Dates to Remember

Registration Begins: 
12 October 2021

Early Bird Deadline: 
13 December 2021

Manuscript Deadline:
2 December 2021, 2000 hrs EST

Student Paper Competitions: Additional Information

For 2022, we are soliciting papers in the following technical disciplines:

Adaptive Structures

Please direct questions to:
Travis Turner, NASA Langley Research Center
Jeffrey Kauffman, University of Central Florida

The Adaptive Structures Technical Committee solicits papers addressing intelligent, flexible systems that are responsive to ever-changing operational environments and/or tailored control stimuli. These sessions provide an active forum to discuss the latest breakthroughs in smart structures, the cutting edge in adaptive structure applications, and the recent advances in both new device technologies and basic engineering research exploration. Papers are invited in areas ranging broadly from basic research to applied technological design and development to integrated system and application demonstrations. Contributions from industry, government, and academia are all encouraged. Students presenting a paper are encouraged to demonstrate hardware operation. Students interested in participating in the paper competition are also reminded to select the Student Paper Competition option during abstract submission. General topic areas of interest are listed below.

  • Active and Passive Adaptive Concepts/Systems
  • Adaptive Aircraft Structures for Aeroacoustic Applications (joint AS/AA)
  • Adaptive Rotors in Wind Energy (joint AS/WE)
  • Adaptive Spacecraft Structures (joint AS/SCS)
  • Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Optimization of Adaptive Structures/Materials
  • Engineered Materials with Adaptive Properties
  • Morphing and/or Biomimetic Adaptive Structures/Materials
  • Multifunctional Structures/Materials
  • Smart Sensors/Actuators Design
  • Structural Health Monitoring and Prognosis
  • Systems Enabled by Adaptive Structures
  • Special Session: Autonomous and Intelligent Aircraft Technologies
  • Special Session: Bio-Inspired Innovations
  • Special Session: Canadian Smart Materials & Adaptive Structures Research Programs
  • Special Session: Clean Sky
  • Special Session: Load Control
  • Other Topics in Adaptive Structures

Please direct questions to: 
Parthiv Shah, ATA Engineering, Inc.
Seongkyu Lee, University of California, Davis

Papers are solicited that present original research in the areas of theoretical, computational, and experimental aeroacoustics. The program's technical content will include topics that address the generation, propagation, and control of aerospace vehicle noise, as well as the effect of noise on structures and individuals. Studies in related areas, particularly potential interrelationship with non-aerospace industries, are also encouraged. Conference papers of superb technical quality, notable originality, and scholarly accuracy will be considered for the 2022 AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Best Paper Award. Please click Additional Details  for more information. Topics of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advanced Testing and Measurement Techniques 
  • Airframe Noise and Airframe/Propulsion Integration 
  • Community Noise and Metrics 
  • Computational Aeroacoustics 
  • Fan Noise and Duct Acoustics 
  • Jet Aeroacoustics 
  • Propeller, Open Rotor, and Rotorcraft Noise 
  • Sonic Boom and Atmospheric Sound Propagation 
  • Turbomachinery and Core Noise 
  • Urban Air Mobility and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Noise
  • Special Session: Adaptive Aircraft Structures for Aeroacoustic Applications (joint AA/AS)
  • Special Sessions
  • Other Topics in Aeroacoustics 
Aerodynamic Measurement Technology

Please direct questions to:  
Zhili Zhang, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Waruna Kulatilaka, Texas A & M University

Papers are solicited on topics related to advanced and novel aerodynamic measurement technologies for laboratory, ground-test, or flight-test applications. Submissions are encouraged for all types of flows (from incompressible to hypersonic), all thermodynamic conditions (including plasmas and combustion), all scales (from microns to meters), and all diagnostic techniques (from surface sensors to laser-based imaging). Papers should emphasize advancements or innovations in the measurement technique itself or its implementation, more so than the particular details of the fluid dynamic problem to which the technique is applied. A select number of 15-minute oral-only presentations will be accepted as well, and authors should simply submit a 2-page abstract that indicates at the top of the first page that this will be an oral-only (no paper) submission. Topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advancements in Planar, Volumetric, and High-Speed Imaging Techniques
  • Data Processing, Data Analysis, Data Driven Modeling, and Model Validation Techniques
  • Diagnostics for Aeroacoustics, Combustion, Plasmas, Sprays, Pressure-Gain, and Aerothermal Flows
  • Experimental-Computational Efforts in High-Speed Fluid-Structure Interactions
  • Instrumentation for Challenging Environments
  • Measurements in Facilities with Unique Measurement Challenges
  • Measurements in Wind Energy Applications
  • Novel Aerodynamic Measurement Techniques, Methodologies, and Instrumentation
  • Novel Calibration, Error Analysis, Uncertainty Quantification, and Experimental Verification
  • Spectroscopic Techniques such as PLIF, CARS, LIBS, Raman Scattering, and Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Surface Measurements such as PSP, TSP, Skin Friction, and Shear Stress Sensing
  • Velocimetry Techniques such as PIV, MTV, DGV, and FLEET
  • Other Topics in Aerodynamic Measurement Technology
Aerospace Education

Please direct questions to:
Raymond P. LeBeau, Jr., Saint Louis University 
Krishnaswamy Ravindra, Saint Louis University 

Aerospace Education is both the most specialized and the most diversified of fields, thus challenging the aerospace education community to effectively prepare well-trained professionals ready to contribute to their profession either in industry or higher studies. Papers as well as panel sessions are sought on all aspects of aerospace education including novel course curriculum and course delivery methods, novel pedagogies, innovative inter-collegiate and industry collaborations, and robust assessment methods. Specific topics of interest for SciTech 2022 include aerospace curriculum design, aerospace capstone design, diversity in the aerospace workplace, and increasing flexibility in the aerospace ABET criteria.

  • Best Practices for Robust ABET Assessment 
  • Better Preparation of Graduates for A Rapidly Evolving Work Environment 
  • Broader Innovative Collaboration of Industry and Academia in Engineering Education 
  • Curricula Addressing the Multidisciplinary Nature of Aerospace System Analysis and Design 
  • Incorporating Sustainability, Green Engineering Practices, and Entrepreneurship in the Classroom 
  • Innovative Pedagogical Initiatives 
  • Novel Outreach Activities 
  • Online Course Offerings - Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices 
  • Undergraduate Experiences in Space Systems 
  • Unmanned Aerial Systems in Undergraduate Aerospace Education
Aerospace Power Systems

Please direct questions to:
Jeremiah McNatt, NASA Glenn Research Center
Greg Semrau, Moog

Papers are sought on all sorts of Space Power Systems discussing study findings, results of practical applications, tests, simulations, short and long term performance, and R&D initiatives. Specific topical areas are listed below. However, authors are encouraged to submit papers on other innovative ideas and topics related to Space Power Systems.

  • CubeSat Programs: Ground Testing and Flight Results, Lessons Learned, and Special Requirements
  • Design, Fabrication and Performance of Aerospace Power System Components 
  • End of Life Passivation of Spacecraft Electric Power Generation and Storage Devices
  • High Voltage Electrical Power System Design and Distribution for >50+ kW Space Applications
  • Large Solar Array Design (>25 KW) and Flight Performance
  • Lunar and Mars Surface Power Systems including Beamed Energy Systems
  • Nuclear and Radioisotope Power Systems for Planetary, Satellite, or Deep Space 
  • Power Generation (Nuclear/Solar), Control and Distribution for Electric Propulsion Systems
  • Power System Design for Large LEO Spacecraft Constellations Including Maintenance
  • Solar Array Design for Interplanetary Missions, Smallsats, Cubesats, and Concentrator Systems
  • Spacecraft Power System Design, Fabrication, Testing, and Experience in LEO/GEO/MEO/Deep Space
  • Power Generation, Control and Distribution for Electric Propulsion
  • Power System Design for Large LEO Spacecraft Constellations including Maintenance
  • Solar Array Concentrator Mission Design
  • Solar Array Design for High Current and High Voltage Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS)
  • Solar Array Design for Interplanetary Missions, Smallsats and CubeSats
  • Spacecraft Power Systems and Flight Experience for Near and Deep Space Missions
  • Other Topics in Aerospace Power Systems
Aircraft Design

Please direct questions to: 
Imon Chakraborty, Auburn University
Cees Bil, RMIT University

Papers are sought on all aspects of atmospheric flight vehicle design, including fixed and rotary wing, subsonic through hypersonic, micro air vehicles to very large aircraft, general aviation, urban/on-demand mobility, and manned or unmanned aircraft. Topics such as design methodologies and processes, design tools, design integration, technology developments, innovative designs, case studies, and design education are welcome. Review papers on recent developments and trends in aircraft design are also sought. Design considerations such as environmental issues, energy optimization, noise reduction, electric aircraft systems, reducing manufacturing, operating, and life-cycle costs, etc. are also important topics of interest.

Note: Authors submitting abstracts are strongly encouraged to review the extended abstract guidelines posted in Additional Details . Non-conforming abstracts will be rejected during the review process.

  • Aircraft Configurations (Sailplanes, BWB, Joint Wing, Folding Wing, Canard, Multi-Wing, etc.) 
  • Aircraft Design Education 
  • Aircraft Design Optimization (Multidisciplinary Design, Integration, Methods and Processes, etc.)
  • Aircraft Electrification- Primary Power (Electric, Hybrid and/or Distributed Propulsion, etc.)
  • Aircraft Electrification- Secondary Power (More Electric Aircraft, Electrified System Architectures)
  • Aircraft Structural Design (Methods, Materials, Morphing Structures, Multifunctional Structures)
  • Design for Performance and Operations (Braced-Wing, Boundary Layer Control, Formation Flying) 
  • Design Processes and Tools (Integration, Estimation Methods, Concurrent Design, Life-Cycle, etc.) 
  • Light Aircraft Design (General Aviation, On-Demand Mobility Aircraft, Personal Air Vehicle, etc.) 
  • Trends in Aircraft Design: Technology Impact, Requirements, Cost, Propulsion, Automation, etc. 
  • Unmanned Aircraft Design, Including Micro Air Vehicles
Applied Aerodynamics

Please direct questions to: 
Konstantinos Kontis, University of Glasgow
AIaa Elmiligui, NASA Langley Research Center
Shreyas Narsipur, North Carolina State University

Technical papers are being solicited in diverse areas of theoretical, computational, and experimental applied aerodynamics. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, research, design and analysis of airborne and land vehicle aerodynamics, multi-disciplinary approaches, novel concepts and innovative technologies for aerodynamic applications. Solicited topics are listed below, but work in related areas is also encouraged. Authors should submit an extended abstract to the most relevant topic area. Note that oral-only presentations (no paper publication) will only be accepted for special sessions. Please click Additional Details for more information.

