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

Award Recipients

2022

  • Alex G Kurtz
    DOD-USAF (Retired)
    Awarded
    Award: 2022 AIAA Survivability Award
    AIAA Citation: For distinguished service and contributions to the aircraft/aerospace survivability/vulnerability community and discipline.

2020

  • Charles F Frankenberger
    Awarded
    Award: For technical and leadership excellence in propulsion system survivability enhancement and executing multi-service test programs to evaluate and improve overall aircraft survivability.

2018

  • Dr Vincent Volpe
    Institute for Defense Ansalysis
    Awarded
    Award: 2018 Survivability Award
    AIAA 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.

2014

  • John M Vice
    Skyward, Ltd.
    Awarded
    AIAA 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.

2012

  • Dr Joel E Williamsen
    Institute for Defense Ansalysis
    Awarded
    AIAA 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.

2010

  • Walter D Dotseth
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For exceptional contributions during a longstanding career performing and promoting both nuclear and nonnuclear aircraft survivability design and enhancement.

2008

  • David H Hall
    Awarded
    AIAA 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.

2006

  • James B Foulk
    SURVICE Engineering Company
    Awarded
    AIAA 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.

2004

  • Mr. Lawrence A Eusanio
    Institute for Defense Ansalysis
    Awarded
    AIAA 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.

2002

  • Mr. Michael Meyers
    The Boeing Company
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For longstanding leadership in survivability analysis, ballistic testing, and vulnerability hardening that led to reduced losses for US tactical aircraft.

2000

  • Jerry Wallick
    Institute for Defense Ansalysis
    Awarded
    AIAA 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.

1998

  • Mr. Nikolaos Caravasos
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For 30 years of pioneering design and for the implementation of survivability improvements to fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

1996

  • Dr Robert E Ball
    Awarded
    AIAA 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.

1994

  • Dale B Atkinson
    Awarded
    AIAA Citation: For pioneering efforts in establishing survivability as a recognized engineering design discipline.