Support Systems Award
The Support Systems Award was established in 1975 and was presented for significant contributions to the overall effectiveness of aerospace systems through the development of improved support systems technology. This award has been discontinued.
Dr William R RobertsonAwardedAIAA Citation: For an innovative approach to RAM analysis for a large, complex system of systems, that has helped optimize system design at the lowest possible life-cycle cost
Jeffrey A DrewAwardedAIAA Citation: For contributions to the science of real time, expert systems, diagnostics
Mr. Robert G MagerMcDonnell Douglas CorporationAwardedAIAA Citation: In recognition of outstanding leadership and creative insight in developing support systems for the F-15 Eagle Aircraft. The outstanding supportability of this aircraft multiplies the strength of the U.S. Tactical Air Command
Mr. Lewis M IsraelittCenter for Computer Assisted EngineeringAwardedAIAA Citation: In recognition of your outstanding development of two computer aided data and management systems that are being adopted by the USAF and DoD as standard systems
Mr. John C McHaffieAwardedAIAA Citation: For outstanding service and professional leadership which led to the first National Space Logistics Symposium sponsored by AIAA in Huntsville, Alabama, March, 1987
Mr. John E Hart Jr.AwardedAIAA Citation: In recognition of his outstanding contributions and leadership in the development of improved support systems for the B-1A, B-1B, B-52, SRAM, C-5A, and C-141A programs during his long and dedicated career
Mr. Oscar W SeppO W Sepp & AssociatesAwardedAIAA Citation: For his significant technical and managerial contribution to the initiation and development of the USAF Mate Program. His enthusiastic leadership resulted in a program that has a profound influence on present and future support system technology
Harry M SeamanAwardedAIAA Citation: For his dedicated efforts and contributions to the overall effectiveness of the F-16 program through the development of improved support systems technology
Mr. Richard P AdamRockwell InternationalAwardedAIAA Citation: For significant contributions to the aerospace support system. This includes developing the concepts for the on-board test system and ground support equipment for the B-1. In addition he has continually provided dynamic leadership to the AIAA and AUTOESCON organizations in advancing support systems technology throughout industry.
Mr. George E MarronAwardedAIAA Citation: For significant contributions to the overall effectiveness of aerospace systems through the development of improved support system technology. This includes conceptual development and implementation through production and world wide operational use of a total spectrum of GSE to support the F4A, F15, F18 and AV-8B
Mr. John W KikerAwardedAward: -AIAA Citation: In recognition of outstanding technical vision and determination in advocating and validating, through engineering studies, the concept which ultimately led to the use of a carrier aircraft to transport and flight test the space shuttle orbiter
Joseph J O`RourkeAwardedAIAA Citation: For continuous and long term accomplishments in the development and implementation of innovative and effective methods for planning, programing, designing, constructing and operating a broad spectrum of ground support systems for aviation and aerospace
Thomas A EllisonAwardedAIAA Citation: For his technical foresight recognizing the need and conceiving the idea for a standard programming language for automatic test equipment and for your technical direction and overall deep personal involvement developing the ATLAS software language
Gene A PetryAwardedAIAA Citation: For his technical foresight in conceiving the idea that large cargo aircraft be used as ICBM launch platforms and developing the parachute system required to accomplish this