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Forum 79

West Palm Beach, Florida, USA   |   May 16-18, 2023

Forum 79 png color logoThe Vertical Flight Society's 79th Annual Forum & Technology Display will be held in-person in West Palm Beach, Florida May 16-18, 2023.

The 3-day in-person event will include papers on every discipline from Acoustics to Unmanned Systems, as well as insights and panel discussions by dozens of key decision makers in industry, government agencies and research institutions, looking at everything from advanced rotorcraft to advanced air mobility.

Alfred Gessow Best Paper of Forum 79
Best Papers
Evaluation of Acoustic Propagation in Layered Media using Wave Confinement
Subhashini Chitta, and John Steihoff, Wave CPC Inc.
Mary L. Houston, Analytical Mechanics Associates Inc.
James H. Stephenson, US Army CCDC AvMC
Advanced Vertical Flight
Development, Simulation, and Flight Testing of Damage Tolerant Control Laws for the ADAPT™ Winged Compound Helicopter Scaled Demonstrator
Samuel J. Nadell, Tom Berger, US Army CCDC - AvMC
Alex DiJoseph, Eric Huang, Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
Fundamental Test of a Hovering Rotor: Comprehensive Measurements for CFD Validation
Thomas R. Norman, James T. Heineck, Edward T. Chairer, Lauren N. Wagner, Gloria K. Yamauchi, Michelle Dominguez, Alex L. Sheikman, NASA Ames Research Center
Norman W. Schaeffler, NASA Langley Research Center
Austin D. Overmeyer, Manikandan Ramasamy, Christopher C. Cameron, US Army CCDC AvMC
Aircraft Design
Blade Shape Optimization of Rotors using Neural Networks
Hrithwik Shalu, Bharath Govindarajan, Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Ananth Sridharan, VTOL Analytics LLC
Rajnesh Singh, DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory
Avionics and Systems
Evaluation of an Automatic System for Cockpit Integration Testing
David Frisini, Glorgia Giulianini, Marco Romano, Nicola Zonzini, Glauco Rinaldi, TXT e-Tech
Vomcemzp Taumaturgo, Leonardo Helicopter Division
Crash Safety
A Summary of Test Results from a NASA Lift + Cruise eVTOL Crash Test
Justin Littell, Jacob Putnam,  NASA Langley Research Center
Crew Stations and Human Factors
Validation of a Motion Sickness Prediction Model via Flight Tests on DLR's Bo-105 Helicopter
Philippe Petit, German Aerospace Center - DLR
Wind Tunnel Testing and Aeromechanics Predictions on Slowed Mach-scaled Thrust Compounding Rotorcraft with a Trailing Propeller
Noam Kaplan, Mrinalgouda Patil, Inderjit Chopra, Anubhav Datta, University of Maryland
Electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL)
Fundamental Understanding of Hybrid-Electric Power
Matt Arace, Anubhav Datta, University of Maryland
Handling Qualities
Piloted Simulation Evaluation of Maneuver Optimization Control for a Coaxial Compound Helicopter
Joseph Horn, Ryan Perry, The Pennsylvania State University
Derek Bridges, Nicholas Kuhn, Grey Hagwood Jr., Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
Tom Berger, Anthony Gong, US Army CCDC AvMC
Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS)
Towards an Evaluation Process for Regime Recognition Approaches: Addressing Variability in Labeling Training Data
Catherine Cheung, Emma Seabrook, National Research Council Canada
Operation Ivory Soap and the Largest Helicopter Rescue of WWII
Paul Fardink, US Army (Retired)
Manufacturing Technology and Processing
Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation for Additive Friction Stir Deposition of Aluminum Alloy
Xuxiao Li, Manoj Rajanna, Jim Lua, Global Engineering and Materials Inc.
Alan Timmons, Gabriel Murray, Nam Phan, Naval Air Warfare Center
Richard Eberheim, Solvus Global LLC
Modeling and Simulation
Estimation of Probability of Exceeding SC-VTOL Performance Requirements During Automatic Landing Using Subset Simulation
Christoph Krammer, Florian Holzapfel, Technical University of Munich
Simulation-Assisted, Weather-Aware Urban Air Mobility System Planning
Michael Yablonski, Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.
Alexander Klein, AvMet Applications Inc.
Product Support System Technology
SmartHangars and SAE International Aircraft Charging Standards
Joshua Portlock, Richard Watson, Electro.Aero Pty Ltd
Full Scale Gear Tooth Bending Fatigue Tests Obtained Early in the Development of a Rotorcraft Transmission
Yuriy Gmirya, Peter Palcic, Dave Binney, Wei Hu, Erin Carter, Sikorsky a Lockheed Martin Company
A Comparison of Traditional And Vuichard Vortex Ring State Recovery Techniques Using On-Line Simulation
Eleni Sotiropoulos-Georgiopoulos, Alexia Payan, Dimitri Mavris, Georgia Institute of Technology
Charles Johnson, Federal Aviation Administration
Structures and Materials
Vibratory Loads/Stress Analysis and Fatigue Alleviation with Rotorcraft Comprehensive Modeling Tool
Dooyong Lee, Chengjian He, Advanced Rotorcraft Technology Inc.
Mulugeta Haile, US Army Research Lab
System Engineering Tools/Processes
System Simulation at Airbus Helicopters: From Early Validation to Formal Certification
Nicolas Brisset, Andrew Duffy, Airbus Helicopters
Test and Evaluation
CH-53K Maneuvering Envelope Expansion Challenges
John Rucci, Rob Pupalaikis, Glen Knaust, Sean Maloney, Alex Faynberg, Don Ream, Steven Spoldi, Rich Lamb, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
Laura Slingerland, Kenneth Cahill, NAVAIR
Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Rotorcraft
Intelligent Wind Estimation for Chemical Source Localization
Jared Cooper, Michael DeVore, Barron Associates Inc.
Jeremy Hopwood, Craig Woolsey, Virginia Tech
Stephan De Wekker, University of Virginia
Image Galleries
Forum 79 Awards
Photos of Forum 79 Awards Banquet, May 18, West Palm Beach, Florida
Forum 79 Exhibits and Technology Display
The exhibits at the VFS 79th Annual Forum & Technology Display, held on May 16-18, 2023, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Forum 79 Special Sessions
Photographs from the special sessions of the VFS 79th Annual Forum & Technology Display, held on May 16-18, 2023, in West Palm Beach, Florida.


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