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  • 1600 – 1800
    Meet the Employers Recruiting Event
    Room

    White River Ballroom AB

    Description

    This fun, dynamic event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies and discuss employment opportunities. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes. Questions? Contact tobeyj@aiaa.org.

    Dress is casual. Don't forget your resume! 

  • 1800 – 1930
    Student Welcome Mixer
    Room

    White River Ballroom G

    Description

    Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Leadership! This networking event provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member. Proof of student registration is required. Appetizers will be provided, and a cash bar will be available.  

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Pioneering the Power that Matters
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 5

    Keynote
    Moderator
    • Kent Rominger c Kent Rominger
      Vice President and OmegA Capture Lead, Flight Systems, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
  • 0930 – 1200
    Forum 360: Human Exploration Launch Systems (Part I)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    0930–1045 hrs
    SLS and Orion Overview
    This session is dedicated to discussions on the progress being made on NASA’s Space Launch System and the Industry partners Aerojet, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. In addition to discussing the milestones accomplished to date and those remaining prior to first launch, an overview of the initial lunar missions and why they are important should be addressed.
    Moderator
    • Doug Cooke Photo Douglas Cooke
      Aerospace Consultant, Cooke Concepts and Solutions, Former Associate Administrator, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA (ret.)
    Panelists
    • Rob Broeren Photo c Robert Broeren
      SLS Propulsion, The Boeing Company
    • Jeff Foote Jeff Foote
      Vice President, NASA Programs, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems
    • Michael Hawes W. Michael Hawes
      Vice President, Human Space Exploration, Orion Program Manager, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
    • Jim-Maser Jim Maser
      Senior Vice President, Space Business Unit, Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • 0930 – 1200
    Forum 360: Human Exploration Launch Systems (Part II)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    1045–1200 hrs
    Commercial Human Spaceflight
    This session is dedicated to private industry companies that are developing systems intended to carry humans into space, both orbital and sub-orbital. Basic rocket design and operations including the propulsion system, development schedules and business objectives of their systems will be addressed. Additionally, status of arrangements for safety of flight operations for both flight members and public, and insurance and licensing will be discussed.
    Moderator
    • Kelvin Coleman photo cropped Kelvin Coleman
      Deputy Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1200 – 1330
    Networking Lunch On Own
  • 1330 – 1600
    Technical Sessions
  • 1400 – 1600
    Forum 360: Lunar, Martian and Deep Space Exploration: Electric Propulsion and System Application
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    Overview of in-space electric propulsion systems being developed for Lunar, Martian, and deep space exploration including the objectives, capabilities, accomplishments to date, and future milestones. Hear from government and industry on how they are working together to enable sustainable human exploration beyond low-earth orbit.
    Moderator
    • Daniel Herman Daniel Herman
      Power and Propulsion Element Ion Propulsion System Lead, Electric Propulsion Systems Branch, NASA Glenn Research Center
    Panelists
  • 1600 – 1630
    Networking Break
  • 1630 – 1730
    Pickering Awards Lecture
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 5

    Description

    One of NASA's most remarkable interplanetary missions, the Dawn spacecraft used ion propulsion to orbit and explore the two largest uncharted worlds in the inner solar system, dwarf planet Ceres in 2015-2018 and protoplanet Vesta in 2011-2012. The Pickering Lecture will describe this extraordinary space propulsion technology and how Dawn and other missions take advantage of it to accomplish amazing interplanetary adventures. Download the flyer.

    Speakers
    • John Brophy John Brophy
      Expert in Space Electric Propulsion, JPL Fellow
    • Marc Rayman Marc Rayman
      Dawn Mission Director, JPL Chief Engineer for Operations and Science, JPL Fellow
  • 1800 – 1930
    YP Networking Reception
    Room

    Third Floor Pre-function

    Description

    Come unwind and network with other young professionals who are also attending the forum. 

