AHS Forum 61 Best Papers

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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 61 winning technical papers are linked below.

Technical Area Title of Paper Author(s)
Winner of the Alfred Gessow Forum Best Paper Award
(Test & Evaluation) 
Experimental and Computational Study of the Interaction Between a Tandem-Rotor Helicopter and a Ship Ganesh Rajagopalan, Iowa State University; Saeid Niazi, Sukra Helitec, Inc.; Alan J. Wascock, Aerospace Computing, Inc.; Gloria K. Yamauchi, NASA Ames Research Center; Mark J. Silva, Naval Air Warfare Center
Acoustics Neural Network Modeling Of Measured Tiltrotor Acoustics For Designing Low-Noise Approach Profiles
Marc Gervais, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.,  Fredric H. Schmitz, University of Maryland
Aerodynamics Active Flow Control Measurements and CFD on a Transport Helicopter Fuselage
P. B. Martin and C. Tung, Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AMRDEC); A.A. Hassan, D. Cerchie and J. Roth, The Boeing Company
Aircraft Design Design and Testing of a Rotary Wing MAV with an Active Structure for Stability and Control
Paul Samuel, Jayant Sirohi, Felipe Bohorquez and Ronald Couch, University of Maryland
Avionics and Systems Converting Apache Helicopter Inter-Module Communications From 1553 To Publish/Subscribe
Phillip R. Rees, Ronald J. KoontzJohn Chester Krainski, Jr., Christopher H. Cole, The Boeing Company
Crash Safety Effects of Structural and Occupant Provision Improvements to the Static and Dynamic Response of the V-22 Osprey Energy Attenuating Troop Seating System Heidi R. Moore, Naval Air Systems Command; Rachael Testerman, Naval Air Warfare Center
Crew Stations & Human Factors Apache Flight Experience in Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Shows Reduced Incidents of Visual Illusions And Problems With The Monocular Helmet-Mounted Display
Clarence E. Rash, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory; Keith L. Hiatt, United States Army Forces Command
Dynamics Prediction of UH-60A Dynamic Stall Loads in High Altitude Level Flight using CFD/CSD Coupling Anubhav Datta and Inderjit Chopra, University of Maryland
Flight Simulation Evaluation Of A Rotorcraft Autorotation Training Display On A Commercial Flight Training Device
Bimal L. Aponso, Dongchan Lee, and Edward N. Bachelder, Systems Technology, Inc.
Handling Qualities Intelligent Flight Path Guidance Rod Buchanan, Malcolm T. Charlton, Kieran M. Halsey, John R. Haswell and Jeremy Howitt, QinetiQ
Operations Development And Implementation Of The H–1 Turned Exhaust System
Kirk Groninga, Tom Mast, Kendall Goodman, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., David (DA) Anderson, United States Marine Corps
Product & Support Apache Aviation Turbine Engine Diagnostic System (ATEDS) For the AH-64D Turbine Engine
Chris Merlenbach, Boeing Aerospace Support
Propulsion Design & Development of The BA 609 Civil Tiltrotor Hydraulic System Architecture  Carlos A. Fenny and David P. Schultz, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
STOVL Technology A Systems Approach To Model The Conceptual Design Process Of Vertical Take Off Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (VTUAV)
A. Rathore and A.K. Sinha, RMIT University
Structures & Materials Empirical Damage Tolerance
David O. Adams and Douglas E. Tritsch, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Test & Evaluation Experimental and Computational Study of the Interaction Between a Tandem-Rotor Helicopter and a Ship
Ganesh Rajagopalan, Iowa State University; Saeid Niazi, Sukra Helitec, Inc.; Alan J. Wascock, Aerospace Computing, Inc.; Gloria K. Yamauchi, NASA Ames Research Center; Mark J. Silva, Naval Air Warfare Center
Unmanned VTOL Rotary Wing Final Experiments for the Software Enabled Control Program Eric N. Johnson, Daniel P. Schrage and George Vachtsevanos, Georgia Institute of Technology