7–11 January 2019
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego,
San Diego, California

Forum Schedule

The 2019 AIAA SciTech Forum will explore how our industry is being transformed by on-demand delivery of customized products and services. Learn how advances in additive manufacturing, high-speed networked computers, autonomous systems, and big data analytics, are reshaping aerospace supply chains, improving productivity, and opening the market to new entrants.

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Saturday, 5 January-Sunday, 6 January, 2019

0800-17002nd AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation WorkshopRoom: Mission Beach A-C
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshops (GMGW) assess the current state-of-the art in geometry and mesh generation technology and software as applied to aircraft and spacecraft systems. They will help identify and develop understanding of areas of needed improvement (performance, accuracy, applicability) in geometry and mesh generation technology software. And they will provide a foundation for documenting best practices for geometry and mesh generation. 

0800-1700Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification Engineering Methods for Manned and UAV Applications with Hands-on Training using CIFER®Room: La Jolla A-B
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 Tischler-Senior Technologist and Flight Control Technology group leader with the U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate at Moffett Field, CAMark TischlerSenior Technologist and Flight Control Technology group leader with the U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate at Moffett Field, CA
0800-1700Design of Aircraft StructuresRoom: Gaslamp C-D
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This comprehensive 2-day course covers: an introduction to design philosophy and criteria; airframe configuration; margin of safety concept; validation and testing; materials, material selection, design allowables and values; failure theories and interaction methods; fundamental concepts including load paths; free body diagrams; idealization and classical, empirical and finite element analysis methods. This course also includes design of structures under tensile, compressive, shear, and combined loads, and design of joints, fittings, and lugs.  An introduction to design for fail safety, durability and damage tolerance is also presented.  Design and analysis competencies are also discussed.  The course includes practice problems and a design project. 

Michael Mohaghegh -Chief Editor, The Boeing CompanyMichael Mohaghegh Chief Editor, The Boeing Company
-Design of Electrified Propulsion AircraftRoom: Balboa A-B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

In this course, participants learn about current developments in electrified propulsion, with an emphasis on hybrid electric aircraft. Participants will learn how to design electrified propulsion aircraft starting from the top-level aircraft requirements. Design examples will include electric and hybrid-electric aircraft of various sizes and missions. Various powertrains will be examined including pure electric, parallel hybrid, serial hybrid, and combinations. It will be demonstrated which design variables are unique to electric and hybrid electric aircraft and how the sizing and performance process of the powertrain components can be executed. Historical and recent electric and hybrid electric aircraft system studies will be reviewed, and standard reporting parameters will be recommended.

Marty Bradley-AIAA Fellow, Technical Fellow, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Advanced Concepts Group, The Boeing CompanyMarty BradleyAIAA Fellow, Technical Fellow, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Advanced Concepts Group, The Boeing Company
Jonathan Gladin-Research Engineer, Aerospace Systems Design Lab, Georgia TechJonathan GladinResearch Engineer, Aerospace Systems Design Lab, Georgia Tech
Charles Lents-Associate Director, United Technologies Research CenterCharles LentsAssociate Director, United Technologies Research Center
Roelof Vos-Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of TechnologyRoelof VosAssistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
0800-1700Diagnostics for Plasmas and Gases (NEW!)Room: Solana Beach A-B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The course presents diagnostic techniques for the measurement of plasmas and gases. These include passive optical methods such as emission spectroscopy, laser diagnostics such as laser induced fluorescence and Rayleigh scattering, and physical probe diagnostics such as Langmuir probes. The course will be taught by experts in each diagnostic and cover the background theory, practical considerations, data analysis, and applications. The course is intended for new practitioners such as students, young professionals, test engineers, or anyone else with interest in deploying diagnostics in their work. As such, the material will be presented in a tutorial format to cover the fundamentals through use and applications.