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Partnering Advances in Aerospace
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 5

    Description
     
    Speakers
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
  • 0930 – 1200
    Forum 360: Propulsion Efficiency: Engine Optimization and MRO Advancements (Part I)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    0930–1045 hrs
    Turbine and Combustion Efficiency Trends

    This session is dedicated to discussions around research and implementations to improve overall engine efficiency through combustion optimization, turbine design/operations, bypass configurations and alternative fuels.
    Moderator
    • Ken Suder Photo Kenneth Suder
      Senior Technologist, Airbreathing Propulsion, Propulsion Division, Research and Engineering Directorate, NASA John H. Glenn Research Center
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1200
    Forum 360: Propulsion Efficiency: Engine Optimization and MRO Advancements (Part II)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    1045–1200 hrs
    Fleet Replenishment, Modernization and MRO Movements

    This session is dedicated to discussions around efficiencies which can be found in planning for and implementation of fleet changes, re-engining and optimization of maintenance activities including consortium performance.
    Moderator
    • Marc Meredith
      Executive Director, Global MRO Network and Cost Management, Pratt & Whitney
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1200 – 1330
    Lunch and Learn: Beyond Apollo: Looking Forward to the Next Moon Landing
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 2

    Description

    The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing reminds us of the legacy of the United States’ Space Program, the progress we have made in establishing a human presence in space, and the steps we still have to take to return to the Moon and reach Mars. Today’s aerospace industry provides young professionals a unique opportunity in history to contribute to the next big leap in space exploration.

    How can we use the past fifty years of history to reinvigorate the next era in human space flight? Join us for a discussion with our panel of technical and historical experts on the Apollo program as we look forward to the future.

    Speakers
  • 1200 – 1330
    Networking Lunch On Own
  • 1300 – 1630
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
  • 1330 – 1400
    Interview with Tory Bruno
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Session Participants
    • Tory Bruno Tory Bruno
      President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance
  • 1330 – 1600
    Forum 360: Next Steps in Supersonic and Hypersonic Propulsion: Platforms and Applications (Part I)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    1330–1445 hrs
    Hypersonic Propulsion Advancements

    The hypersonic regime has a simple definition, Mach ≥ 5, but the solution to propelling a vehicle to those speeds is not at all simple. Like every aerospace design, the solution is mission and technology dependent and the two primary missions for airbreathing hypersonics today are: point-to-point for global high-speed travel, and responsive access to space. Even with a known mission there are different approaches to airbreathing hypersonic propulsion – from turbine-based combine cycle engines (TBCC) to air-breathing rockets. This panel will discuss these different missions and propulsion systems, and provide their perspective on the drivers.
    Moderator
    • Sinacore Steven Sinacore
      Deputy Project Manager, Hypersonic Technology Project, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
  • 1330 – 1600
    Forum 360: Next Steps in Supersonic and Hypersonic Propulsion: Platforms and Applications (Part II)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    1445–1600 hrs
    Commercial Supersonic Propulsion Advancements

    This session is dedicated to exploring the current state of propulsion technology for commercial supersonics Hear from the major engine OEMs, regulators, and NASA about the value of supersonics in commercial or business aviation, and the successes and challenges in bringing higher-speeds to market.
    Moderator
    • Peter_Coen Peter Coen
      Low Boom Flight Demonstration Mission Manager, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
  • 1330 – 1600
    Technical Sessions
  • 1400 – 1445
    Innovations in the Field of Energetic Materials
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    The innovations presented here are the continuous additive manufacturing of energetic materials in terms of so-called 3D gradient printing, the development of cool gas generators producing nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen gas at room temperature without active cooling and the development of larger scale production facilities based on flow chemistry principles.
    Speakers
  • 1445 – 1630
    Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Additive manufacturing is increasing in prevalence and importance across many industries. This tutorial will provide a thorough introduction to the technologies involved, the typical manufacturing process, common design approaches, and the qualification considerations with using this new technology.
    Speakers
  • 1600 – 1630
    Networking Break
    Room

    Exposition Hall

  • 1630 – 1730
    von Kármán Lecture in Astronautics
    Description
    Lecture: "Vision for a Self-Sustaining CisLunar Economy"
    Speakers
    • Tory Bruno Tory Bruno
      President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance
  • 1800 – 1930
    Welcome Reception
    Room

    Exposition Hall

  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Optimizing the U.S. Air Force’s Operational Energy Use through 21st Century Tools and Technologies
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 5

    Keynote
    • Roberto Guerrero Roberto Guerrero
      Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy
    Moderator
    • Jim Free c Jim Free
      Senior Vice President, Aerospace Systems, Peerless Technologies
  • 0845 – 1600
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
  • 0900 – 0930
    Interview with Simon Weeks
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Session Participants
    • Simon Weeks Simon Weeks
      Chief Technology Officer, Aerospace Technology Institute
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
    Room

    Exposition Hall

  • 0930 – 1030
    Meet the AIAA Technical Committees
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description

    Stop by this interactive session with some of AIAA’s technical committee members. Learn what exactly technical committees do, what initiatives they're currently working on, when they meet, and how you can bring your YP perspective to them!

