Summerfield Book Award Open for Nominations 1 February 2020 1 July 2020

The Summerfield Book Award is named in honor of Dr. Martin Summerfield, founder and initial editor of the Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics series of books published by the AIAA. The award is presented to the author of the best book recently published (within the last five years) by AIAA. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech). Nomination Deadline: 1 July

Award Recipients

2020

  • Dr Steve A Brandt
    US Air Force Academy
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: Introduction to Aeronautics: A Design Perspective, Third Edition
    AIAA Citation: Presented at 2020 AIAA SciTech Forum

2019

  • Dr Keith Boyer
    Practical Aeronautics, Inc.
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: “For “Elements of Propulsion – Gas Turbines and Rockets” and its contributions, from quickly predicting the behavior of “real” engines to the numerous and helpful examples.”
    AIAA Citation: “For “Elements of Propulsion – Gas Turbines and Rockets” and its contributions, from quickly predicting the behavior of “real” engines to the numerous and helpful examples.”
  • Dr Jack D Mattingly
    Mattingly Consulting
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: 2019
    AIAA Citation: “Elements of Propulsion – Gas Turbines and Rockets” and its contributions, from quickly predicting the behavior of “real” engines to the numerous and helpful examples.

2018

  • Grant Carichner
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design is the legacy of two of Lockheed Martin's chief engineers whose experiences span dozens of projects and more than thirty years of novel flight vehicle development in the company's Skunk Works.
    AIAA Citation: Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design is the legacy of two of Lockheed Martin's chief engineers whose experiences span dozens of projects and more than thirty years of novel flight vehicle development in the company's Skunk Works.
  • Dr Leland M Nicolai
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design is the legacy of two of Lockheed Martin's chief engineers whose experiences span dozens of projects and more than thirty years of novel flight vehicle development in the company's Skunk Works.
    AIAA Citation: Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design is the legacy of two of Lockheed Martin's chief engineers whose experiences span dozens of projects and more than thirty years of novel flight vehicle development in the company's Skunk Works.

2013

  • Dr John L Junkins
    Texas A&M University
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: “Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems, 2nd edition"
  • Dr Hanspeter Schaub
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    Award: “Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems, 2nd edition.

2011

  • Dr Penina Axelrad
    University of Colorado Boulder
    Awarded-CoRecipients
  • Per K Enge
    Awarded-CoRecipients
  • Dr Bradford W Parkinson
    Awarded-CoRecipients
  • Dr James J Spilker Jr.
    Awarded-CoRecipients

2008

  • James R French
    JRF Engineering Services
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: Space Vehicle Design, Second Edition
  • Dr Michael D Griffin
    Schafer Corporation
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: Space Vehicle Design, Second Edition

2007

  • Dr Robert E Ball
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: The Fundamentals of Aircraft Combat Survivability Analysis and Design, Second Edition

2006

  • Dr David E Bossert
    Raytheon Missile Systems
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics: Performance, Static Stability, Dynamic Stability, and Classical Feedback Control
  • Dr Wayne F Hallgren
    Practical Aeronautics, Inc.
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics: Performance, Static Stability, Dynamic Stability, and Classical Feedback Control
  • Dr Steven L Morris
    Engineering Systems, Inc.
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics: Performance, Static Stability, Dynamic Stability, and Classical Feedback Control
  • Dr Thomas R Yechout
    U.S. Air Force Academy
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: Introduction to Aircraft Flight Mechanics: Performance, Static Stability, Dynamic Stability, and Classical Feedback Control

2005

  • Dr William H Heiser
    William Heiser Consultant
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For an outstanding, modern, and unique classic textbook, Aircraft Engine Design: Second Edition, which provides a sound, comprehensive foundation for students of engine design.
  • Dr Jack D Mattingly
    Mattingly Consulting
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For an outstanding, modern, and unique classic textbook, Aircraft Engine Design: Second Edition, which provides a sound, comprehensive foundation for students of engine design
  • Dr David T Pratt
    Pratt Consulting
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For their AIAA Education Series book, Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion, which presents a fundamental, logical, integrated treatment of this complex field and also contributes original research and scholarship. Its comprehensive exposition is extremely well written and friendly to read, representing an outstanding educational resource and a critical reference for years to come

2003

  • Mr. Joseph P Hopkins Jr.
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the book International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems 3rd Edition and Guide to Space Launch Systems currently in its 3rd edition, which has become the standard authoritative reference for launch vehicle data both nationally and internationally, and will continue to be a reference to the aerospace industry for years to come
  • Joshua B Hopkins
    Lockheed Martin Space Systems
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the book International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems 3rd Edition and Guide to Space Launch Systems currently in its 3rd edition, which has become the standard authoritative reference for launch vehicle data both nationally and internationally, and will continue to be a reference to the aerospace industry for years to come
  • Mr Steven J Isakowitz
    The Aerospace Corporation
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For the book International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems 3rd Edition and Guide to Space Launch Systems currently in its 3rd edition, which has become the standard authoritative reference for launch vehicle data both nationally and internationally, and will continue to be a reference to the aerospace industry for years to come

2002

  • Dr Richard H Battin
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For the AIAA Education Series book An Introduction to the Mathematics and Methods of Astrodynamics, an excellent source for both classical results and recent research, much of it generated by the author

2001

  • Paul Zarchan
    Massachusettes Institute of Technology
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For the book “Tactical and Strategic Missile Guidance” with three editions published in the AIAA Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, which has become a classic by providing a unique, insightful, and modern exposition of this complex subject in an unusually clear pedagogical format useful to both novices and experts

2000

  • Dr Daniel P Raymer
    Conceptual Research Corporation
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For his book, Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, which presents both students and practicing designers a comprehensive exposition of the aircraft design process from initial conceptual layouts to final design decisions, covering every phase of design.

1999

  • Dr William H Heiser
    William Heiser Consultant
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For their AIAA Education Series book, Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion, which presents a fundamental, logical, integrated treatment of this complex field and also contributes original research and scholarship. Its comprehensive exposition is extremely well written and friendly to read, representing an outstanding educational resource and a critical reference for years to come
  • Dr David T Pratt
    Pratt Consulting
    Awarded-CoRecipients
    AIAA Citation: For their AIAA Education Series book, Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion,which presents a fundamental, logical, integrated treatment of this complex field and also contributes original research and scholarship. Its comprehensive exposition is extremely well written and friendly to read, representing an outstanding educational resource and a critical reference for years to come

1997

  • Gordon C Oates
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For high quality books that set the standard for excellence at the inception of the AIAA Education Series in both the marketplace and the aerospace community, attracting subsequent outstanding authors to make the Series successful