How It Was Determined MH370 Crashed

Atlanta, GA

In this interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Gregory D. Durgin explains how satellite data helped determine that the missing Malaysia Airlines flight crashed into the ocean. View the story.

An associate professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Durgin was also interviewed about the disappearance of MH370 by the Associated Press, which resulted in placements in hundreds of media outlets around the world, including the Christian Science Monitor, Fox News, National Public Radio, Business Insider, and the Huffington Post. He was also featured in an article for Wired.

Durgin’s satellite communications courses often incorporate opportunities for students to translate theory into real-world challenges. In his 2006 offering of ECE 6390 Satellite Communications and Navigation, Durgin gave his students a radiolocation scavenger hunt, where they had to use Doppler shift to locate a large commercial jet that crashed in the ocean, so that the U.S. Coast Guard could be dispatched to rescue any survivors.

Last revised August 1, 2017