AHS International Announces Winner of 2014 Alfred Gessow Best Forum Paper Award
Alexandria, VA — AHS International – The Vertical Flight Technical Society announces today the winner of the Society’s prestigious Alfred Gessow Award for the best technical paper presented at the AHS International 70th Annual Forum and Technology Display. The award consists of a plaque and payment of transportation costs for one author to present the paper at the annual European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF).
The winning paper is "Design and Development of the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter," by Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert of AeroVelo Inc. AeroVelo stunned the world in July 2013 by winning the seemingly impossible AHS Sikorsky Prize, unclaimed after a third of a century. Now, they have revealed their design and development approach in a technical paper that was deemed to be the most thorough and groundbreaking of the entire AHS Forum.