8–12 January 2018
Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

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Saturday, 6 January-Sunday, 7 January, 2018

0815-1700Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification Engineering Methods for Manned and UAV Applications with Hands-on Training using CIFER®
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course will review the fundamental methods of Manned and UAV aircraft and rotorcraft system identification methods with Hands-on Training using CIFER®, illustrate the benefits of their broad application throughout the flight vehicle development process, and provide the attendees with an intensive hands-on training of the CIFER® system identification using flight test data and extensive Lab exercises.

Mark B. Tischler-Senior Scientist and Flight Control Technology group leader, Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, Ames Research CenterMark B. TischlerSenior Scientist and Flight Control Technology group leader, Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, Ames Research Center
0800-1700Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Combustion: Theory, Modeling and Practice - NEW!
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The purpose of the course is to introduce the large eddy simulation (LES) approach to modeling complex reacting flows through three different elements: 1) Theory, 2) Modeling and 3) Practical implementation or practice.

Venkat Raman-Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of MichiganVenkat RamanProfessor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
0800-1700Introduction to Software Engineering - NEW!
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course is an introduction to software engineering. Software engineering includes all aspects of professional software production, and is especially important for safety-critical and mission-critical software. Software is a major cost of all aerospace systems.

Lyle Long-Distinguished Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Computational Science, and Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State UniversityLyle LongDistinguished Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Computational Science, and Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University
0800-1700Stochastic Mechanics of Materials and Structures - NEW!
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course presents an array of methods to study mechanics of spatially random material microstructures involving several scales.

Martin Ostoja-Starzewski-Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignMartin Ostoja-StarzewskiProfessor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering and the Institute for Condensed Matter Theory and Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
0800-1700Missile Guidance - NEW!
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

A system-level, integrated method is provided on missile guidance design, development, and system engineering activities in addressing requirements such as performance, cost, risk, and launch platform integration

Eugene L. Fleeman-Eugene L. Fleeman
0800-1700Future CFD Technologies Workshop
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Bridging Mathematics and Computer Science for Advanced Aerospace Simulation Tools
The focus of this workshop will be to explore past, present and future contributions of applied mathematics and computer science for simulation-based aerospace applications, and to motivate the case for increased interdisciplinary contributions between these fields. For these purposes, workshop presentations will include a combination of fundamental research and applied aerospace CFD work.

Sponsored by the AIAA CFD2030 Integration Committee and NASA's Transformative Tools and Technologies Project (T3)

0800-17005th International Workshop on High-Order CFD Methods
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The 5th International Workshop on High-Order CFD Methods provides an open and impartial forum for evaluating the status of high-order methods (order of accuracy > 2) in solving a wide range of flow problems.

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Sunday, 7 January, 2018

1600-1800Meet the Employers Recruiting Event
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This event offers students and young professional attendees the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members in a fun and dynamic environment where they will interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. The first hour will consist of briefs presented by five organizations. Participating companies/organizations will present an organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. The following hour will be roundtable meet-and-greet sessions, with organizations hosting a table and attendees switching every 10 minutes. Corporate members and government agencies are invited to present; opportunities are limited so to secure your presentation please contact Tobey Jackson.

 

1800-1930Student Welcome ReceptionRoom: Castillo Fort
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Sandy Magnus. This reception, sponsored by the Boeing Company, provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member.

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Monday, 8 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Digital Enterprise Business Models—Their Impact on the Aerospace IndustryRoom: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Business is changing. The Digital Enterprise business model is being investigated and implemented around the world and across all industries. It is rapidly becoming the next stage of evolution for the business of making products, and possibly might be called the fourth industrial revolution. This industrial revolution is tied to the rapid growth in mobile devices, network systems, and software-enabled tools that open up new opportunities in the aerospace industry. Thus, the digital transformation has emerged as an enabler for many businesses, allowing for reduced costs and enhanced operations. But what does this mean for companies, and how does it affect those who make things?