Chris Limbach-Assistant Professor, Texas A&M UniversityChris LimbachAssistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Robert Lobbia-Research Engineer, Jet Propulsion LaboratoryRobert LobbiaResearch Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Earl Scime-Professor, Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia UniversityEarl ScimeProfessor, Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University
Alexey Shashurin-Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue UniversityAlexey ShashurinAssistant Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University
George Williams-Aerospace Engineer, NASA Glenn Research CenterGeorge WilliamsAerospace Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center
Kunning G. Xu-Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of AlabamaKunning G. XuAssociate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama
Azer Yalin-Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State UniversityAzer YalinProfessor, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University
0800-1700Fundamentals of Space SystemsRoom: Gaslamp A-B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This 2-day course “Fundamentals of Space Systems” provides an introduction to the concepts and technologies of modern space systems. Space systems combine engineering, science, and external phenomena. We concentrate on scientific and engineering foundations of spacecraft systems and interactions among various subsystems. The fundamentals of subsystem technologies provide an indispensable basis for system engineering. The basic nomenclature, vocabulary, and concepts will make it possible to converse with understanding with subsystem specialists. This introductory course is designed for engineers and managers – of diverse background and varying levels of experience – who are involved in planning, designing, building, launching, and operating space systems and spacecraft subsystems and components. The course will facilitate integration of engineers and managers new to the space field into space-related projects.

Mike Gruntman-Professor of Astronautics, University of Southern CaliforniaMike GruntmanProfessor of Astronautics, University of Southern California
0800-1700Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics of Space Vehicles (NEW!)Room: Old Town A-B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This short course presents a coherent treatment of both the fundamental principles and recent advances in guidance, control, and astrodynamics of space vehicles. It is intended for guidance, navigation and control (GNC) engineers, spacecraft systems engineers, space mission designers, and/or technical managers, who are interested in a comprehensive overview of the GNC and astrodynamical problems of advanced space systems, launch vehicles, and robotic/human exploration of the moon, Mars, and asteroids. This course is based on the instructor’s second AIAA textbook “Space Vehicle Guidance, Control, and Astrodynamics (2015),” included with registration.

Bong Wie-Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State UniversityBong WieProfessor of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University
0800-1700Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering CourseRoom: Balboa C
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

As Systems Engineering and Program Management have evolved since World War II, missions have to be achieved within the constraints of cost, schedule and expected performance.   Systems engineering is attempting to describe and define the optimal solution while the program management is attempting to determine the necessary work components and develop the plan.  Both are keys to the success of a program.  Bringing these two disciplines together with a common success measure requires the integration of functions within programs.  Taking this course will learn how to apply systems engineering processes, tools, methods and techniques on program management’s organizing and staffing, planning, performance measurement, decision, and cost control on how to execute an accurate Earned Value Management System (EVMS).  

John C. Hsu-Adjunct Professor, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, California State University Long BeachJohn C. HsuAdjunct Professor, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, California State University Long Beach
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Sunday, 6 January, 2019

0800-1700A Unified Approach for Computational Aeroelasticity (NEW!)Room: Torrey Hills A-B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This one-day short course covers concepts and terminology associated with aeroelasticity, including structural dynamics, unsteady aerodynamics, aeroservoelasticity, and recent developments such as computational reduced-order models. An important component of this course is to familiarize the participants with the classical methods as well as the more modern methods in aeroelasticity, in order to understand the various options available to the aeroelastician. The course will also cover basic experimental concepts, including videos of wind-tunnel flutter incidents.

Walt Silva-Senior Research Engineer, Aeroelasticity Branch, NASA Langley Research CenterWalt SilvaSenior Research Engineer, Aeroelasticity Branch, NASA Langley Research Center
0800-1700Additive Manufacturing: Structural and Material Optimization Course (NEW!)Room: Golden Hill A-B
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course will provide a practical understanding of topology optimization and additive manufacturing. It will uncover the numerical machineries of a range of topology optimization methods and reveal how to formulate the design problems and select numerical parameters to yield successful designs. It will also discuss the state-of-the-art topology optimization capabilities in the context of material and structural designs under multiphysics. The course will also offer an overview of rapidly developing additive manufacturing technologies, including those commercially available as well as the state-of-the-art methods for the future.  It will discuss the material types and capabilities for each method and the associated considerations for design, both at material and structural scales. The course will also include a practical hands-on element using an open source topology optimization code.

