Survivability Award Open for Nominations 1 February 2023 – 1 July 2023
Established in 1993, the Survivability Award is presented to an individual or a team to recognize outstanding achievement or contribution in design, analysis, implementation and/or education of survivability in an aerospace system. This award is presented biennially (in even-numbered years) generally at the AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (SciTech). Nomination Deadline: 1 July
Alex G KurtzDOD-USAF (Retired)AwardedAward: 2022 AIAA Survivability AwardAIAA Citation: For distinguished service and contributions to the aircraft/aerospace survivability/vulnerability community and discipline.
Charles F FrankenbergerAwardedAward: For technical and leadership excellence in propulsion system survivability enhancement and executing multi-service test programs to evaluate and improve overall aircraft survivability.
Dr Vincent VolpeInstitute for Defense AnsalysisAwardedAward: 2018 Survivability AwardAIAA Citation: For pioneering efforts as founding member of AIAA Survivability Technical Committee and more than 45 years of outstanding technical contributions to aircraft survivability community.
John M ViceSkyward, Ltd.AwardedAIAA Citation: For leadership and technical contributions instrumental in enhancing aircraft survivability through test and evaluation, combat data collection, and aircraft battle damage assessment and repair.
Dr Joel E WilliamsenInstitute for Defense AnsalysisAwardedAIAA Citation: For enhancing spacecraft, aircraft, and crew survivability through advanced meteoroid/orbital debris shield designs, on-orbit repair techniques, risk assessment tools, and Live Fire evaluation.
Walter D DotsethAwardedAIAA Citation: For exceptional contributions during a longstanding career performing and promoting both nuclear and nonnuclear aircraft survivability design and enhancement.
David H HallAwardedAIAA Citation: For exceptional contributions as a visionary and leader in the development of integrated survivability assessment, modeling and simulation verification, validation accreditation processes and practices.
James B FoulkSURVICE Engineering CompanyAwardedAIAA Citation: For pioneering efforts in survivability including the design of the UH-60A Blackhawk helicopter, establishment of SURVIAC, and the founding and management of the Survice Engineering Company.
Mr. Lawrence A EusanioInstitute for Defense AnsalysisAwardedAIAA Citation: In recognition of his analytical efforts and program leadership that have improved the survivability of many U.S. military aircraft currently in the defense inventory or in the acquisition process.
Mr. Michael MeyersThe Boeing CompanyAwardedAIAA Citation: For longstanding leadership in survivability analysis, ballistic testing, and vulnerability hardening that led to reduced losses for US tactical aircraft.
Jerry WallickInstitute for Defense AnsalysisAwardedAIAA Citation: For pioneering efforts in the development of Survivability as a design discipline, including BDAR, and their application to the A-10 and other combat aircraft design.
Mr. Nikolaos CaravasosAwardedAIAA Citation: For 30 years of pioneering design and for the implementation of survivability improvements to fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Dr Robert E BallAwardedAIAA Citation: For pioneering efforts in establishing survivability as a design discipline through development of the survivability textbook and educational courses and by providing leadership for this area.
Dale B AtkinsonAwardedAIAA Citation: For pioneering efforts in establishing survivability as a recognized engineering design discipline.