. Mohammad Sharawi, Funding Amount:  $10,000.00.
  • “System-Level Model Development of Car Finder at 2.4 GHz,” Sponsor:  Chrylser, L.L.C., Auburn Hills, MI., Role:  PI, Funding Amount:  $78,876.00.
  • “Wireless Propagation Channel Characterization at 915 MHz and 2.5 GHz in a parking garage for a direction finder system,” Sponsor:  Mercedes Benz, Research, Engineering and Development, Auburn Hills, MI., PI:  Dr. Daniel Aloi, Funding Amount:  $48,909.00.
  • “Acquisition of Automotive Antenna Measurement Instrumentation,” Sponsor:  National Science Foundation’s 2005 Major Research Instrumentation Award, PI:  Dr. Daniel Aloi, Funding Amount:  $400,000.00.
  • “Investigation into Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation Techniques for LAAS,” Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration’s Satellite Program Office, Washington, D.C., PI:  Dr. Daniel Aloi, Funding Amount:  $50,000.00.
  • “Navigation Filter Development for Automotive Grade GPS Receivers,” Sponsor:  OnStar, Inc., Troy, MI, PI:  Dr. Daniel Aloi, Funding Amount:  $34,300.00.
  • “High Fidelity Antenna Model Development for Establishment of LAAS CAT I and CAT II Siting Criteria,” Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration’s Satellite Program Office, PI:  Dr. Daniel Aloi, Funding Amount:  $713,000.00.
  • “Hybrid Positioning Techniques Incorporating Assisted GPS and EOTD,” Sponsor:  Sony Electronics, San Diego, CA., PI:  Dr. Daniel Aloi, Funding Amount:  $50,000.00.
  • “Bench-Level GPS Test Plan Development and RF Lab Development,” Sponsor:  OnStar, Inc., Troy, MI, PI:  Dr. Daniel Aloi, Funding Amount:  $65,600.00.

Journals

  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, "A Compact Dual-Band RF Front-End and board Design for Vehicular Platforms," International Journal of Electronics, August 2011.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Mohammad Sharawi, "An Active Tri-band (AMPS/PCS/GPS) Antenna with Enhanced Cellular-to-GPS Isolation for Automotive Applications", Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Volume 53, Issue 8, Page(s): 1764- 1767.
  • Mohammad Sharawi, Daniel N. Aloi and Osamah Rawashdeh, "Design and Implementation of Embedded Printed Antenna Arrays in Small UAV Wing Structures," I.E.E.E. Transaction on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 58, Issue 8, Page(s): 2531- 2538, 2010.
  • Mohammad Sharawi, Osamah Rawashdeh and Daniel N. Aloi, "2.4 GHz Printed Antennas Embedded in small UAV wing structures," Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA), Volume 24, Number 4, Pages(s): 463- 474, 2010.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N Aloi, "Characterizing the Performance of Single-Channel Pseudo Doppler Direction Finding Systems at 915 MHz for Vehicle Localization," International Journal on Communications, Volume 24, Issue 1, Page(s): 27- 39, January 2011.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Mohammad Sharawi, "Comparative Analysis of Single-Channel Direction Finding Algorithms for Automotive Applications at 2400 MHz in a Complex Reflecting Environment," Physical Communications, Volume 3, Issue 1, Page(s): 19- 27, March 2010.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Mohammad Sharawi, "High Fidelity Antenna Model Validation Results of a GNSS Multipath Limiting Antenna," I.E.E.E. Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Page(s): 3- 14, 2011.
  • Imad Sharaa, Daniel N. Aloi and Hans Peter Gerl, "EMC Model-based Test Setup of an Electrical System," Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA) Progress in Electromagnetic Research B, Volume 11, Page(s): 133- 154, 2009.
  • Mazen Alsliety and Daniel N. Aloi, "Correlation between Antenna Radiation Pattern and Field Performance for GPS Systems in Telematics as a Function of AntennaPlacement," I.E.T. Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2008, Page(s): 130- 140.
  • Mazen Alsliety and Daniel N. Aloi, "A Study of Ground-Plane-Level and Vehicle-level Radiation Pattern of GPS Antenna in Telematics Applications," I.E.E.E. Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Volume 6, 2007, Page(s): 130- 133.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, "Null Steering Approach with Minimized PCV and GD for Large Aperture Vertical Antenna Arrays," I.E.E.E. Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Volume 55, Issue 7, July 2007, Page(s) 2120- 2123.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Mazen Alsliety, "A Methodology to Determine the Isolation Requirements Between Collocated GPS and Cellular Antennas in Telematics," I.E.E.E. Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Volume 6, 2007, Page(s): 1- 4.
