Ground Testing Award
Established in 1975, the Ground Testing Award is presented for outstanding achievement in the development or effective utilization of technology, procedures, facilities, or modeling techniques for flight simulation, space simulation, propulsion testing, aerodynamic testing, or other ground testing associated with aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is presented annually at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Dr Henry T Nagamatsu
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: Prof. Nagamatsu has designed, built, and operated numerous ground testing facilities including Hypersonic testing facilities, wind tunnels transonic and combustion facilities. He has pioneered hypersonic research in the 1940s and 1950s