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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Daniel Guggenheim Medal

The Daniel Guggenheim Medal was established in 1929 for the purpose of honoring persons who make notable achievements in the advancement of aeronautics. The Medal is jointly sponsored by AIAA, ASME, SAE, and VFS. Administration of the Medal resides at Please visit this page for nomination form and requirements This annual award is generally presented at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala. However, it may be presented at another event, selected by the Board of Award and Medalist. Nomination Deadline: 28 February 2019 (extended deadline!)
  • Full Name: Charles S Draper
  • AIAA Citation: For contributions to aeronautical education and significant developments in new fields of aircraft instrumentation, in particular for pioneering inertial guidance techniques making possible in rout navigation independently of earth references; for over twenty-five years of leadership, in the technology of control and guidance of flight vehicle, and with the training of engineers in this vital field of aeronautics and astronautic