Naguib Attia (Invited)-Vice President, Global University Programs, IBMNaguib Attia (Invited)Vice President, Global University Programs, IBM
0900-0930Networking Break
0930-1130Forum 360: The Dawn of Digital EngineeringRoom: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Explore multiple perspectives toward realizing value through “Digital Engineering.” Panelists will tackle:

  • Opportunities and Disruption – How do we realize value through digital engineering?
  • Challenges and Barriers – What value comes from digital engineering?
  • Collaboration Opportunities – How is value realized through collaboration across the aerospace community at large?
Philomena Zimmerman (Moderator)-Deputy Director, Engineering Tools and Environments, U.S. Department of DefensePhilomena Zimmerman (Moderator)Deputy Director, Engineering Tools and Environments, U.S. Department of Defense
Brenchley "Brench" Boden-Chief Technology Officer, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and Senior Industrial Engineer, Air Force Research LaboratoryBrenchley "Brench" BodenChief Technology Officer, Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute and Senior Industrial Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory
Neil Crockett -Chief Digital Officer, Rolls-Royce GroupNeil Crockett Chief Digital Officer, Rolls-Royce Group
Michael W. Grieves-Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Florida Institute of TechnologyMichael W. GrievesExecutive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design, Florida Institute of Technology
Brunon "Dave" Kepczynski-Chief Information Officer, GE Digital EngineeringBrunon "Dave" KepczynskiChief Information Officer, GE Digital Engineering
John H. Vickers-Principal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASAJohn H. VickersPrincipal Technologist, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
Charles "Chuck" Ward -Chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Materials & Manufacturing Technology Directorate, Air Force Research LaboratoryCharles "Chuck" Ward Chief, Manufacturing and Industrial Technologies Division, Materials & Manufacturing Technology Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1230-1400Durand Lecture for Public Service and Luncheon
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Corporation

The Durand Lecture, named in honor of William F. Durand, presented for notable achievements by a scientific or technical leader whose contributions have led directly to the understanding and application of the science and technology of aeronautics and astronautics for the betterment of mankind. Lunch will be provided to the first 200 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will be presented after lunch and is open to all attendees at that time.

1230-1400Networking Lunch On Own
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

If you miss the Durand Lecture luncheon, take this time to have lunch with a colleague or someone new.

1400-1600Forum 360: Digital Transformations Disrupting Aerospace Business ModelsRoom: Osceola A
Darryll Pines-Nariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of MarylandDarryll PinesNariman Farvardin Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
Andreas Bernhard-Chief Engineer, CH-53K, Sikorsky CorporationAndreas BernhardChief Engineer, CH-53K, Sikorsky Corporation
Lanetra Tate-Program Executive, Game Changing Development Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASALanetra TateProgram Executive, Game Changing Development Program, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
1400-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break
1830-2230Associate Fellows Reception and Dinner (Ticket required)
1900-2030Rising Leaders in Aerospace ReceptionRoom: Castillo Fort
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Tuesday, 9 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Data, Data Everywhere… the Power & PotentialRoom: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

It is hard to remember a time when data, conjectures and opinions from around the world were not bombarding us from every direction, in both our personal and professional lives. Join us in learning about the power and potential of how we can turn ‘big data’ into knowledge to create bold, transformative opportunities and mitigate complex, systemic challenges for our aerospace science and technology community. Predictions for our data-enabled future will be shared in a series of Lightning Talks by visionaries from:

  • High Performance Computing – How will the power of next generation exascale, quantum and beyond compute architectures transform aerospace?
  • Multifidelity, Multidisciplinary ModSim – How will increased access to next generation compute capability transform design and analysis approaches from the atomic to system levels, paving the way for even more complex designs and more robust uncertainty quantification? How will these advances affect our need and/or use of physical testing?
  • Digital Assistants – How will advances in machine learning and data analytics enable faster and more detailed interrogation of large data sets and imagery to glean new insights and understanding, as well as inform us about new technologies and advances occurring around the globe?
  • Digital Twins – How will the availability of life cycle data, from the as-designed to the as-built to the as-repaired system configurations, affect certification, mission planning and operations?
  • Data Integrity/Protection – What are the vulnerabilities in a data-reliant society, and how do we need to mitigate these risks in our designs and processes? What are the challenges for the adoption of truly autonomous vehicle decision making with respect to data protection and data integrity as a result?
Joseph Morrison (Moderator)-Associate Project Manager, Transformative Tools & Technologies Project, NASA Langley Research CenterJoseph Morrison (Moderator)Associate Project Manager, Transformative Tools & Technologies Project, NASA Langley Research Center
David Keyes -Director, Extreme Computing Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science & TechnologyDavid Keyes Director, Extreme Computing Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology
Pamela Kobryn -Principal Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Vehicles Division, Air Force Research LaboratoryPamela Kobryn Principal Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Vehicles Division, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dimitri Mavris -Director, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, Georgia Institute of TechnologyDimitri Mavris Director, Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory, Georgia Institute of Technology
Daniel Ragsdale -Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity CenterDaniel Ragsdale Director, Texas A&M Cybersecurity Center
0900-0930Networking Break
0900-1500STEM Event
0930-1130Forum 360: Data, Data Everywhere… the Devil in the DetailsRoom: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Challenge the ideas offered by the experts during the “Data, Data Everywhere… the Power & Potential” plenary discussion on how we can turn ‘big data’ into knowledge to create bold, transformative opportunities and mitigate complex, systemic challenges for our aerospace science and technology community. Plenary speakers Keyes, Kobryn, Mavris, and Ragsdale will expand upon the opening day's discussion. Dive into a debate on the barriers and complexities of data and modsim proliferation that need to be overcome or considered in order to realize the power and potential of our data-enabled future.

0930-1230Technical Sessions
0930-1230Career Workshop
1230-1400Recognition Luncheon: Celebrating Achievements in Aerospace Sciences and Information Systems (Ticket required)
1230-1400Lunch on Own
1300-1630Exposition Hall OpenRoom: Florida Hall CD
1400-1600Career Workshop
1430-1630Forum 360: Human-Machine TeamingRoom: Osceola A
Bill Casebeer (Invited)-Research Area Manager, Human Systems Optimization, Lockheed MartinBill Casebeer (Invited)Research Area Manager, Human Systems Optimization, Lockheed Martin
1430-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break in Exposition HallRoom: Florida Hall CD
1600-1730Rising Leaders in AerospaceRoom: Osceola B
1730-1830Dryden Lecture in Research
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The Dryden Lecture in Research was named in honor of Dr. Hugh L. Dryden in 1967, succeeding the Research Award established in 1960. The Lecture emphasizes the great importance of basic and applied research to the advancement in aeronautics and astronautics and is a salute to research scientists and engineers.

Lecture Title: The evolution and application of design and analysis capability to enable future scramjet-powered hypersonic aircraft.

Graham V. Candler-McKnight Presidential Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and Russell J. Penrose Professor, Associate Department Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of MinnesotaGraham V. CandlerMcKnight Presidential Professor, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, and Russell J. Penrose Professor, Associate Department Head, Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, University of Minnesota
1815-2000Opening Reception in the Exposition Hall (Ticket required)Room: Florida Hall CD
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Wednesday, 10 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Dude, Where's My Flying Car?Room: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Panelists will discuss many of the key Digital Transformation technologies that will allow for seamless integration of door-to-door ground and air transportation, leading to vast improvements in travel time and fuel efficiency. Highly autonomous electric flight vehicles operating in a “democratized” open airspace can relieve congestion and reduce travel time. On demand ride sharing apps coupled with real-time traffic and weather models used by connected vehicles will provide transformational capabilities.

