Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission Begins:
31 March 2022

Abstract Deadline:
1 June 2022, 2000 hrs ET

Author Notifications:
26 August 2022

Registration Begins: 
19 September 2022

Switch to Virtual Deadline: 
31 October 2022

Manuscript/Presentation Video Deadline:
5 December 2022, 2000 hrs ET

Transcript Editing Deadline: 
28 December 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 
6 January 2023, 2000 hrs ET

Adaptive Structures

Please direct questions to:
Jeffrey L. Kauffman, University of Central Florida
Ruxandra Botez, École de technologie supérieure

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 structures 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 include:

  • Active and Passive Adaptive Concepts/Systems
  • 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
  • Other Topics in Adaptive Structures
  • Special Session: Adaptive Spacecraft Structures and Systems (joint with SCS)
  • Special Session: Adaptive Structures Concepts on UAVs
  • Special Session: Advanced Aircraft Structures and Systems
  • Special Session: Advances in Adaptive Structures -- European Research Programs and Initiatives
  • Special Session: Bio-Inspired Innovations
  • Special Session: Canadian Smart Materials and Adaptive Structures Programs
  • Special Session: Clean Aviation
  • Special Session: Flight and/or Wind Tunnel Testing of Adaptive Structures Concepts

Please direct questions to: 
Seongkyu Lee, University of California, Davis
Julian Winkler, Raytheon Technologies Research Center

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. 2022 AVIATION and 2023 SciTech Forum papers of superb technical quality, notable originality, and scholarly accuracy will be considered for the 2023 AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Best Paper Award. 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
  • Other Topics in Aeroacoustics
Aerodynamic Measurement Technology

Please direct questions to:  
Waruna Kulatilaka, Texas A & M University
Chloe DedicUniversity of Virginia

Papers are solicited on topics covering new developments and applications of aerodynamic measurement technologies for laboratory, ground-test, or flight-test conditions. Submissions are encouraged encompassing all types of flows (from incompressible to hypersonic), thermodynamic conditions (non-reacting to combustion and plasma systems), spatial and temporal scales (from microns to meters and sub-Hz to MHz), and measurement approaches (from surface sensors & probes to laser-based imaging). Papers should emphasize advancements, innovations, and research challenges related to the measurement technique itself or its implementation rather than details of the fluid dynamic or structural problem of its application. A select number of 15-minute oral-only presentations will also be accepted, for which authors should simply submit a 2-page abstract indicating at the top of the first page “oral-only (no paper) submission.” Specific topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Advancements in Planar, Volumetric, and High-Speed Imaging Techniques
  • Combustion & Propulsion Systems, Sprays, Plasmas, and Aerothermal Flows Diagnostics
  • Development and Applications of Novel Diagnostics for Hypersonic Systems
  • Error Analysis, Uncertainty Quantification, and Novel Data Analysis Techniques
  • Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques for Challenging Environments and Test Facilities
  • Measurements for Data-Driven Models, Validation, and Combined Experimental-Computational Efforts
  • Measurements for Fluid-Structure Interactions, Aeroacoustics, and Wind Energy Applications
  • Measurements for Structural Characterization and the Development of Novel Materials
  • Measurements for Turbulence, Compressible Flows, and Boundary Layers
  • Novel Techniques, Methodologies, and Instrumentation
  • 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 Related to Aerodynamic Measurement Technology
Aerospace Education

Please direct questions to:
Raymond P. LeBeau, Jr., Saint Louis University 
Sanjay Jayaram, Saint Louis University 

Aerospace engineering is both highly specialized and highly diverse, challenging the aerospace education community to educate students that contribute to the broad needs of the profession either in industry or higher education. Papers as well as panel sessions are sought that address all aspects of aerospace education including courses, curriculum, course delivery methods, pedagogies, inter-collegiate and industry collaborations, and assessment methods. Specific topics of interest for SciTech 2023 include curriculum design; capstone design; diversity, equity, and inclusion in the aerospace workplace; and principles to guide the development of 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 Educational 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 aspects of Aerospace Power Systems, from the component and system level to mission usage. Discussions of study findings, results of practical applications, tests, simulations, short and long term performance, and R&D efforts are encouraged. Power Generation (solar photovoltaic, nuclear, thermal), Power Storage (batteries, fuel cells, flywheels), and Power Management and Distribution are included in this area. Specific topical areas are listed below. However, authors are encouraged to submit papers on other innovative concepts related to Aerospace Power Systems..

  • CubeSat Programs: Ground Testing and Flight Results, Lessons Learned, and Special Requirements
  • Design, Fabrication and Performance of Aerospace Power System Components
  • Energy Storage Technologies for Aerospace Applications
  • High Voltage Electrical Power System Design and Distribution
  • Lunar and Mars Surface Power Systems including Beamed Energy Systems
  • Nuclear and Radioisotope Power Systems for Planetary, Satellite, or Deep Space
  • Power Generation Control and Distribution
  • Power Generation Designs for Interplanetary Missions, Small Sats, Cubesats, and Concentrator Systems
  • Spacecraft Power System Design, Fabrication, Testing, and Experience
  • Other Topics in Aerospace Power Systems
Aircraft Design

Please direct questions to: 
Imon Chakraborty, Auburn University
Taylor Fazzini, Northrop Grumman

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, Folding Wing, Canard, Multi-Wing, Light Aircraft, 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 for Transitioning Flight (Urban Air Mobility, Vertical Takeoff w/ Conventional Flight, etc.)
  • Design Processes and Tools (Integration, Estimation Methods, Concurrent Design, Life-Cycle, etc.)
  • Design with Novel Aerodynamics and Control (Active Flow Control, Tailless, Adaptive Controls, etc.)
  • High Speed Aircraft Design (Supersonic, Hypersonic, Performance Optimization)
  • Trends in Aircraft Design: Technology Impact, Requirements, Cost, Propulsion, Automation, etc.
  • Unmanned Aircraft Design, Including Micro Air Vehicles
Applied Aerodynamics

