AHS Forum 69 Best Papers

Every year, the best paper in each technical discipline at the Annual Forum is selected by the AHS Technical Committees. In addition, the overall best paper of the Forum is selected for the Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award, in accordance with the guidelines.

The Forum 69 winners, selected in May 2013, are listed below. Forum 68 and Forum 67 winners are also posted.

A list of best paper winners since 2004 is also available.

Technical Area Title of Paper Author(s)
Winner of the Alfred Gessow Forum Best Paper Award
(Unmanned VTOL Aircraft) 
Flight Test Results for Autonomous Obstacle Field Navigation and Landing Site Selection on the RASCAL JUH-60A Matthew Whalley, Marc Takahashi, Jay Fletcher, Ernesto Moralez III, Carl Ott, and Michael Olmstead, US Army AFDD; Chad L. Goerzen and Gregory J. Schulein, San Jose State University; James C. Savage, Air Force Research Laboratory; Hoyt N. Burns and Bill Conrad, H.N. Burns Engineering Corp.
Acoustics Full-scale Rotorcraft Broadband Noise Prediction and Its Relevance to Civil Noise Certification Criteria Royce Snider, Timothy Samuels, and Benjamin Goldman, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.; Kenneth Brentner, The Pennsylvania State University
Advanced Vertical Flight Control and Stability Characteristics of Gamera II: A Human Powered Helicopter William Staruk, Joseph Schmaus, Ananth Sridharan, and Cody Karcher, University of Maryland
Aerodynamics Helicopter Fuselage Drag Reduction Using Active Flow Control: a Comprehensive Experimental Investigation Arnaud Le Pape, Caroline Lienard, Christophe Verbeke, Marc Pruvost, Jean-Luc De Coninck, ONERA
Aircraft Design Conceptual Design of an Edgewise Mission Adaptive Rotor Friedrich Straub, Ram JanakiRam, Thomas Zientek, Robert Maciolek, and Terrence Birchette, The Boeing Company
Avionics and Systems Upgrade of the Transport Helicopter CH-53G with an Automatic Flight Control System - A Long-Serving Workhorse Gets a New Brain Bernhard Stahuber, Rainer Rebstock, Konstantine Kampa and Manuel Stölzle, Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
Crash Safety Bird Strike Simulation for Helicopter Rotor Blades Mukesh Surana, Cheng-Ho Tho, and Michael R. Smith, Bell Helicopter
Crew Stations and Human Factors Feedforward and Feedback Control Behavior in Helicopter Pilots during a Lateral Reposition Task Frank Drop and Heinrich Bülthoff, MPI for Biological Cybernetics and Daan Pool, Rene van Paassen, Max Mulder, Delft University of Technology
Dynamics Investigation of Maximum Blade Loading Capability of Lift-Offset Rotors Hyeonsoo Yeo, US Army; Wayne Johnson, NASA
Handling Qualities Prediction of Rotorcraft Pilot-Induced Oscillations Using the Phase-Aggression Criterion Michael Jones and Michael Jump, University of Liverpool
Health and Usage Monitoring Systems Flight Test of Technology for Virtual Monitoring of Loads Joshua D. Isom, United Technologies Research Center; Mark W. Davis, James P. Cycon, and James N. Rozak, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Jay W. Fletcher, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate
Manufacturing Technology Integrated Manufacturing Planning Approach for a High-Mix, Low-Volume Product Mix Kevin Worrell, Jerry Nanni, and Luke Dixon, Bell Helicopter
Modeling and Simulation Simulation System Fidelity Assessment at the Vertical Motion Simulator Steven Beard, Scott Reardon and Bimal Aponso, NASA Ames Research Center; Eric Tobias, San Jose State University Foundation
Operations The Key Facts of Helicopter-Ship Qualification Testing Lieutenant Alrik Hoencamp, Netherlands Defense Academy; Marilena D. Pavel, Delft University of Technology; Douwe Stapersma, Netherlands Defense Academy
Product Support Systems Technology Repair of Thin Sheet Ti-6AI/4V Firewalls Using Laser Welding M.R. Urban and W. Harris, Sikorsky Aircraft; H. Brody, R Hebert, and K. Kazerounian, University of Connecticut; H. Orr, KTI Inc.
Propulsion A New Methodology for Determining the Optimal Rotational Speed of a Variable RPM Main Rotor/Turboshaft Engine System Gianluigi A. Misté, Università degli Studi di Padova; Andrea Garavello, HIT09 S.r.l.; Ernesto Benini, Università degli Studi di Padova; Maria Gonzalez-Alcoy, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Structures and Materials Effects of Defects on Interlaminar Tensile Behavior in Carbon/Epoxy Composites Yuri Nikishkov, Guillaume Seon, and Andrew Makeev, University of Texas at Arlington
Systems Engineering Analysis of Mixed Critical Avionics and Systems Chris Walter and Brian LaValley, WW Technology Group
Test and Evaluation Blade Tip Vortex Detection in Maneuvering Flight using the Background Oriented Schlieren (BOS) Technique André Bauknecht and Christoph B. Merz, DLR; Andrin Landolt and Alexander H Meier, ETH Zurich; Markus Raffel, DLR
Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Rotorcraft Flight Test Results for Autonomous Obstacle Field Navigation and Landing Site Selection on the RASCAL JUH-60A Matthew Whalley, Marc Takahashi, Jay Fletcher, Ernesto Moralez III, Carl Ott, and Michael Olmstead, US Army AFDD; Chad L. Goerzen and Gregory J. Schulein, San Jose State University; James C. Savage, Air Force Research Laboratory; Hoyt N. Burns and Bill Conrad, H.N. Burns Engineering Corp.
Wind Energy Measurement of Dynamic Stall on the DU Wind Turbine Airfoil Series Jonathan Naughton, John Strike, Michael Hind, Andrew Magstadt, and Ashli Babbitt, University of Wyoming

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