  • Daniel N. Aloi, Mazen Alsliety and Dennis Akos, "A Methodology for the Evaluation of a GPS Receiver Performance in Telematics Applications," I.E.E.E. Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements, Volume 56, Issue 1, February 2007, Page(s): 11- 24.
  • Mohammad Sharawi, Dennis Akos and Daniel N. Aloi, "GPS C,N0 Estimation in the Presence of Interference and Limited Quantization Levels," I.E.E.E. Transactions of Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Volume 43, Issue 1, January 2007, Page(s): 227- 238.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Alex Kornienko, "Comparative Analysis of Kalman Filter and Double Exponential Filter for GPS-only Position Estimation of Automotive Platforms in an Urban- Canyon Enviornment," I.E.E.E. Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 56, Issue 5, Part 2, September 2007, Page(s): 2880- 2892.
  • Daniel N. Aloi, Andrew Rusek and Barbara Oakley, "A Relative Technique for Characterization of PCV Error of Large Aperture Antennas Using GPS Data," I.E.E.E. Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurements, Volume 54, Issue 5, October 2005, Page(s): 1820- 1832.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Frank van Graas, "Ground-Multipath Mitigation via Polarization Steering of this GPS Signal," I.E.E.E. Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Volume 40, Issue 2, April 2004, Page(s): 536- 552.

Refereed Conference Papers

  •  Mohammad Jan, Daniel N. Aloi, Mohammad Sharawi, “A 2xl Compact Dual Band MIMO Antenna system for Wireless Handheld Terminals,” IEEE Radio and Wireless Conference 2012, January 15-19, 2012, Santa Clara, CA.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “Design of an 8-Element Switched Mode Circular Antenna Array for Vehicular Direction Finding,” 12th Annual IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference 2011 (WAMICON 2011), Clearwater, Florida, April 18-19, 2011.
  • Mohammad Sharawi, Osamah Rawashdeh and Daniel N. Aloi, “Performance of an Embedded Monopole Antenna Array in UAV Wing Structure,” The 15th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference Valletta, Malta, April 26-28, 2010.
  • Mohammad Sharawi, Osamah Rawashdeh and Daniel N. Aloi, “An Embedded Uniform Linear Monopole Array in a Wing Structure of UAV.” 2010 I.E.E.E. Wireless and Microwave Technologies (WAMI) Conference, Melbourne, Florida, April 12-13, 2010.
  • Mohammad Sharawi, Osamah Rawashdeh and Daniel N. Aloi, “Evaluation and Field Testing of an Embedded Antenna in a Small UAV wing structure,” 2010 I.E.E.E. Raido and Wireless Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 10-14, 2010.
  • Daniel Aloi and Mohammad Sharawi, “Modeling and Validation of a 915 MHz Single Channel Pseudo Doppler Direction Finding System for Vehicle Applications,” 2009 IEEE 70th Vehicular Technology Conference, Anchorage, Alaska.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “A Programmable FPGA Implementation of a Multi-Coded BOC(m,n) Signal Generator for Navigation Systems,” 51st Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Knoxville, TN, August 10-13, 2008.
  • Imad Sharaa and Daniel N. Aloi, “A New Method to Thermally Manage an Electronic Control Unit While Reducing Radiated Emissions,” 51st Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Knoxville, TN, August 10-13, 2008.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “Design of a Linearly Polarized Patch Antenna Using the MoM, FDTD, and FEM,” 2007 I.E.E.E. AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on June 10-15, 2007.
  • Mazen Alsliety and Daniel N. Aloi, “A Study of the Radiation Pattern of a GPS Antenna on Several Vehicle Platforms,” I.E.E.E. Electro/Information Technology Conference (EIT 2007), Chicago, Illinois, May 17-20, 2007.
  • Mazen Alsliety and Daniel N. Aloi, “Signal Processing Choices and Challenges for SDR in Telematics,” International Symposium on Signal Processing and its Applications 2007. 12 – 15 February 2007, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E).
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “C/No Estimation in a GPS Software Reciever in the Presence of RF Interference Mitigation via Null Steering for the Multipath Limiting Antenna,” I.E.E.E. GLOBECOMM 2006, 27 November – 1 December, 2006, San Francisco, California.
