Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award
The Theodor W. Knacke Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Award is presented to recognize significant contributions to the advancement of aeronautical or aerospace systems through research, development and application of the art and science of aerodynamic decelerator technology. This award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) the Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Conference (co-located with the PIA Symposium).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Mr. Herman Engel
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: In recognition of 35 years of outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the design and development of many parachute systems for emergency escape of aircraft crew members and the recovery of unmanned vehicles