H Alicia Kim-Professor, University of California San Diego and Director, Multiscale and Multiphysics Design Optimization (M2DO) LabH Alicia KimProfessor, University of California San Diego and Director, Multiscale and Multiphysics Design Optimization (M2DO) Lab
Christopher Spadaccini-Director, Additive Manufacturing Initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)Christopher SpadacciniDirector, Additive Manufacturing Initiative, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
0800-1700Hypersonics: Test and EvaluationRoom: Hillcrest A-D
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The Hypersonics Test and Evaluation short course is a one-day offering that introduces 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. 

Daniel Marren-Director, White Oak Site, AEDC Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Materiel Command, Arnold Air Force BaseDaniel MarrenDirector, White Oak Site, AEDC Test Division, Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Air Force Materiel Command, Arnold Air Force Base
1600-1800Meet the Employers Recruiting EventRoom: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This event offers students and young professionals the opportunity to meet AIAA corporate members and government agencies. This is a fun and dynamic environment where students and professionals interact with organizations regarding employment opportunities. Participating companies/organizations will present a brief organizational overview and opportunities available, then have follow-on discussions with the attendees. Organizations will host a table and attendees will switch every 10 minutes.

1800-1930Student Welcome ReceptionRoom: Harbor Foyer
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Mingle with your peers and hear from AIAA Executive Director Dan Dumbacher. This reception provides you with the opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn more about the opportunities available to you as an AIAA student member. 

1930-2000SciTech 101Room: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Discover how you can make the most of your week at AIAA SciTech Forum while meeting fellow attendees. This orientation is ideal for first time attendees, but all are welcome!

 

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Monday, 7 January, 2019

0730-0800Speaker BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Enabling the ReplicatorRoom: Seaport A-E
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Improvements in additive manufacturing and other advanced manufacturing techniques can and are transforming aerospace supply chains, improving productivity, increasing customization, and enabling decentralized sites, including in-field customized parts. The plenary will highlight techniques, concepts and approaches in today’s modern factories. What is changing on the shop floor? How fast are today’s factories? What are the benefits, challenges, and issues? 

Heather Bulk (Moderator)-Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Special Aerospace Services and SAS ManufacturingHeather Bulk (Moderator)Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Special Aerospace Services and SAS Manufacturing
Tony Gingiss-Chief Executive Officer, OneWeb SatellitesTony GingissChief Executive Officer, OneWeb Satellites
Robert Gold-Director, Engineering Enterprise, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense Robert GoldDirector, Engineering Enterprise, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, U.S. Department of Defense
Jeff Miller -Senior Technical Fellow, Production Engineering, The Boeing CompanyJeff Miller Senior Technical Fellow, Production Engineering, The Boeing Company
0900-0930Networking Break
0930-1130Forum 360: In-Space FactoriesRoom: Seaport F
Thomas Cwik (Moderator)-Manager, Space Technology Program, Ocean Worlds Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryThomas Cwik (Moderator)Manager, Space Technology Program, Ocean Worlds Technology, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Hoyt -Chief Executive Officer, Tethers Unlimited, Inc.Robert Hoyt Chief Executive Officer, Tethers Unlimited, Inc.
Andrew Rush-President, Chief Executive Officer, Made In Space, Inc.Andrew RushPresident, Chief Executive Officer, Made In Space, Inc.
Alfred Tadros-Vice President, Space Infrastructure and Civil Space, SSLAlfred TadrosVice President, Space Infrastructure and Civil Space, SSL
John Vickers-Principal Technologist, Advanced Manufacturing, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASAJohn VickersPrincipal Technologist, Advanced Manufacturing, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1100-1230A Collision of Worlds: MDO vs. Digital Thread vs. MBSE in Today's Complex Systems EngineeringRoom: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange (CASE) Session

1100-1230Grand Challenges in Aerospace ResearchRoom: Harbor Room H
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This is an inaugural panel that brings world-class university thought leaders together to discuss and take question on the Grand Challenges in Aerospace Engineering University Research.  The panelists are all chaired professors and members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering who are research leaders in a wide range of areas including aeroelasticity, combustion, defense systems, fluid dynamics, human-computer interaction, hypersonics, simulation science, smart sensor technology, spacecraft dynamics, and system safety.   This panel is hosted by Eric Loth and is organized by the AIAA Aerospace Department Chairs Association in cooperation with AIAA Committee on Higher Education, AIAA Design Engineering Tech Committee, and INPSI. 

