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AWARDS
2018 NASA Honor Awards

The honorees received their awards at a special ceremony on October 18, 2018 at Ames Research Center, presented by Dr. Eugene Tu, Ames Research Center Director; Mr. Mark Geyer, NASA Johnson Space Center Director; and Ms. Lynette Forsman, Ames Incentive Awards Program Manager.



Savita Verma accepts her award at the awards ceremony.

Savita Verma received an Exceptional Achievement Medal for exceptional support of a complex field trial of NASA's integrated arrival, departure, surface operations system displays, and user interface at Charlotte-Douglas Airport.




Yoon Jung accepts the award on behalf of the team at the awards ceremony.

The NASA-Korean Aerospace Research Collaboration Team received a group achievement award for effectively collaborating to advance integrated arrival, departure, and surface operations research to benefit air transportation operations in both countries.

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Yoon C. Jung, Hanbong Lee), KARI (Yeonju Eun, Myeongsook Jeong, Eunmi Oh, Daekeun Jeon), and SGT, Inc. (Zhifan Zhu).




Sarah D'souza accepts the award on behalf of the team at the awards ceremony.

The Rapid Aircraft Modeling and Simulation Team received a group achievement award for successfully developing and demonstrating the NASA Ames integrated rapid development and simulation capability on the Low Boom Flight Demonstrator (LBFD) aircraft.

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Jeffrey V. Bowles, Andrew C. Cone, Sarah N. D'souza, Donald A. Durston, Joseph A. Garcia, Todd A. Lauderdale, Kurtis R. Long, John E. Melton, Scott E. Reardon) and Science Application International Corp. (William W. Chung, Ncholas S. Riccobono).

Representatives from the Rapid Aircraft Modeling and Simulation team assemble for a group photo at Ames Research Center.




Confesor Santiago accepts the award on behalf of the team at the awards ceremony.

The UAS Detect and Avoid Team received a group achievement award for groundbreaking research that underpins a new national standard for detect-and-avoid systems that will enable UAS to be safely integrated into the National Airspace System.

The team included representatives from NASA Ames Research Center (Karen T. Cate, Andrew C. Cone, Chester Gong, Douglas R. Isaacson, Marcus A. Johnson, Joel B. Lachter, Todd A. Lauderdale, Kevin J. Monk, Eric R. Mueller, Scott E. Reardon, Robert C. Rorie, Confesor Santiago, Robert J. Shively, David P. Thipphavong, Minghong G. Wu), NASA Langley Research Center (Keith E. Arthur, Maria C. Consiglio, Michael D. Guminsky, Michael J. Logan), National Institute of Aerospace (James P. Chamberlain), San Jose State University (Vernol Battiste, Lisa C. Fern, Alan N. Hobbs, Zachary S. Roberts, Summer L. Stallman), SGT, Inc. (Lee S. Brownston), and Universities Space Research Association (Michael Abramson, Georg H. Albrecht, Wayne W. Bridges, Seungman Lee, Jennifer Lock, Neil D. Otto, James D. Phillips, Mohamad S. Refai, Eric L. Wahl).



Recognition by Other Centers

The ATD-1 Research and Flight Test Team received a group achievement award from NASA Langley Research Center for outstanding success conducting an ATM simulation and flight test demonstrating precise spacing intervals between aircraft.





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