  • Mazen Sliety and Daniel N. Aloi, “A Low Profile Microstrip Yagi Dipole Antenna for Wireless Communications in the 5 GHz Band,” Proceedings of the 2006 I.E.E.E. Electro/Information Technology Conference (EIT 2006), Lansing, Michigan, May 7-10, 2006, Page(s): 525-528.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation via Null-Steering for the Multipath Limiting Antenna Array in Local Area Augmentation Systems,” Proceedings of the 2006 I.E.E.E. Electro/Information Technology Conference (EIT 2006), Lansing, Michigan, May 7-10, 2006, Page(s): 137-141.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “A 0.25 Micro-meter CMOS RF Front-End with a Low Cost Path Antenna for GPS Receivers,” 48th I.E.E.E. International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-10 Aug. 2005, Page(s): 1334-1337, Vol. 2.
  • Oleksiy V. Korniyenko, Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “Neural Network Based Approach for Tuning Kalman Filter,” I.E.E.E. Electro/Information Technology Conference (EIT 2005), Lincoln – Nebraska, May 22-25, 2005.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “An 800Mbps System Interconnect Modeling and Simulation for High Speed Computing,” I.E.E.E. International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Kobe, Japan, May 23-26, 2005.
  • Mazen Alisiety and Daniel N. Aloi, “A Comparative Study for Computing Circular Polarization Gain,” Applied Electromagnetic Computational Society, The 20th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetic, 19-23 April 2004, Syracuse, New York.
Conference Papers
  • Andrew Rusek, Subra Ganesan and Daniel N. Aloi, "A Friendly Approach to Transients in Transmission Lines," 2011 American Society for Engineering Education North Central and Illinois-Indiana Section Conference, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, April 1-2, 2011.
  • Imad Elhajj, Hurong Fu, Adrian Padilla and Daniel N. Aloi, "Keyless Message Authentication by Verifying Position and Velocity for Inter-Vehicle Communication," Society Automotive Engineers 2006 World Congress, Detroit, Michigan, April 3-6, 2006.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, "Comparative Analysis of Two Null-Steering Approaches for the Multipath Limiting Antenna for LAAS," I.E.E.E PLANS 2006/ION NTM 2006, Monterrey, CA. January, 12-15, 2006.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, “A 0.25 Micro-meter CMOS RF Front-End with a Low Cost Path Antenna for GPS Receivers,” 48th I.E.E.E. International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Cincinnati, Ohio, 7-10 Aug. 2005, Page(s): 1334-1337, Vol. 2. Number of Pages: 2 vol. (lxxxiv+1935), Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/MWSCAS.2005.1594356.
  • Bryce Thornberg, Mark Dickenson and Daniel N. Aloi, "LAAS Multipath Limiting Antenna (MLA) Performance Testing and Analysis," Institute of Navigation, Institute of Navigation National Technical Meeting 2005. 21-24 January 2005, San Diego, California.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Sai Kiran, "Failure Mode Analysis of Multipath Limiting Antenna," Institute of Navigation GNSS 2004, 21-24 September 2004, Long Beach, California. (Best Paper Award)
  • Daniel N. Aloi, Mazen Alsliety and Sai Kiran, "The Development and Validation of High-Fidelity Electromagnetic Model of the Integrated Multipath Limiting Antenna," Institute of Navigation, ION Annual Meeting 2004, 7-9 June 2004, Dayton, Ohio.
  • Daniel N. Aloi, Luke Fay and Matt Ronning, "The Role of Bluetooth Equipped GPS Receiver in Intelligent Transportation Systems," Institute of Navigation 2003 Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 23-25, 2003.
  • Mohammad Sharawi and Daniel N. Aloi, "Investigation into the performance of EOTD for GSM users in telematics applications," Proceedings of the SPIE Volume 5084. 21-25 April 2003. Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center. Orlando, Florida.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Jeff Stefan, "A Low-Cost GPS-Based Approach to Automotive Navigation," Institute of Navigation 2001 57th Annual Meeting & CIGTF's Guidance Test, Albuquerque, NM June 11-12, 2001.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Frank van Graas, "Analysis of the Effects of Earth-Surface Based Multipath Reflections on GPS Conde Phase Measurements," Institute of Navigation - Navigational Technology For The 21st Century, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 28-30, 1999.
  • Daniel N. Aloi, "Phase Center Variation (PCV) Determination of the Ohio University Dipole Array using GPS Data," Institute of Navigation GPS 1999, Nashville, Tennessee, September 14-17, 1999.
Patents
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Mohammad Sharawi, "Automotive Direction Finding Based on Received Power Levels," Provisional Patent application submitted to PTO on behalf of Oakland University (Filed December 21, 2010).