Please direct questions to: 
Kidambi Sreenivas, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Michelle Lynde, NASA Langley
Wei Liao, Bihrle Corp

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: Optimization
  • 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: Aerodynamics of Road Vehicles
  • Special Session: HPC Multi-Physics CREATE Sessions
  • Special Session: NASA SUSAN Aircraft Concept Trade Study Update
  • Special Session: NATO AVT-297
  • Special Session: NATO/STO
  • Special Session: Rotor-in-Hover Simulation Sessions
  • Special Session: SLS Aerodynamics
  • Special Session: University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH) Activities
  • Special Session: University Leadership Initiative for Ultra-Efficient Aircraft
Atmospheric and Space Environments

Please direct questions to: 
Miles Bengtson, National Research Council
Justin Likar Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Technical papers are being solicited on the space environment and its effects on spacecraft. All orbital environments are considered, including Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Polar Orbit (Polar), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO), Interplanetary Space, and planetary environments. Submissions on the lunar surface, lunar orbit, and cislunar space are especially encouraged. Specific topical areas are listed below. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on other novel ideas and topics related to Space Environments.

  • Atmospheric and Space Plasmas (Rarefied Plasma, Dusty Plasmas, Lightning, etc.) (joint PDL/ASE )
  • Environmental Effects on Spacecraft Material Properties
  • Exploitation, Modification, and Passivation of the Space Environment
  • Ground Testing of Space Environment Effects
  • Lunar Environments and Effects on Lunar Exploration (joint ASE/EXPL)
  • On-Orbit Instrumentation and Data
  • Simulation, Measurement, and Mitigation of Spacecraft Charging and Arcing
  • Synergistic Effects of Combined Environmental Factors
  • Other Topics in Space Environments
Atmospheric Flight Mechanics

Please direct questions to: 
Ye Lu, Kent State University
Soumyo Dutta, NASA Langley Research Center
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 Session: University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH)
  • Special Session: X-62 VISTA
  • Special Sessions
Complexity in Aerospace (CASE)

Please direct questions to:
Jimmie McEver, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Samantha Infeld, NASA/AMA, Inc.

There is a growing recognition that complexity poses new and different engineering challenges, requiring not only extension and enhancement of current state-of-the-art practices, but also the ability to understand and reason about systems and engineering activities differently. In complex systems, many interacting active components interact in non-trivial or non-linear ways, resulting in attributes/behaviors for which there are fundamental limits to prediction. Especially challenging are complex systems whose components are learning or modifying their behavior, with the potential for self-organization, multi-scale behavior, and true emergence.

Papers are sought that examine how complexity manifests in aerospace contexts, implications of complex adaptive systems for operational and engineering challenges, and organizational, cognitive and technical approaches for dealing with complexity in aerospace contexts. Of particular interest are papers dealing with the opportunities and challenges that new technologies and engineering approaches such as digital engineering, digital twins, artificial intelligence and machine learning present in improving our ability to develop, test and operate complex systems, as well as papers exploring how our engineering endeavors must transform to deal with complexity phenomena effectively.

  • AI and Machine Learning as Approaches for Dealing with Complexity
  • AI and Machine Learning as Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Complex and Complex Adaptive Systems in Aerospace Contexts
  • Complexity-Related Workforce Issues
  • Digital Twins and Other Model-Based Approaches for Complex and Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Methods and Approaches for Dealing with Complexity in Engineering Endeavors
  • Training and Curricula for Complexity
CFD Vision 2030

Please direct questions to: 
Francisco D. Palacios, Boeing
Jeff Slotnick, Boeing
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. Recently, the CFD2030 Integration Committee has supported the development and definition of three Grand Challenge (GC) problems as well as the long-term goal of aircraft certification by analysis (CbA). These have been accompanied by published updates to the CFD2030 Technology Roadmap, identifying key technologies and associated timelines that will need to be brought to fruition in order realize the vision embodied in these capabilities. Under the CFD2030 topic, we are soliciting papers that describe significant advances in the state-of-the art of numerical prediction and their impact on aerospace engineering. The focus is on novel algorithms or techniques for CFD and multidisciplinary simulations with the potential to significantly impact GC problems and CbA. Papers describing aerodynamic applications of CFD should be directed to the Applied Aerodynamics technical discipline, while papers focusing on physics of fluids and/or modeling should be directed to the Fluid Dynamics or other appropriate technical discipline. The topics of interest for this solicitation are:

  • Advanced Spatial and Temporal Discretizations, Solvers and Nonlinearly Stable Methods
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Techniques for CFD and Multidisciplinary Simulations
  • NASA's Revolutionary Computational Aerosciences Program (Invited)
  • Novel Approaches to UQ Propagation, Error Estimation and Sensitivity Including Statistical Methods
Computer Systems

Please direct questions to: 
James L. Paunicka, The Boeing Company

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
Franz-Josef Kahlen, Kahlen GPS

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. Papers are solicited on open-source digital design aids in areas covered by the Aerospace Design Engineers Guide including structural design, mechanical design, geometric design and tolerancing, electrical/electromagnetic design, aircraft design, air breathing propulsion design, spacecraft design. Papers submitted in this area should be submitted with code, as a python library. These papers and code will form the basis for the initial digital release of the design guide. Papers that discuss improved designs using multi-disciplinary design analysis and optimization (MDAO) and emerging design processes, tools and technologies (e.g. cloud computing, IoT, Digital Thread, Digital Twin, VR/AR, AI/ML, etc.) are also strongly encouraged.

