Forum 62 Best Papers

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The Society'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 Society's Online Store.

Every year, the best paper in each technical discipline is selected by the Society's Technical Committees. All of the best papers from each technical discipline from every Annual Forum since 2001 – including the overall Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award since 2004 – are recognized as some of the most important technical contributions in the field of vertical flight.

The Forum 62 (2006) winning technical papers are linked below.

Technical Area Title of Paper Author(s)
Winner of the Alfred Gessow Forum Best Paper Award
Trailing Edge Flaps for Active Rotor Control - Aeroelastic Characteristics of the ADASYS Rotor System Oliver Dieterich, Bernhard Enenkl, Dieter Roth, EUROCOPTER Deutschland GmbH (ECD)
Vehicle Design Rotating/Nonrotating Interface for Data and Power F.K. Straub, V.R. Anand, T.S. Birchette, The Boeing Company; D. Merkley, US Army, AATD; W.R. Cravey, Alpha-Omega; J. Gillin, Diamond Antenna
Vehicle Integrity A Contemporary Survey of the Structural Performance Standards for Rotary Wing Aircraft Crashworthy Passenger Seating Heidi Moore, Naval Air Systems Command
System Integration Flight Trials of a Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Landing Autonomously at Unprepared Sites Colin Theodore, Dale Rowley, San Jose State Foundation; David Hubbard, Brigham Young University; Adnan Ansar, Larry Matthies, Steve Goldberg, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Matthew Whalley, Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AMRDEC)
Ops & Product Support Ultrasonic Shear Wave Anti-Icing System for Helicopter Rotor Blades Jose Palacios, Huidong Gao, Edward C. Smith, Joseph L. Rose, The Pennsylvania State University
Systems Engineering Use of Hidden Semi-Markov Models in the Prognostics of Shaft Failure Eric Bechhoefer, Goodrich Fuel and Utility Systems; Andreas Bernhard, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Pat Banerjee, The University of Illinois at Chicago
Aerodynamics A State-Space Airloads Theory for Flexible Airfoils Mong-Che A. Hsieh, Washington University; David A. Peters, Washington University; Almudena Torrero, St. Louis University