Peerless Technologies employee Dr. Shun-Fat Lung, a researcher at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), has been awarded the agency’s Exceptional Public Service Medal, one of the agency’s top awards.
Dr. Lung, who has worked at NASA Armstrong since 2008, was recognized for “sustained performance as a Structural Dynamics Analyst subject-matter expert resulting in significant contributions to diverse NASA projects.”
“He is one of those ‘silent heroes’ who consistently strives to solve problems and issues from behind the scene,“ said Daniel Eng, Peerless’ program manager at AFRC. “His work of more than a decade at NASA AFRC has been invaluable and has contributed to many significant improvements.”
Over the course of his career at AFRC, Dr. Lung has worked on such projects as NASA’s G-III Solar Eclipse Mission; the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge project, the X-57 Maxwell and the X-59 Low-Boom Technology Demonstrator aircraft, and many more.
“It is an honor,” said Dr. Lung. “I’m very excited to receive (this award).”
At the same ceremony, Peerless employees Daniel Eng and Mohammed Dandachy were recognized as part of a team receiving NASA’s Group Achievement Award for the first flight of an unmanned aircraft with a Detect and Avoid system that met the intent of the FAA’s “see and avoid” rules without chase aircraft.
Peerless Technologies began providing engineering and technical support services for flight and research development at AFRC in March 2019 as part of the New Horizons Aerospace Joint Venture, supporting project teams in research, flight operations, structural engineering, flight instrumentation, avionics and airworthiness.
Founded in Dayton, Ohio, in 2000, Peerless Technologies has almost 500 employees in 17 states providing engineering, aerospace, program management, cybersecurity, software development, business operations and other professional services to the Air Force, Navy, NASA and other government customers.