Dr. Frank Van Graas, PhD

Research Professor of Electrical Engineering

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Dr. Frank van Graas is a Research Professor of Electrical Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT). He performs research with the Autonomy & Navigation Technology (ANT) Center in the areas of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, signal processing, and integrated navigation systems. Before joining AFIT in 2022, he served on the faculty of Ohio University since 1988. He authored or co-authored over 200 publications and two patents. He is a Past President and the current Treasurer of The Institute of Navigation.

Dr. Van Graas is a Fellow of The Institute of Navigation (ION), in 1996 he received the Johannes Kepler Award for “sustained and significant contributions to satellite navigation,” from the Satellite Division of The ION.  In 2002, he received the Colonel Thomas L. Thurlow Award for “outstanding contribution to the science of navigation,” from the ION. In 2011, he received the John Ruth Avionics Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) for “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in the Area of GPS Navigation.”

Dr. Van Graas graduated from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering, and from Ohio University with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electrical Engineering.

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