Session Descriptions

ICES 1 - Environmental and Thermal Control for Space Vehicles
This session covers passive and active thermal control, thermal protection and environmental control topics for manned missions and vehicles ranging from the Shuttle's return to flight to future vehicles, such as the Crew Launch Vehicle and the Crew Exploration Vehicle, that are parts of the Constellation and Aurora exploration programs.

ICES 2 - Spacecraft and Instrument Thermal Design, Testing and Technology
This session presents thermal design, testing, and on-orbit performance of near earth and interplanetary, unmanned spacecraft, instruments and payloads, and the application of key new technologies.

ICES 3 - Space Structures for Exploration
This session will address the efficient use of in-situ resources as well as the application of reduced mass stowable/deployable structures to space and planetary exploration. Environmental robustness, effective storage, and the use/transformation of native resources will be considered as integral parts of these technologies that range from materials and components to full scale structures.

ICES 4 - Thermal & Environmental Control for Planetary Surface Missions & Systems
This session focuses on passive and active thermal and environmental control for planetary surface missions and systems such as lunar and Martian habitats, mobility systems, surface mapping and science, in-situ resource mapping and processing, and surface utilities, such as power systems and communications.

ICES 5 - Aircraft Thermal & Environmental Control
This session will present papers on new developments and approaches to environmental and thermal control for military, civil and commercial aircraft. Some topics might include, but are not limited to cabin environment, power and thermal management, external environment counter measures (deicing, etc.), or thermal control of UAV's and high altitude aircraft.

ICES 6 - Human Centered Interface
The session will address the factors influencing the design of the cockpit, the comfort levels required of the astronauts, the required response times for human reaction to system faults, the ergonomics of hand controls, the mental stress of wearing a spacesuit.

ICES 7 - Space Station Thermal Control
This session will address thermal control onboard the International Space Station (ISS). Topics range from system and component issues with ISS thermal control systems to thermal aspects of payloads and experiments that are part of ISS utilization.

ICES 8 - Thermal and Environmental Control Engineering Analysis and Software
This session addresses thermal and environmental control engineering analysis including associated analysis methods, algorithms, modeling, software tools, integration with other engineering disciplines and data exchange.

ICES 9 - Advances in Thermal Control Technology
This session addresses novel or advanced technologies and development activities pertaining to heat acquisition, transport, rejection and storage, as well as cryogenic cooling and thermal protection systems not specific to any existing or future scientific instruments, spacecraft, or planetary systems. Some examples include advanced insulation, "smart" optical coatings, nano-particle based heat transfer enhancements and multifunction thermal materials.

ICES 10 - Physico-Chemical Processes: Air and Water
This session covers technology studies, design, development, manufacturing, integration, testing and operations experience in the areas of water regeneration and treatment, air renewal and cleaning, human waste recycling, energy storage and transformation and In-Situ Resource Utilization, which apply physico-chemical processes.

ICES 11 - Two-Phase Thermal Control Technology
This session describes the latest developments & innovations in space-based two-phase heat transport systems, modelling techniques & in-orbit performances. These include variants of heat pipe technologies, capillary pumped loops and miniature loop heat pipes with multiple evaporations & condensers. The numerical modelling is addressed along with on-ground and in-orbit performances.

ICES 12 - Satellite, Payload and Instrument Thermal Control
The session covers the development and design of thermal control systems for Satellites, Payloads, and Instruments.

ICES 13 - Thermal Testing
This session focuses on thermal tests and test methods, on thermal test correlation and on thermal test facilities for all kinds of satellites and instruments.

ICES 14 - Space Robotics & Automation
This session focus on robotics, automation and autonomous instrumentation within the future exploration and Aurora programme. New developments are considered as well as robotic test beds and manipulators for space craft simulators.

ICES 15 - Bioregenerative Life Support
This session focuses on the design and development of ground-based facilities and experiments, and flight hardware designs and experiments associated with integrated systems which incorporate biological, physical and chemical processors.

