Charles Toth named Fellow by Institute of Navigation

Posted: February 15, 2022
Charles Toth
Charles Toth

Dr. Charles K. Toth, research professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering, was elected to Fellow membership in the Institute of Navigation (ION) during that organization's International Technical meeting, held on January 27, 2022.

In announcing the honor ION noted Dr. Toth's "significant contributions to the development and implementation of multisensor integrated systems, and for demonstrated excellence as an academic mentor and professional leader."



Charles Toth, SPINLab

Toth serves as co-director of Ohio State's Satellite Positioning and Inertial Navigation (SPIN) Laboratory and was instrumental in the development of the mobile mapping system (MMS), an early application of GPS for public use. Other technologies created by Dr. Toth and his team at Ohio State, have been used to guide and protect emergency personnel and other first responders, including rescue crews at the World Trade Center site following the terrorist attacks in September of 2001.


A mentor of numerous graduate students during his tenure at Ohio State, Toth is an internationally-recognized leader in the following research disciplines:

  • GPS algorithms and methods
  • RTK GPS in multi-station environment LEO and GPS orbit determination
  • Space weather monitoring with GPS
  • GPS/INS integration for direct sensor georeferencing
  • Sensor integration and mobile mapping
  • Airborne and land-based mapping supported by GPS/INS
  • Outdoor and indoor use of GPS pseudolites
  • Application of GPS in location-based services



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