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The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

is the world's largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession.

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    Paper Submission

    Important Dates to Remember:

    Website Open for Abstract Submission
     
    19 December 2011
     
    Abstract Deadline
     
    23 March 2012
     


    Threat

    Interoperability

    Lethality, Kill Mechanisms, and Kill Assessment

    Test and Evaluation, and Modeling and Simulation

    Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC)

    Missile Defense Technology

    Missile Defense Operations in a Combined Forces Environment

    Affordability, Producibility, Logistics Support, and Quality and Mission Assurance

    Major Missile Defense Systems and Activities

    Other Topics  


    General Missile Defense Issues and Policies

    • BMD policy and politics
    • Multinational cooperation opportunities and challenges
    • Integrating national capabilities for improved regional BMD
    • Acquisition strategies
    • Cooperative development and production: opportunities, best practices, and challenges
    • System engineering analyses
    • System risk assessment and related management techniques and strategies
    • Spectrum management

    Threat

    • Threat technology, system advances, and technology evolution
    • Emerging threats and technologies
    • Asymmetrical threats
    • Target system development and design, deployment, and performance 

    Interoperability

    • Harmonizing multinational plans and capabilities
    • Results of interoperability and multinational exercises

    Lethality, Kill Mechanisms, and Kill Assessment

    • Results/lessons learned from lethality tests and simulations
    • Kill mechanisms and operational concepts
    • Kill assessment requirements, techniques, and test results

    Test and Evaluation, and Modeling and Simulation

    • Designing realistic system tests
    • Test bed development, management, evolution, and use
    • User involvement in defining tests and assessing operational use
    • Role of modeling and simulation in identifying and reducing program risk
    • Wargaming as a decision tool: theory and results/lessons learned
    • Predicting system performance using models and simulation

    Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC)

    • C2BMC analyses, tests, and exercises
    • Battle management planning concepts
    • C2BMC for regional missile defense
    • C2BMC in net-centric environment
    • Advanced battle management aids for joint/coalition BMD operations

    Missile Defense Technology

    • Kinetic energy technology advances
    • Directed energy technology advances
    • Advances in sensor technologies
    • Software development and assurance
    • Leveraging emerging technologies to improve BMD test tools

    Missile Defense Operations in a Combined Forces Environment

    • Combined force or coalition defense planning, combined operations, or joint operations
    • Combined force exercise results
    • Operational considerations related to planning an effective missile defense

    Affordability, Producibility, Logistics Support, and Quality and Mission Assurance

    • System development cost drivers and approaches to cost control
    • Advances in manufacturing producibility
    • Mission assurance policies and practices
    • Metrics and other management approaches to quality and mission assurance
    • Sustainment—the logistics of long term operations and maintenance of missile defenses

    Major Missile Defense Systems and Activities

    • System overviews will be presented by appropriate government representatives
    • Delegates may also propose discussion of issues related to specific systems such as test performance, manufacturing innovation, or technology advances

    Other Topics

    • Authors may submit papers on topics not covered above that relate to the development, enhancement, and deployment of effective global ballistic missile defense