Dr. John C. Ruth Digital Avionics Award
The Digital Avionics Award was renamed in 2007 to honor Dr. John C. Ruth who founded the Digital Avionics Technical Committee and also served as Chair of the 4th Digital Avionics Conference in 1981. The award is presented to recognize outstanding achievement in technical management and/or implementation of digital avionics in space or aeronautical systems, including system analysis, design, development or application, and is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) at the Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC). The next award will be made in 2017.
Nomination Deadline: 1 April
- Full Name: Richard E Spardin
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For leading the combined Project Engineering and Staff Task Force that directed the specification, design, development, test and certification of the 757/767 digital avionics subsystems