6–10 January 2020
Hyatt Regency Orlando,
Orlando, Florida

Hypersonics: Test and Evaluation

6 January 2019
0800-1700 hrs
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

Member - Early (until 17 December)  $350
Member - Standard  $400
Conference Rate $450

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The Hypersonics Test and Evaluation short course is a one-day offering that is meant to introduce students to high speed and hypersonic test.  The course will introduce the concept of hypersonic flight and describe the critical physics that is encountered at this unique and formidable speed regime.  It will briefly discuss the system benefits and uses for this flight regime and put in perspective, why system performance and evaluation through test for this important speed regime can create difficulties for the tester, test facility developer and project manager.  Principals of test design for this unique region will be discussed as well as examples of the typical test capability types will be described and along with examples of each in the present test infrastructure. 

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to describe the fundamentals of hypersonic flight
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the various benefits of speed
  • Understand the history of hypersonic test
  • Be able to differentiate between the disciplines and various test capabilities used to evaluate high speed systems
  • Gain a better understand on the salient physics challenges for both hypersonic flight and providing a relevant test environment

    Who Should Attend

    Anyone in the engineering field that has interest in high-speed systems. Both the new engineer and the technical manager assigned to a high-speed program will gain a better understanding of challenges they might face. Additionally, aerospace students will benefit from this offering. 


    Mr. Daniel Marren is the Director of the White Oak Site of AEDC Test Division at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Materiel Command,Arnold Air Force Base, Tenn.  He is responsible for management and oversight of all aspects of the AEDC White Oak site. He manages the development and evaluation of testing for high-speed/hypersonic systems.  He serves as the primary customer interface and Complex planning and execution agent for performing hypersonic system test mission.  He is responsible for developing and communicating the strategic roadmap for all aspects and support to the hypersonics product area. He is responsible for all aspects of the test mission including budgeting, business development, test planning, test execution, and data analysis and reporting; directs high-speed/hypersonics analysis and evaluation program; and reports test execution information and infrastructure needs through the Test Division.

    Course Outline

    • Introduction
    • Hypersonic 101
    • History of Hypersonic Systems
    • Hypersonic Activity World-Wide
    • Hypersonic Systems and Benefits
    • Challenges of Hypersonic Flight
    • Reproducing the Hypersonic Environment
    • Hypersonic Test and Evaluation
    • Types of Hypersonic Test
    • Examples of Evaluation Techniques
    • Putting It Into Practice; Real Life Examples
    • Lessons Learned form 50+ Years of Hypersonics
    • Summary and Look to the Future  

    Course Materials

    Course notes will be made available about one week prior to the course event. You will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your course notes. Since these notes will not be distributed on site, AIAA and your course instructor highly recommend that you bring your computer with the course notes already downloaded. 

    Course Registration

    • Registration will open in September 2018.
    • AIAA CEUs are available for this course


    Please contact Jason Cole if you have any questions about courses and workshops at AIAA forums.

    Dates to Remember

    • Open for Abstract: 27 Mar 2019
    • Abstract Deadline: 11 Jun 2019
    • Manuscript Deadline: 02 Dec 2019
    • Early Mem Reg Deadline: 16 Dec 2019
    • Cancellation Deadline: 16 Dec 2019

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