Forum 67 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 67 (2011) winning technical papers are linked below.

Technical Area Title of Paper Author(s)
Winner of the Alfred Gessow Forum Best Paper Award
Experimental Investigation and Fundamental Understanding of a Slowed UH-60A Rotor at High Advance Ratios Dr. Anubhav Datta, Science and Technology Corporation; Dr. Hyeonsoo Yeo, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate; Thomas R. Norman, NASA Ames Research Center
Acoustics The Effects of Ambient Conditions on Helicopter Rotor Source Noise Modeling Eric Greenwood, NASA Langley Research Center and Fredric H. Schmitz, University of Maryland
Advanced Vertical Flight Design, Development and Flight Testing of a Twin-Rotor Cyclocopter Micro Air Vehicle Moble Benedict, Raghav Gupta, and Inderjit Chopra, University of Maryland
Aerodynamics Understanding Brownout using Near-Wall Dual-Phase Flow Measurements Anish Sydney, Ajay Baharani, and Professor J. Gordon Leishman, University of Maryland
Aircraft Design Blue Edge™: The Design, Development and Testing of a New Blade Concept P. Rauch, M. Gervais, P. Cranga, A. Baud, J-F Hirsch and A. Walter, Eurocopter and P. Beaumier, ONERA
Avionics and Systems Developing a Low Cost Ground Velocity Sensor Aaron Halverson, C. Eric Covington, Sean O'Rourke, Sheldon Leu, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Grant Malcolm, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, John Studenny, Daniel Domey, and Yi Ding, Esterline CMC Electronics
Crash Safety Validation of Crashworthiness Simulation and Design Methods by Testing of a Scaled Composite Helicopter Frame Section Christoff Kindervater, Alastair Johnson, and Matthew David, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt, Institute of Structures and Design; Rodney Thomson, Zoltan Mikulik, Sebastian Veldman, and Andrew Gunnion, Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures; Matthew Joosten, Adrian Jackson and Stuart Dutton, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales; and Lex Mulcahy, Pacific Engineering Systems International Pty Ltd.
Crew Stations and Human Factors Improving Deceleration Guidance for Rotorcraft Brownout Landing Gregory M. Neiswander, San Jose State University Research Associate, U.S. Army AFDD
Handling Qualities MH-47G DAFCS Helicopter Aerial Refueling Control Laws Bryan E. Kashawlic, Joseph G. Irwin, III, Jeffrey S. Bender, and Mark Schwerke, The Boeing Co.
Health and Usage Monitoring Systems Sun Gear Fault Detection on an OH-58C Helicopter Transmission Adrian Hood and Darryll Pines, University of Maryland
History The Aeronautical Exploits of Jacob Ellehammer Angelo N. Collins and J. Gordon Leishman
Manufacturing Technology and Processing Mechanical Comparison of Out-of-Autoclave Prepreg Part to Conventional Autoclave Prepreg Part Caroline Dang and Karl Bernetich, Boeing Research and Technology - Philadelphia; Erika Carter and Geoff Butler, Boeing Research and Technology - Seattle
Modeling and Simulation Handling Qualities Evaluation of an Adaptive Disturbance Compensation System for Ship-based Rotorcraft Jared Cooper and John Schierman, Barron Associates, Inc.; Joseph F. Horn, Thanan Yomohinda and Eric P. O'Neill, The Pennsylvania State University
Operations Concept of a Predictive Analysis Tool for Ship Helicopter Operational Limitations of Various In-Service Conditions Lieutenant Alrik Hoencamp MSc (RNLN), Netherlands Defence Academy
Product Support Systems Technology Impact of RFID Technologies on Helicopter Processes: Assessment on Costumer Oriented Indicators Charlote Jimenez, Eric Pauly, and Christian Feuillebois, Eurocopter; Stéphane Dauzère-Pérès, Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne
Propulsion Parametric Instability of Face-Gear Drives with a Spur Pinion Meng Peng and Hans DeSmidt, University of Tennessee; Zihni B. Saribay and Professor Edward C. Smith, The Pennsylvania State University
Structures and Materials Double-Linear Cumulative-Damage Reliability Method Robert E. Benton, Jr., U.S. Army Aviation Engineering Directorate
System Engineering Tools/Processes A Systems Engineering Modeling and Simulation Approach for Rotorcraft Drive System Optimization Sylvester V. Ashok, Professor Daniel P. Schrage and Alexander Robledo, Georgia Institute of Technology
Test and Evaluation High Airspeed Testing of the Sikorsky X2 Technology™ Demonstrator D. Walsh, S. Weiner, K. Arifian, T. Lawrence, M. Wilson, T. Millott and R. Blackwell, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Rotorcraft Evaluation of Safe Landing Area Determination Algorithms for Autonomous Rotorcraft Using Site Benchmarking M. D. Takahashi, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; M. Whalley, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate; Rafael Rubinets and Avi Abershitz, Israel Aerospace Industries