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The HUB is returning to the Exposition Hall at the 2019 AIAA AVIATON Forum. This multi-use area built into the heart of AIAA expositions will feature many attendee favorite activities like the AIAA Publications Pavilion and author signings, PLUS a presentation area, design challenges, charging stations, meeting space, and more. 

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  • 1300 – 1630
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
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    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 1400 – 1430
    Launch into AIAA Membership
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Do you feel your professional life is on autopilot? Come see how AIAA Membership can propel you to new heights. Learn how to get in touch with other members using AIAA's Engage platform, reach out to your Region and Section, involve yourself in Student Branch activities, join a Technical Committee, or get a jump start on your job search with our Career Center. With this live question and answer session, AIAA's Membership team will demonstrate how an AIAA Professional and Student Membership can benefit you!
  • 1430 – 1530
    Design Challenge: Marshmallow Lander
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Contestants will design a shock absorbing method to protect their rover and other hardware from the impact of landing. Come join the fun as a contestant or a spectator!
  • 1500 – 1530
    NASA Continued Q&A with Associate Administrator Steve Jurczyk
    Description
    NASA has traditionally conducted research and technology development to enable new systems and capabilities for the aeronautics and space sectors. More recently NASA has combined knowledge of trends and opportunities in these sectors with innovative business practices, advanced systems concepts, research and technology development, and integrated capability demonstrations to enable transformative capabilities to address government and commercial opportunities and challenges. A critical success factor for these efforts has been innovation driven by the convergence of technologies from aerospace as well as other sectors. Steve Jurczyk will discuss NASA’s current efforts and future plans enabling transformational capabilities for aeronautics and space.
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  • 1530 – 1630
    Paper Airplane Contest
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Create your paper airplane and aim for the bullseye for a chance to win a ticket to the Opening Reception!  All attendees welcome and templates will be provided.
  • 1600 – 1630
    Meet the Author
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Meet, and have your books signed by, Leland M. Nicolai author of Lessons Learned  and Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Volumes 1 & 2. Books available for purchase at a conference discount.
  • 0845 – 1630
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 0850 – 0930
    Meet the Author
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Meet, and have your books signed by, Leland M. Nicolai author of Lessons Learned  and Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Volumes 1 & 2. Books available for purchase at a conference discount.
  • 0900 – 1000
    Meet the Employers Recruiting Event
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    the HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    This fun, dynamic event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies and discuss employment opportunities. In part 1 on Sunday, participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes. Part 2 on Wednesday is an opportunity for students and attendees to meet with any of the employers that they didn’t have a chance to talk with on Sunday evening, and for any employers that could not participate in Sunday’s session to meet with prospective employees. Questions? Contact tobeyj@aiaa.org.

    Participating organizations include:

    • Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company

    • Boeing

    • Calspan

    • Central Intelligence Agency

    • Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

    • Lawrence Livermore National Lab

    • Lockheed Martin

    • Northrop Grumman

    • Pointwise

    • Sandia National Laboratories

    • Textron Aviation

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume! 

  • 1130 – 1200
    The Reality of a Vertical Dream - Conversation Continued
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    Continue the discussion with Wednesday’s Plenary keynote speaker Christopher Emerson as he provides his perspective on next generation vertical lift.

    Speakers
  • 1230 – 1500
    Focus on Automation: Automation Q&A
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    This past year has witnessed the unveiling of several prototype and test air vehicles, indicating the challenge of creating on-demand personal air platforms is being addressed and progressing. Still on the critical path to widespread on-demand mobility is automation. In this series of interviews, we examine the progress being made by several organizations on automating flight. Automation in this context can include automating primitives for manipulation of flight surfaces, rotors, or actuators, or creation of routines to increase safety through automation in the cockpit, to creation of remote-pilot and autonomous pilotage flights and tasks. Work in this domain leads to greater on-demand mobility through simplification or pilot assistance in the complexities of flying is considered part of this focus. Aircraft created and manufactured to serve on-demand will need to simplify or automate the task of flying in order to make it affordable, safe, and widely used. The focus of the Automation Q&A will be to highlight what is being done in this area.