  • Aerodynamic Design: Analysis, Methodologies
  • Aerodynamic Design: Optimization (joint APA/MDO)
  • Aerodynamic Design Under Uncertainty (joint APA/NDA)
  • Aerodynamic Testing: Ground, Wind-Tunnel & Flight Testing
  • Aero-Structural Interactions
  • Airfoil/Wing/Configuration Aerodynamics
  • Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Bio-Inspired Aerodynamics
  • Environmentally Friendly / Efficient Aerodynamics
  • Flow Control Applications Including Experiment & Computation
  • Hypersonic Aerodynamics
  • Low Speed & Low Reynolds Number Aerodynamics
  • Missile/Projectile/Munition Aerodynamics, Carriage & Store Separation
  • Propeller/Rotorcraft/Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
  • Propeller/Rotorcraft/Wind Turbine Modeling Approaches (joint APA/WE)
  • Propulsion Aerodynamics & Aero-Propulsive Interactions
  • Reduced Order Aerodynamic Modeling & System Identification
  • Transonic & Supersonic Aerodynamics
  • Unmanned Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • Other Topics in Applied Aerodynamics
  • Special Session: Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop (AePW) Sessions (joint APA/WE)
  • Special Session: CFD Transition Modeling and Prediction
  • Special Session: Collaborative Experimental-Computational Efforts in High-Speed FSI (joint AMT/APA/FD/SD)
  • Special Session: Drag-Reducing Surfaces
  • Special Session: HPC Multi-Physics CREATE Sessions
  • Special Session: Modeling, Prediction and Measurement of Sonic Thumps/Booms
  • Special Session: Results from the 1st AIAA Stability and Control Prediction Workshop
  • Special Session: Rotor-in-Hover Simulation Sessions
  • Special Session: Supersonic Configurations and Low Speeds
  • Special Session: Trade Space Exploration for SUSAN Aircraft Concept Study
  • Special Session: University Leadership Initiative for Ultra-Efficient Aircraft
  • Special Session: Vortex Interaction Aerodynamics: NATO/STO AVT-316 Sessions
Atmospheric and Space Environments

Please direct questions to: 
Nelson Green, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dale Ferguson Air Force Research Laboratory

Atmospheric and Space Environments (ASE) investigates the air and space environment and their effects on aircraft and spacecraft. For SciTech 2022, ASE will concentrate on the space environment and its effects. Orbital environments considered are Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Polar Orbit (Polar), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), and Interplanetary Space. Lunar and planetary environments are also considered. Among the effects considered are atomic oxygen, spacecraft charging, arcing, radiation damage, temperature effects, radio wave propagation, and surveillance effects such as optical changes and radiofrequency emission. Spacecraft glows and other chemical effects are also considered.

  • Arc-Plasma Propagation and Solar Array Arc Currents 
  • Atomic Oxygen Effects on LEO Spacecraft and Satellites 
  • Charging and Arcing Characteristics of Non-Uniform or Non-Standard Materials 
  • Charging Indices (Both Structure Potentials and Differential Potentials)
  • Development of Laboratories Simulating Environmental Effects 
  • ESD Frequency in LEO, Polar, MEO, and GEO Orbits 
  • Lunar and Interplanetary Environments and Effects 
  • Nanosats and Cubesats, Space Environmental Effects 
  • Qualification of Space Solar Arrays Against ESDs and Sustained Arcs 
  • Role of Temperature and Radiation Damage in Surface and Deep-Dielectric Charging 
  • Spacecraft Charging (Surface and Deep-Dielectric Charging)
Atmospheric Flight Mechanics

Please direct questions to: 
Mujahid Abdulrahim, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Travis D. Fields, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Craig Woolsey, Virginia Tech


The Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Committee solicits papers related to atmospheric flight mechanics across all disciplines (including flight performance, flight and ground test, flying and handling qualities, system identification, etc.), across all flight regimes and missions (including formation flying, gliding and powered flight, planetary aeroassist, etc.), and across all vehicle types and configurations (including conventional aircraft, rotorcraft, multirotor vehicles, urban air mobility concepts, vertical and short take-off aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, electric aircraft, biomimetic vehicles, hypersonic and aeroassist vehicles, launch vehicles, missiles, projectiles, aerodynamic decelerators, etc.). Papers are also encouraged that discuss education in atmospheric flight mechanics, multidisciplinary efforts, and projects with international collaboration. Please click Additional Details for more information.  The areas of interest above will be organized into the following broad topic areas:

  • Aerodynamic Prediction Methods 
  • Aeroservoelasticity
  • Aircraft Dynamics, Performance, Stability, and Control
  • Handling Qualities and Flying Qualities
  • Hypersonic and Spacecraft Flight Mechanics
  • Launch Vehicle, Missile, and Projectile Flight Mechanics 
  • System Identification and Flight Test
  • Unique Aircraft Configurations
  • Other Topics in Atmospheric Flight Mechanics
  • Special Sessions

Please direct questions to:
Dimitri Mavriplis, University of Wyoming

The CFD2030 Vision report laid out a bold vision for future computational capabilities and their potential impact on aerospace engineering and design. Under the CFD2030 topic, we are soliciting papers which describe significant advances in the state-of-the art of numerical prediction and their impact on aerospace engineering. Topics of interest include specific technical advances, perspectives on certification by analysis, and the impact of community workshops on advancing the state of the practice. These sessions are for invited papers only.

  • NASA’s Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences
  • Overview of AIAA Sponsored Workshops and Impact on the CFD2030 Vision
Communications Systems

Please direct questions to: 
Karen Rucker, Ball Aerospace

As the demand for near-real-time and high-bandwidth data transmission continues to increase for aerospace applications, system architectures and technologies must also evolve to provide improved services to the end user. In addition to increased performance, solutions must address considerations such as upgrading of legacy systems, interoperability across a heterogenous network with international partners and security provisions for broadband communications. The Communications Systems Session is seeking papers on both theoretical and practical accomplishments for advancing aerospace communication systems involving applications relevant to space, airborne and terrestrial environments. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to the following subtopics:

  • Cognitive Solutions for Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Communications System Automation
  • Enabling System Architectures for Airborne, Space Platforms & Terrestrial Networks
  • Network Design, Deployment and Management Strategies
  • Propagation Analysis, System Modeling, Simulation and Emulation Techniques
  • Quantum Communications Advancements 
  • RF, Optical and Hybrid Component Technologies for Broadband Performance
  • Security Improvements from Physical Through Network Layers
  • Small, Lightweight and Low Power Technologies for Resource Constrained Platforms 
  • Software Defined Radio (SDR), On-Board Processing, Waveform and Standards Developments
  • Utilization of Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) Technology with Flight Qualification Considerations
  • Other Topics in Communications Systems
Computer Systems

Please direct questions to: 
Miroslav Velev, Aries Design Automation, LLC

Papers are sought on theoretical and practical considerations involving cyber, computer, computation, and information processing techniques relevant to aerospace applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cybersecurity, Information Assurance, and DoD Cybersecurity Frameworks and Maturity Models
  • Embedded and Energy Efficient (Low Power) Computing Systems
  • Formal Verification: Computer and Cyberphysical Systems, Boolean Satisfiability
  • High-Performance Computing (HPC) 
  • Processing: Hardened, Secure, and Fault Tolerant 
  • Processing: Parallel, GPU, and Multicore 
  • Other Topics in Computer Systems
Design Engineering

Please direct questions to: 
Olivia Pinon Fischer, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ada Altybayeva, Singapore University of Technology & Design

Papers are solicited on design engineering, design process and design education in the aerospace industry as well as industries employing similar design techniques. Design-oriented papers should focus on innovative, novel, or otherwise distinctive designs or concepts resulting in or leading toward products that effectively satisfy requirements or demonstrate design efficiency improvements and robust products in service. Design process-oriented papers should focus on process definition, analysis, architecture, and metrics, as applied to aerospace hardware products from the exploratory design phase through the detailed design phase, manufacturing and service. Papers on advances in model-based design processes and related activities are especially encouraged. Education-oriented papers are solicited that emphasize design in curriculum development, class content, student design/build activities, and student access to space. Design Process and Enabling Digital Systems Technologies papers are solicited that highlight emerging and mature technologies and their applications to enable collaborative design in a global environment and are applicable to commercial and military aerospace industries. Emerging design tools and technologies such as Cloud computing, Internet of Things, Improved Designs Using Multi-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO), Design Processes and Tools, Virtual and Augmented Reality applications, intelligent Computer Aided Design, Generative Design, Additive Manufacturing, Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge-Based Engineering are requested that can improve efficiency in aerospace design and/or when applied to aerospace component design, prototyping and manufacturing contribute to making complex designs economically feasible.

  • Additive Manufacturing Applied to Aerospace Design, Prototyping, and Manufacturing
  • Application of Generative Design
  • Computer Aided Design Including Intelligent Master (Parametric Feature-Based, Linked and Associative) Modeling
  • Design Education - STEM in K-12, University Curriculums, Projects and Activities
  • Design Processes and Tools Such as Managing Teams in a Global Environment
  • Design Tools and Processes for Rapid Prototyping
  • Digital Twin for Certification (joint DE/DGE)
  • Early Design Approaches for Increased -Ilities (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, etc.)
  • Emerging Design Tools and Technologies (Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, etc.)
  • Improved Robust Designs Using Multi-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization (MDAO)
  • Innovative & Creative Designs in Aerospace and Other Areas
  • Knowledge-Based Engineering Applied to Retention and Reuse of Engineering Knowledge and Data
  • MDO with Model-Based Design Engineering (joint DE/MDO)
  • Model-Based Design Applied to Complex Systems and Structures
Digital Avionics

Please direct questions to: 
Maarten Uijt de Haag, Technical University of Berlin
Evan Dill, NASA Langley Research Center

Papers are sought on all aspects of digital avionics required for safe, secure and efficient operation of civilian and military aircraft in the national airspace system either manned or unmanned (e.g. aircraft, UAS and air taxis). These aerial vehicles will require onboard (integrated) avionics systems and air traffic management systems to support their operation in the various airspaces. Areas of interest include avionics technologies to support:

  • Autonomous Systems, Autonomy and Human-Machine Interfaces
  • Avionics Technologies for Safe and Efficient Vehicle Operation in National Airspaces
  • Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) Systems for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Ensuring Compliance of Military Aircraft in Civilian Airspace
  • Flight Critical Systems
  • Operations of UAS and Manned Aircraft in the Same Airspace
  • Performance-Based Operations in NextGen and SESAR including PBN
  • Security and Safety Aspects of Avionics Systems
  • Separation Assurance Systems: Geofencing, Detect and Avoid, and Collision Avoidance
  • Traffic Management for Manned (ATM) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UTM, U-Space)
  • Urban Air Mobility (UAM) and Operation of Aerial Vehicles in Challenging Environments
Digital Engineering

Please direct questions to: 
Natalie Straup, The Boeing Company
Olivia Pinon Fischer, Georgia Institute of Technology

With emphasis being placed upon model-based engineering of aerospace systems, the concepts of the Digital System Model, the Digital Thread, and Digital Twin are emerging as a means to organize and control the data, models, and other information in the model-based engineering enterprise. The Digital Thread and Digital Twin, together with a Digital System Model, provide a means to digitally define, model, simulate, and manage a physical system and all its associated engineering models and data. The Digital Thread provides a framework for controlling data, information, and knowledge about a system. The Digital Twin is a multi-physics, multi-scale, probabilistic simulation of the physical system.

