Call for Papers

2005 International Powered Lift Conference

The International Powered Lift Conference (IPLC) is the premier event for engineers, technologists and managers to discuss the latest developments in Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) aircraft research, concepts, and programs. It is the only event focused on the technologies, promise and progress of powered lift systems, with applications ranging from helicopters to advanced rotorcraft to runway independent aircraft to jet-borne lift aircraft.

IPLC 2005 is cosponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Helicopter Society (AHS), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and SAE Aerospace. IPLC 2005 will be administered by SAE as part of the integrated set of conferences conducted under the umbrella event of the SAE AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, scheduled for October 3-6 at the Gaylord Texan Hotel at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

IPLC will focus on three primary thrusts: advanced rotorcraft, jet-lift, and recent progress in the underlying science and technology. The planning committee is seeking abstracts for the following topics. The committee will also consider abstracts on other topics related to the scope of this conference.

Session CodeSession TopicSession Organizer
IPLC01Advanced Rotorcraft ConceptsAndrew Keith
IPLC02Bell 609 & Civil TiltrotorsRoss Menger
IPLC03Bell Boeing V-22Christopher Spencer
IPLC04Comanche Technology TransferCharlie Crawford
IPLC05ESTOL Dual UseIris Curtis
IPLC06ESTOL - MilitaryJohn Zuk
IPLC07ESTOL - TechnologyDoug Wardwell
IPLC08Flow ControlMatthew Tallent
IPLC09Future Concepts/Enabling TechnologiesPaul Bevilaqua
IPLC10History & Lessons LearnedTim Naumowicz
IPLC11Integrated Flight & Powerplant Control (IFPC)Dan Jensen
IPLC12Jet-Induced EffectsPeter Curtis
IPLC13JSF Program Overview (emphasis on STOVL)Stoney MacAdams
IPLC14JSF TechnologiesJohn Sprague
IPLC15Lift-System TechnologiesSam Beale
IPLC16Micro UAVsKevin Knowles
IPLC17Modeling & SimulationRick Mange
IPLC18New Army InitiativesBrian Mishoe
IPLC19PHM/HUMSDale Southwick
IPLC20Powered-Lift TestingPete Palmer
IPLC21Simultaneous Non-interfering OperationsCraig Hange
IPLC22Super Heavy Lift RotorcraftE. Roberts Wood
IPLC23UAV ProgramsIris Curtis

Abstracts should be 300-500 words in length, present facts that are new and significant, and should include results achieved, if applicable. Abstracts, including paper title, author name(s), mailing address, telephone number, facsimile number, and email address, should be submitted no later than February 11, 2005. Abstracts may be submitted online OR emailed to Do not submit your abstract by both methods. For online submission, you will be directed to submit your abstract to a specific session; when emailing, please indicate by Session Code which session is most appropriate for your paper. If you are not sure of the best placement for your abstract, please submit it to Session Code IPLC24 - Other.

Abstract deadlineFebruary 11, 2005
Draft manuscript deadlineMay 27, 2005
Final manuscript deadlineAugust 5, 2005

Details about the conference will be announced and updated on the International Powered Lift Conference website as information becomes available.