Howard Hughes Award

Howard Hughes Award

The Howard Hughes Award is given for an outstanding improvement in fundamental vertical flight technology brought to fruition during the preceding year. The award is intended to foster accomplishments in the basic science and technology disciplines of the vertical flight community, such as aerodynamics, dynamics, structures, propulsion, human factors, electronics, simulation, testing and systems integration. The award was established in 1977 by Hughes Helicopters to honor the memory of Howard Hughes and his pioneering accomplishments in aviation.

2015
Sikorsky's MATRIX Technology Team
 
2014
NRTC/VLC High Fidelity Icing Analysis and Validation Team
 
2013
Active Ground Resonance Stability Augmentation Design & Test Team
 
2012
Eurocopter X3 Team
 
2011
Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator Team
 
2010
AH-64D Apache Block III Development Team including members of the U.S. Army, the Boeing Company, and Northstar Aerospace Corporation.
 
2009
Smart Rotor Team
 
2008
U.S. Army Network Centric Operations (NCO) Technology Development Team, consisting of the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD), AMRDEC Aviation Systems Integration Facility (ASIF), The Boeing Company and Rockwell Collins.
 
2007
Army/NASA/Bell QTR Aeroelastic Test Team
 
2006
Sikorsky Rotor Ice Protection System (RIPS) Development Team
 
2005
The Sikorsky Active Vibration Control Team
 
2004
Higher Harmonic Control Aeroacoustic Rotor (HART II) Test and Analysis Team
 
2003
The Sikorsky S-92 Flaw Tolerance Design and Test Team
 
2002
The NASA Tiltrotor Aeronautics Code (TRAC) System Development Team
 
2001
The Sikorsky/Honeywell S-76 Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System (EGPWS) Team
 
2000
No Award Presented
 
1999
Dennis P. McGuire
 
1998
The Japan OHX Engineering Team
 
1997
US Army/Boeing/Sikorsky Comanche Team
 
1996
Advanced Technologies Inc.
 
1995
The Sikorsky Aircraft Advanced Growth Blade Team
 
1994
U.S. Army Special Operations Helicopter Design and Development Team
 
1993
AATD D/NAPS Team
 
1992
Boeing-Sikorsky Fantail Team
 
1991
Dr. W.J. McCroskey
 
1990
Alan E. Staple and Stephen P. King
 
1989
AHS/NASA Rotorcraft Noise Reduction Team
 
1988
Boeing Helicopters 360 Team
 
1987
McDonnell Douglas NOTAR Team
 
1986
Dennis R. Halwes
 
1985
Michael E. Tauber
 
1984
Tommie L. Wood and Donald L. Bloom
 
1983
Dr. C. Eugene Hammond
 
1982
Dr. Fredric H. Schmitz
 
1981
Robert A. Ormiston
 
1980
Leone U. Dadone
 
1979
Anton J. Landgrebe
 
1978
John F. Ward
 
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