Plasmadynamics & Lasers Award
Approved by the Board of Directors in 1991, the Plasmadynamics & Lasers Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the understanding of the physical properties and dynamical behavior of matter in the plasma state and lasers as related to need in aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Aviation Forum (AVIATION).
Nomination Deadline: 1 October
- Full Name: Theodore A Jacobs
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For the invention and development of the megawatt continuous HF/DF chemical laser, which laid the foundations for the shipboard and space based laser defense systems.