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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 2019. Nomination Deadline: 1 February 2020
  • Full Name: Mr. Christopher Moody
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For the invention, prototyping, initial implementation, standardization, and gaining user acceptance of the Universal Access Transceiver (UAT) and the UAT Beacon Radio (UBR)