ICES 16 - Advanced Life Support Sensor and Control Technology
This session includes papers describing approaches to monitoring water and air in enclosed habitats, thermal control of habitats, chemical sensors and sensing devices for detection of chemical constituents in water and air, and on systems and system concepts for environmental monitoring and control.

ICES 17 - ECLSS Modeling and Test Correlations
ECLSS Modeling and Test Correlations Session reports on applications of and advances in modeling physico-chemical and bio-chemical life support processes as well as in numerical modeling atmospheric pressure, cabin ventilation, and composition distributions in closed habitats and spacecrafts, such as, the International Space Staion (ISS), the Space Shuttle Orbiter, and the Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV).

ICES 18 - Advanced Life Support Systems Control
The Advanced Life Support Systems Control session reports on advanced life support system control topics such as: controller technology; control theory and application; autonomous control; integrated system control; control software; and modeling, simulation and emulation for control development.

ICES 19 - Physico-Chemical Life Support Process Development
This session will be dedicated to basic research and technology development using Physico-Chemical approaches to ensure that all human life support systems function optimally in space environments. To maintain, a safe and healthy environment for astronauts three major components - air revitalization system (ARS), water recycling system (WRS) and a solid waste management system (SWMS) must be in place. This session will report on fundamental studies as well as progress and successes in the ARS, WRS and SWMS for the shuttle, CEV, ISS and extra-terrestrial habitats.

ICES 20 - Planetary Protection and Astrobiology
The session will address advanced technology developments in Planetary Protection, particularly in the areas of implementing emerging requirements for Mars and Europa; and technological issues relating to astrobiology objectives and pursuits.

ICES 21 - Particulate Systems for Spacecraft ECLSS Applications
Particulate session focuses on technologies used for removing particulates from air or water or that use particles for air or water purification.

ICES 22 - Innovative Partnerships - Acceletering Technology Developments for Space Missions and Industrial Applications
This session highlights the successful commercialization of technologies that have been licensed from NASA, as well as technologies currently going through the commercialization process. Papers will discuss customized approaches used by one company and assistance organizations to transition the technology to a commercial product. In addition, a service model will be discussed to develop a needed industrial infrastructure to support NASA's future efforts.

ICES 23 - In Situ Resource Utilization
This ISRU session deals with developing technologies required for sustaining life utilizing in-situ resources which are appropriate for lunar and Martian environments.

ICES 24 - Panel: Emerging Private Space Enterprise Sector: Procurement of Environmental Systems, Hardware and Services
The intent of this panel is to engage the aerospace community in a lively discussion on how cost-effective and reliable Environmental Systems can be developed, certified, and delivered to the emerging commercial human and robotic spaceflight arena.

ICES 25 - CEV ECLSS and Thermal Control
Session addresses Crew Exploration Vehicle current configuration and status.

ICES 26 - Education and Outreach
The Education and Outreach session features papers that link human activities in space with human activities on earth. The session provides educators the opportunity to share experiences and present the most recent methodologies for linking students and the general public to human exploration of space.

ICES 27 - International Space Station Systems ECLSS: Systems
Session addresses ECLS Systems issues and lessons learned from the International Space Station.

ICES 28 - International Space Station Systems ECLSS: Air
Session addresses ECLS Air Subsystem issues and lessons learned from the International Space Station.

ICES 29 - International Space Station Systems ECLSS: Water
Session addresses ECLS Water Subsystem issues and lessons learned from the International Space Station.

ICES 30 - Regenerable Life Support Processes and Systems
This session covers development of Regenerable Life Support Processes and Systems for Spacecraft.

ICES 31 - Extravehicular Activity: Space Suits
This session covers topics related to space suit pressure garments. It includes advanced development work, as well as on-going efforts towards the Constellation Program flight program space suit design.

ICES 32 - Extravehicular Activity: Systems
This session includes topics describing aspects of EVA systems, technologies, and studies that envision the space suit as a system. Concepts and testing of advanced space suit systems are also included.

ICES 33 - Extravehicular Activity: PLSS & Support Equipment
This session will include papers describing design studies and new technology development or significant experience and lessons learned with existing systems in the area of portable life support systems and associated support hardware. Papers dealing with emerging technology and concepts for use in and from Orion or other Constellation Systems are of particular interest.

