AHS Forum 72 Best Papers

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 72 winning technical papers are linked below.

Technical Area Title of Paper Author(s)

Winner of the Alfred Gessow Forum Best Paper Award (Aerodynamics)

Adjoint-based Aeroacoustic Design-Optimization of Flexible Rotors in Forward Flight
Enrico Fabiano and Dimitri MavriplisUniversity of Wyoming
Acoustics The Effects of Ambient Conditions on Helicopter Harmonic Noise Radiation: Theory and Experiment
Ben Sim, US Army; Eric Greenwood and D. Douglas Boyd, NASA Langley Research Center
Advanced Vertical Flight System Identification of a Hover Capable Robotic Hummingbird
David Coleman and Moble Benedict, Texas A&M University
Aircraft Design Multi-Role Rotor – Adaptive Performance (MRRAP)
Edward Brouwers, Thomas Zientek, Christopher Cline, Richard Bussom, Friedrich Straub and Jeffery Coffman, The Boeing Company; Louis Centolanza, Aviation Development Directorate
Avionics and Systems Bell 525 Airspeed Calibration Prior to First Flight
Jonathan Mitchell, Albert Brand, Matthew Hill, Nathan Wu and Ajay Singh, Bell Helicopter
Crash Safety Testing Mobile Aircrew Restraint Systems in a Full-Scale CH-46 Airframe Crash Test – Exploring the Limits
Lindley W. Bark, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division
Crew Stations and Human Factors Terrain and Obstacle Avoidance Displays for Low-Level Helicopter Operations in Degraded Visual environments
Martine Godfroy-Cooper, NASA/SJSU; Zoltan Szoboszlay, US Army Aviation Development Directorate, AMRDEC; Allon Kahana, University of Haifa; Michal Rottem-Hovev, Maof HFE
Dynamics Performance and Loads of a Model Coaxial Rotor Part II: Prediction Validations with Measurements
Joseph Schmaus and Inderjit Chopra, University of Maryland
Handling Qualities AVMS H-47 Chinook with APAS Tactile Cueing Demonstration Results
Joseph Irwin III, The Boeing Company; Mark Schwerke, Erik Kocher and Brandon Brown, The Boeing Company; Anthony Rich
Health and Usage Monitoring Systems Measurement of Vibration Transfer Functions to Inform Machine Learning Based HUMS Diagnostics
Daniel Wade, Jeremy Partain, Andrew Wilson, and Matthew Statham, United States Army; Hieu Ngo and Perumal Shanthakumaran, The Boeing Company; Frances Love, United States Army
History Göttinger Monograph N: A Historic Document is Back
Berend G. van der Wall
Manufacturing Technology and Processing On-Machine Inspection for Rotorcraft Manufacturing
Jeffery Nissen and Cody Torno, Bell Helicopter
Modeling and Simulation Free-Wake Based Dynamic Inflow Model for Hover, Forward and Maneuvering Flight Omri Rand and Vladimir Khromov, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Operations MQ-8 Fire Scout Icing Solution Challenges Robert Ernst, PMA 266, NAWCAD; Ajay Sehgal, Wyle Aerospace Group
Product Support Systems Technology HH-60G Airframe Service Life via Multi-Element Damage Monte Carlo Risk Analysis Nathan Branch and Gregory T. Wood, Mercer Engineering Research Center (MERC); Thomas Brussat, Tom Brussat Engineering, LLC
Propulsion Seeded Fault Testing of Hybird Bearings
Mark KozachynJonathan Bednar, Richard Naffin, and Mark Robuck, The Boeing Company
Safety Damage Behaviour of Rotorcraft End Plate under High Velocity Bird Impact
R. Vijaya Kumar, D. Thenarasu, R. Ravindranath and D.B. Chalwade, Rotary Wing R&D Centre, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
Structures and Materials Analysis Methods Improving Confidence in Material Qualification for Laminated Composites
Andrew Makeev, Guillame SeonYuri Nikishkov, University of Texas at Arlington; Dean Nguyen, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation; Peter Mathews and Mark Robeson, U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate
System Engineering Tools/Processes Quantitative Methods Improve Rotorcraft Safety Risk Management
John Hewitt and Joan Pham, Sikorsky Aircraft
Test and Evaluation From ERATO Basic Research to the Blue Edge Rotor Blade
Berend van der Wall, DLR (German Aerospace Center); Christoph Keßler, DLR (German Aerospace Center); Kurt Pengel, DNW (German-Dutch Wind Tunnels); Marc Gervais and Jean-Francois Hirsch, Airbus Helicopters; Yves Delrieux and Philippe Beaumier and Pascal Crozier, ONERA
Unmanned VTOL Aircraft and Rotorcraft Flight Test Results for a New Mission-Adaptive Autonomy System on the RASCAL JUH-60A Black Hawk
Matthew Whalley, Marc Takahashi, Marcos Berrios, Hossein Mansur, Joseph Minor, Carl Ott, Zachariah Morford and Ernesto Moralez, US Army ADD; Chad Goerzen and Gregory Schulein, San Jose State University