The DEIC will accelerate the integration of new and existing digital capabilities for improving National competitiveness, security and operational readiness. The DEIC is the 'home' for currently disparate digital activities (e.g. Digital Twin, Digital Thread, ICME, BIG DATA, etc.). The DEIC supports constitutent groups in AIAA for topics related to Digital Engineering. Through DEIC topics, AIAA members can employ in their home organizations methods to simplify maintenance and sustainment activities to reduce product costs, and help create environments to encourage the development of a digital culture.

  • Application of AI/ML to Support Digital Twin Capabilities
  • Digital Environment - Provides Digital Twin Context Through Entire Life Cycle 
  • Digital System Model - A Digital Representation of a System Which Defines all Aspects of the System 
  • Digital Thread - Framework of Authoritative Data, Information, and Knowledge to Inform Decisions 
  • Digital Twin - Simulation of an As-Built System to Mirror the Life of its Corresponding Physical Twin
  • Digital Twin for Certification (Joint Session with Design Engineering) 
  • Elements of Digital Engineering - Viewpoints About Aggregation of Elements 
  • Model-Based Engineering - Product and Environment Digital Twin Simulations 
  • Prognostics - Ability to Fly-Forward in Time for Quantitative Assessments Due to Requirement Changes 
  • Sensor Fusion - Cyber/Physical Relationship Between Simulation and Reality 
  • Smart Manufacturing - Digital Twin of Product, Process, and Throughput of Intelligent Machines 
  • Value of Digital Engineering - ROI Associated with Enterprise Level Digital Transformations
Dynamics Specialists

Please direct questions to:
William A. Welsh, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company
Rafael Palacios, Imperial College London

The Dynamics Specialists have been meeting every 3 years, since 1973, bringing together dynamics experts, to describe, solve, or review progress on national and international problems of current and pressing importance related to the structural dynamics of aerospace systems. The DSC has its own keynote. All submissions are welcome but please contact the theme leaders first to submit a paper on a Dynamics Specialists theme. More information, including the theme lead contact information, is available at Additional Details .

  • Adaptive Morphing Flexible Wings
  • Advanced Wind-Turbine Co-Design
  • Aeroelastic/Aeroservoelastic Wind Tunnel Testing for Future Aircraft Development
  • Aeroelastic Prediction Workshop Progress
  • Dynamics and Prognostics of Advanced Materials
  • Dynamics to Enable High Speed/Novel Rotorcraft
  • Extreme Structural Efficiency for Environmentally-Friendlier Aircraft
  • Flight Aeroservoelastic Testing of Future Aircraft Concepts
  • Innovative Control Strategies for Next-Generation Gust and Maneuver Load Alleviation Systems
  • Novel Testing Techniques for Future Flight Vehicle Certification
  • Shape Adaptive Blades for Rotorcraft Efficiency (SABRE)
  • Space Structural Dynamics of Evolving Systems: In-Space Assembly and Maintenance
Electric Aircraft Technology

Please direct questions to:
Elena Garcia, Georgia Institute of Technology

The continued evolution of electrification on aircraft systems has necessitated the technological development, design, evaluation, characterization, modeling, and integration of electrified aircraft components and systems. Pursuant to advancing this field, abstract submissions across various disciplinary areas related to electrified aircraft technology are solicited. Example areas include, but are not limited to, electrified powertrains, distribution of high voltage electric power, integration of electrified propulsion systems, components for electrified aircraft, thermal management and control systems for electrified aircraft as well as safety and airworthiness. A more complete list is provided below.

  • Electric Machines
  • Electric Power Management and Distribution
  • Electrical Energy Generation and Storage (Battery, Fuel Cell, Solar, Regeneration, and Others)
  • Electrified Aircraft Design (Fixed Wing and Rotary Wing)
  • Electrified Propulsion System Architectures
  • Failure / Fault Mode Protection, Diagnostics, and Modeling
  • High Voltage Considerations
  • Mission Operation (Energy, Cost, Emissions)
  • Power Electronics
  • Safety, Certification, and Standards
  • Superconducting and Cryogenic Systems and Components
  • System Dynamics, Modeling, and Control
  • Thermal Management
  • Vehicle, Propulsion, and Electric System Integration
  • Verification, Validation, and Testing
Electric Propulsion

Please direct questions to:
Jason Frieman, NASA Glenn Research Center
Michael Martin, Lynntech Inc.

Papers are solicited for sessions on spacecraft electric propulsion (or related) technologies, systems, components, modeling, and fundamental physics. Of particular interest are papers relating to a range of spacecraft electric propulsion technologies including, but not limited to: missions utilizing electric propulsion, flight systems, hall thrusters, ion thrusters, power processing units, propellant management systems, gimbals, micropropulsion concepts, electrospray thrusters, magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters, pulsed-plasma thrusters, pulse-inductive thrusters, electrothermal thrusters, and tethers. Papers are also sought on topics regarding innovative and/or advanced spacecraft electric propulsion technologies, propulsion and plasma diagnostics, and electric propulsion simulations.

  • Advanced Concepts
  • Cathodes
  • CubeSat, SmallSat, and Micropropulsion Systems
  • Electric Propulsion Flight Programs and Missions
  • Electric Propulsion Spacecraft Integration and Interactions
  • Electric Propulsion Thruster Plumes
  • Electrospray Thrusters
  • Electric Propulsion Diagnostics
  • Electric Propulsion Modeling
  • Hall Thrusters
  • Ion Thrusters
  • Power Processing Units for Electric Propulsion Applications
  • Propellant Management for Electric Propulsion Applications
  • Radio Frequency Electric Thrusters
  • Other Topics in Electric Propulsion
Energetic Components and Systems

Please direct questions to:
James Baglini, Jr., Northrop Grumman Corporation
Stephanie Sawhill, Systima Technologies

Papers are solicited related to the development, demonstration, qualification and production of energetic formulations, propellant- or explosive-actuated mechanisms and gas generators used in aerospace, military aircraft, and commercial applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: Energetic Manufacturing, Explosive Theory and Initiation, Cartridge Actuated Devices; Propellant Actuated Devices; Thrusters; Propellant and Explosive Compositions; Ballistic Analysis; Non-Pyrotechnic Mechanisms; Systems Integration; and Studies on Acceptance Criteria and Manufacture.

  • Advanced Research of New Propellant and Explosive Formulations and Their Application
  • Design, Testing and Acceptance of Space Mechanisms and Systems
  • Detonation Theory and Initiation
  • Energetic (Explosives, Propellants and Combustible) Component Heritage
  • Energetic Components Used in Military or Commercial Aircraft, and Safety Systems
  • Explosive and Propellant Compositions and Manufacturing Methods
  • Explosive- or Propellant- Actuated Mechanisms and Systems
  • Innovation in Failure Investigation and Analysis, and Environment Testing
  • Physics of Interior Ballistics in Explosive, Propellant, Combustible Devices
Flight Testing

Please direct questions to: 
Cody Hydrick, Lockheed Martin
Andy Freeborn
, USAF Test Pilot School 
Joe Nichols, Raytheon Technologies

The Flight Testing Technical Committee invites papers focused on advances in the art and science of testing aerospace vehicles. Successful abstracts shall cover the testing of aerospace vehicles in their natural environment with regard to research, development, acceptance, or operational testing of these craft and/or associated equipment. Papers will cover one or more of the following topics: application of new flight test techniques or novel application of classical techniques; advances in instrumentation and data handling; approaches to flight test education and training; flight testing of unmanned aerospace systems; flight test incorporating machine learning or intelligent systems; and the use of modeling and simulation in flight testing. Papers should provide interpretations on the broader impacts of their work upon the field of flight testing, and/or include any lessons learned from the planning or execution of testing.

  • Flight Test Techniques, Flight Measurement Technologies, and Other Novel Approaches to Acquire Data
  • Flight Testing in the Educational Environment
  • Flight Testing of Artificially Intelligent or Non-deterministic Systems
  • Flight Testing of Unmanned Aerospace Systems
Fluid Dynamics

Please direct questions to: 
James Chen, University at Buffalo - State University of New York
Aaron Towne, University of Michigan

Technical papers are solicited in the areas of experimental, theoretical, and computational fluid dynamics relevant to aerospace applications, with an emphasis on basic research and development. Applied research and advanced technology development topics will also be considered. Papers that present new insights into the flow physics, address emerging technologies, introduce innovative ideas and techniques, promote interdisciplinary and synergistic research activities, or integrate experimental, computational, and/or theoretical approaches are strongly encouraged. Authors should submit an extended abstract to the most appropriate topic below. The Korean Society of Aeronautical and Space Sciences (KSASS) will collaborate on some sessions

  • Bio-Inspired and Low-Reynolds Number Flows 
  • CFD Methods and Applications
  • Control-Oriented Modeling of Fluid Flows
  • Flow Control: Actuators, Applications, and Flow Physics
  • Fluid Structure Interactions
  • Hypersonic and Non-Equilibrium Flows
  • Instability and Transition
  • Martian Aerodynamics and other Extraterrestrial Atmospheric Flows
  • Modal Analysis and Deep Learning for Fluid Flows
  • Multiphase Flows
  • RANS/LES/Hybrid Turbulence Modeling and Applications
  • Turbulent Flows
  • Vortex Dynamics
  • Wall-Bounded and Free Shear Flows
  • Wing-Gust Interactions
  • Special Session: BOLT/BOLT2 Hypersonic Flight Experiments
  • Special Session: Collaborative Experimental-Computational Efforts in High-Speed FSI (joint AMT/APA/FD/SD)
  • Special Session: CFD Verification and Validation (Jointly with NDA)
  • Special Session: NASA's Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences (RCA) (joint FD/CFD2030)
  • Special Session: The Physics and Control of Leading Edge Vortices on Swept Wings
  • Special Session (with NASA): Turbulent Computations of Cooling Jets in Crossflow
  • Special Session (with KSASS): Numerical Methods & Modelling for Fluid Flows
  • Special Session (with KSASS): Hypersonic Flows and Hypersonic Aerodynamics
  • Special Session (with KSASS): Bio-Mimetics and Bio-Inspired Aerodynamics
  • Other Topics in Fluid Dynamics
Gas Turbine Engines

Please direct questions to: 
Veeraraghava Raju Hasti, Purdue University
Jose M. Rodriguez, Technical Directions Inc