    Participating Technical Committees include:

    • Aerospace Power Systems
    • Electric Propulsion
    • High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion
    • Hybrid Rockets
    • Inlets, Nozzles, and Propulsion Systems Integration
    • Terrestrial Energy Systems
    • Gas Turbine Engines

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Rising to the Challenge of America’s Workforce Needs
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    Fast-paced technology change means the workforce needs to change and keep up – and be positioned to embrace continuous learning as future needs develop that go beyond today’s skills. The panelists will discuss the need for a robust and responsive system that can address both current and emerging needs, providing real-world examples of the collaborative approach needed. Aviation Week will set the stage for the discussion with roll-out of results of the 2019 Aerospace & Defense workforce survey.
    Moderator
    • Lisa Teague Lisa Teague
      Head of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Speakers
    Panelists
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1130 – 1200
    Extended Q&A with Roberto Guerrero
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Session Participants
    • Roberto Guerrero Roberto Guerrero
      Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Operational Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy
  • 1200 – 1230
    OmegA Rocket – Affordable, Reliable Access to Space
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    The OmegA rocket uses solely solid propulsion for the boost phases of flight, and RL-10 engines or the upper stage. Northrop Grumman is rapidly developing and qualifying the intermediate/heavy lift OmegA rocket to be affordable and low risk—essential characteristics for launching critical national security payloads and large commercial satellites. 
    Speakers
  • 1230 – 1400
    Excellence in Aerospace Awards Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 5

    Description

    SERVICE AWARDS:

    • 2019 Engineer of the Year
      Timothy Dominick, Sr. Principle Mechanical Engineer, Northrop Grumman
    • AIAA Sustained Service Award
      Timothy Dominick, Sr. Principle Mechanical Engineer, Northrop Grumman
      Marty K. Bradley, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

    TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS: 

    • 2019 AIAA Space Automation and Robotics Award
      Lt. Col. Fred Kennedy, U.S. Airforce
    • 2019 AIAA Space Systems Award
      Jess M. SponableXS-1 Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency
    • 2019 AIAA  von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management
      Christopher M. Crumbly, Executive Director, von Braun Center for Science and Innovation
    • 2019 AIAA Aerospace Power Systems Award
      Judith A. Jeevarajan, Senior Scientist, NASA Johnson Space Center
    • 2019 AIAA Air Breathing Propulsion Award
      Karen A. Thole, Professor and Department Head, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
    • 2019 AIAA Energy Systems Award
      Arun Majumdar, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy and Jay Precourt Professor of Mechanical Engineering and of Photon Science, Stanford University
    • 2019 AIAA Wyld Propulsion Award
      Stanley K. Borowski, Senior Aerospace Research Engineer (Retired), NASA Glenn Research Center

    BEST PAPERS
    Best Papers are voted to be the latest, most significant research by AIAA technical peers. 