ICES 34 - Extravehicular Activity: Operations
This session addresses EVA operational activities associated with the Space Shuttle, the International Space Station (ISS), and other future human spacecraft. Lessons learned on the logistics, maintenance, and conduct of EVA operations that may apply to the future of EVA are also of interest.

ICES 36 - Integrated Ground Test Facilities: Future Exploration Missions
This session will discuss past, on-going, and future efforts of integrated ground test facilities for the development of future exploration systems.

ICES 37 - Spacecraft Water/ Air Quality: Maintenance & Monitoring
This session includes papers on the results of ground-based chemical water quality analyses of ISS potable water samples and on recent developments in spacecraft water quality monitoring technology.

ICES 38 - Human and Robotic Integration
This session addresses the design and development of robotics for Space Exploration and how these robotic systems will work together with humans.

ICES 39 - Biomass Production
This session will address issues related to the interaction between biomass production and life support issues.

ICES 40 - Food Processing
This session focuses on the challenges involved in the development of a food systems for future exploration missions.

ICES 41 - Biotechnologies
This session presents advances in biotechnology applications for spaceflight systems supporting planetary exploration, astrobiology, habitation and life support system design. Flight hardware and experiment designs for manned and un-manned systems such as freeflying platforms and planetary spacecraft are presented.

ICES 42 - Life Support Systems and Engineering Anaylsis
This session addresses life support for future missions, and in particular technology options and optimizing the selection, development, and integration of technologies into complete systems.

ICES 43 - Aerospace Architecture
This session focuses on the architectural design of AeroSpace-related facilities, habitats, and vehicles -- to promote the health, comfort, and productivity of people living and working in space and people who put people into space.

ICES 44 - Panel: Aerospace Architecture
This panel explores the synergies among the architectural systems and design approaches presented in session ICES45.

ICES 45 - Mars and Beyond
The session is dedicated to general matters concerning Mars: ethe nvironment and surroundings encountered on the planet, vehicles and vehicles behavior, problems and solutions found to sustain this particular environment, and various mars related technologies.

ICES 46 - Radiation Issues for Space Flight
This session addresses major issues in space radiation and analysis, tools, and research that are being developed and applied to support the Space Exploration initiative to ensure astronaut radiation protection and safety.

ICES 47 - Management of Air Quality in Sealed Environments
The session enables experts that manage submarine, spacecraft, and airliner air quality to share new research findings on the control of air pollutants in these sealed or semi-sealed environments to include air quality standards, hazards associated with specific compounds, and monitoring of those compounds to protect the health of crew and passengers.

ICES 48 - Human Factors
This session focuses on psychological, physical, physiological, psycho-social issues and concerns that are either addressed or affected by the advent of a change in the design or in the environment.

ICES 49 - Microbial Factors Applied to Design
This session focuses on the dynamic effects of microorganisms on materials and systems in order to minimize hardware performance issues.

ICES 50 - Panel: History

ICES 51 - Human Interaction During Long Duration Exploration
Human groups and publics shape the requirements and priorities of space exploration. And, space exploration is the avenue by which the human ecology expands, learning to survive in off-planet environments, as well as making discoveries about the condition of the Earthly environment. The presenters of this session will take an "astrosocial" approach, combining perspectives from sociology, social psychology, anthropology, international relations, planetary science, and other disciplines. Topics expected will discuss socio-habitability requirements of long-duration exploration that will drive mission planning and design; a European Space Agency-supported project to permit a larger global public to interact with information from the International Space Agency; a socio-economic examination of a mature human architecture for Mars; and the social and political forces shaping exploration priorities for the near future.

ICES 52 - CEV Crew Systems and Human Factors
This session covers human factors and crew systems issues for the CEV (aka Orion). Topics include crew volume, anthropometric, and operations issues; cabin layout; stowage & seating approaches; survival, medical, and hygiene equipment; food, water, and trash management; sleeping accommodations; etc.

If you are not sure of the best placement for your abstract, please submit it to Sesssion Code ICES53 - OTHER.