Papers are solicited relating to the advances in science, engineering, and technology of gas turbine engines for applications in propulsion, energy, and power. Papers concerning the efforts to develop environmentally friendly gas turbine engines with fuel flexibility, increased operational flexibility, reduced operating costs, reduced emissions and improved reliability are very much encouraged. Various innovative methods and tools utilizing the theoretical, analytical, experimental, computational and data-driven modeling using machine learning for fundamental understanding, engine design, analysis, and development will be considered. Technical disciplines include aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, combustion, heat transfer, materials and structures, manufacturing, data science, optimization, and controls. Primary areas of interest include but not limited to:

  • Advanced Gas Turbine Engines and Cycles, and Gas Turbine Hybrids (Electric, Fuel Cell Systems etc.)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Concepts for Gas Turbine Engines
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Digital Twins for Gas Turbine Engines
  • Combustors, Fuel Injectors, Alternative Fuels, Emissions, Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems
  • Engine Controls, Operability, and Propulsion Health Management
  • High-Fidelity Simulations and Validation Experiments
  • Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis/Optimization of Engine Systems and Components  (joint GTE/MDO)
  • Thermal Management, Materials, Coatings and Structures
  • Turbomachinery: Compressors, Fans, and Turbines
  • Other Topics in Gas Turbine Engines
Green Engineering

Please direct questions to: 
Nathan Hicks, The Boeing Company
Tarek Abdel-Salam, East Carolina University 

The Green Engineering Integration Committee promotes a holistic, systems approach to improved energy efficiency, sustainability, renewable energy and ‘cradle-to-cradle’ design. Papers are sought from all areas that explore advances in the creation of sustainable energy sources and their usage in the aerospace sector. Topics can include research and in-production technology used to produce renewable energy sources and materials.

  • Airborne Wind Turbines
  • Airport Electric infrastructures
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Geoengineering Including Aerosol Injection at High Altitude
  • Green Energy Grids
  • Hybrid and Green Propulsion
  • Hydrogen and Energy Economy
  • Space Solar Power
  • Zero-Emission Power Sources
Ground Testing

Please direct questions to:
Carl Jauch, Calspan ASE
Elizabeth Rieken, NASA Langley Research Center

Unclassified submissions are solicited by the Ground Test Technical Committee on topics related to Ground Testing research, application, and administration. Topics may incorporate facility capabilities (new, upgraded, expanded, or improved), test techniques, test instrumentation, and integration of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) or flight data. Submissions from all types of ground test facilities (aerodynamic, propulsion, space environments and systems, etc.) related to any speed regime, Reynolds number, and physical scale are encouraged. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advancements in Test Techniques, Test Processes, and Facility Management
  • Capture and Transfer of Knowledge Related to Ground Test Facilities, Systems, and Techniques
  • Design, Development, Construction, and Characterization of New or Modified Test Facilities
  • Development, Application, and Validation of Flow Diagnostics for Use in Ground Test Facilities
  • Developments Resulting in Facility Operational Cost or Productivity Improvements
  • Flow Quality, Data Quality, and Uncertainty Quantification (joint GT/NDA)
  • Integration of Ground Testing with CFD and Flight Testing
  • Test Article Design, Fabrication, and Utilization Improvements 
  • Unique or Innovative Uses of Existing Ground Test Facilities and Support Systems
  • Other Topics in Ground Testing
Guidance, Navigation, and Control

Please direct questions to: 
Mrinal Kumar, The Ohio State University
Michael B. McFarland, Raytheon Company
Kamesh Subbarao, The University of Texas at Arlington

The Guidance, Navigation, and Control Technical Committee invites papers covering all aspects of guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) of aerospace systems. Papers should describe novel analytical techniques, applications, and technological developments in areas such as: the GN&C of aircraft, spacecraft, launch vehicles, missiles, air and space robots, unmanned/autonomous systems, and other aerospace systems; in-flight system architecture and components; navigation, position and timing; sensors and data fusion; multidisciplinary control; uncertainty quantification for GN&C performance analysis; and validation and verification. Paper selection for GN&C will be based on a full draft manuscript of the proposed technical paper; abstracts will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made. Draft manuscripts and final papers must not exceed a total length of 20 pages, formatted in accordance with the AIAA SciTech manuscript template. If you are a graduate student and would like your paper to be considered for the GN&C Graduate Student Paper Competition, then please see the eligibility and submission information within the supplemental information document. If you are interested in proposing an Invited Session for GN&C, then please see the proposal submission criteria and timeline within the supplemental information document. Please click Additional Details for more information.

  • Aircraft Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence for Aerospace Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Command and Control (C2) of Complex Autonomous GN&C Systems (joint GNC/I&C2)
  • Control Theory for Aerospace Applications
  • Distributed, Cooperative, and Multi-Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control in Intelligent Systems (joint GNC/IS)
  • Missile and Trans-Atmospheric Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Modeling and Simulation for Autonomous Guidance, Navigation and Control (joint GNC/MST)
  • Motion Planning, Sensing, and Operations for Space Robotic Systems
  • Navigation, Estimation, Sensing, and Tracking
  • Space Situational Awareness (joint GNC/SFM)
  • Spacecraft and Launch Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Analysis of Complex Aerospace Systems (joint GNC/NDA)
  • GN&C Invited Sessions
High-Speed Air-Breathing Propulsion

Please direct questions to:  
Thomas R. Smith, The Boeing Company
Friedolin T. Strauss, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

The High-Speed Air-Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee solicits papers which address the design, analysis, optimization, testing, and evaluation of technologies and systems that enable supersonic and hypersonic air vehicle propulsion. The key technology areas include but are not limited to ramjet, scramjet and combined cycle engines, inlets, isolators, combustion chambers, nozzles and other enabling components, the design methods and optimization, thermodynamic analysis, the measurement techniques and numerical methods facilitating the interpretation of the physics observed within High-Speed propulsion systems as well as materials, structures and manufacturing methods aiming at construction of the engines.

  • Engine Component Materials, Structures, and Manufacturing 
  • Ground or Flight Tests on High-Speed Propulsion Systems 
  • High Fidelity Combustion Modeling for High-Speed Propulsion 
  • High-Speed Inlets, Isolators and Nozzles 
  • Instrumentation, Diagnostics Techniques, and Test Methods 
  • Numerical Analysis of Scramjet Engines 
  • Scramjet and Alternative High-Speed Engine Design, Thermodynamics and Optimization

Please direct questions to:  
Kevin Burns, Retired

The Aerospace History Track of the SciTech 2022 technical program provides a collaborative opportunity to share historical insight from the aerospace industry, museums, and military and educational institutions by professional and amateur historians. Regional histories include communities, states, or nations. History of organizations and institutions includes schools, laboratories, commercial companies, government entities, research facilities, and museums. As we approach the centennial of AIAA over the next decade, we will have sessions on AIAA history, including Section or Branch histories, and that of committees, activities, facilities, or people of the institute. Aerospace has been depicted in the media wherein it has inspired and influenced the profession, and recorded its history. How has one influenced the other, and what perspectives can be brought from a historical context.

  • Aerospace in the Media – What Role Has the Media Played Historically and What Was the Influence
  • Centennial Events – History of What Happened in Aviation (1921-22)
  • General History of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • History of Aerospace and Firefighting
  • History of Ground Testing – Wind Tunnels, Facilities, and Programs
  • History of Helicopters – The History of Vertical Flight
  • History of the AIAA - Section or Branch Histories, Committees, Activities, Facilities, or People
  • History of University Programs
  • International Aerospace – History from Around the World
  • The History of Diversity in Aerospace
Hybrid Rockets

Please direct questions to:
Matthew Hitt, USASMDC
Trevor Elliott, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

This topic involves experimental, theoretical, and numerical work in all areas related to design, novel fuel chemistry, enhancement of fuel and oxidizer performance and internal geometry requirements for liquid, solid, and gaseous fueled Hybrid and Bi-Propellant Rocket Systems for stable operation.

  • Advanced Manufacturing Techniques and Contemporary Materials
  • Combustion Stability, Combustion Dynamics, Mixing, Motor Performance, and Related Issues
  • Descriptions of Current Programs – their Objectives and Progress to Date
  • Design and Development of Novel Hybrid Rocket Motor Concepts
  • Development and Evaluation of Novel Oxidizer and Fuel Formulations and Combinations
  • Educational STEM Initiatives for Hybrid Propulsion Systems
  • Fuel Characterization, Visualization, and Controls for Hybrid Propulsion Systems
  • Green Propulsion Systems: Design and Application
  • Injector Designs and Effect on Engine Performance and Stability
  • Internal Ballistics Modeling including Predictive Capability
  • Oxidizer Vaporization, Heat Transfer, Species Evolution, and Mixing of Oxidizer and Fuel Species
Information and Command and Control Systems

Please direct questions to:  
Jimmie McEver, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 
Mike Sotak, Kratos Defense 
Ali Raz, George Mason University

Information and Command and Control Systems (IC2S) provide end-to-end solutions for decision making via integration of distributed and heterogeneous sets of systems, resources, processes, and policies. IC2S applications are seen in a variety of domains, including both military and commercial applications. For example, in a military context, IC2S may provide operations personnel, warfighters, and decision makers with a common operating picture (COP) of the battlefield, decision aids and synchronization mechanisms; similarly, in a commercial context, IC2S may enable management of air transportation systems or establish space situational awareness by tracking satellites and debris. Papers are sought for both military and civilian information and command and control applications or topics, including complex systems approaches. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Decision Making in Complex Systems
  • Autonomy in Command and Control Systems
  • C2 for Extreme Time Pressure Environments (e.g., Hypersonics, Cyber Attack/Defense)
  • Command and Control in Space: Satellite or Manned Spacecraft Operations
  • Ethics Considerations for AI and Autonomy in C2 Contexts
  • Human-Machine Teaming in Command and Control Contexts
  • Information Fusion and Processing in Large-Scale Complex Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Command and Control Systems
  • Multi-Domain Command and Control for Integrating Space, Air, Ground, and Cyber Systems
  • Situational Awareness and Visualization to Inform C2
  • Other Topics in Information and Command and Control Systems
Inlets, Nozzles, and Propulsion Systems Integration

Please direct questions to:
Durrell Rittenberg, Siemens Digital Industries
Vishal Acharya, Georgia Institute of Technology

Integration of affordable and innovative propulsion systems has received renewed interest in recent years owing to new vehicle missions, airframe concepts, engine technologies, and exciting ways to exploit these factors for system level improvements. More efficient propulsion system designs and technologies are being investigated that present unique integration challenges for existing and new aircraft designs operating in flight regimes from subsonic through hypersonic. Likewise, new vehicle concepts present interesting integration challenges to these new propulsion systems and technologies in terms of performance and operability. We seek papers exploring the above topics and trends and in the following areas:

  • Boundary Layer Ingesting Inlet Design, Integration and Performance
  • Inlet/Exhaust System Integration Design, Performance, and/or Operability
  • Integration and Performance of Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems
  • Integration of Secondary Power Systems and Impact on Performance
  • Optimization of Propulsion System Design and Integration
  • Propulsion Controls and Integration of Propulsion and Vehicle Controls
  • Propulsors and Subsystems for Air Breathing Electric Propulsion
  • Thermal Management Aspects of Propulsion System Performance
  • Unducted Fan Design, Performance or Analysis
  • PAW05 Invited papers
Intelligent Systems

Please direct questions to:
Anjan Chakrabarty, NASA Ames Research Center
Liang Sun, New Mexico State University

Submissions are sought in all areas of application of Intelligent System (IS) technologies and methods to aerospace systems, the verification and validation of these systems, and the education of AIAA membership in the use of IS technologies in aerospace and other technical disciplines. Systems of interest include both military and commercial aerospace systems and those ground systems that are part of test, development, or operations of aerospace systems. Technologies that enable autonomy (i.e. safe and reliable operation with minimal or no human intervention) as well as collaborative human-machine teaming in complex aerospace systems/sub-systems are of interest. These include, but are not limited to: autonomous and expert systems; discrete planning/scheduling algorithms; intelligent data/image processing, learning, and adaptation techniques; data fusion and reasoning; and knowledge engineering. Extended abstracts of at least 5 pages will be accepted in the topic areas below. Please click Additional Details for more information.