    More Information on Awards and Best Papers

  • 1300 – 1400
    Rocket Shot Contest
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Grab a foam rocket launcher and take aim at the bullseye for your chance to win a prize!  Rockets are provided.
  • 1400 – 1630
    Forum 360: Challenges and Opportunities in Continuing Advancement of Gas Turbine Technologies (Part I)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    Funding Agencies
    1400-1515 hrs
    Interest is building in technology growth areas such as hypersonics, commercial supersonic, and electric/hybrid-electric. But there are still exciting advances to be made in core gas turbine technologies and in integration of components into optimized systems and sub-systems. The panelists will discuss the challenges of continuing to improve gas turbine technologies when there is competition for limited resources in this time of opportunity for the industry. 
    Moderator
    • Barbara Esker Barbara Esker
      Deputy Director, Advanced Air Vehicles Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
    • Robert Hancock Robert Hancock
      Principal Scientist, Turbine Engine Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
    • Steve Martens Photo c Steven Martens
      Program Officer, Power, Propulsion and Thermal Management, Office of Naval Research
    • Simon Weeks Simon Weeks
      Chief Technology Officer, Aerospace Technology Institute
  • 1400 – 1630
    Forum 360: Challenges and Opportunities in Continuing Advancement of Gas Turbine Technologies (Part II)
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    OEMS
    1515–1630 hrs
    Interest is building in technology growth areas such as hypersonics, commercial supersonic, and electric/hybrid-electric. But there are still exciting advances to be made in core gas turbine technologies and in integration of components into optimized systems and sub-systems. The panelists will discuss the challenges of continuing to improve gas turbine technologies when there is competition for limited resources in this time of opportunity for the industry. 
    Moderator
    • Barbara Esker Barbara Esker
      Deputy Director, Advanced Air Vehicles Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    Panelists
  • 1400 – 1630
    Technical Sessions
  • 1500 – 1530
    Allison Engine’s Apollo Lunar Excursion Module
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Rolls-Royce will have at its booth one of the fuel/oxidizer tanks used for the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), manufactured in the 1960’s by Allison. Come hear about the tank from the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust – Allison Branch and from some of the people who worked on the program and helped make the lunar landings a success.
  • 1600 – 1630
    Deep Space Exploration – Why Architectures Matter
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    NASA is unveiling plans for bold new missions to return humans to the Moon and to go to Mars. As we reflect this year on the 50th anniversary of Apollo, history can teach us some valuable lessons.  One challenge that we must not lose sight of is the need to maintain strong political will across many election cycles for such an ambitious, long-term effort.  Another is the classic military logistics challenge of long supply lines.  This talk will discuss why certain architectures are more adaptable and capable of achieving sustainable human presence in deep space – from the Moon to Mars.
    Speakers
  • 1600 – 1630
    Networking Break
  • 0730 – 0800
    Speaker Briefing
    Room

    Session Rooms

  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Toward Sustainable Aviation
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 5

    Description
     
    Keynote
    • Alan Newby Alan Newby
      Director, Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes, Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Moderator
  • 0845 – 1330
    Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUB
  • 0900 – 0930
    ASCEND: Accelerating Space Commerce, Exploration, and New Discovery
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Join us in the HUB during the coffee break to learn more about ASCEND! Launching November 16-18, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, ASCEND will convene luminaries from across the space community to discuss, debate, and develop a shared vision for the future of the space economy and human exploration. As a taste of what to expect at ASCEND, we are proud to feature Dr. Stanley Borowski, the 2019 Wyld Propulsion Award winner for sustained outstanding contributions in advanced propulsion, including the development and application of nuclear thermal propulsion for future human lunar and Mars exploration missions. He will deliver an encore presentation of his paper entitled, “Commercialization and Human Settlement of the Moon and Cislunar Space - A Look Ahead at the Possibilities Over the Next 50 Years”.
    Speakers
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
    Room

    Exposition Hall

  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Electrified Aircraft Propulsion Technologies – Air Taxis to Airliners
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    Rapid advances in technology of engines, electric motors, power converters, and batteries are ushering in a new era of electrified air transport systems, from vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to large transport aircraft. The electric VTOL (eVTOL) technology inspires the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) community to revolutionize commuting within metropolitan areas while the larger electric transport aircraft address energy usage and environmental issues on a global scale. Many companies are already developing a variety of eVTOL vehicles with the intent of commercialization. Similarly, there is an increasing interest in the electrification of larger aircraft systems. Airbus, Boeing, and a other companies have already suggested the feasibility of these airplanes and are planning to commercialize them in the near future.