Bruce J. Holmes (Moderator)-Vice President, Digital Aviation, SmartSky Networks, LLCBruce J. Holmes (Moderator)Vice President, Digital Aviation, SmartSky Networks, LLC
Mark Moore -Director of Engineering, Uber ElevateMark Moore Director of Engineering, Uber Elevate
Diana Siegel-Program Manager, eVTOL Aircraft, Aurora Flight SciencesDiana SiegelProgram Manager, eVTOL Aircraft, Aurora Flight Sciences
0845-1600Exposition Hall OpenRoom: Florida CD
0900-0930Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Florida CD
0930-1130Forum 360: On Demand Mobility - Enabling Technologies and CapabilitiesRoom: Osceola A
Michael Patterson (Moderator)-Aerospace Technologist, NASA Langley Research CenterMichael Patterson (Moderator)Aerospace Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center
Brian J. German-Associate Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of TechnologyBrian J. GermanAssociate Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Andrew R. Gibson -President, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.Andrew R. Gibson President, Empirical Systems Aerospace, Inc.
Ken Goodrich -Research Engineer, NASA Langley Research CenterKen Goodrich Research Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
Stephen Rizzi -Senior Researcher for Aeroacoustics, NASA Langley Research CenterStephen Rizzi Senior Researcher for Aeroacoustics, NASA Langley Research Center
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1230-1400Luncheon in the Exposition Hall (Ticket required)Room: Florida Hall CD
1430-1630Forum 360: On Demand Mobility - Regulatory and Operational ChallengesRoom: Osceola A
Tom Gunnarson (Invited)-Regulatory Affairs Lead, Zee AeroTom Gunnarson (Invited)Regulatory Affairs Lead, Zee Aero
Gregory J. Bowles (Invited)-Vice President, Global Innovation and Policy, GAMAGregory J. Bowles (Invited)Vice President, Global Innovation and Policy, GAMA
Carl Dietrich (Invited)-CEO/CTO and Co-Founder TerrafugiaCarl Dietrich (Invited)CEO/CTO and Co-Founder Terrafugia
Parimal Kopardekar (Invited)-UTM Principal Investigator, NASA Ames Research CenterParimal Kopardekar (Invited)UTM Principal Investigator, NASA Ames Research Center
Sasha G. Rao (Invited)-Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice, Maynard Cooper & GayleSasha G. Rao (Invited)Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Practice, Maynard Cooper & Gayle
1430-1730Technical Sessions
1500-1700Rising Leaders in AerospaceRoom: Osceola B
1530-1600Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Florida CD
1730-1930Bob Liebeck Lecture
1800-1900SDM Lecture
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Thursday, 11 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Welcome to the HolodeckRoom: Osceola CD
0845-1600Exposition Hall OpenRoom: Florida Hall CD
0900-0930Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Florida CD
0930-1130Forum 360: Prizes & Challenges - How Crowdsourcing Can Help Solve Technology GapsRoom: Osceola A
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1200-1400Recognition Luncheon: Celebrating Achievements in Aerospace Design/Structures and Aerospace Literature
1230-1400Rising Leaders in AerospaceRoom: Florida Hall CD
1400-1600Forum 360: Digital Natives Leading the Digital Transformation in Design and Knowledge EnvironmentsRoom: Osceola A
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Digital Natives learned to interact with computers before they learned the alphabet, and have an innate, organic approach to teaming with computers and digital interfaces in a way that prior generations have difficulty envisioning, let alone learning. This generation is already working on making “Tony Stark” inspired design environments a reality, along with a host of digital approaches for mining our world of rapidly expanding data into the knowledge we need to create the next generation of aerospace systems.

David E. Bowles (Moderator)-Director, NASA Langley Research CenterDavid E. Bowles (Moderator)Director, NASA Langley Research Center
Michael Bergin (Invited)-Principal Research Scientist, AutodeskMichael Bergin (Invited)Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk
Rachel Narciso (Invited)-Immersive Technology Specialist, Ball AerospaceRachel Narciso (Invited)Immersive Technology Specialist, Ball Aerospace
1400-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Florida CD
1730-1930Women at SciTech Social Hour and Keynote
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Open to all attendees

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Friday, 12 January, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Serving Our Robot OverlordsRoom: Osceola CD
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Computing power that is approaching the power of the human brain, low cost sensors, dramatic improvements in autonomy, and revolutionary approaches to human machine teaming are leading to machines that are no longer relinquished to performing simple/mundane tasks. Complexity in tasking, processing, and even decision making is leading to a new class of robotics that was once only found in science fiction. From the depths of the sea, across the land and into the skies and space, robotics are now ever-present. What can we expect to see in the near future, and more importantly how will this change the way we work over the next 25 years.

Gerhard Grunwald-Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR—Human-Robotic Teaming in Mars ExplorationGerhard GrunwaldInstitute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR—Human-Robotic Teaming in Mars Exploration
Kris Kearns (Invited)-Autonomy Portfolio Lead, AFRLKris Kearns (Invited)Autonomy Portfolio Lead, AFRL
0900-0930Networking Break
0930-1300Technical Sessions
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