39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit (American Institute o)

Venue: Rena Hilton

Location: Reno, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 08, 2001 End Date/Time: Jan 11, 2001
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39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
8-11 January 2001
Reno Hilton
Reno, NV
Abstract Deadline: 12 May 2000

Call for Papers

The Aerospace Sciences Meeting is the largest of the AIAA technical conferences and one of the preeminent technical gatherings within the entire spectrum of aerospace activities. The multidisciplinary character of this meeting provides an ideal forum for scientists and engineers from industry, government, and academia to share and disseminate scientific knowledge and research results.

The 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit will emphasize issues of fundamental science and technology and how innovations and advancements can be applied to improve the products and processes of the aerospace industry. The meeting will feature both invited and contributed presentations that address the evolving scientific, R&D, and applications requirements faced by the aerospace community.

Technical papers are chosen via a competitive selection process based on peer review, as described below; only papers of the highest quality are invited--those that emphasize major trends and accomplishments in various aerospace disciplines. To facilitate simultaneous sessions, papers will begin on the hour and half-hour. Six to eight 30-minute presentations per session are planned (20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions and discussion), but session organizers are encouraged to include one-hour survey papers where appropriate.

The technical committees sponsoring this meeting, areas in which papers are solicited, and the names and addresses of the meeting organizers to whom abstracts should be sent are listed below. Every effort will be made to provide uniformly rigorous evaluations and acceptance rates for all sessions.

Rules for Abstract/Manuscript Submission
Abstracts are to be submitted subject the following general rules:
1) An abstract of at least 1,000 words is required in triplicate and is to be sent to the appropriate meeting organizer. Be sure to include the title of the paper and the names, titles, addresses, and phone and fax numbers of all authors.
2) Authors are to complete and submit abstracts in accordance with the online abstract submittal form. Indicate if 1/2-inch video equipment is needed, include three copies of the abstract submittal form, and submit three copies of the abstract. Please note that the paper title and authors' names submitted on this form will be those used in the preliminary program. Faxed submissions will not be accepted.
3) The submission of a draft of the paper instead of an abstract is encouraged. The draft paper should include key figures that illustrate the primary intent of the author's message. Dummy figures are acceptable if final data are not available, provided that final data will be submitted with the manuscript. The review and acceptance process will be weighed in favor of those authors submitting more relevant documentation of their proposed papers. The length of the paper should be appropriate for a conference paper--not a major project, final report, or final thesis.
4) The abstract may not be submitted to more than one meeting organizer. If an author is unsure which organizer is most appropriate, it is the author's responsibility to communicate with the organizers in question well before the abstract deadline to determine where to send the abstract. There is too little time in the review process for an abstract rejected by one organizer to be forwarded for review by another.
5) The deadline for submission of abstracts to the meeting organizers listed is a postmark of 12 May 2000. Early submission allows more time for review and would be greatly appreciated by the meeting organizers and reviewers. A late submission may result in rejection of the paper. Letters of acceptance will be mailed on or about 7 July 2000, and final manuscripts are due at AIAA Headquarters on 30 October 2000.
6) A general "no paper--no podium" policy will be in effect for contributed or invited papers. This policy means that an author will not be allowed to speak if a written paper has not been prepared and preprints are not available to attendees at the meeting. Videotaped presentations will not be allowed. Submittal of an abstract is interpreted as an intention to attend the conference and present the final paper.
7) Additional guidelines and exceptions to the guidelines above (except for deadlines) are made at the discretion of each technical committee.
8) AIAA will not consider for presentation or publication any paper that has been or will be presented or published elsewhere. Authors will be required to sign a statement to this effect.

Warning--Technology Transfer Considerations
Prospective authors are reminded that technology transfer guidelines have extended considerably the time required for review of abstracts and completed papers by U.S. government agencies. Internal (company) plus external (government) reviews can consume 16 weeks or more. Government review, if required, is the responsibility of the author. Authors should determine the extent of approval necessary early in the paper preparation process to preclude paper withdrawals and late paper submittal.

General inquiries concerning the program, format, or policies of the meeting and suggestions for special high-interest information presentations should be directed to the conference general chair:

Susan X. Ying
MC 078-0421
The Boeing Company
2401 E. Wardlow Rd.
Long Beach, CA 90807-5309
562/982-2113 -- 562/496-6647 fax
E-mail: susan.x.ying@boeing.com
Papers are solicited on recent accomplishments in all areas related to aeroacoustics and structural acoustics. Computational, experimental, and analytical results are welcome, as are program overviews, in-depth reviews, and surveys. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, jet noise (subsonic and supersonic with flight effects), jet screech, broadband shock noise, jet noise suppression, cavity tones and their suppression, turbomachinery noise, combustor and other core noise, propeller noise (ducted and unducted), rotorcraft noise, duct acoustics, atmospheric sound propagation/sonic boom, computational aeroacoustics, statistical energy analysis methods, modal analysis and synthesis, finite element and boundary element methods, community noise and metrics, interior noise, sonic fatigue, active noise, and vibration control techniques. Send three copies of the abstract/manuscript and the online abstract submittal form to:

Alan B. Cain
Innovative Technology Applications Company, L.L.C.
P.O. Box 6971
Chesterfield, MO 63006-6971
314/576-1639 -- 314/576-5620 fax
E-mail: alanbcnah@aol.com
Aerodynamic Measurement Technology
Papers are solicited on topics related to advanced and novel measurement techniques for flow-field and surface flow diagnostics in ground-based or flight application.

