23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference 10 March - 12 March 2020 Montréal, Québec, Canada

 An AIAA Co-sponsored Conference

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The 23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference, will take place 10-12 March in Montréal, Canada.  Sponsored by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI), this conference provides a forum for the discussion and exchange of information for attendees from across the globe about leading-edge research and development activities associated with space planes and hypersonic atmospheric flight vehicles and the technologies underpinning these capabilities. Presentations will be provided on national programs from North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia and multiple opportunities for international collaboration will be discussed. Special panel sessions will be organized around relevant topics of strong global interest.

Dates to Remember

Abstract Submission Begins:
3 July 2019

Abstract Deadline: 
22 August 2019, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA

Author Notification: 
24 October 2019

Registration Opens: 
15 November 2019

Manuscript Deadline: 
28 January 2020, 2000 hrs Eastern Time Zone, USA

Additional Information

Call for Papers

We are soliciting papers in the topic(s) below:


Please direct questions to:
Peter Montgomery, Jacobs Technology

  • Computational Methods
  • Guidance and Control Systems
  • Hypersonic Fundamentals and History
  • Materials and Structures for Vehicles and all Subsystems
  • Missions and Vehicles
  • Operational Systems Aspects
  • Propulsion Components
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Test and Evaluation
  • Thermal Management Systems for Vehicles and all Subsystems

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Student Paper Competition

Please direct questions to:
Marc Kniskern, Sandia National Laboratories

The AIAA Hypersonic Technologies and Space Plane Technical Committee, with the support of AIAA, is sponsoring a Best Student Paper Competition at the 23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Technologies Conference from 10–12 March 2020, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Entrants will be judged by technical committee members, and the winner will receive a certificate and complimentary AIAA Student Membership.
To be eligible for this award, the entrant must be the primary author of the paper and the work must have been performed while the author was a student. As such, recent graduates are eligible to enter the competition. Entrants will present their papers in the relevant conference technical sessions with judges in attendance. To enter the competition, the “Student Paper Competition” option must be selected instead of “Technical Paper” when submitting an abstract.

The scoring for the award will be equally based on written paper content and oral presentation. The written paper will be judged on: 1) relevance of the topic to hypersonic technologies and space planes; 2) organization and clarity; 3) appreciation of the technical issues and sources of errors; and 4) meaningful conclusions of the research. The oral presentation will be judged for overall clarity, including: 1) background and problem definition statement; 2) explanation of technical approach; and 3) explanation of research results.

Student manuscripts will be judged prior to the conference. Student presentations will be judged during the regular technical sessions. Scores will be tallied during the conference, and the students will be contacted via email after the conclusion of the conference with the winner identified and anonymous reviewer comments provided.  The presentation of the award will occur at the 24th AIAA International Space Planes and Technologies Conference.