Recipients 2014

The JSASS Awards consist of Best Paper Award, Technology Award, and Young Researcher Award for members under 35 years old. JSASS provided nomination guidelines in the June 2014 issue of Aeronautical and Space Sciences Japan and on the JSASS website, and nominations received by 20 August 2014 were reviewed strictly and carefully by each award selection committee. The committees recommended two recipients for Best Paper Award, two recipients for Technology Award [one for Basic Technology Category and one for Project Category], and three recipients for Young Researcher Award. The committee recommendations were submitted to the JSASS Board of Directors and endorsed at the 500th Board of Directors Meeting on 19 December 2014. The JSASS would like to announce all of our members this year’s awards recipients. Also, these awards will be presented with an extra prize at the JSASS Annual General Meeting to be held in April 2015. The details of the review will be provided in the May 2015 issue of Aeronautical and Space Sciences Japan.

19 December 2014
The 46th Board of Directors

Affiliations when the papers and technologies were published are shown.

Best Paper Award

Awarded paper Flight Control of Quad Tilt Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Recipient(s) Masayuki Sato (JAXA)
Koji Muraoka (JAXA)

Best Paper Award

Awarded paper Arrival Time Control during Continuous Descent and Its Application to Air Traffic Control
Recipient(s) Noboru Takeichi (Nagoya University)
Takao Hatano (Nagoya University)
Yutaka Fukuda (Electronic Navigation Research Institute)

Technology Award [Basic Technology Category]

Development of Disaster Relief Aircraft Information Sharing Network (D- NET)
Recipient(s) Keiji Kobayashi (JAXA)
Yoshinori Okuno (JAXA)
Kanichi Ishii (JAXA)

Technology Award [Project Category]

Development of the Epsilon Rocket
Recipient(s) JAXA Epsilon Launch Vehicle Project Team

Young Researcher Award

Awarded Paper Upgraded Space Debris Evolutionary Model for the Geosynchronous Earth Orbit
Recipient Yuya Ariyoshi (Kyushu University)

Young Researcher Award

Awarded Paper Configuration of Fold Line Induced by Wrapping Fold of Large Membrane
Recipient Yasutaka Sato (Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Young Researcher Award

Awarded Paper Swing-By Window Expansion for WSB Lunar Gravity Capture via Low Continuous Thrust
Recipient Keita Tanaka (The University of Tokyo)