AHS International's Annual Forum & Technology Display is the world's leading international technical event on vertical flight technology. The three-day meeting includes more than 200 technical papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems. Forum Proceedings papers can be purchased as individual pdf files or as CD-ROMs from the AHS Online Store.
Every year, the best paper in each technical discipline is selected by the AHS Technical Committees. All of the best papers from each technical discipline from every Annual Forum since 2004 – including the overall Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award – are recognized as some of the most important technical contributions in the field of vertical flight.
The Forum 58 winning technical papers are linked below.
|Technical Area||Title of Paper||Author(s)|
|Acoustics||Toward a Better Understanding of Maneuvering Rotorcraft Noise
||K. Brentner, G. Perez, and G. Brès, The Pennsylvania State University; H. Jones, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command
|Aerodynamics||Experimental and Theoretical Investigations to Develop a Model of Rotor Aerodynamics Adapted to Steep Descents
||A. Taghizad, J. Jimenez, L. Binet, and D. Heuzé, ONERA
||Helicopter Vibration Reduction Using Fixed-System Auxiliary Moments
||F. Gandhi and M.K. Sekula, The Pennsylvania State University
|Avionics and Systems
||Army Aviation Situational Awareness Through Intelligent Agent-Based Discovery, Propagation, and Fusion of Information
||S. Jameson and C. Stoneking, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories
||Occupant Responses in a Full-Scale Crash Test of the Sikorsky ACAP Helicopter
||K.E. Jackson, E.L. Fasanella and R. Boitnott, U.S. Army Research Laboratory and J. McEntire and A. Lewis, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory
|Crew Stations & Human Factors
||Contact Analog/Compressed Symbology Heading Tape Assessment
||A. Atencio and T. Turpin, Turpin Technologies; R.J. Shively, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate; S. Dowell, San Jose State University Foundation
|Dynamics||Validation and Understanding of UH-60A Vibration Loads in Steady Level Flight||A. Datta and I. Chopra, University of Maryland
|Handling Qualities||RAH-66 Comanche Core AFCS Control Law Development: DEMVAL to EMD
||B.D. Kothmann, The Boeing Co.; J. Armbrust, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
|Health and Usage Monitoring Systems||Integrating Oil Debris and Vibration Gear Damage Detection Technologies Using Fuzzy Logic
||P. Dempsey, NASA Glenn Research Center; A.A. Afjeh, The University of Toledo
|Manufacturing||UH-60 Tail Rotor Spar
||D. Martin and P. Medeiros, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
|Lichten Award Presentation
||Open Design for Helicopter Active Control Systems
||Geoffrey J. Jeram, Georgia Institute of Technology
||A Simulation Model to Investigate the Impact of Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) on Helicopter Operations and Maintenance
||C.G. Schaefer, Jr., FutureLink, Inc.; D.J. Haas, Naval Surface Warfare Center
||Corrosion in Military Rotorcraft: A Current Assessment of US Army Experience
||K. Rees, U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command
|Propulsion||Torque Splitting by a Concentric Face Gear Transmission
||R.R. Filler, G.F. Heath, and S.C. Slaughter, The Boeing Co. and D.G. Lewicki, NASA Glenn Research Center
|STOVL/Powered Lift||French Low-Speed V/STOL Concepts of the Twentieth Century
||M. Hirschberg, CENTRA Technology, Inc.; T. Muller, Salzmann Buchhandlung, and A. Rocher, Villiers Sur Marne, France
|Structures and Materials
||Static and Dynamic Characterization of a Flexible Matrix Composite Material||Y. Shan and C.E. Bakis, The Pennsylvania State University
|Test and Evaluation||Projection Moiré Interferometry for Rotorcraft Applications: Deformation Measurements of Active Twist Rotor Blades
||G.A. Fleming, H. Soto and B. South, NASA Langley Research Center