The International Powered Lift Conference

12 - 14 August 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Venue: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

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The International Powered Lift Conference focuses on the latest developments in Vertical or Short Takeoff and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft research, concepts, and programs.

Technical Program

Complementing the AIAA AVIATION 2013 program, the International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) brings together engineers, technologists, and managers to discuss the latest developments in Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft research, concepts, and programs. IPLC 2013 topics will focus on the technologies, promise, and progress of powered lift systems, with applications ranging from helicopters to advanced rotorcraft to runway independent aircraft to jet-borne lift aircraft.

Powered-Lift Aircraft Operations and Their Impact to the Airspace System (Civil and Military)

  • Status of Current Programs / Future Programs
  • Budget Considerations on New Programs
  • Advocacy of Powered-Lift to the Public and Political Leadership
  • Economy of Operations / Reducing Costs
  • ESTOL Commercial, Military, and Dual Use
  • Flight Testing Experiences, Pilot Reports
  • Certification Experiences / New Regulations Needed

Powered-Lift Design and Design Methodologies

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Jet-Induced Effects
  • Circulation Control Aerodynamics and Active Flow Control
  • Powered-Lift Technologies
  • JSF / F-35B Technologies

Powered-Lift System Integration Technologies and MDAO

  • Integrated Flight and Propulsion Control (IFPC) including: Green Technology and Operations; Simultaneous Non-Interfering Operations; CV and LHA Carrier Operations and Shipboard Systems

Powered-Lift Concepts, Air Vehicles, and System Architectures

  • Personal Air Vehicles
  • UAV Programs and Operations
  • Super Heavy Lift Rotorcraft/Joint Heavy Lift
  • New Army, Navy, NASA, DARPA Initiatives
  • JSF/ F-35B Program Overview (emphasis on STOVL)
  • History and Lessons Learned
  • Tiltrotor Concepts including V-22, BA609, and others
  • Advanced Rotorcraft Concepts