Robert L. Lichten Award

Robert L. Lichten Award

Established to provide an incentive to VFS members, who have not previously presented the results of their work at a technical forum, to begin presenting their work at local and regional VFS meetings.

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2022
  • Timothy Schmidt
  • Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company

“Automated Optical Rotor Blade Tip Clearance Tracking Using Artificial Intelligence Algorithms”
 
 
 
2018
  • Alberto Rigo
  • Politecnico di Milano

 
 
2016
  • Carl Runco
  • Texas A&M University

 
 
2015
  • Isaac R. Bandy
  • MTS Systems Corporation

 
 
2014
 
2013
  • Brent Pafford
  • University of Texas, Austin

 
 
2012
  • Erez Eller
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

 
 
2011
  • Gregory M. Neiswander
  • US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate

 
 
2010
 
 
2008
  • Yvonne T. Fuchs
  • NASA Langley Research Center

 
 
2007
 
2006
  • J. S. Wilson
  • Research Scientist
  • UARC - University of California, Santa Cruz, Ames Research Center

 
 
 
2005
  • Jonathan K. Garhart
  • Senior Project Engineer
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

 
 
2004
 
2003
 
2002
  • Geoffrey J. Jeram
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

 
 
2000
  • Craig P. Fuehne
  • Washington University of St. Louis

"Application of Generalized Floquet Theory to Ground Resonance Data"
 
 
1998
 
1997
  • Bryan S. Cotton
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

"Autonomous Flight of the Cypher UAV"
 
 
1995
  • Jeffrey Keller
  • Princeton University

"An Investigation of Helicopter Dynamic Coupling Using an Analytical Model"
 
 
 
1994
  • Jeffrey T. Evernham
  • Boeing Defense & Space Group, Heli. Division

 
 
 
1993
  • Carl Bauer
  • The Boeing Company

"A Landing and Takeoff Control Law for Unique-Trim, Fly-by-Wire Rotorcraft Flight Control Systems"
 
Carl Bauer, right accepts the Lichten Award from the Society's Technical Director, Dr. John Shaw.
 
1992
  • Hieu T. Ngo
 
 
 
1990
  • Joshua Gordis
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"A Frequency Domain Theory for Structural Identification"
 
 
1989
  • Earl P.N. Duque
  • Research Scientist
  • US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate - AVSCOM

 
 
1988
  • Brian Hamilton
  • McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Co.

 
 
1987
  • Dwayne Kimball
  • Bell Helicopter Textron

"Recent Tilt Rotor Flight Control Law Innovations"
 
 
1986
  • Barbara Townsend
  • NASA Ames

"The Application of Quadratic Optimal Cooperative Control Synthesis to a CH-47 Helicopter"
 
In the photo, Zincone, left and VFS (then AHS) Technical Director David S. Jenney, right, recognized Lichten Award winner Barbara Townsend, NASA Ames.
 
1985
 
 
1984
 
 
 
1983
  • Todd R. Quackenbush

"Testing and Evaluation of a Stall Flutter Suppression System Based On Individual Blade Control"
 
 
1982
  • Raymond S. Hansen and Jon P. Rogers
  • NASA Ames Research Center, and Washington University

Hansen's Paper: "Toward A Better Understanding of Helicopter Stability Derivatives", and Rogers' Paper: "Application of an Analytical Stall Model to Rotor Dynamics Analysis"
 
 
 
1981
  • Shyi-Yaung Chen
  • Washington University

"Stability and Vibration of Two-Bladed Aeroelastic Rotors on Flexible Supports"
 
 
1980
  • Kenneth P. Leighton
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"Research on Model Helicopter Rotor Blade Slap at Moderate Tip Speeds"
 
 
1979
  • Ivo Zvolanek
 
 
1978
  • David P. Chappell
  • Aeromechanics Laboratory, U. S. Army AVRADCOM

"Monitoring of Fatigue Loading on Prop-Rotor Systems and Related Components During Tests of the XV-15 Research Aircraft"
 
 
1977
  • Debashis Banerjee
  • Washington University in St. Louis

For the best technical paper presented in AHS regional meeting.
 
 
1976
  • Thomas W. Sheehy
  • Aerodynamicist
  • Sikorsky Aircraft, Aeromechanics Branch

"A General Review of Helicopter Hub Drag"
 
 

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