Charbel Farhat-Vivian Church Hoff Professor of Aircraft Structures, Stanford UniversityCharbel FarhatVivian Church Hoff Professor of Aircraft Structures, Stanford University
Wesley Harris-C.S. Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyWesley HarrisC.S. Draper Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Junkins-Distinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M UniversityJohn JunkinsDistinguished Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
Nancy Leveson-Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyNancy LevesonProfessor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Elaine Oran-Glenn L. Martin Professor, University of MarylandElaine OranGlenn L. Martin Professor, University of Maryland
1230-1400Durand Lecture for Public Service and Luncheon Room: Seaport A-E
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 180 guests on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will be presented after lunch and is open to all attendees at that time.

Lecture Topic: Guarding the “High Frontier” and preserving its capability for commercial use – what is necessary to assure a secure future for our nation and a thriving space industry?

Douglas L. Loverro-President, Loverro Consulting LLC, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, U.S. Department of DefenseDouglas L. LoverroPresident, Loverro Consulting LLC, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
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: On-Demand Metal ManufacturingRoom: Seaport F
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

While the concept of on-demand manufacturing is not new and can arguably be traced back to the time of blacksmiths, innovations in additive manufacturing technologies, materials, and processes have ultimately culminated in on-demand metal manufacturing capabilities with meaningful benefits to aerospace and aviation systems. These capabilities, which were once somewhat viewed as lab curiosities, are increasingly being incorporated into mainline efforts, with the biggest advantages being added design flexibility often resulting in novel manufacturing solutions, as well as tangible cost and schedule gains. This Forum 360 session will examine the state-of-the-art for on-demand metal manufacturing technologies, as well as how an increase in additive machine vendors has catalyzed increased adoption, qualification, and use in the aerospace and aviation industries.

Niki Werkheiser (Moderator)-Manager, NASA In-space Manufacturing, NASA Marshall Space Flight CenterNiki Werkheiser (Moderator)Manager, NASA In-space Manufacturing, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Mohammad Ehteshami-Vice President, Additive Integration, GE Aviation Mohammad EhteshamiVice President, Additive Integration, GE Aviation
Branden Kappes-Operations Director, Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), Colorado School of MinesBranden KappesOperations Director, Alliance for the Development of Additive Processing Technologies (ADAPT), Colorado School of Mines
Randall Randall 'Ty' PollakDirector, Research & Development, Universal Technology Corporation
David Waller-Principal Engineer, Ball AerospaceDavid WallerPrincipal Engineer, Ball Aerospace
1400-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break
1600-1730Rising Leaders in Aerospace - Meet the AIAA Technical CommitteesRoom: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Learn how you can excel in your career and within the aerospace industry. Members of several AIAA Technical Committees will be taking the time to meet with the Rising Leaders in Aerospace participants and highlight their role within AIAA as well as how their committees serve the industry and Institute at large. This interactive event is a great way to get insight from your peers, gain industry contacts and meet your fellow young professionals. 

1730-1900Rising Leaders in Aerospace - Networking ReceptionRoom: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Continue your conversation and networking at the reception, which will immediately follow “Meet the AIAA Technical Committees.” Come socialize with your fellow young professionals who are also attending the conference. Don’t miss this rewarding opportunity.

1830-2230Associate Fellows Reception and Dinner (Ticket required)Room: Seaport A-E
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Tuesday, 8 January, 2019

0730-0800Speaker BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Exploration for EveryoneRoom: Seaport A-E
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The space race is over. Today it is more like a stampede. Governments, aerospace giants and inventive startups are galloping to take us to orbit, the moon, and potentially beyond. New entrants in the space ecosystem are disrupting traditional business models and taking exploration from a government-backed industry to a private sector-driven environment. Discover how we can foster collaboration between traditional aerospace giants and new enterprises. 