  • Adaptive and Intelligent Control Systems 
  • Autonomy 
  • Cybersecurity in Aerospace Systems 
  • Formal Methods in Aerospace Engineering
  • Human-Automation Interaction 
  • Learning, Reasoning, and Data-Driven Systems 
  • Probabilistic and Rule-Based Systems 
  • Sensor Fusion and Systems Health Management (SHM)
  • Invited Sessions in Intelligent Systems
Liquid Propulsion

Please direct questions to:  
Matt Quinlan, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Naveen Vetcha, ERC Inc./Jacobs Space Exploration Corp.

Papers are sought from all areas related to liquid rocket propulsion, including component and system level technologies, new concepts and applications, related research and development programs, associated test facilities, and modeling approaches. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Combustor Design, Analysis, and Testing Including Igniters, Cooling Methods, and Instability Studies
  • Current and Historical Lessons Learned in Liquid Propulsion Development and Operation
  • Green and Non-Toxic Propellant Studies, Development, Applications, and Associated Technologies
  • Injector Design, Analysis, and Testing Including Atomization and Mixing Studies
  • In-Space Liquid Propulsion System Design, Analysis, Testing, and Operation Including Cube/Nanosats
  • Launch Vehicle Liquid Propulsion System Design, Analysis, Testing, and Operation
  • Modeling and Simulation of Liquid Propulsion Systems, Components, and Processes
  • Novel Manufacturing Technologies and Advanced Materials for Application to Liquid Propulsion Systems
  • Nozzles Design, Analysis and Testing Including Thrust Vectoring Methods
  • Propellant Feed System Design, Analysis, and Testing
  • Propellant Management and Storage Design, Analysis, Testing, and In-Orbit Refueling
  • Test Facilities and Advanced Diagnostic Techniques for Liquid Propulsion Systems
  • Turbomachinery and Electric Pump Design, Analysis, and Testing Including Structural Dynamics and FSI
  • Other Topics in Liquid Propulsion

Please direct questions to:  
Jessica Piness, Redwire Space
Marianna Maiaru, University of Massachusetts Lowell

In the field of materials, papers are sought on topics related to current and cutting-edge research and development of aerospace materials. Submissions are encouraged in topic areas such as modeling, synthesis, processing, testing, and characterization. Application papers may include, but are not limited to, structural and nonstructural, adaptive, smart, and renewable materials, coatings, and thin films. Special focus areas include multifunctional materials, constitutive models, manufacturing process models, material property models, novel experimental methods, coatings and protective materials, optimization, trade studies, lifecycle studies, affordability, inspection, repair, maintenance, and environmental impact. Papers on experimental and analytical methods that lead to understanding of mechanical performance, environmental sensitivity, fatigue and fracture, time- and rate-dependent behavior, durability, damage tolerance, aging, and in-service performance are included. Special emphasis will be given to new and emerging technologies, such as nanostructured materials, materials for extreme environments and hypersonics, multidimensional composites, cryogenic materials, advanced fiber forms, lightweight and super-lightweight materials, multifunctional materials and progress toward integration of material models into the product development process. Special and joint sessions will be held on topics incuding Additive Manufacturing, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), Smart Materials and Adaptive Sturtures and a Simulation Challenge. Please click Additional Details for special sessions and information on where to submit.

  • 3D Woven Composites - Materials and Structure (joint MAT/STR)
  • Collaborative Experimental-Computational Efforts in High-Speed FSI (joint AMT/APA/FD/SD)
  • Developments of ICME for Advanced Materials and Structures (joint MAT/STR)
  • Enabling Next-Generation Materials
  • Fatigue and Fracture
  • Materials and Design for Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials for Hypersonic Applications and Extreme Environments
  • Materials for Survivability (joint MAT/SUR)
  • Materials Testing and Characterization
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Process Modeling of Composites
  • ICME Paradigm with Consideration of UQ (joint MAT/NDA)
  • Thermoset Materials for Additive Manufacturing
Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments

Please direct questions to: 
James Masters, AEDC

The Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments (MVCE) TC solicits papers describing tools and techniques that facilitate the simulation of real-world problems in all areas of computational field modeling and simulation, including all parts of the pre- and post-processing toolchains, as well as software tools, frameworks and environments for improving the integration of the end-to-end simulation process. Application areas of interest cover the full spectrum of aerospace simulations, including computational fluid dynamics (CFD), computational aeroacoustics (CAA), computational solid mechanics (CSM), and computational electromagnetics (CEM).

  • Applied Meshing for Real-World and AIAA Workshop Applications
  • Computational Techniques and Frameworks for Unified Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Scale Models
  • Efficient Management and Analysis of Very Large Data Sets in a Distributed Computing Environment
  • Geometry-Consistent Curvilinear Mesh Generation for High-Order Methods
  • Geometry Modeling for Physics-Based Analyses
  • In Situ/In Transit Computational Environments for Visualization and Data Analytics
  • Mesh Quality Metrics Related to Solution Accuracy
  • Mesh Representations and Algorithms for Parallel and Distributed Computing Platforms
  • Meshing Techniques for Moving and/or Deforming Configurations
  • Scalable Techniques for Large (> Billion Cell) Meshes on Current and Future Hardware Architectures
  • Solution Adaptive Meshing, Error Estimation, and Uncertainty Quantification Techniques (joint MVCE/NDA)
  • Surface and Volume Mesh Generation Methods for Structured, Unstructured, or Overset Meshes
  • Visualization, Including Feature Detection, Knowledge Extraction and Capture
Modeling and Simulation Technologies

Please direct questions to: 
Shafagh Jafer, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Thomas Powelson, Lockheed Martin

Modeling and Simulation Technologies seeks papers on the latest findings in the development and application of modeling and simulation particularly related to flight simulator technologies. Areas of interest are rotary-wing and fixed-wing human-in-the-loop simulation, development of full-flight simulators, human factors, air traffic management, unmanned aerial systems training and operations, space vehicle dynamics, and aerospace cybersecurity. Although the discipline is broad in scope, submissions with a link to development, utilization, and enhancement of flight simulator technologies, including human-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop studies, will be given preference. Submissions relating to exclusive disciplines without an obvious link to flight simulator technologies are more appropriate for other disciplines. Please click Additional Details  for more information.

  • Design, Development, Testing, and Validation of Human-in-the-Loop Simulations
  • Human Factors, Perception, and Cueing
  • Human-in-the-Loop Simulation of Air Traffic Management
  • Human-in-the-Loop Simulation of Uninhabited Aerial Systems
  • Model and Simulation Integration
  • Model-Based Design, X-in-the-Loop Simulation, and LVC (Live, Virtual, and Constructive) Simulation
  • Modeling and Simulation for Aerospace Cybersecurity
  • Modeling and Simulation for Autonomous Guidance, Navigation and Control (joint GNC/MST)
  • Modeling and Simulation for Certification and Qualification
  • Modeling and Simulation of Air and Space Vehicle Dynamics, Systems, and Environments
  • Simulation-Based Software Development and Verification
  • Simulator Hardware and Facilities
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Please direct questions to: 
Michael Henson, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Felipe Viana, University of Central Florida

The Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Technical Committee is soliciting papers concerning the development of optimization approaches that bridge engineering disciplines, supporting technologies/methods, and their application to the design of engineering components and systems for improved performance and reduced costs. Submissions are welcome from members of academia, government, and industry showcasing the latest advances in this rapidly evolving field. Joint sessions will be coordinated with multiple topics to showcase applications of MDO technologies in their disciplines including Applied Aerodynamics (aerodynamic shape optimization), Structural Dynamics (dynamic aeroelasticity), Structures (structural and composite optimization, multiscale design optimization), Non-Deterministic Approaches (design under uncertainty and physics-informed machine learning for design), and Materials (optimization of structural-material systems, design for materials and composites, and optimization with manufacturing considerations)

  • Aerodynamic Design Optimization (joint MDO/APA)
  • Application of MDAO to Supersonic Vehicle Design (joint SPSN/MDO)
  • Application of MDO for Advanced Air Mobility (joint MDO/TF)
  • Application of MDO for Vehicle Design (joint MDO/ACD)
  • Design Under Uncertainty (joint MDO/NDA)
  • Emerging Methods, Algorithms, and Software Development in MDO
  • Improved Robust Designs Using Multi-Disciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) (joint DE/MDO)
  • Machine Learning and Optimization
  • MDO with Model-Based Design Engineering (joint MDO/DE)
  • MDO/Sensitivity Analysis with Aeroelasticity/Fluid-Structure Interaction (joint MDO/SD)
  • Metamodeling, Reduced Order Models, and Approximation Methods
  • Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis/Optimization of Engine Systems and Components (joint GTE/MDO)
  • Optimization in Design (joint MDO/DE/NDA)
  • Physics-Informed Machine Learning for Design (joint MDO/NDA)
  • Shape and Topology Optimization
  • Structural Optimization and Multiscale Modeling (joint MDO/STR)
Non-Deterministic Approaches

Please direct questions to:
Zhen Hu, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Diane Villanueva, The MITRE Corporation

Non-Deterministic Approaches are technologies aimed at understanding and managing the variations and uncertainties inherent in the design, production, and operation of physical systems. These technologies include computational and experimental methods to quantify uncertainty, propagate uncertainty in complex physical systems, design systems under uncertainty, and estimate the reliability and performance of these systems for confident decision making. The NDA conference is a forum to discuss both the development of new methods for solving these problems and the application of non-deterministic approaches to problems of interest to the aerospace community. Student submissions are welcome and encouraged for competition for the The Southwest Research Institute Student Paper Award in Non-Deterministic Approaches. Please click Additional Details  for more information.

