Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Open for Nominations 1 October 2021 1 February 2022

This award is presented to recognize outstanding sustained contributions and achievements in enabling technologies and/or the integration of technologies for system applications in the advancement of hypersonic flight. The next presentation is scheduled during the International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference in Fall 2021. Nomination Deadline:1 February 2021

Award Recipients

2021

  • Dr Steven H Walker
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Awarded
    Award: 2021 AIAA Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Award
    AIAA Citation: For outstanding leadership in the furthering of Hypersonic Technology by initiating and managing novel flight demonstrators providing the maturity necessary to transition to operational systems.

2020

  • Dr Allan Paull
    The University of Queensland
    Awarded
    Award: 2020 AIAA Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Award
    AIAA Citation: For a career dedicated to the advancement of hypersonics through innovations in technology and ground/flight testing, helping Australia achieve global prominence in the field.

2018

  • Mr. Robert A Mercier
    USAF AFRL/PRS
    Awarded
    Award: 2018 Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Award
    AIAA Citation: In recognition for over 20 years of dedicated, sustained effort to advanced air-breathing propulsion to a level of maturity that makes practical hypersonic vehicles a reality.”

2017

  • Prof Richard G Morgan
    The University of Queensland
    Awarded
    Award: 2017 Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Award
    AIAA Citation: 2017 Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Award

2015

  • Dr Hans G Hornung
    Awarded
    Award: -
    AIAA Citation: For lifelong contributions advancing the understanding of high-enthalpy hypervelocity flows and high-enthalpy ground-test experimental techniques.

2014

  • Dr John I Erdos
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For over 40 years of visionary technical and organizational leadership of foundational technology, ground test, and flight test activities that became the cornerstones of the international knowledge base of hypersonic systems and technologies.

2012

  • Dr John D Anderson
    Retired f/University of Maryland
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For lifelong achievement in the advancement of scientific knowledge in hypersonic as dynamics and its application to hypersonic flight through seminal research, teaching, and publication.