    Each speaker will be interviewed for 15 minutes.  Audience questions may be addressed informally, 1-1, after the interview.

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  • 1500 – 1630
    Introduction to Drones (I2D)
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    This overview covers the aerial environment with airspace physics, how to operate both large and small drones, and the role of GPS info as an integral part of navigation and control.  We cover fixed-wing aircraft designs based on the Breguet range equations, Reynolds Number, and parametric fuselage/wing/tail designs. Our intention is to review basic aerodynamics and aircraft controls, as the airframe follows a typical profile starting with take-off, climbing, steady-state flight, turning, performing its mission, returning home, and landing. 
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  • 1600 – 1630
    Meet the Author
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Meet, and have your books signed by, Leland M. Nicolai author of Lessons Learned  and Fundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design, Volumes 1 & 2. Books available for purchase at a conference discount.
  • 0845 – 1630
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
    Room

    Chantilly Ballroom

  • 0915 – 0945
    Calculating Shape From OFDR-Based Distributed Strain Measurements
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    This presentation describes how engineers are utilizing Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry (OFDR) based fiber optic strain measurements to derive distributed shape. OFDR offers the ability to acquire strain measurements continuously along the length of an optical fiber. Coupled with fiber’s flexible routing options, this allows one to capture various components of strain continuously or quasi-continuously along the length of the substrate to which the fiber is bonded. Through any number of mechanics models or computational techniques, this information may then be used to determine distributed displacements and deflections along the length of structural components. This has been particularly useful in the aerospace industry for monitoring wing deflection in real-time during flight.
  • 1000 – 1030
    Career Tips
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    Join Lockheed Martin Engineering Manager Ryan Reynolds for a question-and-answer discussion on resume tailoring, the value of graduate school, building a technical foundation, career progression, and seeking challenging roles.

  • 1100 – 1130
    GoFly
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    GoFly is a $2,000,000 competition to create personal flyers. GoFly’s CEO, Gwen Lighter, will provide new details on joining GoFly as a new Team, new Sponsor, and attending the grand Final Fly Off event. 
  • 1130 – 1215
    Interview with Mark Cousin
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Mark Cousin, CEO of A3 by Airbus, will be interviewed by Aerospace America’s Editor-in-Chief Ben Iannotta.
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  • 1230 – 1300
    F-35 Lightning II Discussion
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    An integrated story of the technical development of the F-35 Lightning II has heretofore never been presented in a single work. Visit the HUB as Lockheed Martin representatives debut The F-35 Lightning II: From Concept to Cockpit, the newly released book that chronicles a full-spectrum history of the design, development, and verification of the F-35 Lightning II as described by the engineers, scientists and managers intimately involved throughout the development program. Come listen as one of the book’s authors discusses the history and recent developments on the F-35 program.
  • 1300 – 1330
    Frontiers of Flight
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Future 7th to 10th grade aerospace engineers have been working hard doing 3D modeling and experimentation this summer! Students from the Frontiers of Flight Museum Aero Lab Camp will showcase their custom rubber-band powered balsas plane that they have designed using computer-aided drafting software and a 3D printer. This is a hands-on demonstration and they’re looking to you, AVIATION attendees, to provide best practices, feedback and tips! This is your chance to help future aerospace engineers!
  • 1330 – 1400
    First Man Screening Party and Book Signing with James Hansen
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Come meet the Author of First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong! James Hansen will be hosting a Q&A with the audience prior to introducing the movie First Man.
  • 1400 – 1630
    First Man Screening
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    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    To help celebrate the momentous 50th anniversary of the Apollo, we will be screening the movie First Man, the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. Popcorn will be provided!

 

 

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