  • Additive Manufacturing Applied to Aerospace Component Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing
  • Composite Structural Analysis, Design, Testing and Manufacturing (joint STR/DE)
  • 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 Methods, Tools and Processes in Support of Aircraft Design (joint ACD/DE)
  • Design Methods, Tools and Processes in Support of Spacecraft Structures (joint SCS/DE)
  • Design Tools and Processes for Rapid Prototyping
  • Digital Environment - Provides Digital Twin Context Through Entire Life Cycle (joint DGE/DE)
  • Early Design Approaches for Increased -ilities (reliability, availability, maintainability, etc.)
  • Improved Robust Designs using Multi-Disciplinary Design Analysis and Optimization
  • Innovative & Creative Designs in Aerospace and Other Areas
  • Knowledge-Based Engineering Applied to Retention and Reuse of Engineering Knowledge and Data (joint DGE/DE)
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Applications to Design (e.g. Generative Design, etc.)
  • Model-Based Design Applied to Complex Systems and Structures
  • Model-Based Engineering - Product and Environment Digital Twin Simulations (joint DGE/DE/MST)
  • Optimization in Design (joint MDO/DE)
Digital Avionics

Please direct questions to: 
Maarten Uijt de Haag, Technical University of Berlin
Evan T. 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 Airspace
  • Communication, Navigation and Surveillance (CNS) Systems for Manned and Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Ensuring Compliance of Military Aircraft in Civilian Airspace
  • Flight Critical Systems
  • In-Time Aviation Safety Management Systems (IASMS)
  • 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 Unmanend Aircraft Systems (UTM, U-Space)
  • Urban Air Mobility (UBN) and Operation of Aerial Vehicles in Challenging Environments
Digital Engineering

Please direct questions to: 
John F. Matlik, Rolls-Royce Corporation
Olivia Fischer, Georgia Tech
Dave Kepczynski, GE
Natalie Straup, Northrop Grumman Corporation

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 constituent 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.

  • Digital Ecosystem - Provides Digital Twin Context Through Entire Life Cycle (joint DGE/DE)
  • Digital System Model - A Digital Representation of a System Which Define All Aspects of the System
  • Digital Thread - Framework of Authoritative Data, Information, and Knowledge to Inform Decisions
  • Digital Twins - Digital Twins in System-of-Systems Contexts
  • Elements of Digital Engineering - Viewpoints About Aggregation of Elements
  • Knowledge-Based Engineering Applied to Retention and Reuse of Engineering Knowledge and Data (joint DGE/DE)
  • Model-Based Engineering - Product and Environment Digital Twin Simulations (joint DGE/DE/MST)
  • Sensor Fusion - Cyber/physical Relationship Between Simulation and Reality
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Management in Digital Engineering and Digital Twins (joint DGE/NDA)
  • Value of Digital Engineering - ROI Associated with Enterprise Level Digital Transformations
Electrified Aircraft Technology

Please direct questions to: 
Panos Laskaridis, Cranfield University UK
Jon Gladin, Georgia Tech
Shengyi Liu, The Boeing Compoany

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 ranging from enabling and core technologies, component design, novel aircraft concepts and systems, life cycle aspects & analysis, engineering design methods, modelling, tools and standards are sought. A more complete list is provided below:

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

Please direct questions to:
Benjamin Jorns, NASA Glenn Research Center
Jason Frieman, NASA Glenn Research Center

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 Thruster Plumes and Spacecraft Interactions
  • 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: 
Jose Guadarrama, Lockheed Martin
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
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
  • Flight Testing Aerospace Systems that Transit the Earth Atmosphere
  • Flight Testing in the Educational Environment
  • Flight Testing of Unmanned Aerospace Systems
  • Flight Testing Systems with Intelligent Flight Controls
  • Testing Ground and Air-Launched Missiles and Rockets
Fluid Dynamics

Please direct questions to: 
Aaron Towne, University of Michigan
Will Tyson, Naval Air Warfare Center - Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD)

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.

  • 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
  • Other Topics in Fluid Dynamics
  • Special Session: Flow Control for Supersonic/Hypersonic Applications
  • Special Session: Data-Driven Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interactions
  • Special Session: Measuring, Modelling, and Mitigating Unsteady Gust Encounters
Gas Turbine Engines

Please direct questions to: 
Andrew Nix, West Virginia University
Elhadji Alpha Bah

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 Including Additive Manufacturing
  • Advances in Exhaust Technologies (Diffusers, Nozzles, and Related Systems)
  • Combustors, Fuel Injectors, Alternative Fuels, Emissions, Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems
  • Engine Controls, Operability, and Propulsion Health Management
  • High-Fidelity Simulations, including CFD, and Validation Experiments
  • Multidisciplinary Design, Analysis/Optimization of Engine Systems and Components (joint GTE/MDO)
  • Thermal Management, Turbine Blade and Combustor Liner Cooling, Materials, Coatings and Structures
  • Turbomachinery: Compressors, Fans, and Turbines
  • Other Topics in Gas Turbine Engines
Green Engineering

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

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 Economy
  • Space Solar Power
  • Zero-Emission Power Sources
Ground Testing

Please direct questions to:
Ryan Callahan, Lockheed-Martin
Pat Goulding II, USAF/AEDC - NFAC

The Ground Testing Technical Committee welcomes unclassified submissions for inclusion in the SciTech 2023 Forum. Submissions may relate to all aspects of the ground testing discipline, across all speed ranges, Reynolds number regimes, and scales, relating to all facets of ground test and evaluation (wind tunnels, water channels, vacuum chambers, engine test cells, rocket sleds, climactic simulators, etc.). Topics on all aspects of test planning, execution, data review, and test and facility administration are welcomed and encouraged. Specific topics include but are not limited to:

