The opening reception will be held Sunday, 29 July 2012, 1830–2000 hrs, in the exhibit hall. The cost is included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets may be purchased upon registration or at the on-site registration desk, while supplies last.
Young Professional Networking Reception
||The AIAA Young Professional Committee is hosting a networking reception for early career professionals on Monday, 30 July 2012, from 1730 – 1900 hrs, in the Centennial III room at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. This is a great opportunity for young professionals age 35 and under to meet and make new contacts. Join the AIAA Young Professional Committee for light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and relaxed socializing.
Delta Museum Tour
Tuesday 31 July
Buses will depart at 0830
The Museum's collections and facilities include: The Spirit of Delta, Delta’s first 767. Bought by employees, retirees, and friends and donated to Delta in 1982. The Archives maintains over 200,000 images, 1,000 films, and one of the world's largest airline uniform collections in a museum; Replica of the first Delta station in Monroe, Louisiana; An 800-square-foot museum shop, housed in a redesigned section of the hull of the first L-1011 ever built. Tickets are $15, include transportation, and available on a first come first serve basis. Limit 50.
AIAA committees provide incredible opportunities for networking, building your resume, and professional development. Scores of committees and subcommittees meet at JPC. Stop in to see how you can participate. Click here
for a complete list (as of June 26th) of committee meetings.
Networking Coffee Breaks
Networking coffee breaks for all attendees will take place in the exhibit hall. Times are designated in the program. Coffee and other beverages will be served.
Tuesday IECEC Awards Luncheon and Wednesday JPC Awards Luncheon.
For those registration types that include the Award Luncheon tickets, those registrants that selected IECEC as their primary conference receive the Tuesday IECEC Awards Luncheon ticket and those that selected JPC as their primary conference will receive the Wednesday JPC Awards Luncheon ticket. Tickets are not exchangeable or refundable. The cost is included in the registration fee where indicated. Additional tickets may be purchased upon registration or at the on-site registration desk while supplies last.
The following AIAA awards are scheduled to be presented:
IECEC Awards Luncheon, Tuesday, 31 July
- Aerospace Power Systems Award
- Energy Systems Award
JPC Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, 1 August
- Air Breathing Propulsion Award
- Ground Testing Award
- Engineer of the Year Award
- Propellants and Combustion Award
- Sustained Service Award
- Wyld Propulsion Award
Lockheed Martin Facility Tour
Wednesday 1 August
Busses will depart at 0830.
The tour will be conducted at the Lockheed Martin Marietta facility, home of the C-130J Super Hercules advanced tactical aircraft production line and our C-5 Super Galaxy modernization production line. The visitors will get to see both production lines. Additionally, the visitors will get an over view of the site history and also see the F35 JSF mid fuselage and P-3 wing production areas. Tickets are $15, include transportation, and available on a first come first serve basis. Limit 50.
For more information contact Chris at Chrisb@aiaa.org.
Engineers as Educators Workshop
Wednesday, 1 August 2012, 1900-2200 hrs
Do you want to interact with K-12 students?
Do you want to share your passion and inspire others?
Are you at a loss for where to start?
This workshop will arm you with the tools, tips and tricks to entrance your audience in a grade level appropriate fashion by creating presentations and activities that will demonstrate the real-world applications of math and science taught in the classroom.
You will learn how to construct presentations, use simple activities to demonstrate the engineering design process and scientific method, and learn how to approach an educator to share your experiences with their students.
For more information, contact Lisa Bacon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frontier of Propulsion Science Information Session and Author Signing
Information Session – Presentation Stage
Tuesday, 7/31 0915-0930 hrs
Author Signing – AIAA Bookstore
Tuesday, 7/31 0930-1000 hrs
Come listen to Frontier of Propulsion Science authors Eric Davis and Marc Millis talk about their book at the Presentation Stage in the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday from 0915 to 0930. Then afterwards come by the AIAA Bookstore also in the in the Exhibit Hall from 0930-1000 to have your copy of Frontier of Propulsion Science signed by the authors.
Frontier of Propulsion Science will be on sale for $90.97 (org. $129.95) at the AIAA Bookstore.
Stop by the AIAA Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall to browse and purchase specially selected titles for the Fluid Dynamic conference. Also featured will be the entire 2012 AIAA Book of Month collection at their special month prices. Lastly, the title Advanced Propulsion Systems and Technologies, Today to 2020; Claudio Bruno and Antonio Accettura, has been selected as the conference book of JPC/IECEC and is on sale for $71.47 (org. $109.95).
The 48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit will feature an impressive exhibit showcasing leading industry products and services relating to air breathing, liquid, solid, nuclear, electric, and other forms of propulsion for aerospace.
Accompanying Persons Program
Accompanying persons are invited to meet on Monday, 30 July 2012, at 1000 hrs, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Information about local attractions, activities, tours, shows, and restaurants will be available. Coffee and tea will be served.