  • Aerodynamic Design Under Uncertainty (joint NDA/APA)
  • CFD Verification and Validation (joint NDA/FD)
  • Design Under Uncertainty (joint NDA/MDO)
  • Digital Engineering Best Practices using Uncertainty Quantification (joint NDA/DE)
  • Flow Quality, Data Quality, and Uncertainty Quantification (joint GT/NDA)
  • Model Calibration, Verification, and Validation
  • Model Order Reduction & Surrogate Modeling
  • Model Uncertainties and Uncertainty Quantification in Structural Dynamics (joint SD/NDA)
  • Physics-informed Machine Learning: Methods & Applications (joint NDA/MDO)
  • Probabilistic Methods for Structural Health Management
  • Realizing ICME, Including UQ and Experimental Validation (joint NDA/MAT)
  • Reliability and Risk Analysis Methods and Applications
  • Solution Adaptive Meshing, Error Estimation, and Uncertainty Quantification Techniques (joint MVCE/NDA)
  • Uncertainty Analysis Advancements for Wind Energy Applications (joint NDA/WE)
  • Uncertainty Analysis for Additive Manufacturing
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Analysis of Complex Aerospace Systems (joint NDA/GNC)
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Management
  • Uncertainty Quantification for the Digital Twin/Thread (joint NDA/DE)
Plasmadynamics and Lasers

Please direct questions to:
Daoru Han, Missouri University of Science And Technology
Carmen Guerra-Garcia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Papers are solicited describing experimental, computational, theoretical, or applied research and development in the areas of plasmadynamics and lasers with application to aerospace systems. Efforts combining contemporary theoretical/computational analyses with experimental verification/validation and which represent notable advancements in the aerospace sciences are especially encouraged. Special consideration will be given to works reporting milestone R&D and/or engineering achievements related to aerospace system application of plasma and laser technologies. Survey papers on the current state of the art and historical perspectives are also desired. Works on femtosecond and short-pulsed laser physics and applications are especially encouraged.

  • Atmospheric and Space Plasmas (Rarefied Plasma, Dusty Plasmas, Lightning, etc.) (joint PDL/ASE)
  • Computational Methods for Plasma (Particle Simulation, MHK, EM, Parallel Computing Algorithms, etc.)
  • Diagnostics and Experimental Techniques (Laser, Aero-Optics, Flow Characterization, Lab Simulation)
  • Laser and Plasma Physics (Laser Plasmas, Basic Processes, Plasma Surface Interaction, MHD, etc.)
  • Laser-Enabled Plasma Interactions for Aerodynamics and Combustion
  • Physics of Weakly Ionized Plasma (Nonequilibrium Plasma Formation, Discharges, E-Beams)
  • Plasma Actuators (Vortex Generators, Microactuators, Nanosecond Pulse, Novel Designs)
  • Plasma Aerodynamics (Flow Control, Chemical Kinetics, Discharge/Shock Propagation, Ionized Gas Flow)
  • Plasma and Laser Propulsion (Thrusters, Processes, Beamed Energy, Spacecraft Interactions)
  • Plasma Assisted Combustion and Ignition (Pulsed Plasma, DBDs, Microwave and Laser Plasmas, Kinetics)
Pressure Gain Combustion

Please direct questions to: 
Myles Bohon, Technical University of Berlin
Donald Ferguson, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Papers are sought that are pertinent to the development and application of Pressure Gain Combustion (PGC) to propulsion and power systems. PGC is defined as a fundamentally unsteady process whereby gas expansion by heat release is constrained, causing a rise in stagnation pressure and allowing work extraction by expansion to the initial pressure. Relevant research areas include: modeling and simulation, wave dynamics, detonation kinetics and physics, heat release coupling, propellant injection and mixing, characterization of system efficiency, and diagnostics development for fundamental characterization. Relevant subtopic areas are listed below.

  • Applications and System Integration
  • Combustor Testing, Operability, and Performance
  • Component and Subsystem Design and Evaluation
  • Measurement and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Physics Modeling and Exploration
Propellants and Combustion

Please direct questions to:
Tomasz Drozda, NASA Langley Research Center
Jeffrey J. Murphy, The Aerospace Corporation

Papers are sought that describe experimental, numerical, theoretical, and/or applied results in all areas of combustion relevant to propulsion and energy generation in aerospace systems. Submissions are encouraged from academia, government, and industry. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Additive Manufacturing in Combustion Applications
  • Advanced Combustion, Propellants, and Combustor Concepts
  • Combustion Chemistry
  • Combustion Diagnostics
  • Combustion Dynamics and Instabilities
  • Combustion and the Environment
  • Combustion Modeling and Simulation
  • Detonations, Explosions, and Supersonic Combustion
  • Fuels, Propellants, and Energetic Materials
  • Laminar and Turbulent Flames
  • Machine Learning for Combustion
  • Micro-Scale Combustion
  • Rocket and Air-Breathing Combustion
  • Spray and Droplet Combustion
  • Other Topics in Propellants and Combustion
Sensor Systems and Information Fusion

Please direct questions to: 
Scott Swanson, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Ric Moseley, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Papers are sought that address theoretical, analytical, simulated, experimental, or implementation results related to aerospace applications for sensor systems, information and sensor fusion, and autonomous resource management. Advances in the fusion of sensor networks, cooperative sensing, autonomy, and multi-system collaboration are of particular interest. Concepts regarding Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning and Joint All Domain Operations (JADO) are of interest as well. Additionally, advanced sensors (neuromorphic, quantum, etc.), sensors for situational awareness, and new sensor designs and/or sensor hardware are encouraged topic focus areas.

  • Advanced Sensor Data Processing Techniques
  • Applications of Sensor and Information Fusion
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Autonomy and/or Collaboration
  • Cyber Fusion
  • Developing Trust in Autonomous Systems
  • Fusion or Integration of Networked Sensors or Systems
  • Human Interface with Complex or Autonomous Systems
  • Identification, Situation Awareness, and Sensemaking
  • Joint All Domain Operations (JADO)
  • Multi-Sensor Field/Flight Experiment Planning, Implementation, and Analyses
  • Neuromorphic and Quantum Sensors
  • New Sensor Designs and Hardware
  • Novel Sensors for Aerospace Applications
  • Sensor/Resource Management
  • Sensors for Situational Awareness
Small Satellites

Please direct questions to: 
Scott Palo, University of Colorado Boulder
Kerri Cahoy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Papers are sought in all areas of small satellite systems and subsystem design, construction and operation in addition to education and workforce development. Submissions are encouraged from academia, government, and industry. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Communications
  • Cybesecurity
  • Jointly Sponsored Session on Deployable Structures
  • Education, Workforce Development and Public Outreach
  • Multi Satellite Constellations
  • Novel Technology
  • Propulsion
  • Results from Prior Missions
  • Software and Autonomy
  • Upcoming Missions
  • Other Topics in Small Satellites
Society and Aerospace Technology

Please direct questions to:
Amir Gohardani, Springs of Dreams Corporation

The Society and Aerospace Technology Outreach Committee (SAT OC) promotes activities linked to AIAA’s mission to inspire and advance the future of aerospace for the benefit of humanity. The SAT IOC is soliciting papers that examine the societal benefits of aerospace technologies/products, as well as the relationship between aerospace and society, culture, and the arts. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Astrosociology
  • Group Dynamics & Societal Institutions in Isolated Communities (Space Settlements, Antarctica)
  • Influences of Aerospace Technology on Popular Culture (Art, Literature, Movies/TV, & Music)
  • Influences of Popular Culture on Aerospace Technology (i.e. Science Fiction as Inspiration for R&D)
  • Psychology, Social Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Political Science Aspects of Aerospace
  • Societal Consequences of United States and/or International Aerospace Policy
  • Societal Impacts of Aerospace Technology and Their Spin-Offs
  • Societal Issues Involving the Use of Aerospace Technologies (UAS, Satellite Imagery, etc.)
  • Sociology and Social Psychology of Aerospace Teams
  • Other Topics in Society and Aerospace Technology

Please direct questions to: 
Michael Rubin, Red Canyon Software

Papers are sought in the area of software and software-intense systems for aerospace or aircraft applications or simulations. Specific interest areas include software related aspects of: requirements management, risk management, verification and validation, certification and accreditation, software development methodologies, architecture considerations, modeling, domain specific languages, formal methods, run-time monitoring, safety and cybersecurity, mission and path planning, automation and autonomy. We are accepting industry papers and case studies as well as academic papers. We will bring together experts at the intersection of aerospace and computer science with the goal of fostering innovation and discussion across the divide between the two academic communities.

  • Software Process Improvement in Aerospace
  • Dev/Ops and Agile Approaches to Aerospace Software Development
  • Model-Based Development and Testing, Formal Methods, Run-Time Monitoring
  • Software Challenges in Aerospace
  • Software Modeling and Architecture Considerations
  • Software Reuse, Use of Open Source, COTS
  • Software Safety and Hazard Analyses, Software Reliability, and Failsafe Software Systems
  • Software Verification and Validation, Certification Aspects for Aerospace Applications
  • Software Simulations in Aerospace
Solid Rockets

Please direct questions to:
Reid Young, Northrop Grumman
Wesley Ryan, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Papers are solicited that relate to all aspects of solid rocket propulsion systems, including component and system-level design, material development/selection, manufacturing, testing, ballistic prediction methodologies, performance evaluation, and state-of-the art technology advancements. Additional areas of interest include overviews of historical solid propulsion systems, lessons learned from development, testing and flight experience, and current status of upcoming solid rocket motor systems/programs. Discussions focused on STEM initiatives, university capabilities, and shifting or emerging trends in government and industry are also welcome.