  • Advancements in Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Including Flow Visualization
  • Advancements in Test Techniques, Processes, and Administration/Reporting
  • Assessments of Data Quality and Uncertainty or Methods for Uncertainty Quantification
  • Concepts and Methodology for Knowledge Transfer and Capture of In-House Expertise
  • Design and Implementation of New or Improved Methods for Flow Diagnostics and Characterization
  • Design, Construction, or Characterization of New or Modified Ground Test Facilities
  • Improvements or Novel Concepts in Facility Maintenance and Management
  • Improvements or Novel Concepts in Test Article Design, Fabrication, and Utilization
  • Integration or Comparison Between Ground Test Results and Flight Test
  • Integration or Comparison Between Ground Test Results and Simulations (CFD, FEA, etc.)
  • Techniques for Reducing Operational Cost and Optimizing Productivity
  • Unique or Innovative Use of Existing Ground Test Facilities, Models, or Capabilities
  • Upgrades, Modernizations, or Capability Enhancements of Existing Ground Test Facilities
  • Use of Additive Manufacturing Techniques in Ground Test Facilities and Models
  • Other Topics in Ground Testing
Guidance, Navigation, and Control

Please direct questions to: 
Michael B. McFarland, Raytheon Company
Luca Massotti, European Space Agency
Michael Niestroy, Lockheed Martin

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 25 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
  • Control Theory for Aerospace Applications
  • Distributed, Cooperative, and Multi-Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Missile and Trans-Atmospheric Vehicle Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Navigation, Estimation, Sensing, and Tracking
  • Spacecraft and Launch Guidance, Navigation, and Control
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Analysis of Complex Aerospace Systems (joint GNC/NDA)
  • Modeling and Simulation for Autonomous Guidance, Navigation and Control (joint GNC/IS/MST)
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control in Intelligent Systems (joint GNC/IS)
  • Command and Control (C2) of Complex Autonomous GN&C Systems (joint GNC/ICC)
  • University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics (UCAH) Special Session
  • 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)

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 enabler 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:  
Julian Tishkoff, Retired
Kevin Burns, Retired

The Aerospace History Track of the SciTech 2023 technical program provides historical insight from the aerospace industry, museums, and military and educational institutions by professional and amateur historians. Regional histories include communities, states, or nations. The history of organizations and institutions includes schools, laboratories, commercial companies, government entities, research facilities, and museums and may involve technology breakthroughs, biographies of major figures, or major events. As we approach the centennial of AIAA over the next decade, we shall have sessions on AIAA history, including Section or Branch histories, and that of committees, activities, facilities, or people of the institute. Depiction of the aerospace endeavor has inspired and influenced the profession and its recorded history through both fact and fiction. 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 Their Influence?
  • Centennial Events – History of What Happened in Aviation (1921-22)
  • Flight Safety in the Aerospace Environment Including Fire Safety
  • History of Flight Testing
  • 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
Human Machine Teaming

Please direct questions to:  
Nicholas J. Napoli, University of Florida
Karen Feigh, Georgia Institute of Technology

Papers are sought that address theoretical, analytical, simulated, experimental, or implementation results related to aerospace applications for advances in human machine teaming where the paper can focus on one of at least three elements: the human, the machine and interactions and interdependencies between them. Therefore, human concepts regarding human physiology, psychology, human factors, cognitive models, human performance that support aspects of human machine teaming are of particular interest. Additionally, concepts regarding artificial intelligence, machine learning, modeling, feature engineering (e.g., biosignal processing), which supports the mapping of the human to the machine, the interaction with the machine, explains trust, and other facets of the human system are all adequate topic areas of focus.

  • Biosensor Design
  • Biosensor Fusion
  • Biosignal Processing
  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Decision Support Analytics
  • Developing Trust Within Human Systems
  • Human Autonomy
  • Human Factors
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Human Performance
  • Human Physiology and Medicine Within Aerospace Applications
  • Human Psycho-Physiology in Aerospace Applications
  • Human Systems
  • Machine Learning and AI Within HMT
Hybrid Rockets

Please direct questions to:
Matthew Hitt, USASMDC
Trevor S. 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
  • 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 that explore opportunities, challenges and contexts.. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Decision Making in Complex Systems
  • C2 Approaches for Human-Machine Teaming
  • C2 for Extreme Time Pressure Environments (e.g., Hypersonics, Cyber Attack/Defense)
  • C2 in Space: Satellite or Manned Spacecraft Operations
  • C2 of Autonomous and Hybrid Human-Machine Systems
  • C2 Resilience for Contested Cyber Environments
  • Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Command and Control
  • Ethics Considerations for AI and Autonomy in C2 Contexts
  • Modeling and Simulation of C2 Systems
  • Multi-Domain C2 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:
Vishal Acharya, Georgia Institute of Technology
Pavlos Zachos, Cranfield University UK

Integration of advanced and innovative propulsion systems, especially inlets, nozzle and thrust reverser systems, has received renewed interest in recent years owing to increased integration requirements for airframe concepts, engine technologies, and system level requirements. More efficient propulsion system designs and technology are being investigated that allow gains in air-breathing aircraft performance and operability. In addition to inlets and exhausts, there is interest in secondary systems and thermal systems for new design space vehicles.