Frank Morring, Jr. (Moderator)-(Ret.) Senior Editor, Space, Aviation Week & Space TechnologyFrank Morring, Jr. (Moderator)(Ret.) Senior Editor, Space, Aviation Week & Space Technology
Richard DalBello-Vice President, Business Development and Government Affairs, Virgin OrbitRichard DalBelloVice President, Business Development and Government Affairs, Virgin Orbit
Ariane Cornell-Head, Astronaut Strategy and Sales, Blue OriginAriane CornellHead, Astronaut Strategy and Sales, Blue Origin
Richard Leshner (To Be Confirmed)-Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Planet LabsRichard Leshner (To Be Confirmed)Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, Planet Labs
Lon Levin-President and Chief Executive Officer, GEOshareLon LevinPresident and Chief Executive Officer, GEOshare
John Tylko -Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight SciencesJohn Tylko Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences
0900-0930Networking Break
0930-1130Forum 360: Responsive SpaceRoom: Seaport F
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Governments and corporations around the world are placing increased emphasis on the need for rapid development, acquisition, and fielding of space systems. The trend is most evident in space access and satellite manufacturing. Numerous small launch vehicle concepts are currently under development, aimed at serving a rapidly growing market demand for small, but powerful satellites. With this increased demand for flexible orbital platforms, the space ecosystem is leveraging advances in manufacturing, autonomy, and sensor technologies to field highly functioning satellites in much shorter time frames. This Forum 360 will examine the trend toward commoditization in space systems and explore the technological, regulatory, national defense, and business drivers leading toward the realization of on-demand space capabilities. 

Doug Loverro (Moderator)-President, Loverro Consulting LLC, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, U.S. Department of DefenseDoug Loverro (Moderator)President, Loverro Consulting LLC, and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Space Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
Col. Eric Felt -Director, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research LaboratoryCol. Eric Felt Director, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory
Fred Kennedy -Director, Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects AgencyFred Kennedy Director, Tactical Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
John London III-Space Systems Program Manager, Space and Missile Defense Command, United States ArmyJohn London IIISpace Systems Program Manager, Space and Missile Defense Command, United States Army
Mandy Vaughn-President, VOX Space, LLCMandy VaughnPresident, VOX Space, LLC
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1200-1400Rising Leaders in Aerospace: Think Big!: A Session for Students Who Want to Break New Ground in AerospaceRoom: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Grab a box lunch and join this Tuesday afternoon interactive session for undergraduate and graduate students from all backgrounds to learn, grow, and get tools that help young professionals break new ground in aerospace. This session features a special keynote speaker who will lead a diverse panel discussion and a follow-up workshop for you to set SMART goals for you to accomplish this week at SciTech and beyond. Think big, build up, reach high.

Elaine Petro (Moderator)-University of Maryland-College ParkElaine Petro (Moderator)University of Maryland-College Park
Nick Campbell (Keynote)-Founder of Hypershield Partnership & Committee for Expansion into Key Space IndustriesNick Campbell (Keynote)Founder of Hypershield Partnership & Committee for Expansion into Key Space Industries
Sofia Russi-Denmar Technical Services Sofia RussiDenmar Technical Services
Dani Selva-Texas A&M University Dani SelvaTexas A&M University
Sunny Wicks-Lockheed MartinSunny WicksLockheed Martin
1230-1400Excellence in Aerospace Awards Luncheon: Honoring Aerospace Sciences and Information Systems (Ticket required)Room: Seaport A-E
1300-1630Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUBRoom: Grand Hall
1430-1630Forum 360: Engineering ApolloRoom: Seaport F
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

How did humanity first leave Earth’s orbit and land on the moon? This panel will explore the technical and historical impact of the Apollo program. Discover how the systems worked, the technical and social processes that produced them, and the significance of the missions.