  • S.K. Madhaven, E. Yasan, A. Patil and Daniel N. Aloi, "Method of Improving a Vehicle Emergency Call Network," Assignee: General Motors, Patent #: 20,070,152,877 A1, 2007.
  • Daniel N. Aloi, Stephen Schwinke, and Jeffery Stefan, "Method and System for Determining a Navigating Vehicle Location," Assignee: General Motors, Patent #: 6,745,124 B2, June 1, 2004.
  • Jeff Stefan, Daniel N. Aloi and Richard Kacel, "Method and System for Reducing Maneuver Proximity Diameter For a Waypoint Navigation System," Assignee: General Motors, Patent #: 6,625,538 B2, September 23, 2003.
  • Jeff Stefan, Richard Kacel and Daniel N. Aloi, "Method and Systems for Reducing Shape Points for a Navigation System," Assignee: General Motors, Patent #: 6,567,741 B1, May 20, 2003.
  • Jeff Stefan, Jasmin Jijina, Richard Kacel, Daniel N. Aloi and John Correia, "Method and System for Detecting Anomalous Road Geometry for a Navigation System," Assignee: General Motors, Patent #: 6,466,864 B1. October 15, 2002.
Funding
  • "Antenna Characterization Research," Sponsor: Multiple Companies, PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 6/2008 - present, $440.K.
  • "Reliable Peripheral Nerve Interfaces," Sponsor: Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) - Sub-contract from the University of Michigan, PIs: Daniel N. Aloi & Osamah Rawashdeh, 10/1/2011- 9/30/2013, $209K.
  • "Personal Privacy Jammer Antenna Modeling and Testing," Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration, PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 20/1/2011- 9/30/2011, $120K.
  • "Interdisciplinary Research Experience in Electrical and Computer Engineering (IREECE," Sponsor: National Science Foundation - Research Experience for Undergraduates, PI: Osamah Rawashdeh, Co-PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 5/2010- 9/2012, $300K.
  • "Structural Components as Smart Antenna Elements in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," Sponsor: Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), PI: Mohammad S. Sharawi, Co-PIs: Osamah Rawashdeh and Daniel N. Aloi, 1/2009- 12/2009, $10.0K.
  • "System Level Model Development of Car Finder at 2.4 GHz," Sponsor: Chrysler, LCC. PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 5/2008- 1/2009, $78.8K.
  • "Wireless Propagation Channel Characterization at 915 MHz and 2.5 GHz in a Parking Garage for a Direction Finder System," Sponsor: Daimler Chrysler, Research, Engineering and Design North America, PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 10/2007- 5/2008, $48.9K.
  • "Trustworthy Transportation Ubiquitous System (TrustT-US)," Sponsor: National Science Foundation, PI: Huriong Fu, Co-PIs: Debotash Debnath and Fatma Mili and Daniel N. Aloi, 7/2007- 7/2009, $250K.
  • "Systems Engineering Training Grant for Electrical Engineers," Sponsor: Chrysler, LLC. PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 12/2006- 4/2007, $30.0K.
  • "Investigation into Radio Frequency Interference Mitigation via Antenna Beam-forming Techniques," Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration, PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 9/2005- 8/2006, $50.0K.
  • "Acquisition of Automotive Measurement Instrumentation," Sponsor: National Science Foundation - 2005 Major Research Instrumentation Program, PI: Daniel N. Aloi, Co-PIS: Andrew Rusek, Barbara Oakley and Patrick Dessert, 9/2005- 9/2006, $813.0K. (Note: NSF- $400K, Oakland University - $220K and MI- Technologies- $193K)
  • "Navigation Filter Development for Automotive Grade GPS Receivers," Sponsor: Onstar, Inc., PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 7/2004- 1/2005, $34.3K.
  • "High Fidelity Antenna Model Development of the Integrated Multipath Limiting Antenna (IMLA) for Category-II/III Siting Criteria," Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration, PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 5/2004- 5/2006, $300.0K.
  • "Performance assessment of Sony's next-generation GPS Receiver," Sponsor: Sony, Inc., PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 9/2002- 8/2003, $50.0K.
  • "Development of a High Fidelity Antenna Model (HFAM) for the Establishment of LAAS Cat-I Siting Criteria," Sponsor: Federal Aviation Administration, PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 2/2003- 2/2004, $300.0K.
  • "Antenna and GPS Laboratory Development," Sponsor: OnStar, Inc., PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 7/2002- 1/2003, $65.6K.