Monday, 30 July
Joint Opening Keynote
Robert Lightfoot, Center Director, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
TBD - Overview of NASA major program thrusts and Technology Development Opportunities
NASA MSFC National Institute for Rocket Propulsion Systems
Moderator: Dr. Dale Thomas
Shuttle Space Transportation Replacement Options and Progress
Chaired by: Paul M. Anderson, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Denver, Colorado The safe return of Space Shuttle Atlantis on July 21, 2011 marked the end of nearly 30 years of near-continuous American space exploration and achievements. Although this milestone marked the end of the Shuttle era, the future of American human spaceflight is far from bleak. In April, 2011, NASA awarded contracts to four commercial companies to continue development of commercial rockets and spacecraft capable of safely flying astronauts into orbit and to the International Space Station. In addition, NASA is making steady progress on building the Orion spacecraft, which is being designed to take astronauts deeper into space than ever before. The purpose of this session is to present the progress that is being made on several of these options, including highlighting the key technical drivers, achievements, and challenges that each are facing as America heads into its next era of human spaceflight.
David Thompson, CEO Orbital Sciences Corp. (Confirmed)
TBD: Commercial Space: Past, Present, and Future
Commercial Space Development Panel
Former NASA Administrator
Business Development Director
Propulsion, Space Systems Group
Blue Origin, LLC
Director, Business Development & Strategy
Vice President & General Manager, Space Launch Division
Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager, Human Spaceflight Systems
Vice President, Government Sales
Vice President, Business Development
The Boeing Company
Vice President & Program Manager, Commercial Programs, Space Exploration
Micro/Nano Thermal Management Technology for Aerospace, Energy, and Environment
The micro/nano-scale thermal management technologies in this panel session include, but are not limited to, heat and mass transport issues in the following materials, components or systems: carbon nanotube, high temperature nanofibers, ceramics, aerogel insulation, thermal energy storage, microcooler, nanopropellants, propulsion systems, in-space propulsion, solar-electrical conversion, solar-fuel conversion, thermoelectric energy conversion, magnetocaloric energy conversion, pyroelectric energy conversion, piezoelectric energy conversion, electrochemical energy conversion and storage, chip scale spot cooling and waste heat recovery. A panel of experts will discuss the emerging micro/nano-scale thermal management technologies for aerospace, energy and environment, and offer their vision for the future of these technologies. Focus will be placed on challenges and opportunities. Speakers: Timothy Johnson, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Rama Venkatasubramanian, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC; Theodorian Borca-Tasciuc, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY; Gerald Mahan, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.
Next Steps in Hypersonics- Turning Research into Reality
Moderator: Dr. Mark Lewis, University of Maryland
Combustion Characteristics of High Hydrogen Content Fuels
High Hydrogen Content (HHC) Fuels impose significant combustor design challenges due to their different flame behavior and working fluid characteristics as compared with natural gas. The panel session summarizes HHC fuel issues in the context of robust, reliable, low-emission, and fuel flexible combustor technology development.
Tuesday, 31 July
David Garrison, Managing Director, Engine and Component Maintenance for Delta Tech Ops
TBD - Current and Future Airline Propulsion Challenges
IECEC Keynote – Aerospace Capabilities Applied To Solving Terrestrial Energy Problems ... A University View
Speaker: Ronald Sega Vice President of Energy and Environment, Institute of Energy and Environment, The Ohio State University
Challenges for Future Commercial Aircraft Propulsion
Moderator: Rubén Del Rosario, NASA FAP/SFW Project Manager
Solar Assisted Absorption and Desiccant Cooling Technologies for Air Conditioning in Sunny Countries
Air conditioning contributes a major consumption of electricity in many parts of the world, especially in sunny countries. As the demand for air conditioning increases, the electricity demand increases. Solar assisted absorption or desiccant cooling is a sustainable solution. It reduces the demand for electricity. A panel of experts will present their view on solar assisted absorption and desiccant cooling technologies. They will focus on challenges and opportunities.
Advanced Aircraft Propulsion Technology
Moderator: James Kenyon, OSD
Challenges for future rotorcraft propulsion
Moderator: Susan Gorton, NASA LaRC, Project Manager, Subsonic Rotary Wing
The Future of Smart Grid in the United States and Abroad
Robust and Resilient System Design Approaches for Next Generation Terrestrial Nuclear Energy Systems
The Smart Grid has become a critical agenda item around the globe. The speakers will present their views on the future of Smart Grid in the United States and abroad. They will focus on opportunities and challenges.
Wednesday, 1 August
Dr. Wes Harris, MIT
TBD - Related to State of Aeronautical Research
IECEC Keynote – “Aerospace Capabilities Applied to Solving Terrestrial Energy Problems...An Aerospace Industry View”
Speaker: David Parekh, Vice President of Research, Director, United Technologies Research Center
Clipped Wings: Assessing U.S. Aeronautical Flight Research
Moderator: Rich Christiansen
Panelists: Dr. Victor Lebacqz, Rich Christiansen, Doug Bowers (AFRL), Navy, Airframer, Dale Carlson (GE)
The Latest Advances in Radioisotope Power Systems – A Mission Perspective
Panelists will present their perspectives on Radioisotope Power Systems, including MMRTG, ASRG and RTG, on Mars Science Lab, New Horizons, and ASRG missions.
Speaker: Raymond Burick, VP of P3-S3 Programs
20 minute overview of LM Marietta programs