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. The Forum 67 winning technical papers, selected in May 2011 are linked below. The best technical papers from Forum 71, Forum 70, Forum 69, and Forum 68, winners are also available.
The overall best paper of the Forum is selected for the Alfred Gessow Best Paper Award, which has been awarded every year to the winning paper since 2004.
|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|
|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|