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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Paper Submission

    Important Dates to Remember:

    Website Open for Abstract Submission
    17 February 2012
    Abstract Deadline
    12 April 2012
    Author Notification
    29 May 2012
    Final Manuscript Deadline
    6 September 2012

    Technical Topics

    • Planned and ongoing space plane and hypersonic vehicle programs
    • Advanced launch vehicle and hypersonic atmospheric flight vehicle concepts
    • International collaboration approaches working to advance concepts and capabilities
    • Commercial space tourism concepts
    • Flight testing techniques, results, and lessons learned
    • Reentry vehicle systems and technologies
    • Aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics of spaceplanes and hypersonic vehicles
    • MHD and plasma aerodynamic flow control techniques
    • Plasma assisted combustion techniques
    • Rocket, ramjet, scramjet, and other advanced propulsion systems, including component technologies (e.g., inlets, combustion systems, fuel injection concepts, ignition and flameholding concepts, nozzles)
    • CFD development, validation, and application
    • High-temperature materials
    • Hot structures and thermal protection systems
    • Thermal management techniques including active cooling concepts and systems
    • Flight control and trajectory optimization techniques
    • Health monitoring and management technologies
    • Ground facilities and test techniques including diagnostics development
    • History of space planes and hypersonic vehicle activities
    • Relevant educational initiatives and workforce development activities