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    AIAA to Recognize Technical Achievement at the 36th AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference

    August 16, 2017 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present the 2017 Dr. John C. Ruth Digital Avionics Award during the 36th AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) September 17–21, 2017 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

    Dr. John R. Moore, principal systems engineer at Rockwell Collins, Inc. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, will receive the award. His citation reads: “For pioneering work to develop enabling technologies for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, and the standards to adopt them into the National Air Space.”

    This award, named in honor of Dr. John C. Ruth, who founded the AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee, is presented to recognize outstanding achievement in technical management and/or implementation of digital avionics in space or aeronautical systems to include system analysis, design, development or application. 

    For more information about the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Patricia A. Carr at or 703.264.7523.


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    AIAA is nearly 30,000 engineers and scientists, and 95 corporate members, from 85 countries who are dedicated to advancing the global aerospace profession. The world’s largest aerospace technical society, the Institute convenes five yearly forums; publishes books, technical journals, and Aerospace America; hosts a collection of 160,000 technical papers; develops and maintains standards; honors and celebrates achievement; and advocates on policy issues. AIAA serves aerospace professionals around the world—who are shaping the future of aerospace—by providing the tools, insights, and collaborative exchanges to advance the state of the art in engineering and science for aviation, space, and defense. For more information, visit, or follow us on Twitter @AIAA.



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