    In this panel, representatives from organizations that are actively engaged in the research and development of such vehicles will discuss technologies and challenges involved, including transitioning technologies up in scale from air taxis to airliners.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Barbara Esker Barbara Esker
      Deputy Director, Advanced Air Vehicles Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    • Andrew Gibson Andrew Gibson
      President, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.
    • Hao Huang Hao Huang
      Technology Chief, Electrical Power, GE Aviation
    • John Nairus John Nairus
      Chief Engineer, Power & Control Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions
  • 1000 – 1030
    An Introduction to Purdue Orbital
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Purdue Orbital is a dynamic interdisciplinary team made up entirely of Purdue students with the goal of delivering a low-Earth orbit launch vehicle for cube satellites. Orbital has decided to take the novel ‘rockoon’ approach which consists of launching a custom-built rocket from a high-altitude polyethylene balloon at an altitude of 25 kilometers. This ambitious goal has required a lot from the students involved. Labeled a “startup simulator”, Purdue Orbital aims to provide its members with a unique opportunity to work together to accomplish tasks related to science, engineering, management, marketing, and business development all with the common goal of designing and funding our rockoon system. Orbital is currently working towards the first flight of its fully-integrated rockoon system in December 2019, and the first hot-fire of its hybrid rocket motor prototype the following May.
    Speakers
  • 1030 – 1100
    UNITE CubeSat: From Inception to Early Orbital Operations
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    The University of Southern Indiana UNITE CubeSat was deployed from the International Space Station on January 31, 2019.  It phoned home 55 minutes later thru the Globalstar satellite network and has been transmitting data every day since. UNITE stands for Undergraduate Nano Ionospheric Temperature Explorer.  The missions of UNITE are to (1) calculate plasma properties in the lower ionosphere using a Langmuir Plasma Probe, (2) measure the CubeSat's skin and interior temperatures to compare with a student-developed thermal model, and (3) carefully track the orbital decay near re-entry with the intent of updating drag models in that regime.  Key events and lessons learned will be summarized from inception of the project in 2016 thru the first six months of orbital operations in 2019.
    Speakers
  • 1100 – 1145
    USC’s Student Rocketry Successs - Example of hands-on undergraduate training that provides students with experience-based engineering before graduation
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    USC has three major efforts to provide students hands on training before graduation in the Department of Astronautical Engineering. The hands on activities to augment the academic curriculum specifically in space systems before graduation, while challenging from resources and laboratory facilities, provides benefits to students and industry upon transition. USC will present one successful group, the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory that has been in existence for 15 years.
    Speakers
    • Barnhart David Barnhart
      Research Professor, Director, Space Engineering Research Center, Information Sciences Institute and Department of Astronautical Engineering, University of Southern California
  • 1200 – 1330
    Meet the Author
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    Meet, and have your books signed by, Eugene Fleeman author of Missile Design and System Engineering. Books available for purchase at a conference discount.
  • 1200 – 1330
    Networking Boxed Luncheon (Proof of Purchase Required)
    Room

    Exposition Hall

  • 1245 – 1330
    Controlled Explosives in Aerospace Application (How We Learned to Love Things That Go Boom!)
    Room

    The HUB in the Exposition Hall

    Description
    So you are thinking of where you want to take your career? Energetic components allow you to touch every portion of space launch, beginning to end…...Within the energetics industry there is a whole host of products in the space launch, tactical missile, automotive and commercial ordnance produced at very high reliability and low relative costs. High energy density of pyrotechnics provides a lot of work (large energy source / high mechanical power) in a small package – that is the boom! We now know that the successful engineer or scientist in the industry gets to apply everything from classical statics/dynamics through in depth chemical engineering to pure statistics! We get to do it all….
    Speakers
  • 1300 – 1400
    Deep Space Talk Show
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 5

    Description
    It has been forty years since humans traveled in deep space. Did you know right now NASA is building the rocket and spacecraft that will return humans to the Moon and help us explore exciting new deep space destinations? If you want to learn more about America’s new Space Launch System and Orion spacecraft—which will take us farther into space than we have ever been—don’t miss this forum with NASA & industry leaders.
    Speakers
  • 1330 – 1600
    Technical Sessions
 
AIAA/IEEE Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS)

All are welcome at the Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium; however, please note this event will be co-located with the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and will require a separate registration fee for participants and attendees.

  • 1400 – 1630
    EATS-01: Rolling Recap on Aircraft Electrified Propulsion and Power/NASA Urban Air Grand Challenge
    Room

    White River A/B

    Description

    The Rolling Recap session’s objective is to disseminate information in the rapidly emerging and exciting area of Aircraft Electrified Propulsion and Power technology to forum attendees. The session presents a summary of papers/panel sessions from previous AIAA conferences on electric aircraft and propulsion, and keeps the community informed. The session also presents an opportunity to discuss relevant technology developments and activities in the industry.

    Starr Ginn will discuss the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate's (ARMD) plans to host a series of Urban Air Mobility (UAM) “Grand Challenges.” The Grand Challenge (GC) series is designed to promote public confidence in UAM safety, facilitate community-wide learning while capturing the public’s imagination, and give prospective manufacturers and operators insights into the evolving regulatory and operational environment. The Grand Challenge series will focus on Vehicle performance, safety assurance, airspace interoperability, readiness for civil use, and noise.

