2001 Fellow

Presented to: Dr. Frank van Graas

Citation: For sustained contribution and leadership in the development and applications of satellite-based navigation methods for aviation.


Dr. Frank van Graas holds a Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ professorship at Ohio University where he has performed pioneering research in aviation navigation. He has conducted research in integrated navigation, fault detection and isolation, analysis and flight-testing of integrated GPS and inertial systems, Loran-C, and GPS-based approach and landing systems. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 navigation-related publications, including two book chapters.

From 1998 to 1999, he served as the president of the U.S. ION. In 1996, he received the Johannes Kepler Award for "sustained and significant contributions to satellite navigation," from the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation.

A native of the Netherlands, Dr. van Graas holds a B.S.E.E. and an M.S.E.E. degree from Delft University of Technology, and a Ph.D. from Ohio University.