  • Acoustic Characterization and Combustion Stability
  • Analytical Uncertainty Quantification and Risk Assessment
  • Case, Nozzle, and Ignition System Design Innovations
  • Controllable Solid Propulsion/Thrust Management Techniques
  • Current Solid Propulsion System Development Efforts and Program Status
  • Future Solid Propulsion Technologies
  • Historic Solid Propulsion Systems and Lessons Learned
  • Modeling and Simulation Advancements
  • Motor Design and System Optimization
  • Propellant Chemistry, Synthesis, and Characterization
  • Propellant Geometry and Ballistics
  • University-Based Solid Rocket Motor Programs
Space Exploration

Please direct questions to: 
Surendra P. Sharma, NASA Ames Research Center 
Ram Ramachandran, Jacobs

The Space Exploration track serves as the focal point for promoting awareness and advancement of space exploration, and to disseminate relevant information on leading-edge, current, new, emerging space exploration programs, general knowledge and awareness of exploration systems, technological needs and gaps, applications identification and activities, inter-disciplinary and inter-agency interactions, and national & international space policy matters and challenges. The  track spans  Mission Architectures (Studies, systems analysis, benefits of space exploration to humanity,  and operational scenarios for human exploration missions beyond Earth orbit), Enabling Technologies (Advanced propulsion; cryogenic propellant storage and transfer; space power systems; life support systems and habitation systems; radiation shielding; entry, descent, and landing technology (EDL), EVA technology; advanced robotics; autonomous systems and avionics; high-data-rate communications; in-situ resource utilization; maintenance of space systems; and lightweight/inflatable structures and materials), Robotic precursor and human exploration missions to the moon, Lagrange points, Near Earth Objects (Mission concepts and plans for robotic precursor missions to characterize space environments and scout potential destinations for future human activity), Flight Systems (Critical capabilities Demonstration, reusable spacecraft, and Crew exploration vehicles and in-space transportation systems), Lunar Exploration (Technical challenges and mitigation strategies), Using ISS and Terrestrial Analogs for Exploration (Analog for long-duration missions, and technology Demonstrations and operational concepts for exploration), In-Space Infrastructure (Propellant depots, staging points for deep space missions, reusable in-space transportation systems, satellite servicing, space power utilities, space communications architectures, and in-space manufacturing), Life Sciences Related to Humans in Space (Physiological, psychological, crew composition, radiation, and other human-factor considerations for long-duration exploration missions), Accelerating the space Economy (building essential In-Space Infrastructure, establishing public-private partnerships, future market opportunities beyond Earth’s orbit), National Science Priorities Related to Space Exploration (Sustained Human Presence in Outer Space, and environmental; social; and economic benefits of space exploration), Planetary Defense (Earth Science related topics, such as “Mission to Planet Earth”, monitoring and management of Near-Earth Objects), and Longer Duration Space Missions (up to 50+ years: challenges, issues, technology, and benefits). Please follow this link for Additional Details . Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Accelerating the Space Economy
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Flight Systems
  • In-Space Infrastructure
  • Life Sciences: Humans in Space
  • Longer Duration Space Missions (50+ years)
  • Lunar Exploration
  • Mission Architectures
  • National Science Priorities: Space Exploration
  • Planetary Defense
  • Robotic Precursor Missions and Human Exploration Missions
  • Using ISS and Terrestrial Analogs for Exploration
  • Other Topics in Space Exploration
Space Operations and Support

Please direct questions to: 
Christopher R. Simpson, University of Alabama/Department of Navy
Jillian Redfern, Southwest Research Institute

Space Operations and Support includes all aspects of space operations from low-earth and geosynchronous orbit, to lunar and planetary environments as well as supporting ground systems. It also provides an opportunity to discuss recent research findings, newly proposed concepts, and applied demonstrations emerging from space operations. Papers in this technical discipline will explore the unique technology and challenges in operating orbital and interplanetary missions.

  • Automation, Autonomy, and Artificial Intelligence
  • Innovations in Mission Financing
  • International Standardization
  • Legal Obstacles to Expanded Orbital Operations
  • On-Orbit Servicing
  • Orbital Collision and Debris Mitigation of Risk
  • Reducing Spacecraft Total Cost of Ownership including Small and Nano-Satellites
  • Reusable Launch Vehicles
  • Security Innovations and Operations
  • Simplified Mission Communications
Spacecraft Structures

Please direct questions to: 
Eleftherios Gdoutos, California Institute of Technology
Kawai Kwok, University of Central Florida

Spacecraft Structures provides an opportunity to discuss recent research findings, newly proposed concepts, and applied demonstrations emerging from spacecraft technology. The Spacecraft Structures Technical Committee is focused on the unique challenges associated with structural systems that operate in a space environment. This discipline is specifically focused on the challenges of design, analysis, fabrication, and testing of those lightweight structural systems that must be ground tested in a simulated zero-gravity condition, and are subjected to launch loads, deployment loads, and the space environment. Papers are invited in a broad range of areas from academia, government, and industry.

  • Adaptive Spacecraft Structures (joint SCS/AS)
  • High Strain Composite Materials and Structures (joint SCS/MAT)
  • In-Space Assembly
  • Lightweight and Inflatable Space Structures
  • Membrane and Soft Goods Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Small Spacecraft Deployable Structures (joint SCS/SATS)
  • Solar Sails, Solar Shields, and Other Tensioned Membranes
  • Spacecraft Antennas, Reflectors, and Other Optical Apertures
  • Spacecraft Booms and Trusses
  • Spacecraft Structures Test, Analysis, and Correlation
Spaceflight Mechanics

Please direct questions to:
Juan Arrieta, Nabla Zero Labs
Kamesh Subbarao, The University of Texas at Arlington

The conference is organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Astrodynamics Technical Committee and co-sponsored by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) Space Flight Mechanics Committee. Manuscripts are solicited on topics related to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics. Manuscripts will be accepted based on the quality, originality, and anticipated interest in the proposed subject. Submissions highlighting novel high-performance computing techniques and submissions reporting experimental results, current data, or ongoing missions are especially encouraged. Please click Additional Details  for more information.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Astrodynamics
  • Attitude Dynamics, Determination, and Control
  • Dynamical Systems Theory, Perturbations, and Stability
  • Dynamics and Control of Large Space Structures and Tethers
  • Earth and Non-Earth Space Missions
  • Large-Scale Astrodynamics, Design, Analysis, and Optimization of Very Large Constellations
  • Orbit Determination and Space Surveillance Tracking
  • Rendezvous, Relative Motion, Proximity Missions, and Formation Flying
  • Space Situational Awareness, Conjunction Analysis, and Collision Avoidance (joint SFM/GNC)
  • Trajectory Design and Optimization
  • Special Session: In-Space Test Platform
  • Special Session: OSIRIS-Rex
Structural Dynamics

Please direct questions to: 
Michael Ross, Sandia National Laboratories
Anubhav Datta, University of Maryland

The field of structural dynamics covers the study of response, stability, control, and adaptation of aerospace structures exposed to a wide variety of external/internal dynamic excitations. Such excitations can arise from the coupling of multiple disciplines such as aerodynamics, thermodynamics, acoustics, control and flight mechanics; interactions among multiple components such as wings, rotors, pylons, airframe, engines and drive systems; and high intensity external disturbances such as gusts, acoustics, shocks, impact, or thermally-induced loads in the vehicle operational environments. Papers are invited which report on fundamental understandings of such phenomena, development of new analytical, computational, and experimental methods for their prediction and analysis, and innovative methodologies for the design, development and deployment of advanced technology of structures and components that exploit or mitigate them. The following list identifies the broad topics of interest but is not intended to be all-inclusive. Please submit abstracts to the topic that best covers your research or to "Other Topics in Structural Dynamics" if your research is outside the scope of the list. Several special sessions are offered this year, please see Additional Details.

  • Aeromechanics of Rotorcraft and Vertical Lift Aircraft
  • Computational Aero-, Servo-, Thermo-Elastic Coupling
  • Computer Algorithms for Large-Scale HPC to Reduced Order Modeling
  • Dynamic Testing: Sensors, Actuators, Modal Analysis, and System ID
  • Experimental and Computational Problems of High-Speed FSI
  • Finite Element Modeling of Complex Structures
  • Flexible Aeroelastic Problems of Electric-Aircraft
  • Flexible Aeroelastic Problems of Hypersonic Aircraft and Missiles
  • Flexible Aeroelastic Problems of Large Wind-Turbines
  • Flexible Aeroelastic Problems of Unmanned Air Vehicles of All Scales
  • Flutter and Limit Cycle Oscillation Problems
  • Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Loads and Environments Definition
  • Model Uncertainties and Uncertainty Quantification in Structural Dynamics (joint NDA/SD)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Flexible Multibody Dynamics, Contact/Constraint Modeling
  • Vibration & Vibroacustic Control, Energy Harvesting, & Damping
  • Special Session in Honor of H. Stanley Greenberg (Joint STR/SD)
  • Special Session: Collaborative Experimental-Computational Efforts in High-Speed FSI (Joint AMT/APA/FD/SD)
  • Special Session: Machine Learning for Structural Dynamics and Computational Sciences
  • Special Session: MDO/Sensitivity Analysis with Aeroelasticity/Fluid-Structure Interaction (joint MDO/SD)
  • Special Session: Modeling Joints/Interfaces in Dynamics
  • Special Session: Structural Dynamics and Loads Analysis of Space Launch System (SLS) I & II
  • Structural Health Monitoring, HUMS & Fatigue Damage Prognosis
  • Other Topics in Structural Dynamics

Please direct questions to:
Vijay K. Goyal, Lockheed Martin

The Structures Technical Discipline covers any aero-structure, aircraft and/or spacecraft (e.g., launch vehicles), related science and technology in design, analysis, computer modeling, optimization, manufacturing, and testing. Its topics include the latest development in both traditional structures and innovative concepts, range from coupons, components to vehicles and compose of metallic, composite, or hybrid materials. It also covers refinement, improvement and development of current approaches, and exploration in structural repair, damage, fatigue, fracture, stability and manufacturing. Papers on advancements in durability, damage tolerance, aging, fail-safe and/or safe life are also encouraged. Strongly encouraged are papers on best practices, historical lessons learned, and advances in structural applications.

AIAA Structures Technical Discipline at SciTech 2022 will include special joint sessions in Additive Manufacturing, Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), 3D Woven Composites, and Structural Optimization. There will also be two Special Sessions in Honor of Mr. H. Stanley Greenberg and Dr. Johann Arbocz. Please see Additional Details .

  • 3D Woven Composites Materials and Structures (joint STR/MAT)
  • Aircraft and Spacecraft Structural Design, Analysis and Testing
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Problems in Structures and Materials (joint STR/MAT)
  • Bonded and Fastened Joint Design, Analysis, Test and Repair
  • Buckling and Stability of Aircraft and Spacecraft Structures
  • Composite Structural Analysis, Design, Testing and Manufacturing
  • Damage, Fatigue and Fracture of Structures
  • Design, Analysis, and Certification of Additive Structures
  • Developments of ICME for Materials and Structures (joint STR/MAT)
  • Fail-Safe Technologies for Bonded Unitized Composite Structures
  • Impact Damage and Residual Strength After Impact
  • Innovative and Multifunctional Concepts and Approaches in Aerospace Structures
  • Structural Optimization and Multiscale Modeling (joint STR/MDO)
  • Survivable Structures (joint STR/SUR)
  • Special Session in Honor of Dr. Johann Arbocz
  • Special Session in Mr. H. Stanley Greenberg (joint STR/SD)

Please direct questions to: 
David Lazzara, The Boeing Company

The new Supersonics session is co-listed between the Transformational Flight IOC and the Supersonics Working Group.  Innovative research contributions related to the application of civil supersonic flight vehicles are solicited.  Topics include, but are not limited to, takeoff and community noise, low-speed operations, air traffic management/integration of supersonic vehicles, sonic boom and low-boom design, environmental impact (including high altitude emissions), policy, modeling and simulation, vehicle design, engine design and integration for civil supersonic aircraft, structures, ground/flight testing, manufacturing, economics, operational forecasting, materials, and aeroelasticity.