John Tylko (Moderator)-Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight SciencesJohn Tylko (Moderator)Chief Innovation Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences
Don Eyles -Author and Retired Computer Scientist, MIT Instrumentation Lab Don Eyles Author and Retired Computer Scientist, MIT Instrumentation Lab
1430-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break in Exposition HallRoom: Grand Hall
1730-1830Dryden Lecture in ResearchRoom: Seaport A-E
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: Truss-Braced Wing Designs for High-Speed Transport Aircraft

Joseph A. Schetz-Holder of the Fred D. Durham Chair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityJoseph A. SchetzHolder of the Fred D. Durham Chair, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1815-2000Opening Reception in the Exposition Hall (Ticket required)Room: Grand Hall
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Wednesday, 9 January, 2019

0730-0800Speaker BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Flying Anyone from Here to There - Anytime, AnywhereRoom: Seaport A-E
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

A number of companies are developing and testing a new class of electric Urban Air Mobility (UAM) vehicles that could provide economically viable urban on-demand transportation systems. Airbus’ new Vice President of Urban Air Mobility will summarize Airbus’ current status, plans, and strategy to develop these potentially revolutionary systems.

Bruce Holmes (Moderator)-Vice President, Digital Aviation, SmartSky Networks, LLCBruce Holmes (Moderator)Vice President, Digital Aviation, SmartSky Networks, LLC
Eduardo Dominguez-Puerta (Keynote)-Head, Urban Air Mobility, AirbusEduardo Dominguez-Puerta (Keynote)Head, Urban Air Mobility, Airbus
0845-1600Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUBRoom: Grand Hall
0900-0930Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Grand Hall
0930-1130Forum 360: On-Demand Aviation - Challenges and SolutionsRoom: Seaport F
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

A confluence of technologies such as distributed electric propulsion, high power density batteries, reliable autonomy, advanced sensors, and adaptive GN&C are enabling the development of electric air vehicles that could provide economically viable inter-urban and intra-urban on-demand transportation systems. This session will engage a group of independent experts to take a critical look at the technology challenges involved and potential solutions to enable this class of vehicles and systems.

Douglas Stanley (Moderator)-President and Executive Director, National Institute of AerospaceDouglas Stanley (Moderator)President and Executive Director, National Institute of Aerospace
William Crossley -Professor, Purdue UniversityWilliam Crossley Professor, Purdue University
William Fredericks-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Aircraft CompanyWilliam FredericksFounder, Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Aircraft Company
Brian German -Langley Associate Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of TechnologyBrian German Langley Associate Professor, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Michael Patterson -Aerospace Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center Michael Patterson Aerospace Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center
Wes Ryan-Unmanned Systems Certification Lead, Policy & Innovation Division, FAAWes RyanUnmanned Systems Certification Lead, Policy & Innovation Division, FAA
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1230-1400Luncheon in the Exposition Hall (Ticket required)Room: Grand Hall
1430-1600Rising Leaders in Aerospace - Speed MentoringRoom: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Leaders in the aerospace industry will be taking time to meet with the Rising Leaders participants and share their experiences. This event is a great way to get insight and make new contacts. And, maybe, they will end up being a mentor for more than just the 15 minutes at this event.

1430-1630Forum 360: Lindbergh Innovation ForumRoom: Seaport F
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The Lindbergh Innovation Forum is a global platform to showcase breakthrough innovation in aviation, from a name that is synonymous with aviation transformation. It features inspiring and provocative presentations by entrepreneurs and inventors, that expose the audience to leading edge concepts that are shaping the future of flight. It demonstrates how key breakthroughs will dramatically change our conception of an aircraft, and how these coming changes will affect us all. The Lindbergh Innovation Forum also provides attendees with a unique opportunity to participate in the future of aviation by developing valuable, mutually beneficial connections with aviation trailblazers.

John Langford, III -President and Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences and President, AIAAJohn Langford, III President and Chief Executive Officer, Aurora Flight Sciences and President, AIAA
Michael Hinderberger-Senior Vice President, Aircraft Development, Aerion CorporationMichael HinderbergerSenior Vice President, Aircraft Development, Aerion Corporation
Ben Marcus-Co-Founder and Chairman, AirMapBen MarcusCo-Founder and Chairman, AirMap
Kevin Noertker-Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ampaire, Inc.Kevin NoertkerCo-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Ampaire, Inc.
John L. Petersen (To Be Confirmed)-President, Founder, The Arlington Institute and Chairman, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh FoundationJohn L. Petersen (To Be Confirmed)President, Founder, The Arlington Institute and Chairman, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation
Edgar Waggoner-Director, Integrated Aviation Systems Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASAEdgar WaggonerDirector, Integrated Aviation Systems Program, Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate, NASA
1430-1730Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Grand Hall
1700-1800Walter J. and Angeline H. Crichlow Trust Prize Reception (Invite Only)Room: Harbor G Foyer
1800-1900Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials LectureRoom: Harbor I
1800-1900Social Media Tweet Up
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Join us for an opportunity to discuss social media strategies and content relevant to the aerospace industry with AIAA staff.

