AIAA to Present Awards at August Conference Written 7 August 2013

(AIAA Communications 2008–2017)

Awards Recognize Technical Excellence, Academic Achievement, and Sustained Service

August 7, 2013 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present awards for technical excellence, academic achievement, and sustained service at a noon luncheon on August 20, as part of the AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference, the AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference, the AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, and the AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference, being jointly held 19–22 August 2013, at the Marriott Boston Copley Place, Boston, Mass.

  • Barry Boehm, TRW Professor of Software Engineering, Computer Science Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., will receive the AIAA Aerospace Software Engineering Award. Boehm is being recognized for over four decades of significant contributions to aerospace software for spacecraft, aircraft, command and control systems, and enterprise systems.

  • William W. Chung, senior systems engineer, guidance navigation and control, AMERICAN SYSTEMS Corporation, Lexington Park, Md., will receive the AIAA de Florez Award for Flight Simulation. Chung is being recognized for technical leadership in advancing flight simulation technologies through development of flight and air traffic simulation facilities and improvement of motion cueing algorithms over thirty years of government and industry service.

  • Eugene Morelli, research engineer, Dynamic Systems and Control Branch, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va., will receive the AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award. Morelli is being recognized for pioneering research and innovative scientific contributions in the area of aircraft system identification with applications to flight mechanics and flight control systems.

  • AIAA will present a Sustained Service Award to Jason Hui, systems engineering manager, BAE Systems, Nashua, N.H., to recognize his sustained and significant contributions to the Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee, and dedicated service to AIAA.

  • Aude Marzuoli, a graduate student at the George Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., will receive the AIAA Foundation Guidance, Navigation, and Control Graduate Award. The award is presented to promote the areas of guidance, navigation, and control by rewarding promising graduate students who have a demonstrated interest in one or more of these areas.

For more information about these awards, or the AIAA Honors and Award program, please contact Carol Stewart at or 703.264.7623.

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