  • Electrified Aircraft and Systems
  • Inlet/Exhaust System Integration Design, Performance, and/or Operability
  • Integration of Hydrogen Propulsion and Cryogenic Systems
  • Integration of Secondary Power Systems and Impact on Performance
  • Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Technologies, Health Monitoring and Prognostics
  • Military Propulsion Systems and Power/Thermal Systems Integration
  • Optimization of Propulsion System Design and Integration
  • Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshop Invited Content
  • Serpentine Inlets, Subsonic & Supersonic Inlets, and Hypersonic Inlets
  • System Integration for Hybrid Electric Propulsion
  • System Integration for Hypersonic Propulsion Applications
  • Technologies and Integration for Sustainable Aviation
  • Thermal Management Aspects of Propulsion System Performance
Intelligent Systems

Please direct questions to:
Liang Sun, New Mexico State University
David Casbeer, Air Force Research Laboratory

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
  • Guidance, Navigation and Control in Intelligent Systems (joint IS/GNC)
  • Human Machine Teaming with Intelligent Systems (joint IS/HMT)
  • Human-Automation Interaction
  • Intelligent Systems Student Paper Competition
  • Learning, Reasoning, and Data Driven Systems
  • Probabilistic and Rule-Based Systems
  • Sensor Fusion and Systems Health Management (SHM)
  • Invited Sessions and Discussion Panels
Liquid Propulsion

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

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

The TC seeks papers related to cutting-edge research and development of aerospace materials. Submissions are encouraged in topic areas such as modeling, synthesis, processing, testing, and characterization. Applications 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, manufacturing process models, material property models, novel experimental methods, coatings and protective materials, 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 emerging technologies, such as nanomaterials, materials for extreme environments and hypersonics, multidimensional composites, cryogenic materials, advanced fiber forms, lightweight materials, multifunctional materials and integration of material models into the product development process. Joint sessions will be held on topics such as Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME). Please click Additional Details  for more information on special topics.

  • 3D Woven Composites (with STR)
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning for Materials and Structures
  • Extreme Environments for Structures (joint MAT/STR)
  • Fatigue and Fracture
  • High Strain Composites (joint MAT/ SCS)
  • History of Materials (joint HIS/MAT)
  • Materials for Additive Manufacturing
  • Materials for Hypersonics and Extreme Environments
  • Materials for Survivability (joint MAT/SUR)
  • Multifunctional Materials
  • Multiscale Modeling
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Process Modeling of Composites
  • Smart Materials for Adaptive Applications (joint AS/MAT)
  • ICME and the Digital Thread (jont DGE/ICME/MAT)
  • NASA 2040 Vision (joint ICME/ MAT/NDA)
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Model Validation for ICME (joint ICME/MAT/ NDA)
Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments

Please direct questions to: 
Stephen Nichols, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Nitin Bhagat, University of Dayton Research Institute

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).

  • Computational Environments and Application Integration Frameworks
  • Geometry Modeling and Mesh Generation
  • Mesh Quality, Adaptive Meshing, Error Estimation, and Uncertainty Quantification (joint MVCE/NDA)
  • Visualization Technologies and Feature Detection and Extraction
Modeling and Simulation Technologies

Please direct questions to: 
Michael Madden, NASA Langley Research Center
Gano Chatterji, Crown Consulting, Inc.

Modeling and Simulation Technologies seeks papers on the latest findings in the development and application of modeling and simulation for aerospace vehicles and their operating environments with an emphasis on flight simulator technologies. Areas of interest are human-in-the-loop simulations, development of flight simulators, human factors, air traffic management, unmanned aerial systems training and operations, space vehicle dynamics, LVC (live, virtual, and constructive) simulation, certification by analysis, simulation for aerospace cybersecurity, and modeling in digital twins or digital system models . Although the discipline is broad in scope, submissions with a link to development, utilization, and enhancement of flight simulator technologies will be given preference. Submissions relating to exclusive disciplines without an obvious link to system or system of systems modeling and simulation 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
  • Model and Simulation Integration
  • Model-Based Engineering (joint DGE/DE/MST)
  • Modeling and Simulation for Aerospace Cybersecurity
  • Modeling and Simulation for Autonomous Guidance, Navigation and Control (joint GNC/IS/MST)
  • Modeling and Simulation for Certification and Qualification
  • Modeling and Simulation of Air and Space Vehicle Dynamics, Systems, and Environments
  • Simulation of Air Traffic Management
  • Simulation of Uninhabited Aerial Systems
  • Simulator Hardware and Facilities
  • The History or Lessons Learned of Modeling and Simulation (joint History Committee/MST)
  • X-in-the-Loop Simulation and LVC (Live, Virtual, and Constructive)
  • Other Modeling and Simulation Topics
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

Please direct questions to: 
Felipe Viana, University of Central Florida
Graeme Kennedy, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) Technical Committee has brought together industry practitioners, government employees, and academics to present and discuss the latest developments in multidisciplinary design, analysis, and optimization for decades.

With significant progress in algorithms and computing power, multidisciplinary optimization has been successfully carried out for problems ranging from the design of individual components to complex system. Additionally, theoretical advances, from new optimization algorithms to approaches for robust and reliability-based design are playing an ever-growing role in this rapidly evolving field.

Technical papers are sought in areas related to the development and application of numerical optimization, uncertainty quantification, multi-fidelity analysis methods, and machine learning approaches to multidisciplinary and/or single disciplinary design optimization. Please click on the Additional Detials  file for more information

  • Aerodynamic Design Optimization
  • Application of MDO for Vehicle Design
  • Design Under Uncertainty (joint MDO/NDA)
  • Emerging Methods, Algorithms, and Software Development in MDO
  • Machine Learning and Optimization
  • MDO with Model-Based Design Engineering
  • MDO/Sensitivity Analysis with Aeroelasticity/Fluid-Structure Interaction
  • Metamodeling, Reduced Order Models, and Approximation Methods
  • Optimization in Design (joint MDO/DE)
  • Optimization with Digital Thread
  • Physics-Informed Machine Learning (joint MDO/NDA)
  • Shape and Topology Optimization
  • Use of Optimization in Design Under Uncertainty
  • Special Session: In Memory of Garret N. Vanderplaats
  • Special Session: NASA 2040 Vision
Non-Deterministic Approaches

Please direct questions to:
Diane Villanueva, The MITRE Corporation
Pankaj Joshi, ZAL Center of Applied Aeronautical Research

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 sessions 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 Southwest Research Institute Student Paper Award in Non-Deterministic Approaches. Please click Additional Details for more information.

