Daniel N. Aloi, Ph.D.

Daniel N. Aloi, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
446 EC; (248) 370-2185; Fax: (248) 370-4633


1999, Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
1996, M.S.E.E., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.
1992, B.S.E.E., Ohio University, Athens, Ohio (cum laude).

Work Experience

  1. Oakland University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Oakland University
    • 9/2012-present, Professor
    • 9/2010-present, Chair
    • 9/2007-9/2012, Associate Professor
    • 1/2002-9/2007, Assistant Professor
  2. OnStar, Incorporated
    • 6/2000 – 1/2002, Senior Project Engineer
  3. Ohio University, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    • 9/1999-6/2000, Visiting Assistant Professor

External Funding History

  1. “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, $170K.
  2. “Personal Privacy Jammer Antenna Modeling and Testing,” Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration, PI: Daniel N. Aloi, 10/1/2011-9/30/2013, $120K.
  3. “Structural Components as Smart Antenna Elements in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” Sponsor:  Michigan Space Grant Consortium (MSGC), PI:  Daniel N. Aloi, Co-PIs:  Osamah Rawashdeh and Mohammad Sharawi, 1/2009 – 12/2009, $10.0K. (Note: MSGC - $5K and Oakland University - $5K).
  4. “System Level Model Development of Car Finder at 2.4 GHz,” Sponsor:  Chrysler, LLC. PI:  Daniel N. Aloi, 5/2008 – 1/2009, $78.8K.
  5. “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.
  6. “Systems Engineering Training Grant for Electrical Engineers,” Sponsor:  Chrysler, LLC. PI:  Daniel N. Aloi, 12/2006 – 4/2007, $30.0K.
  7. “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)
  8. “Navigation Filter Development for Automotive Grade GPS Receivers,” Sponsor:  OnStar, Inc., PI:  Daniel N. Aloi, 7/2004 – 1/2005, $34.3K.
  9. “High Fidelity Antenna Model Development of the Integrated Multipath Limiting Antenna (IMLA) for Category I-II/III Siting Criteria,” Sponsor:  Federal Aviation Administration, PI:  Daniel N. Aloi, 5/2004 – 5/2006, $650.0K.
  10. “Performance assessment of Sony’s next-generation GPS Receiver,” Sponsor:  Sony, Inc., PI:  Daniel N. Aloi, 9/2002 – 8/2003, $50.0K.
  11. “Antenna and GPS Laboratory Development,” Sponsor:  OnStar, Inc., PI:  Daniel N. Aloi, 7/2002 – 1/2003, $65.6K.

Consulting Experience

OnStar, Inc., General Dynamics Land Systems, dB Systems, Pulse Engineering, Hirschmann Car Communications, John Deere Intelligent Vehicle Systems, Harmen Becker, General Electric, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and MI-SATS in the areas of antennas and navigation.

Teaching Experience

Dr. Aloi’s main teaching area is in the area of electromagnetics and satellite-based positioning.
  • Communications
    • ECE 450/550, ECE 437
  • Electromagnetics
    • ECE 345, ECE 443, ECE 447/547, ECE 545


  1. S.K. Madhaven, E. Yasan, A. Patil and D.N. Aloi, “Method of Improving a Vehicle Emergency Call Network,” Assignee:  General Motors, Patent #: 20,070,152,877 A1, 2007.
  2. Daniel N. Aloi, Stephen P. Schwinke, and Jeffrey M. Stefan, “Method and System for Determining a Navigating Vehicle Location,” Assignee: General Motors, Patent #: 6,745,124 B2, June 1, 2004.
  3. Jeff Stefan, Daniel N. Aloi and Richard Kacel, “Method and System for Reducing For Reducing Maneuver Proximity Diameter For a Waypoint Navigation System,” Assignee: General Motors, Patent #: 6,625,538 B2, September 23, 2003.J
  4. eff Stefan, Richard Kacel and Daniel N. Aloi, “Method and System for Reducing Shape Points for a Navigation System,” Assignee: General Motors Patent #: 6,567,741 B1, May 20, 2003.
  5. 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.