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Thursday, 10 January, 2019

0730-0800Speaker BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Manned vs. UnmannedRoom: Seaport A-E
0845-1600Exposition Hall Open featuring the HUBRoom: Grand Hall
0900-0930Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Grand Hall
0930-1030Rising Leaders in Aerospace - Panel: Contemporary Emerging Trends in AerospaceRoom: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

 

Increasingly complex future mission needs, from space exploration missions and establishing a mars colony to the integration of unmanned aerial vehicles in the air transportation system, demand engineering and technology expertise beyond the traditional aeronautics and astronautics disciplines. Designing and fielding safe, efficient, cost-effective, and reliable Aero/Astro systems of future requires innovations in autonomy, cyber-security, policy, business models, and digital engineering (to name a few). This panel discussion will introduce the Rising Leaders to the emerging trends in our discipline and help them develop skills sets for meeting the future demands of aeronautical and astronautical systems.

Ali Raz (Moderator)-Purdue UniversityAli Raz (Moderator)Purdue University
Julie Parish-Sandia National for AutonomyJulie ParishSandia National for Autonomy
Evan Sills-Good HarborEvan SillsGood Harbor
Lon Levin-President and CEO, GEOshareLon LevinPresident and CEO, GEOshare
Bob Pearce-Bob Pearce, NASA Headquarters Deputy Associate Administrator for AeronauticsBob PearceBob Pearce, NASA Headquarters Deputy Associate Administrator for Aeronautics
0930-1130Forum 360: Autonomy Across DomainsRoom: Seaport F
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The capabilities of autonomous vehicle span many domains, from tractor trailer trucks that can autonomous platoon on the highway to military helicopters that fly themselves nap-of-the-Earth to landing points designated by a solider on the ground – in some cases autonomy transcends mediums, such as UAS that can ‘fly’ underwater or launch from submarines.  While these developments have originated in different domains, their ‘autonomous capabilities’ share underlying scientific bases in computation, sensing, dynamics and control.  This forum allows leading developers in a range of domains to showcase the current state of the art, and to discuss common themes and challenges in creating autonomous capabilities.

James Cutler (To Be Confirmed)-Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of MichiganJames Cutler (To Be Confirmed)Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan
Aaron Kahn (To Be Confirmed)-Flight Controls Engineer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Aaron Kahn (To Be Confirmed)Flight Controls Engineer, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Fritz Langford-Program Manager, Aurora Flight SciencesFritz LangfordProgram Manager, Aurora Flight Sciences
0930-1230Technical Sessions
1200-1400Recognition Luncheon: Celebrating Achievements in Aerospace Design/Structures and Aerospace Literature Room: Seaport A-E
1200-1400Diversity in Aerospace Engineering and the Future of the Aerospace IndustryRoom: Seaport G
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Hear how diversity in the aerospace industry can help enhance collaborative and creative team environments. Panelists will discuss how diversity in the workplace has increased their excitement about work, and what diversity means to them. Panelists will include representatives from different stages in their career as well as panelists from different parts of the aerospace industry.

Co-sponsored by Women of Aeronautics and Astronautics and AIAA Diversity Working Group 

Emily Kusulas (Moderator)-University of Michigan Emily Kusulas (Moderator)University of Michigan
Michelle Ferebee-NASA Langley Research CenterMichelle FerebeeNASA Langley Research Center
Laurette Lahey-The Boeing CompanyLaurette LaheyThe Boeing Company
Louise Moores-Lockheed Martin Louise MooresLockheed Martin
Melissa Samposon-Ball AerospaceMelissa SamposonBall Aerospace
Mary Snitch-Lockheed Martin Mary SnitchLockheed Martin
Mumu Xu-University of Maryland Mumu XuUniversity of Maryland
1400-1600Forum 360: Verification & Validation in the Age of AutonomyRoom: Seaport F
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

As the second and third waves of autonomy become reality, concerns arise as to the safety and reliability of new technologies that leverage these capabilities. Methods for verification and validation of software that enable autonomous systems must be developed to support new certification processes. For safety critical systems, ethical issues regarding machine decision making and the role of human-on-the-loop paradigms must be addressed. For defense applications, mission assurance will be a significant driving factor in certifying systems for deployment. How can government authorities, companies, and the general public be assured that new, autonomous technologies are reliable?

