AHS Forum 63 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 63 winning technical papers are linked below.

Technical Area Title of Paper Author(s)
Winner of the Alfred Gessow Forum Best Paper Award
(Aeromechanics) 
Application of CFD/CSD Coupling for Analysis of Rotorcraft Airloads and Blade Loads in Maneuvering Flight Mahendra J. Bhagwat, ELORET Corp.; Robert A. Ormiston, US Army AMRDEC and Hossein A. Saberi and Hong Xin, Advanced Rotorcraft Technology, Inc.
Aeromechanics Application of CFD/CSD Coupling for Analysis of Rotorcraft Airloads and Blade Loads in Maneuvering Flight
Mahendra J. Bhagwat, ELORET Corp; Robert A. Ormiston, US Army; Hossein A. Saberi and Hong Xin, Advanced Rotorcraft Technology, Inc.
History Gerard Post Herrick (1873 – 1955) America’s Unforgettable “Forgotten” Convertiplane Pioneer
Dr. Bruce Charnov
Operations and Product Support Global Ultrasonic Shear Wave Anti-Icing Actuator for Helicopter Blades 
Jose L. Palacios, Edward C. Smith, Yun Zhu, Joseph L. Rose, The Pennsylvania State University 
Systems Engineering Toward a Real-Time Measurement-Based System for Estimation of Helicopter Engine Degradation Due to Compressor Erosion
Jonathan S. LittDonald L. Simon, US Army
System Integration Flight Test, Simulation and Passive Stabilization of a Cargo Container Slung Load in Forward Flight Luigi S. Cicolani, San Jose State University; Reuben RazAviv Rosen, and Rachel Gordon, Technion Institute of Technology; Andrew Cone, California Polytechnic Institute; Johannes N. Theron, Northern Arizona University; Jeffery LusardiMark Tischler, Dwight Robinson, US Army
Vehicle Design Performance and Design Investigation of Heavy Lift Tiltrotor with Aerodynamic Interference Effects
Hyeonsoo Yeo, U.S. Army; Wayne Johnson, NASA Ames
Vehicle Integrity Deployable System for Crash-Load Attenuation
Sotiris Kellas, Karen E. Jackson, NASA