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Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award

The Aerodynamic Measurement Technology Award was approved by Board of Directors in 1995 and is presented for continued contributions and achievements toward the advancement of advanced aerodynamics flowfield and surface measurement techniques for research in flight and ground test applications.Beginning in 2017, this award is presented biennially (in odd-numbered years) generally at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautic (AVIATION) Forum. Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Prof Alexander J Smits
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For advancement of quantitative techniques in extreme conditions including high Reynolds numbers and compressible flows, and in particular for research aiding understanding of hot-wire anemometry.”