The 23rd AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar provides the world’s leading scientists, engineers, researchers, and managers, as well as promising students within the field of parachute and aerodynamic decelerator systems, an opportunity to present recent advances before a knowledgeable international audience. Topics include: Modeling and Simulation, System Applications and Operations, Testing, Materials and Manufacturing, Design and Development, and more.
Co-located with the PIA Meeting and Symposium
The AIAA event will be held in conjunction with the Parachute Industry Association (PIA) Meeting and Symposium. PIA’s primary areas of interest are the manufacture of parachute systems and materials, along with the more hands-on aspects of rigging, maintenance, and operation. The AIAA and PIA events will complement each other by providing a broader perspective of the field of aerodynamic decelerators. Joint activities will offer interaction between the groups and increase the value to all participants! For more information on PIA, please visit www.pia.com.
ADS Seminar - Simulation and Modeling of Modern Aerodynamic Decelerators: A Systems Engineering Perspective
On Monday, 30 March 2015, the Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technical Committee will host one-day seminar on modeling for design and testing.
Computer modeling and simulation has become an essential analysis tool for aerodynamic decelerator system design and testing, from the low order modeling of interacting point masses to the more sophisticated techniques of CFD and FSI. This seminar will review the modeling techniques that are currently being used to answer questions both at system- and element-level. Several case studies of recent parachute, inflatable, and deployable aerodynamic decelerator programs shall be discussed as well, in order to show how modeling has been used to guide decisions on design and testing issues.
Questions about the event can be directed to the Seminar Chair, Mr. Aaron Morris. Registration and separate ticket purchase is required to attend.
Best Student Paper Competition
The AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technical Committee (ADS TC) is sponsoring a Best Student Paper Competition at this year’s conference. Finalists will present their papers during technical sessions at the conference and all finalists will be recognized at the conference awards dinner. All finalists will receive a $1,250 award (to offset travel expenses and conference registration) and a complimentary ticket to the awards dinner after attending and presenting their paper. An overall best paper and presentation will be selected from the finalists, and the overall winner will be presented with an additional $1,250 prize. All prizes are provided by the ADS TC. Questions about the ADS Best Student Paper Competition should be referred to the chair, Nathan Slegers, University of Alabama in Huntsville.