Alfred Gessow Award Winners

Gessow logoThe Alfred Gessow Award is given each year for the best technical paper at the AHS Annual Forum. The award consists of a plaque and transportation for one author to the European Rotorcraft Forum (ERF). The award honors Dr. Alfred Gessow (1922 - 2002), a pioneer in the helicopter field and co-author of the famous classic, “Aerodynamics of the Helicopter”. Gessow was the founding editor of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society and was recognized with the NASA Exceptional Service Medal (1977), AHS Honorary Fellow (1978), Nikolsky Honorary Lectureship (1985) and Alexander Klemin Award (1996), and was a Fellow of AIAA (1986). In addition to a long career at NASA, he was a lecturer at several universities and founded the rotorcraft center at the University of Maryland.

Forum 71 – Virginia Beach, VA, May 5-7, 2015
A Smart Position Sensor for Articulated Rotors

Troy Shank, Bell Helicopter; Kynn Schulte, Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
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Forum 70
– Montréal, Québec, Canada, May 20-22, 2014

Design and Development of the Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter
Cameron Robertson and Todd Reichert, AeroVelo Inc.
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Forum 69 – Phoenix, AZ, May 21-23, 2013
Flight Test Results for Autonomous Obstacle Field Navigation and Landing Site Selection on the RASCAL JUH-60A
Matthew Whalley, Marc Takahashi, Jay Fletcher, Ernesto Moralez III, Carl Ott, and Michael Olmstead, US Army AFDD; Chad L. Goerzen and Gregory J. Schulein, San Jose State University; James C. Savage, AFRL; Hoyt N. Burns and Bill Conrad, H.N. Burns Engineering Corp.
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Forum 68 Ft. Worth, TX, May 1-3, 2012
Blade Tip Pressure Measurements Using Pressure Sensitive Paint
Oliver Wong, US Army AFDD; A. Neal Watkins and Kyle Goodman, NASA Langley Research Center; Jim Crafton, Alan Forlines and Larry Goss, Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.; James Gregory and Thomas Juliano, The Ohio State University
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Forum 67 Virginia Beach, VA, May 3-5, 2011
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
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Forum 66 Phoenix, AZ, May 11-13, 2010
Landing an H-60 Helicopter in Brownout Conditions Using 3D-LZ Displays

Zoltan P. Szoboszlay and LTC Steven R. Braddom, U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate; Dr. R. Andy McKinley; James C. Savage and Walter W. Harrington, Air Force Research Laboratory; H. N. “Buck” Burns, H.N. Burns Engineering Corp.
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Forum 65 Ft. Worth, TX, May 27-29, 2009
A High Fidelity Brownout Model for Real-Time Flight Simulations and Trainers
Daniel A. Wachspress, Glen R. Whitehouse, Jeffrey D. Keller and Ke Yu , Continuum Dynamics, Inc.; Phillip Gilmore, Michael Dorsett, and Kevin McClure, SAIC
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Forum 64 Montreal, Canada, April 29 - May 1, 2008
Accurate Bird Strike Simulation Methodology for BA609 Tiltrotor
Cheng-Ho Tho and Michael Smith, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
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Forum 63 Virginia Beach, VA, May 1-3, 2007
Application of CFD/CSD Coupling for Analysis of Rotorcraft Airloads and Blade Loads in Maneuvering Flight
Mahendra J. Bhagwat, ELORET Corp.; Robert A. Ormiston, US Army AMRDEC and Hossein A. Saberi and Hong Xin, Advanced Rotorcraft Technology, Inc.
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Forum 62 Phoenix, AZ, May 9-11, 2006
Trailing Edge Flaps for Active Rotor Control Aeroelastic Characteristics of the ADASYS Rotor System
Oliver Dieterich, Bernhard Enenkl and Dieter Roth, Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH
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Forum 61 Grapevine, TX, June 1-3, 2005
Experimental and Computational Study of the Interaction Between a Tandem-Rotor Helicopter and a Ship
Ganesh Rajagopalan, Iowa State University; Saeid Niazi, Sukra Helitec, Inc.; Alan J. Wadcock, Aerospace Computing, Inc.; Gloria K. Yamauchi, NASA Ames Research Center; Mark J. Silva, Naval Air Warfare Center
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Forum 60 Baltimore MD, June 7-10, 2004
V-22 High Rate Of Descent (HROP) Test Procedures And Long Record Analysis
Albert Brand, Ron Kisor, Robert Blyth, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.; Dave Mason, Chris Host, The Boeing Company
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Forum 59  Phoenix, AZ, May 6-8, 2003
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Forum 58  Montreal, Canada, June 11-13, 2002
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Forum 57  Washington, D.C., May 9-11, 2001
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