World Aviation Congress

Session Titles / Session Description

AER01 - General Aerodynamics
Papers are solicited in all areas of applied, experimental or numerical aerodynamics, as well as aerodynamics-related CFD and design. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, drag reduction, natural and controlled laminar flow, aerodynamic testing, high lift and vortical flows, configuration design and development, and applied aerodynamics.

AER02 - Military Aircraft Aerodynamics
Papers for Military Aircraft Aerodynamics Session should address unique aerodynamic problems associated with high-performance military aircraft configurations, external protuberances, and stores within the flow field. Aerodynamic problems should be described and analytical and / or test solutions to the problem should be discussed.

AER03 - Aircraft Projects Aerodynamics
Written or oral papers are sought that would provide an overview of aircraft development projects advancing the state of the art in technology, marketing and airline value, with emphasis on the development of its aerodynamic configuration.

AER04 - Flow Control
Papers are solicited in all areas of applied, experimental, analytical, and CFD techniques for flow control, as well as design-related issues. Specific emphasis should be on controlling and affecting the macroscopic flow behavior by manipulating the microscopic events in the flow.

ADV01 - Aircraft System Vibrations
Areas of interest include various aspects of vibration issues pertaining to aircraft systems, including engine vibrations, health monitoring systems, wing flutter, buffeting, blade flutter, modal analysis techniques, shock response spectra, and vibration testing standards.

ADV02 - Recent Advances in Noise Control
Areas of interest include new approaches of noise suppression, acoustic mapping, noise source identification, noise cancellation algorithms, acoustic fatigue, sonic booms, noise signature analysis, and noise measurement and instrumentation.

CG01 - Control & Guidance Systems
The purpose of this session is to provide a forum for presentations on applications of control and guidance solutions to manned and unmanned aerospace vehicles. Areas of interest include military and commercial flight control systems, control and guidance of UAV's and tactical missiles. Topics of interest include flight control actuation, sensors, algorithms/computation, distributed architectures and system redundancy management.

CTA04 - Personal Transportation
This session addresses the future of personal transportation focusing on innovative CTOL /STOL/ VTOL roadable airplanes and flying automobiles. Designs under development, system configurations, market analysis, prototype hardware, and flight testing of radio controlled models and full-size prototypes will be presented.

GEN101 - Aerostructures
Papers for this session should address innovative approaches for aircraft structure, including unique design, advanced materials, integrated structures (with systems), embedded health monitoring, advanced manufacturing processes, structural integrity and durability.

GEN03 - European Programs
Papers for this session should address European Aerospace Programmes and their associated technical innovations and detail. Scope is wide and abstracts are invited from the full spectrum of European civil and military programmes, from single nation initiatives to major European collaborative projects.

IS01 - Modeling & Simulation
The purpose of these sessions is to provide a forum for presentations in all areas of collaborative environments, knowledge management, artificial intelligence, modeling & simulation, control and monitoring architectures, autonomous agents, computational methods and operations, and software engineering. Papers for this session should address advances in modeling and simulation associated with model-based simulation of space systems, space and airplane design in collaborative environments, enhancement of Pilot decision making skills via flight simulation, knowledge management, intelligent agents in expert systems, distributed flight simulation technologies, Web-enabled simulation and infrastructure for collaborative applications, advances in 3D, synthetic and virtual training.

IS02 - Virtual Reality Modeling
Papers for this session should address new developments and/or applications of virtual reality algorithms, image based modeling and rendering, distributed virtual reality, human computer interface and augmented reality, and virtual reality, environments and collaborations of aerospace systems.

IS03 - Autonomy for Aerospace Systems
Areas of interest include various aspects of planning and Scheduling algorithms, autonomy and control architectures, intelligent and adaptive controllers, flight management systems, and intelligent maneuvering.

IS04 - AI Applications to Aerospace
Papers for Artificial Intelligence Applications to Aerospace Session should address new approaches of fault detection algorithms, neural network, neuro-controllers, genetic algorithm, fuzzy logic, instance/case/scenario based reasoning, expert systems, machine learning, data Mining, adaptive controls, learning algorithms, Petri nets, data and knowledge acquisition.

IS05 - Software Engineering & Distributed Environments
Papers for this session should address innovative software engineering and distributed environments focusing on automated software engineering, software patterns and engineering automation, software model checking, distributed collaborative engineering.

MIL05 - Heavy Lift Strategic and VSTOL Transport
The Heavy lift strategic and "VSTOL" transport session will explore emerging concepts and technologies that support the movement of ready-to-fight, force packages that arrive coherent and capable of concentrating combat power on arrival in theater.

The Ultra Efficient Engine Technology (UEET) session will provide the government perspective on the path to Re Invention of the UEET Project within the Vehicle Systems Program (VSP). The session will begin with an overview and status of the Re Invention of the UEET Project and then discuss each of the subprojects beginning with UEET Integration and Demonstration, Highly Integrated Inlet, 70% NOx Reduction Combustor, Highly Loaded, Light Weight Compressor and Turbine and conclude with Intelligent Propulsion System Foundation Technologies.

SP02 - Access to Space Business Opportunities
The ability to move to low earth orbit and beyond presents a setting for numerous new business opportunities to develop. New forms of leisure travel, vacations, health needs, manufacturing, communication and weather observation are possibilities. One could go so far as to mention executive off-sites. This Session presents the environment for an open exchange of thoughts and ideas pertaining to expanding our business activities beyond the earth's surface.

SP03 - Launch Systems
There is an ongoing need to improve the methods of achieving access to space. Cost is a predominate variable both in terms of the vehicles used to achieve orbit and safety/reliability to reduce the cost of insuring against loss. Presentations and papers discussing evolving and new launch systems are solicited.