The tenth Marcel Dassault
Académie des Sciences Prize awarded the research engineer
Pierre Touboul, head of the ONERA Physical Measurements
The prize is awarded annually for outstanding individual or team
achievement, regardless of nationality, in aerospace science and
Mr Pierre Touboul designed and carried through a new type of
high-precision capacitive accelerometer, that today features as
essential equipment on several international space missions.
On January 18th, during a ceremony held in Dassault’s
head office in Paris, Mr Touboul received his prize from Serge
DASSAULT alongside Edouard BREZIN, newly appointed chairman of the
Académie des Sciences. The ceremony was attended by leading
figures from the scientific community, official organizations and
the aerospace industry.
The ceremony was followed by a conference by Stéphane
Lemaire, engineer at Dassault Aviation, about acoustic modeling, an
interesting theme for future collaborations between Dassault
Aviation and ONERA, with application on Falcon noise reduction.