Hi. My name is Ken Pesyna. I am the CTO and co-founder of an Austin, TX startup, Radiosense, specializing in low-cost, precise GNSS positioning.  I received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, in 2015. I have expertise in filtering, estimation, and GNSS signal processing with an emphasis on precise positioning. While at the University of Texas, I was a member of the Radionavigation Laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Todd Humphreys and the Wireless Systems Innovation Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Robert Heath. 

Email: kpesyna@utexas.edu
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Ph.D. Work:

  • My research involved low-cost GPS-enabled (specifically RTK- or CDGPS-enabled) centimeter-accurate positioning, which can be targeted toward augmented and virtual reality applications. Video and media release of our work.
  • Our work on centimeter-accurate smartphone positioning was the focus of the GPS World magazine February 2015 cover story. More here, here, and here.

Publications:
  1. K. Pesyna, R. Heath, and T. Humphreys, "Centimeter Accurate Positioning with a Smartphone-Grade Antenna," in Proceedings of the ION GNSS+ Meeting, 2014
  2. K. Pesyna, Z. Kassas, R. Heath, and T. Humphreys, “A Phase-Reconstruction Technique Enabling Low-Power Centimeter-Accurate Mobile Positioning,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 2014
  3. K. Pesyna, R. Heath, and T. Humphreys, “Precision Limits of Low-Energy GNSS Receivers,” in Proceedings of the ION GNSS+ Meeting, 2013 (best presentation award)
  4. K. Pesyna, Z. Kassas, T. Humphreys, “Constructing a Continuous Phase Time History from TDMA Signals for Opportunistic Navigation,” in Proceedings of IEEE/ION Position Location and Navigation System (PLANS) Conference, 2012 (best paper award)
  5. D. Shepard, K. Pesyna, and T. Humphreys, “Precise Augmented Reality Enabled by Carrier-Phase Differential GPS,” in Proceedings of the ION GNSS Meeting, 2012
  6. K. Pesyna, Jr., K. Wesson, R. Heath, Jr., and T. Humphreys, “Extending the reach of GPS-assisted femtocell synchronization and localization through tightly-coupled opportunistic navigation,” in Proceedings of IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops, 2011
  7. K. Pesyna, Z. Kassas, J. Bhatti, and T. Humphreys, “Tightly-coupled opportunistic navigation for deep urban and indoor positioning,” in Proceedings of the ION GNSS Meeting, 2011
  8. K. Wesson, K. Pesyna, J. Bhatti, and T. Humphreys, “Opportunistic frequency stability transfer for extending the coherence time of GNSS receiver clocks,” in Proceedings of the ION GNSS Meeting, 2010

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