  • Aerodynamic Design Under Uncertainty (joint NDA/APA)
  • Design Under Uncertainty (joint NDA/MDO)
  • Mesh Quality, Adaptive Meshing, Error Estimation, and Uncertainty Quantification (joint MVCE/NDA)
  • Model Calibration, Verification, and Validation
  • Model Order Reduction & Surrogate Modeling
  • Physics-Informed Machine Learning (joint NDA/MDO)
  • Probabilistic Methods for Structural Health Management
  • Quantifying and Managing Uncertainties in Engineering Systems
  • Reliability and Risk Analysis Methods and Applications
  • Uncertainty Analysis Advancements for Wind Energy Applications (joint NDA/WE)
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Analysis of Complex Aerospace Systems (joint NDA/GNC)
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Management in Digital Engineering and Digital Twins (joint DGE/NDA)
  • Uncertainty Quantification and Model Validation for ICME (joint MAT/NDA)
Nuclear and Future Flight Propulsion

Please direct questions to:
Stephanie Thomas, Princeton Satellite Systems
Abdul M. Ismail, Interplanetary Expeditions Ltd
Brian Taylor, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center.

Papers should address approaches for nuclear-powered rocketry and alternative, physics-based propulsion systems. Relevant topics include all aspects of nuclear thermal rocket (NTR) design, testing, and utilization as well as innovative or emerging concepts for fusion-based, antimatter or hybrid space systems. “Future Flight” topics include concepts for both near- and far-term propulsion architectures that require significant advancements in physics and propulsion science. Applications of space-time manipulation, gravity modification, electromagnetic coupling, particle/quantum physics, relativistic assessments or fluidic continua are valid for this area. Future Flight papers should be well-founded in theory and clearly identify a propulsion application. Please refer to our standard AIAA SP-108-2004 for describing fusion concepts.

  • Fusion Propulsion
  • Future Flight Propulsion
  • Nuclear Electric Propulsion
  • Nuclear Thermal and Bimodal Propulsion
Plasmadynamics and Lasers

Please direct questions to:
Carmen Guerra-Garcia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Suo Yang, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Papers are solicited describing experimental, computational, theoretical, or applied research and development in the areas of plasmadynamics and lasers with application to aeronautics, astronautics and energy. Works on fundamentals of plasma dynamics and kinetics, as well as femtosecond and short-pulsed laser physics are especially encouraged. 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. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Aero-Optics and Atmospheric Optical Turbulence
  • Atmospheric and Space Plasmas
  • Computational Methods for Plasmas and Lasers
  • Hypersonics and Entry Flow Plasmas
  • Plasma and Laser Diagnostics
  • Plasma-Assisted Aerodynamics
  • Plasma-Assisted Ignition and Combustion
  • Plasma and Laser-Based Propulsion
  • Plasma and Laser Physics (Dynamics and Kinetics)
  • Other Topics in Plasmas and Lasers
Pressure Gain Combustion

Please direct questions to: 
Donald Ferguson, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
William Roberts, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Papers are sought that address the development and application of Pressure Gain Combustion (PGC) for propulsion and power generation systems. PGC includes both deflagration and detonation combustion, and is broadly 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. Example of PGC include (but are not limited to) pulse combustion (PC), pulse detonation combustion / engine (PGC / PDE), rotating detonation combustion / engine (RDC / RDE), wave rotor combustion (WRC), and constant volume combustion (CVC). Relevant research topics range from fundamental research to applied technologies, with the following subtopics:

  • Applications, System Integration and Thermal Management
  • Combustor Operability, Optimization and Performance with Liquid and Gaseous Fuels
  • Component and Subsystem Design and Evaluation
  • Computational Modeling, Simulation and Validation
  • Fundamental Investigation of Pressure Gain Combustion Concepts
  • Measurement and Diagnostics including Experimental Design, Uncertainty Analysis and Machine Learning
Propellants and Combustion

Please direct questions to:
Jeffrey J. Murphy, The Aerospace Corporation
Jacqueline O'Connor, The Pennsylvania State University

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:

  • Advanced Combustion Applications and Concepts
  • Combustion and the Environment
  • Combustion Chemistry
  • Combustion Diagnostics
  • Combustion Dynamics and Instabilities
  • Combustion Modeling, Simulation, and Machine Learning
  • Detonations, Explosions, and Supersonic Combustion
  • Fuels, Propellants, and Energetic Materials
  • Laminar and Turbulent Flames
  • Spray and Droplet Combustion
  • Other Topics in Propellants and Combustion
Sensor Systems and Information Fusion

Please direct questions to: 
Ric Moseley, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
Stephen Cain, Air Force Institute of Technology

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
Jonathan Sauder, NASA Joint Propulsion Laboratory

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:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Communications (RF and Optical)
  • Deep Space Missions
  • Education, Workforce Development and Public Outreach
  • High Performance On-board Processing
  • Machine Learning/AI
  • Multi-Satellite Constellations
  • Novel Technology
  • Operations
  • Propulsion
  • Results from Prior Missions
  • Science Applications
  • Scientific Instrument Design
  • Software and Autonomy
  • Upcoming Missions
  • Small Spacecraft Deployable Structures (joint SCS/SATS)
  • 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 OC 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:

