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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2021
  • Andrew Lavoie
  • Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co.

“Variational Tolerance Analysis (VTA) – Design and Manufacturing Optimization using Statistical Simulation"
 
 
2020
  • Chloe Johnson
  • University of Texas at Austin

“Experimental Measurements and Low-Order Modeling of Stacked Rotor Performance in Hover”
 
 
2019
  • Benjamin Leon
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

“Ground and Flight Tests of a Cable-Driven Four-Bar Linkage Robotic Landing Gear for Rotorcraft”
 
 
2018
  • Alberto Rigo
  • Politecnico di Milano

“Numerical Evaluation of Gust Loads on Tiltrotor”
 
 
2017
  • Carolyn Walther
  • Texas A&M University

"Experimental and Computational Studies to Understand Unsteady Aerodynamics of Cycloidal Rotors in Hover at Ultralow Reynolds Numbers."
 
 
2016
  • Carl Runco
  • Texas A&M University

"On the Development of the world's Smallest Cyclocopter"
 
 
2015
  • Isaac R. Bandy
  • MTS Systems Corporation

"Health Management Technology Integration and Verification"
 
 
2014
  • Raymond Beale
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

"Applications of Virtual Monitoring of Loads to Engineering Decision Making"
 
 
2013
  • Brent Pafford
  • University of Texas, Austin

"Magnetohydrodynamic Plasma Actuators for Stall Alleviation"
 
 
2012
  • Erez Eller
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

"X2 Load Alleviating Controls"
 
 
2011
  • Gregory M. Neiswander
  • US Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate

"Improving Deceleration Guidance for Rotorcraft Brownour Landing"
 
 
2010
  • Mohammad Ali Rafiee
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

“Next Generation Graphene Nanocomposites for Rotorcraft Structural Applications”
 
 
2009
  • Laura Buck
  • The Boeing Company

"CFD Investigation of Engine Exhaust Swirling Flow in High Aspect Ratio Rectangular Ducts"
 
 
2008
  • Yvonne T. Fuchs
  • NASA Langley Research Center

"Vertical Drop Testing and Analysis of the WASP Helicopter Skid Gear"
 
 
2007
  • Jonathan Mitchell
  • Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.

"Suppressing Vibrations in the BA609 Tiltrotor: Flight Testing and Innovative Solution"
 
 
 
2006
  • J. S. Wilson

"Turbulence Measurements on a 2D NACA 0036 with Synthetic Jet Flow Control"
 
 
 
2005
  • Jonathan K. Garhart
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

“Implementation of Carbon Fiber Composites in Rotorcraft Transmission Housing Applications”
 
 
2004
  • Jongmin Kim
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"Flow Control Strategies for Improved Aerodynamic Efficiency of Micro-Rotorcraft."
 
 
2003
  • Cheng-Ho Tho
  • Bell Helicopters Textron Inc.

"Efficient Helicopter Skid Landing Gear Dynamic Drop Simulation Using LS-DYNA"
 
 
2002
  • Geoffrey Jeram
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

"Open Design for Helicopter Active Control Systems"
 
 
2001
  • Marc Gervais
  • University of Maryland

"Tiltrotor Blade-Vortex Interaction Noise Control Through Non-Unique Longitudinal Forum Trim"
 
 
 
2000
  • Craig P. Fuehne
  • Washington University of St. Louis

"Application of Generalized Floquet Theory to Ground Resonance Data"
 
 
 
1999
  • LCDR, Robert L. King
  • US Navy
 
 
 
1998
  • Joseph F. Horn
  • Georgia Institute of Technology

"Flight Envelope Cueing on a Tltrotor Aircraft Using Neural Network Limit Prediction"
 
 
 
1997
  • Bryan S. Cotton
  • Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.

"Autonomous Flight of the Cypher UAV"
 
 
1996
  • Andreas P.F. Bernhard
  • University of Maryland

"Development and Hover Testing of a Smart Trailing Edge Flap with a Piezo-Induced Bending Torsion Coupled Actuator"
 
 
1995
  • Jeffrey Keller
  • Princeton University

"An Investigation of Helicopter Dynamic Coupling Using an Analytical Model"
 
 
 
1994
  • Jeff 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
 
 
 
1991
  • D. Dale Davis
  • US Army Aerostructures Directorate

"Detailed Analysis and Test Correlations of a Stiffened Composite Wing Panel"
 
 
 
1990
  • Joshua Gordis
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

"A Frequency Domain Theory for Structural Identification"
 
 
1989
  • Earl P. Duque
 
 
1988
  • Brian Hamilton

"Optimal Design of an Advanced Composite Rotating Flexbeam"
 
 
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
  • Michael Lewis
  • AVSCOM Aeromechanics Laboratory
 
 
1984
  • Mark Davis
  • United Technologies Research Center

"Development and Evaluation of a Generic Active Helicopter Vibration Controller"
 
 
 
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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