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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Ground Testing Award

Established in 1975, the Ground Testing Award is presented for outstanding achievement in the development or effective utilization of technology, procedures, facilities, or modeling techniques for flight simulation, space simulation, propulsion testing, aerodynamic testing, or other ground testing associated with aeronautics and astronautics. This annual award is presented annually at the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum (AVIATION). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Charles E Wittliff
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For contributions advancing both the science and engineering of short-duration hypersonic testing, including similitude and principle of hypersonic shock tunnel operation, as well as development of test instrumentation and test techniques