    Chair: Irewole Orisamolu (Pratt & Whitney)
    Co-Chair: Nateri Madavan (NASA-Ames Research Center)
    Co-Chair: Amy Jankovsky (NASA Glenn Research Center)

  • 0800 – 0900
    Plenary Session: Toward Sustainable Aviation
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 5

    Description
     
    Keynote
    • Alan Newby Alan Newby
      Director, Aerospace Technology and Future Programmes, Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Moderator
  • 0930 – 1130
    Forum 360: Electrified Aircraft Propulsion Technologies – Air Taxis to Airliners
    Room

    JW Grand Ballroom 3/4

    Description
    Rapid advances in technology of engines, electric motors, power converters, and batteries are ushering in a new era of electrified air transport systems, from vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) to large transport aircraft. The electric VTOL (eVTOL) technology inspires the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) community to revolutionize commuting within metropolitan areas while the larger electric transport aircraft address energy usage and environmental issues on a global scale. Many companies are already developing a variety of eVTOL vehicles with the intent of commercialization. Similarly, there is an increasing interest in the electrification of larger aircraft systems. Airbus, Boeing, and a other companies have already suggested the feasibility of these airplanes and are planning to commercialize them in the near future.

    In this panel, representatives from organizations that are actively engaged in the research and development of such vehicles will discuss technologies and challenges involved, including transitioning technologies up in scale from air taxis to airliners.
    Moderator
    Panelists
    • Barbara Esker Barbara Esker
      Deputy Director, Advanced Air Vehicles Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
    • Andrew Gibson Andrew Gibson
      President, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.
    • Hao Huang Hao Huang
      Technology Chief, Electrical Power, GE Aviation
    • John Nairus John Nairus
      Chief Engineer, Power & Control Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • 1230 – 1330
    Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium Keynote
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Keynote
    • Andreas Klöckner
      Coordinator Electric Flight, Programme Strategy Aeronautics, German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • 1330 – 1600
    Electric Propulsion: Challenges and Opportunities, A NASA Led Initiative
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

  • 1330 – 1600
    Technical Sessions I
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 1: Electrified Aircraft Systems Studies
    Topic Area 2: Motor Power Electronics and Systems Fault Detection
    Topic Area 3: Component Integration and System Architectures
  • 1600 – 1730
    Safety, Standards, and Regulations for Electrified Aircraft
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1800 – 2030
    Reception
    Description
    Hosted by University of Illinois
  • 0800 – 0900
    The Many Possible Futures of Electric Flight
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Keynote
  • 0900 – 0930
    Networking Break
  • 0930 – 1200
    Technical Sessions II
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 1: Electrified Aircraft Design and Novel Concepts

    Topic Area 2: Power Converters
    Topic Area 2: Energy Storage Systems 

  • 1200 – 1300
    Lunch
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

  • 1300 – 1430
    Electrified Propulsion Technologies for Emerging Small Aircraft Markets
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Moderator
    • Starr Ginn Starr Ginn
      Urban Air Mobility Grand Challenge Lead, NASA Aeronautics
    Panelists
  • 1430 – 1500
    Networking Break
  • 1500 – 1730
    Technical Sessions III
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 2: Design and Test of Electric Motor Systems

    Topic Area 2: Electromechanical Interactions and Modeling
    Topic Area 3: System Optimization

  • 0800 – 0900
    Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium Keynote
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Keynote
    • Alexander Walan
      Program Manager, Lightning Strike Program Tactical Technology Office (TTO), DARPA
  • 0900 – 1130
    Technical Sessions IV
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 1: Electrified Aircraft Subsystem Simulations and Methods
    Topic Area 2: Superconducting Materials
    Topic Area 3: Power Management Systems
  • 1130 – 1300
    Progress in Energy Storage & Conversion for Aeropropulsion
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 137-139

    Moderator
    Panelists
  • 1300 – 1530
    Technical Sessions V
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center, Room 134-136

    Description
    Topic Area 1: Challenges and Opportunities in Electrified Aircraft Systems

    Topic Area 2: Megawatt-Scale Motor Systems
    Topic Area 2: Electric Motor Wire and Power Transmission Insulation

  • 1530 – 1600
    Closing Remarks
    Room

    Indiana Convention Center

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