  • Aerodynamic Performance
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Air-Traffic Management/Integration of Supersonic Vehicles
  • Application of MDAO to Supersonic Vehicle Design
  • Community Noise
  • Conceptual Design Methods
  • Economics
  • Engine Design and Integration for Civil Supersonic Aircraft
  • Environmental Impact, Including High Altitude Emissions
  • Ground/Flight Testing
  • Low-Boom Design
  • Low-Speed Operations
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Operational Forecasting
  • Policy
  • Structures
  • Uncertainty Quantification for Supersonics Vehicles
  • Other Topics in Supersonics

Please direct questions to: 
Tony Di Carlo, The Boeing Company
Carrell McAllister, JASPO

The Survivability Technical Committee (SURTC) promotes the research and development of new technologies that define the state-of-the-art in survivability. Aerospace survivability is the capability of a system to avoid or withstand a hostile environment (man-made or otherwise). Therefore, the aerospace survivability discipline forms part of the systems engineering process and is affected by all other engineering disciplines, such as materials (e.g., space debris protection), structures (e.g., rugged structure), flight controls (e.g., self-repairing flight controls), aerodynamics (maneuverability/agility), and propulsion (e.g., stealth). The SURTC is looking to the future as game changers emerge and revolutionize the discipline, such as threats in the cyberspace and information domains. The Committee is seeking articles that address aerospace system survivability as listed below, with particular interest on advanced materials and structures for survivability.

  • Additive Manufacturing and Survivability (e.g., Improved/Faster Battle-Damage Repairs)
  • Aerospace System Safety, Protection, and Health Monitoring
  • Autonomy and Survivability (e.g., Survivability of Autonomous Agents, Adaptive Survivability)
  • Dealing with Survivability Threats in the Cyberspace/Information Domain
  • General Survivability
  • Materials for Survivability (joint SUR/MAT)
  • Space Survivability
  • Orbital Debris Avoidance, Protection, and Space Survivability
  • Survivability Against Directed Energy Weapons
  • Survivability Game Changers: Emerging Technological Solutions That Will Revolutionize Survivability
  • Survivable Structures (joint SUR/STR)
Systems Engineering

Please direct questions to:  
John C. Hsu, California State University Long Beach
Samantha Infeld, NASA Langley Research Center

Papers in all areas of systems engineering (SE) are encouraged. All types of papers will be considered, including case studies, developmental work and technical analysis. Topics include but are not limited to systems engineering processes, systems engineering applications, integrated disciplines and technology, modelling and simulation, systems engineering education and research, systems engineering life cycle analysis/processes and systems effectiveness; system thinking, system science, and future trends and predictions in systems engineering, including but not limited to system-of-systems engineering, complex systems, sociotechnical engineering, resilience engineering, agile systems engineering, and lean systems engineering, etc.

  • Agile Systems Engineering
  • Lean Systems Engineering
  • Resilience Systems Theory and Methodology
  • Sociotechnical Engineering
  • System Integration and Design
  • System-of-Systems Engineering Theory, Methods, and Applications
  • Systems Engineering Applications
  • Systems Engineering Education and Research
  • Systems Engineering Life Cycle
  • Systems Engineering Modeling Language and Methodology, and Applications
  • Systems Engineering Processes and Methods
  • Systems Science
  • Systems Simulation Modeling
  • Systems Thinking
  • Systems Verification and Validation
  • Value-Driven Systems Engineering
Terrestrial Energy

Please direct questions to:
Tarek Abdel-Salam, East Carolina University
Bhupendra Khandelwal

Technical papers are sought that address research, technology development, and the implementation of fuels and fossil-fuel power systems for both aerospace and terrestrial applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in Renewable Energy
  • Carbon Capture and Storage, Carbon Sequestration and Utilization
  • Combined Heat and Power with Ultra-Low Emission of Pollutants
  • Combustors, Micro-Combustors, Turbines, Advanced Cycles & Designs
  • Energy Management and Green Infrastructure
  • Fire, Super-Critical Combustion
  • Fuel and Heat from Waste and Other Sources
  • Fuels, Alternative Fuels and Novel Combustion Concepts
  • Hydrogen-Powered Systems
  • Policy, Environmental, and Historical Perspectives of Fossil-Fuel Power Technologies
  • Pollution and Chemical Kinetics, CO2 Use for Fuels and Value Added Products
  • Other Topics in Terrestrial Energy

Please direct questions to: 
Kevin Weed, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation
Robert Tramel, Kord Technologies

The Thermophysics Technical Committee solicits extended abstracts of proposed papers on topics in thermophysics and heat transfer. The abstract must be an extended abstract or draft manuscript with a minimum of 1,000 words. Papers are solicited on topics related to all aspects of thermal energy, heat transfer, and their related aerospace applications. Contributions based on analytical, numerical, and/or experimental studies are welcomed as well as timely survey and review articles. Scientific and technical contributions are emphasized, rather than status reports on work in progress. Student submissions are strongly encouraged. Special sessions are also welcome--please contact Technical Discipline Chairs. See also Additional Details . Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerothermodynamics, Thermal Protection Systems and Ablation
  • Cryogenics and Cryogenic Systems
  • Droplets, Jets, Sprays, Heat Pipes, Thermosiphons, and Two-Phase Heat Transfer
  • Emerging Technologies in Thermophysics (e.g. Applying Additive Manufacturing or Machine Learning)
  • Experimental and Computational Non-Equilibrium Flows and Radiation
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement and Energy Harvesting
  • Micro- and Nano-Scale Heat Transfer
  • Microgravity based Heat Transfer, Multidisciplinary Modeling and Simulation
  • Spacecraft Thermal Applications
  • Theoretical, Experimental, and Computational Heat Transfer
  • Thermal Management and Control in Aircraft and Spacecraft: Devices and Applications
  • Transport and Thermophysical Properties
  • Special Session: Sample Acquisition and Gas Processing Systems for Space Exploration
  • Other Topics in Thermophysics
Transformational Flight

Please direct questions to: 
Anthony Linn, A. B. Linn PE
Satadru Roy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Technical papers are requested relating to advanced manned or unmanned concepts, On-Demand Mobility or other emergent aviation market studies, hybrid or electric propulsion integration and component technologies, piloted/autonomous/self-flying aircraft, simplified aircraft/vehicle operation, distributed propulsion. Papers are also requested on any topic of interest relative to V/ESTOL aircraft including design, analysis and test, regardless of propulsion system type.

  • Advanced Air Mobility Noise (joint AA/TF)
  • Application of MDO for Advanced Air Mobility (joint MDO/TF)
  • Air Traffic Management for Advanced/Transformational Aircraft Concepts
  • Autonomous Vehicle Operations
  • Design and Analysis of Advanced Air Mobility Vehicles (joint ACD/TF)
  • Electric Propulsion Integration and Component Technologies for Flight
  • On-Demand Mobility and Urban and Regional Air Mobility, Emergent Aviation Market Studies
  • Transformational System Design, Development, Analysis, Materials, Operations and Support
  • UAS Technologies Applicable to Manned Aircraft and Simplified Vehicle Operations
  • V/ESTOL Aircraft Design, Aircraft Analysis and Aircraft Ground Test and/or Flight Test
Unmanned Systems

Please direct questions to:
Omar Kassim Ariff, University of Salford

Papers are sought that address autonomy and unmanned systems related technologies and their applications with a focus on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), but inclusive to other unmanned system types such as self-driving automobiles, surface and sub-surface vehicles. Technical papers focused upon the systems enabling the safe integration of unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system (NAS) and international civil airspaces are of particular interest. Other topics such as unique applications of UAS, UAS design, UAS guidance navigation and control, UAS autonomy and path planning, urban operations, detect and avoid technologies, utilization of unmanned systems in engineering education, certification and design assurance of unmanned systems, human-machine interfaces, etc. are also solicited. Submissions must be an extended abstract of at least 1000 words, defining the research problem, background, approach, and summarized plan for full paper.

  • Application of Unmanned Systems
  • Design of Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Detect and Avoid Technologies for UAS
  • Enabling Technologies for Urban Operation
  • Historical Perspectives on Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Human-Machine Interfaces for Unmanned Systems
  • Interaction of Software Assurance and Risk Assessment Based Operation of UAS
  • Safety Certification, Airworthiness, and Software Assurance of Unmanned Systems
  • UAS Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • UAS Traffic Management/Airspace Operations
  • Unmanned System Automation and Verification-and-Validation of Automated Systems
  • Unmanned Systems and Enabling Technologies for Urban Operation
  • Unmanned Systems Enabling Engineering Education
  • Unmanned Systems Mission Management, Coordination, Planning, and Autonomy
  • Unmanned Systems Sensor Technologies
Wind Energy

Please direct questions to: 
Kelsey Shaler, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Brent Houchens, Sandia National Laboratories

Papers are solicited for Wind Energy covering a broad range of topics related to onshore and offshore wind-turbine and wind-plant technology, as well as airborne wind systems. Technical areas of interest include aerodynamics, acoustics, aeroelasticity, structural dynamics, fatigue and extreme loads, design, performance optimization and control, uncertainty quantification, atmospheric inflow, innovative concepts, materials, manufacturing, testing, sensors, health monitoring, reliability, and transition to turbulence modeling and experiments. There will also be joint sessions with Applied Aerodynamics, Non-Deterministic Approaches (e.g., uncertainty quantification), Aerodynamic Measurement Technology, and Adaptive Structures. Individuals with expertise in these areas are encouraged to submit to these sessions -- please see the addendum for more information. The Wind Energy Technical Committee will be considering all submissions for the Best Paper Award. For more information, see Additional Details .

  • Adaptive Rotors in Wind Technology (joint AS/WE)
  • Aeroelasticity, Structural Dynamics, and Loads Prediction
  • Approaches in Uncertainty Analysis Advancements for Wind Energy Applications (joint NDA/WE)
  • Atmospheric Physics and Inflow
  • Blade Aerodynamics and Aeroacoustics
  • Blade Structural Mechanics, Materials, Manufacturing, and Structural Testing
  • Innovations and Novel Concepts
  • Instrumentation for Challenging Environments (joint AMT/WE)
  • Offshore Wind, including Floating Platforms
  • Optimization and Control for Turbine Design or Plant Performance
  • Wake Physics, Modeling, and Experimentation
  • Wind Turbine/Rotorcraft/Propeller Multi-Physics Modeling Approaches (joint APA/WE)


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