2009 COMPETITION WINNERS


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Click on the hyperlinks to see copies of winning designs under each category. Note that only place award winners are provided.

2009 Winners Fact Sheet

Airport Operations and Maintenance Challenge:

First Place - A team from the Computer Science Department at Binghamton University - State University of New York advised by Professor William Ziegler won first place for its submission titled, “Radiant Heating of Airport Aprons.”
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Second Place - A team from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign captured second place for its design titled, “In-place Hot Mix Asphalt Density Estimation Using Ground Penetrating Radar for Airport Pavement Quality Control and Assurance Activities". Dr. Imad Al-Qadi and Dr. Samer Lahouar were the advisors.
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Runway Safety/Runway Incursions Challenge:

First Place - A team from the Computer Science Department at the University of Southern California advised by Dr. Michael Crowley won the first place award for designing a Controller Intent Monitoring Interface (CIMI) that would ensure that all high-speed operations conducted on runways are executed in a safe manner that is consistent with FAA regulations.
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Second Place - A submission from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Southern California advised by Dr. David Wilczynski won second place for their design titled, “Airport Safety Management System.”
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Airport Environmental Interactions Challenge:

First Place – A team from the Computer Science Department at Binghamton University - State University of New York advised by Professor William Ziegler won first place for its submission titled, “Using a High Vacuum Evaporator to Treat Anti-icing and Deicing Byproducts.”
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Second Place – A team from the Department of Aviation and Technology at San Jose State University won second place in this category with a design titled, “Piezoelectric Harvesting.” Dr. Glynn Falcon was the Advisor.
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Third Place - A team from the Department of Aviation and Technology at San Jose State University won third place for their design titled, “The Enthalpy Wheel.” Dr. Glynn Falcon served as their Advisor.
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Airport Management and Planning Challenge:

First Place –A team from the Department of Aviation at The Ohio State University garnered first place for its submission on “Developing an integrated web-based tool to enhance Safety Management System (SMS) planning and management for airports.” Dr. Seth Young was the Advisor.
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Second Place – A team from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Phoenix Sky Harbor Campus of the Worldwide Department of Business Administration advised by Dr. Frank Grabowski won second place for their design titled, “NowGen.”
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Third Place - A team from The University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute under the guidance of Dr. Scott Tarry won third place for their design titled, “Technology-based Communication Solutions for Reduced Fuel Consumption in the Airport Environment.”
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