Selected Journal Papers

  1. Mohammad S. Sharawi, Sameir E. Deif, Elias Ghafari and Daniel N. Aloi, "A Programmable Compact Wide-Band RF Feed Network," accepted by the International Journal on Microwave and Wireless Technologies, Cambridge University Press and EuMA, February 2014.
  2. Mohammad S. Sharawi, Muhammad U. Khan, Ahmad B. Numan and Daniel N. Aloi, “A CSRR Loaded MIMO Antenna System for ISM Band Operation,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 61, No. 8, pp. xxx, August 2013.
  3. Mohammad S. Sharawi, Farooq Sultan, and Daniel N. Aloi, “An 8-Element Printed V-Shaped Circular Antenna Array for Power Based Vehicular Localization,” accepted by Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, September 2012.
  4. Mohammad S. SharawiPost-Doc and Daniel N. Aloi, “A Compact Dual-Band RF Front-End and Board Design for Vehicular Platforms,” International Journal of Electronics, Volume 99, Issue 3, Page(s): 333-349, 2012.  doi:  10.1080/00207217.2011.629213.
  5. Daniel N. Aloi and Mohammad S. SharawiPost-Doc, “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, August 2011.  doi: 10.1002/mop.26117.
  6. Mohammad S. SharawiPost-Doc, Osamah A. Rawashdeh and Daniel N. Aloi, “2.4 GHz Printed Antennas Embedded in small UAV wing structures,” Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA) Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIER, PIER B, C, M, PIER Letters), Volume 24, No. 4, 2010 , pp. 463-474(12).  doi:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156939310790966097.
  7. Mohammad S. SharawiPost-Doc and Daniel N. Aloi, “Characterizing the Performance of Single-Channel Pseudo Doppler Direction Finding Systems at 915 MHz for Vehicle Localization,” International Journal of Communications Systems, Volume 24, Issue 1.  Page(s):  27-39, January 2011.  doi: 10.1002/dac.1136.
  8. Daniel N. Aloi and Mohammad SharawiPost-Doc, “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.  doi: 10.1016/j.phycom.2009.08.002.
  9. Daniel N. Aloi and Mohammad SharawiPost-Doc, “High Fidelity Antenna Model Validation Results of a GNSS Multipath Limiting Antenna,” vol.47, no.1, pp.3-14, January 2011.  doi: 10.1109/TAES.2011.5705655.
  10. Imad SharaaPh.D., 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, Vol. 11, pp. 133-154, 2009. doi:10.2528/PIERB08110307
  11. Mazen AlslietyPh.D. and Daniel N. Aloi, “Correlation between Antenna Radiation Pattern and Field Performance for GPS Systems in Telematics as a Function of Antenna Placement,” I.E.T. Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2008, Page(s): 130-140.
  12. Mazen AlslietyPh.D. and Daniel N. Aloi, “A Study of Ground-Plane-Level and Vehicle-level Radiation Patterns of GPS Antenna in Telematics Applications,” I.E.E.E. Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Volume 6, 2007, Page(s):  130-133.
  13. Mohammad SharawiPh.D. 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.
  14. Daniel N. Aloi and Mazen AlslietyPh.D., “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.
  15. Daniel N. Aloi, Mazen AlslietyPh.D., 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.
  16. Mohammad SharawiPh.D., Dennis Akos, and Daniel N. Aloi, “GPS C/N0 Estimation in the Presence of Interference and Limited Quantization Levels,” I.E.E.E. Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Volume 43, Issue 1, January 2007, Page(s):  227-238.
  17. Daniel N. Aloi and Alex KornienkoPh.D., “Comparative Analysis of Kalman Filter and Double Exponential Filter for GPS-only Position Estimation of Automotive Platforms in an Urban-Canyon Environment,” I.E.E.E. Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Volume 56, Issue 5, Part 2, September 2007, Page(s):  2880-2892.
  18. 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.
  19. Daniel N. Aloi and Frank van Graas, “Ground-Multipath Mitigation via Polarization Steering of the GPS Signal,” I.E.E.E. Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Volume 40, Issue 2, April 2004, Page(s):  536-552.


Best Session Paper Awards:

  • Daniel N. Aloi and Ashley SteffesM.S., “Vehicle Impact on Personal Privacy Device (PPD) Impact,” Institute of Navigation 2012, Nashville, TN, September 17-21, 2012.
  • Daniel N. Aloi and Sai KiranPost-Doc, “Failure Mode Analysis of Multipath Limiting Antenna,” Institute of Navigation, Institute of Navigation GNSS 2004, 21-24 September 2004, Long Beach, California.

Appointed to I.E.E.E. Senior Member Status (2007)

New Investigator Research Excellence Award at Twelfth Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon, Oakland University, April 18, 2007.

Oakland University Appreciation Event Honoree - In recognition and appreciation for work in regards to grants, contracts and sponsored research. (9 November 2006)

Faculty Recognition Award at Ninth Annual Faculty Recognition Luncheon Honoree, Oakland University, April 15, 2004.