  • 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: 
Umut Durak, DLR

Advances in automation and autonomy, emerging target architectures, and trending engineering approaches are pushing the aerospace software engineering community for innovation to continuously improve the economy, safety, and security. We will bring together experts at the intersection of aerospace and computer science to foster synergy across the divide between the two academic communities. Papers are sought in the areas; requirements engineering, software design, verification and validation, certification and accreditation, software development methodologies, architecture considerations, model-based approaches, domain-specific languages, formal methods, and run-time monitoring. Recent topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Agile Approaches, DevOps and DevSecOps
  • Architectural Patterns for Safety and Security
  • Enabling Open Source and COTS
  • Model-Based Software Safety Analysis, Design and Assessment
  • Resilient and Fault-tolerant Software
  • Safe Software Parallelization
  • Scenarios and Simulation for Verification and Validation
  • Software Engineering for AI-based Systems
  • Software Maintenance and Evolution
  • Streamlined Certification
  • Other Topics in Software
Solid Rockets

Please direct questions to:
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
  • 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 Motor Ballistics
  • University-Based Solid Rocket Motor Programs
Space Exploration

Please direct questions to: 
Surendra P. Sharma, NASA Ames Research Center 
Narayanan R Ramachandran, Jacobs Space Exploration Group

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. Papers are solicited describing the following activities: 1) ongoing experimental, computational and theoretical, or applied research, 2) activities related to the current and future technological needs, 3) planning, policy matters and Implementation ideas, in the technical disciplines relevant to Space exploration and sustaining the human presence in Cis-Lunar space and beyond. Please follow this link for Additional Details . Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Accelerating the Space Economy-Building InSpace Infrastructure, and related opportunities
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Flight Systems
  • Human Systems Integration for Short and Long-Duration Missions
  • Humans in Space Logistics, Medical issues, Bio-Research
  • Impact of Space Activities on Climate and Atmosphere
  • In-Space Infrastructure
  • Longer Duration Space Missions (50+ years)
  • Lunar Environments and Effects on Lunar Exploration (joint ASE/EXPL)
  • Lunar Exploration
  • Mission Architectures
  • National Science Priorities
  • Planetary Defense
  • Robotic Precursor and Human Exploration Missions
  • Space Logistics (joint EXPL/SL)
  • Using ISS and Terrestrial Analogs for Exploration
  • Other Topics in Space Exploration
Space Operations and Support

Please direct questions to: 
Jillian Redfern, Southwest Research Institute
Christopher R. Simpson, Simpson Aerospace

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
  • Commercial and 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: 
Kawai Kwok, University of Central Florida
Maria Sakovsky, Stanford University

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 and Systems (joint SCS/AS)
  • Design Methods, Tools and Processes in support of Spacecraft Structures (joint SCS/DE)
  • High Strain Composite Materials and Structures (joint SCS/MAT)
  • Lightweight and Inflatable Space Structures
  • Small Spacecraft Deployable Structures (joint SCS/SATS)
  • Solar Sails, Solar Shields, and Other Membrane Structures
  • Spacecraft Antennas, Reflectors, and Other Optical Apertures
  • Spacecraft Booms and Trusses
  • Spacecraft Structures Test, Analysis, and Correlation
  • Other Topics in Spacecraft Structures
Structural Dynamics

Please direct questions to: 
Alessandro Scotti, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.
Todd Griffith, University of Texas at Dallas

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 .

  • Aeroelastic Problems of Electric-Aircraft
  • Aeroelastic Problems of Hypersonic Aircraft and Missiles
  • Aeroelastic Problems of Large Wind-turbines (Joint SD/WE)
  • Aeroelastic Problems of Unmanned Air Vehicles of all Scales
  • Aeromechanics of Rotorcraft and Vertical Lift Aircraft
  • Computational Aero-, Servo-, Thermo-Elastic Coupling
  • Computer Methods, Algorithms for HPC, Techniques & Reduced Order Modeling
  • Dynamic Loads, Response, Vibration and Stability of Aerospace Vehicles
  • Experimental and Computational Problems of High-Speed FSI
  • Finite Element Modeling of Complex Structures
  • Flutter and Limit Cycle Oscillation Problems
  • Launch Vehicle and Spacecraft Loads and Environments Definition
  • Machine Learning in Structural Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
  • Model Uncertainties and Uncertainty Quantification in Structural Dynamics (Joint NDA/SD)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics, Flexible Multibody Dynamics, Contact/Constraint Modeling
  • Structural Dynamic Testing Methodologies & Techniques, Spacecraft Structural Dynamics & Operations
  • Structural Health Monitoring, HUMS & Fatigue Damage Prognosis
  • Vibration & Vibroacoustic Control, Energy Harvesting & Damping
  • Other Topics in Structural Dynamics
  • Special Session: Advances in Whirl Flutter Testing and Prediction
  • Special Session: Aeroelastic/Aeroservoelastic Demonstrators and Testing
  • Special Session: Business Aviation Aeroelasticity and Structural Dynamics
  • Special Session: Design, Modeling & Testing of ASE Demonstrator for the FLEXOP & FLiPASED EU Project
  • Special Session: Dr. Dewey Hodges Memorial Session (joint SD/STR)
  • Special Session: International Collaborations Advancing Materials, Propulsion & Combustion

Please direct questions to:
Ellen McIsaac, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Jeffrey Chambers, Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company

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, ranging from coupons and components to vehicles and comprising metallic, composite, and/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. We welcome papers on best practices, historical lessons learned, and advances in structural applications. Papers on other topics in structures not explicitly mentioned above are also strongly encouraged.

AIAA Structures Technical Discipline at SciTech 2023 will include joint sessions in 3D Woven Composites, Analysis for Structures in Extreme Environments, Artificial Intelligence for Structures and Materials, Model-Based Design for Complex Structures, NASA Vision 2040, Structural Optimization, and Survivable Structures. There will also be Special Sessions in Memory of Dr. Paul Lagacé and Dr. Dewey Hodges. Please see Additional Details .

