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Hypersonic Systems and Technologies

This award is presented to recognize outstanding sustained contributions and achievements in enabling technologies and/or the integration of technologies for system applications in the advancement of hypersonic flight. This award is generally presented every 18 months at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION) or at the International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and technologies Conference (non-U.S.). The next presentation is scheduled during the International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference in 2017. Nomination Deadline: 1 October 2016
  • Full Name: Dr John I Erdos
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For over 40 years of visionary technical and organizational leadership of foundational technology, ground test, and flight test activities that became the cornerstones of the international knowledge base of hypersonic systems and technologies.