Franck Boynton has been with NavtechGPS since 1988. During his tenure, he helped the company grow from a relatively small player in the GPS/GNSS marketplace to a highly respected GPS reseller and solutions provided. Franck's technical GPS knowledge and innovative thinking has led to the company’s involvement in numerous projects for U.S. military organizations, private corporations and educational institutions.
Franck's primary focus is on high accuracy GNSS real-time centimeter-level applications. He has been personally involved in choosing and assisting with integrating GPS solutions into many of the top unmanned UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) used by the U.S. military. Franck also works with real-time high-accuracy solutions, tracking systems, mining applications, agricultural applications, security systems, relative positioning systems, auto refueling systems, signal retransmission, signal networking, target tracking, photogrammetry, fault monitoring, machine control, testing and truth systems, antenna pointing, attitude determination, telemetry, simulations, video game creation and many other GPS/GNSS related applications. In addition to real-world applications, Franck has consulted for movies and TV shows where GPS was featured.
Franck is certified by several manufacturers on high accuracy GPS receiver systems and OEM products. He is a member of The Institute of Navigation (ION) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI). Franck won a "best paper" award for GPS applications at the ION GNSS 2003 meeting. He has also co-chaired a number of ION technical sessions on new products, including at ION GNSS 2013 where he co-chaired the session on new products and commercial services.