Julie Parish (Moderator)-Senior Member, Technical Staff, Sandia National LaboratoriesJulie Parish (Moderator)Senior Member, Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
Kris Kearns-Director, Strategy, Soar Technology, Inc.Kris KearnsDirector, Strategy, Soar Technology, Inc.
John Koelling-Project Manager, System Wide Safety, NASAJohn KoellingProject Manager, System Wide Safety, NASA
Natasha Neogi -Senior Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center Natasha Neogi Senior Research Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center
James Paunicka-Technical Fellow, Senior Researcher, Boeing Research & Technology, The Boeing CompanyJames PaunickaTechnical Fellow, Senior Researcher, Boeing Research & Technology, The Boeing Company
John Valasek-Director, Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory and Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M UniversityJohn ValasekDirector, Vehicle Systems & Control Laboratory and Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University
1530-1600Networking Break in the Exposition HallRoom: Grand Hall
1400-1730Technical Sessions
1730-1930Women at SciTech Social Hour and KeynoteRoom: Seaport F
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Friday, 11 January, 2019

0730-0800Speaker BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0900Customized Learning, When and Where You Need ItRoom: Seaport A-E
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The Aerospace community will undergo major transformations in the coming years, primarily due to the digital revolution. The explosion of information and knowledge is driving change. While today it is still conceivable that someone could spend their entire career in aerospace focused on one technical specialty, it is likely that in the future a typical career might involve multiple specialties, which creates the need for on-demand education. One could imagine that as new capabilities surface in the aerospace community, there will be a need for on demand PhDs. With the rapidly changing landscape of technologies, capabilities, and most importantly workforce, there will also be a significant requirement for new generation leader education and development.

Eric Paterson -AOE Department Head, Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Marine Propulsion, Virginia TechEric Paterson AOE Department Head, Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Professor of Marine Propulsion, Virginia Tech
John Tangney-Director, Human and Bioengineered Systems Division, Office of Naval ResearchJohn TangneyDirector, Human and Bioengineered Systems Division, Office of Naval Research
0900-0930Networking Break
0930-1130Forum 360: Workforce Needs of the 21st CenturyRoom: Seaport F
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The aerospace industry is filled with new possibilities enabled by big data, artificial intelligence, virtual and augmented reality, and additive manufacturing. How can we evolve to meet workforce needs and what must institutions of higher learning do to nurture the next-generation?

Dan Dumbacher (Moderator)-Executive Director, AIAADan Dumbacher (Moderator)Executive Director, AIAA
John Borghese (To Be Confirmed)-Vice President, Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins John Borghese (To Be Confirmed)Vice President, Advanced Technology Center, Rockwell Collins
Tim Cahill-Vice President, Integrated Air & Missile Defense, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire ControlTim CahillVice President, Integrated Air & Missile Defense, Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Stephen Morford (To Be Confirmed)-Vice President, Core Systems Engineering, Pratt & Whitney Stephen Morford (To Be Confirmed)Vice President, Core Systems Engineering, Pratt & Whitney
Michael Moses (To Be Confirmed)-President, Virgin GalacticMichael Moses (To Be Confirmed)President, Virgin Galactic
Tom Pieronek (To Be Confirmed)-Vice President, Basic Research, Northrop Grumman Aerospace SystemsTom Pieronek (To Be Confirmed)Vice President, Basic Research, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Tamaira Ross-Principle Manager, New Glenn System Definition and Design, Blue OriginTamaira RossPrinciple Manager, New Glenn System Definition and Design, Blue Origin
0930-1300Technical Sessions
1230-1330Networking Lunch On Own
1330-1700Technical Sessions
1530-1600Networking Break
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