Session Descriptions

IPLC01 - Advanced Rotorcraft Concepts
Papers are invited from industry, academia and operators on all aspects of advanced rotorcraft concepts. These may include conceptual development, design, modeling of dynamic systems or components, airframe components, or entire air vehicles. The session will include topics leading to advancing technologies in rotorcraft, improved approaches and transformational technologies, and increased performance and mission capabilities.

IPLC02 - Bell 609 and Civil Tiltrotors
Papers are invited that address recent accomplishments in all areas of the Bell 609 and civil tiltrotorcraft air vehicles, their aerodynamics, propulsion, operational utility, missions/usage/capabilities, dynamics, systems, lessons learned, performance and challenges.

IPLC03 - Bell Boeing V-22
Papers are invited that address recent accomplishments in all areas of the Bell-Boeing V-22.

IPLC04 - Comanche Technology Transfer
Papers are invited from industry, government, and academia on the Comanche developed technologies that, following the demise of this program, have applicability, residual value and may otherwise find their way into new and alternative program employment.

IPLC05 - ESTOL Dual Use
This session will examine dual use technologies and systems that could have applicability to both commercial and military ESTOL designs. In particular, this session will focus on the affordability and efficiency advantages achievable through a common system development approach.

IPLC06 - ESTOL Military
Extreme Short Take Off and Landing (ESTOL) aircraft promise to provide revolutionary improvements in transport expedience and operational flexibility by allowing transport aircraft to operate from a short balanced field length. This session will explore the general parameters, mission requirements, and operational benefits of a military ESTOL capability.

This session will explore the potential technologies that will facilitate civil / military transports to achieve the ESTOL vision. Specifically, this session will focus on the impact of underpinning technologies on the aircraft's ability to land and take-off in a considerably shortened field length.

IPLC08 - Flow Control for Heavy Lift
Papers are invited that address recent accomplishments in Flow Control, both in research or application, which demonstrate potential operational benefits for Heavy Lift aircraft.

IPLC09 - Future Concepts/Enabling Technologies
These papers should discuss revolutionary far-term concepts to achieving V/STOL capability and/or the critical technologies that would enable these "game-changing" capabilities.

IPLC10 - History & Lessons Learned
Scholarly papers are solicited that help enhance the understanding of the technical, programmatic and/or operational history of vertical flight. Of particular interest are papers documenting important but not well known developments in vertical flight technologies or vehicles, including the rediscovery of forgotten pioneers, or events involved in understanding specific phenomena. Authors should have either direct personal involvement or a significant research background that would demonstrate the ability to produce a noteworthy paper.

IPLC11 - Integrated Flight & Powerplant Control (IFPC)
Papers are invited from Industry, Government, and academia that discuss the integration of vehicle flight control with powerplant control. Advanced control technologies and integration strategies, including progress toward an "intelligent engine" and autonomous vehicle control, are encouraged. Papers may cover current or proposed air vehicle and propulsion systems, focused on the technologies associated with the design, ground and flight testing, and service experience of vehicles with integrated flight and powerplant control.

IPLC12 - Jet Induced Effects
Papers are invited that report and discuss jet effects and their consequent impact on the design, performance, controllability, etc. of powered lift aircraft. Theoretical, numerical or experimental studies are all welcome.

IPLC13 - JSF Program Overview (Emphasis on VSTOL)
The multi-national Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Program is developing next generation strike aircraft for the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and allied armed forces. The Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) version of the JSF is known as the F-35B. This session will focus on the JSF program with an emphasis on the STOVL variant of the aircraft. Papers are sought that discuss the progress of F-35B development, current testing of the F-35B propulsion system, as well as on development and testing of the X-35B, the JSF STOVL demonstrator aircraft.

IPLC14 - JSF Technologies
Papers are invited from Industry, Government, and operators that discuss technologies critical to the success of the JSF S/TOVL variant. Papers covering current and proposed air vehicle and propulsion system technologies associated with the design, fabrication, ground and flight testing of the JSF including lessons learned are encouraged.

IPLC15 - Lift System Technologies
This session will examine the specific hardware required to adapt conventional powerplants for powered lift. Papers discussing the Joint Strike Fighter STOVL lift system are particularly of interest.

IPLC16 - Micro UAVs
Papers are invited from research groups on all aspects of potential V/STOL micro UAVs. These could be rotary-wing or flapping-wing vehicles or any other technology offering hovering flight. Papers are particularly encouraged which present new theoretical, computational or experimental results relevant to small scale hovering devices.

IPLC17 - Modeling and Simulation
Papers are invited from Industry, Government, and operators that discuss current VTOL/STOVL Modeling and Simulation efforts as well as past lessons learned. Papers covering 3-DOF/6-DOF flight simulation, Aerodynamic and Propulsion databasing, on-board modeling, as well as Modeling and Simulation technologies associated with the design, fabrication and maintenance of VTOL/STOVL are encouraged.

IPLC18 - New Army Initiatives
Papers are invited from industry and government on new Army initiatives. Topics may include modernization plans for aircraft such as the UH-60M, CH-47F, OH-58D, and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems. The Joint Heavy Lift aircraft and any other topics covering new army initiatives are also welcome.

IPLC19 - Prognostics and Health Management (PHM) / Health and Usage Monitoring (HUMS)
This session will include discussions on health management topics that pertain to fixed-wing powered lift aircraft such as the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and to rotary-wing aircraft including configurations like Extreme STOL (ESTOL) and the V-22 Osprey. Health management systems are expanding to include not only onboard systems, but also off-board systems that handle data management, performance trending, repair scheduling and even logistics management.

IPLC20 - Powered Lift Testing
Papers are invited from industry, academia and research groups that cover recent accomplishments in all areas of Powered Lift Testing. Papers that address new technologies and testing techniques associated with Powered Lift Testing are encouraged.

IPLC21 - The Simultaneous Non-Interfering (SNI) Operations Session
Accepting abstracts for papers that address issues concerning the operation of V/STOL aircraft in the terminal area of major airport hubs coincidentally with existing traffic using the primary runways. These issues can include but aren't limited to; new operational procedures for V/STOL, reduction in delays and improvements in traffic throughput due to SNI, impact of SNI on the design of V/STOL aircraft, technology requirements for implementation, ground handling and other support infrastructure requirements, neighborhood noise reductions due to SNI trajectories staying within the airport exclusion zone, military SNI operations with reduced exposure beyond the airfield secured perimeter, pilot and flight crew requirements and training, and economic impact.

IPLC22 - Super Heavy Lift Rotorcraft
Papers are invited from industry, academia and operators on emerging needs, options, solutions and associated technologies for rotorcraft capable of conducting very heavy lift missions.

IPLC23 - The IPLC UAV Programs
Will explore the various ongoing and future powered lift Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) efforts conducted by various military and research organizations within the Department of Defense. The session will include examination of the full powered lift UAV design space from micro-to-large scale designs.

IPLC24 - Other
Papers that do not seem to fit into one of the above categories should be submitted under this Session Code. The conference organizers will determine if there are sufficient similar papers to form a new session topic or in which session it would best fit.