  • Additive Structures
  • AI/ML for Structures and Materials (joint MAT/STR)
  • Buckling and Stability
  • Composite Structures
  • Fatigue, Fracture, and Impact Damage
  • Innovative and Multifunctional Aerospace Structures
  • Structural Design, Analysis and Test and Manufacturing
  • Structural Joints and Repairs
  • Other Topics in Structures
  • Special Session in Memory of Dr. Dewey Hodges (Joint SD/STR)
  • Special Session in Memory of Dr. Paul Lagacé
  • Special Session: NASA Vision 2040 (joint MAT/STR)
  • Special Session: OPPERA
  • Special Session: Structures in Extreme Environments (joint MAT/STR)
  • Special Session: Survivable Structures (joint STR/SUR)

Please direct questions to: 
David Lazzara, The Boeing Company
Darcy Allison, Raytheon

The Supersonics session is sponsored by the Supersonics IOC. 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, market analysis, 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
  • Market study
  • Structures
  • Uncertainty Quantification for Supersonics Vehicles
  • Other Topics in Supersonics

Please direct questions to: 
Joshuah Hess, Air Force Institute of Technology
Carrell McAllister, JASPO

The survivability discipline covers the capability of an aircraft or spacecraft system to avoid or withstand a hostile environment, man-made or otherwise. As part of the systems engineering process, survivability is affected by many other engineering disciplines, including materials (e.g., space debris protection, additive manufacturing for faster repairs), structures (e.g., damage tolerance, crashworthiness), flight controls (e.g., self-repairing flight controls), aerodynamics (maneuverability/agility), and propulsion (e.g., stealth). The Survivability Technical Committee (SURTC) is seeking papers that highlight current and state-of-the-art research and development of technologies and concepts to improve design, analysis, modeling, optimization, health monitoring, and/or testing for survivability. The SURTC is also looking for game changers that revolutionize the discipline in areas such as digital technologies to enable survivability testing and assessment of systems against kinetic and non-kinetic threats. Digital technologies include models, simulations, and digital twin capabilities. Special and joint sessions will be held on Survivable Structures and Materials for Survivability.

  • Aircraft Survivability
  • Digital Technologies for Survivability Testing and Evaluation
  • Materials for Survivability (joint SUR/MAT)
  • Space Survivability e.g., Orbital Debris Avoidance and Protection, Extreme Thermal Environments)
  • Survivability Against Non-Kinetic Threats (E.g., Directed Energy Weapons, Cyber Attacks)
  • Survivable Structures (joint SUR/STR)
Systems Engineering

Please direct questions to:  
Samantha Infeld, NASA Langley Research Center
Michael W Sievers, NASA Joint Propulsion Laboratory
Alejandro Salado, University of Arizona

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 in systems engineering including but not limited to: system-of-systems engineering, SE methods to address complex systems, sociotechnical engineering, resilience engineering, agile systems engineering, and lean systems engineering, etc.

  • General Systems Engineering
  • Lean or Agile Systems Engineering
  • Sociotechnical Engineering or Systems Science
  • Systems Engineering Applications (In Process or Analysis or Completed)
  • Systems Engineering Approaches to Complex Systems
  • Systems Engineering or Systems Thinking Education, Research, and Theory
  • Systems Engineering Processes and Methods
  • Systems Modeling and Simulation Support
  • Systems Verification and Validation
Terrestrial Energy Systems

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

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, Solar Energy, Wind 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, Ammonia Fuel
  • 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: 
Arpit Tiwari, Gamma Technologies
Chuck Bersbach, Raytheon 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. Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Aerothermodynamics, Thermal Protection Systems and Ablation
  • Experimental and Computational Non-Equilibrium Flows and Radiation
  • Emerging Technologies in Thermophysics (e.g. Applying Additive Manufacturing or Machine Learning)
  • 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
  • Other Topics in Thermophysics
Transformational Flight

Please direct questions to: 
Anthony Linn, A. B. Linn PE

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.

  • Aero Acoustics of Urban and Advanced Air Mobility (joint AA/TF)
  • MDO for Advanced Air Mobility (joint MDO/TF)
  • Air Traffic Management for Advanced/Transformational Aircraft Concepts
  • Autonomous Vehicle Operations, and Simplified 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
  • V/ESTOL Aircraft Design, Aircraft Analysis and Aircraft Ground Test and/or Flight Test
Unmanned Systems

Please direct questions to:
Zohaib Mian, Velodyne Lidar
Omar Kassim Ariff, University of Salford
Sricharan Ayyalasomayajula, Intelligent Automation, Inc.

Integration of technical and operational areas enabling unmanned systems domain. This includes autonomous systems, automated systems, and remote operation. Composing domains include design (SW/HW/Data), machine intelligence, concops (e.g. UAM), operational aspects, certification and regulation.

  • Autonomous Mission Management Concepts & Technologies
  • Autonomous Systems and Capabilities for Unmanned, Deep Space Missions
  • Autonomous Task and System Integration
  • Autonomy for Advanced Air Mobility Systems
  • Certification Concepts for Increasingly Autonomous Systems
  • Machine Intelligence and SW defined HW
  • Systems Design and Optimization for Unmanned/Autonomous Systems
  • Unmanned Air Systems - Optimizing the Human Crew-Machine Relationship
Wind Energy

Please direct questions to: 
Brent Houchens, Sandia National Laboratories
PJ Stanley, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Papers are solicited for Wind Energy, covering a broad range of topics related to onshore and offshore wind-turbine and wind-plant technology, including airborne wind. 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., for uncertainty quantification), Structural Dynamics and Aerodynamic Measurement Technology. 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 .

  • Aeroelasticity, Structural Dynamics, and Loads Prediction
  • Aeroelastic Problems of Large Wind-turbines (Joint SD / WE)
  • 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 and Measurement Techniques for Challenging Environments and Test Facilities (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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Lockheed Martin
The Boeing Company
Raytheon Technologies
PACE Aerospace & IT
Bastion Technologies