Submissions are encouraged for all speed ranges, from incompressible to hypersonic flows, and all thermodynamic conditions, including high-enthalpy aerothermodynamic flows and flows with combustion. Topics of particular interest include, but will not be limited to, advances in spectroscopic methods, including laser-induced fluorescence, Rayleigh, and Raman techniques; flow velocimetry and velocity field mapping; flow visualization and imaging; holographic and interferometric methods; thermal anemometry; ultrasonic techniques for flow measurements; techniques for boundary layer transition, skin friction, heat transfer, temperature, and pressure; MEMS-based measurement approaches and technology; aerodynamic data acquisition, processing, and display; aerodynamic probe miniaturization; hypersonic flight measurements; electron beam technology for aerodynamic applications; and techniques for measuring plasma flow interactions.

In all cases, papers must emphasize either an advancement or innovative application of aerodynamic measurement technology. Send three copies of a 1,000-word abstract, showing at least preliminary results and figures, with the online abstract submittal form (be sure to include fax number and e-mail address) to:

Walter R. Lempert
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
Ohio State University
206 W. 18th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
614/292-2736 -- 614/292-3163 fax
E-mail: lempert.1@osu.edu
Aerospace Power Systems
Aerospace power systems papers are sought on all aspects of spacecraft and aircraft electric power generation, storage, distribution, and conditioning technologies. Review papers are especially sought that describe recent developments and trends in photovoltaic cells and arrays, batteries and fuel cells, electric power management and distribution, passive thermal-to-electric conversion, dynamic conversion systems, thermal management, and radioisotope and reactor power systems. Papers on the status/analysis of operational systems, as well as novel power systems and component enhancements, will be considered. Papers should address specific technical progress, system/component improvements and overall power system implications.

Send abstracts and the online abstract submittal form to:

Michael F. Piszczor
M/S 302-1
NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
21000 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44135
216/433-2237 -- 216/433-6106 fax
E-mail: michael.piszczor@grc.nasa.gov
Air Breathing Propulsion
Papers are solicited that address the flow-field physics, chemistry, and thermodynamics of air breathing propulsion. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Analytical/computational methods and experimental results pertaining to inlets, ducted and unducted fans, compressors, combustors, turbines, augmentors, and nozzles
Techniques for the advancement of engine component technologies, such as design, manufacturing, materials, testing, diagnostics, instrumentation, and fluid, thermal, and structural analysis
Turbojets, ramjets, scramjets, pulse detonation engines, combined cycles, nonchemical air breathing engines, systems integration, and propulsion aircraft integration
Papers on topics not included here that relate to air breathing propulsion technologies are also invited.

Extended abstracts of at least 1,000 words with one or two supporting figures are required. A draft paper will be accepted in lieu of an extended abstract and is encouraged. The review and acceptance process will be weighted in favor of those authors submitting more relevant documentation for their proposed paper. Send three copies of the extended abstract with the online abstract submittal form to:

Nicholas Georgiadis
M/S 86-7
NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
21000 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44135-3127
216/433-3958 -- 216/433-2182 fax
E-mail: tonjg@grc.nasa.gov
Aircrew Centered System Design
The Aircrew Centered System Design (ACSD) session is concerned with aircrew interaction with weapon systems, cockpit, sensors, avionics, database, concept definitions, methodologies, system elements, requirements and acquisition activities associated with man-machine interfaces in aircraft design. There is great interest in papers related to aircrew-aircraft integration. There is specific interest in crew station architectures, cockpit design and evaluation tools/programs (e.g., MRC, ATCS, ASPS), component and subsystem functionality, information fusion, crew member workloads, expert systems, automation, situation awareness, escape/survival systems, and design methodology. Papers are particularly sought that are concerned with useability (user-friendly design aspects), crew centered design, integrated crew stations, aircrew station technology, aircrew cost-benefit metrics for mission effectiveness, the role of aircrew station requirements in the WBS structure, acquisition trends, display elements, and standardization activities. Papers concerned with aircrew in-flight mission planning, rehearsal, and debrief are also of interest.

Send three copies of the extended abstract with the online abstract submittal form to:

Conrad F. Newberry
Naval Postgraduate School
Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Halligan Hall, Room 233
699 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943-2892
831/656-2892 -- 831/656-2313 fax
E-mail: newberry@aa.nps.navy.mil
Applied Aerodynamics
The Applied Aerodynamics Technical Committee solicits papers in appropriate topics that include, but are not limited to:

Wind-tunnel and flight testing and aerodynamics
Unsteady aerodynamics
Transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics
Airfoil/wing/configuration aerodynamics
High-angle-of-attack and high-lift aerodynamics
Weapons carriage and store separation
Innovative aerodynamic concepts/designs
Aerodynamic/structure dynamics interaction
Missile/projectile/guided munitions aero
Aerodynamic design methodologies
Low speed, low Reynolds number aerodynamics
Vortical/vortex flow
Unmanned aerial vehicle designs/tests
Active flow control
Applications of CFD to unique configurations with validations against experimental data
Several sessions are planned for the special topic "Helicopter/rotor aerodynamics and measurements, VSTOL, and STOL aerodynamics" in association with The American Helicopter Society.

Papers in other areas of applied aerodynamics are also welcome. Abstracts of 1,000 words or more, accompanied by a few figures summarizing the important results and conclusions, are required. Submittal of a draft of the full paper will enhance the review and judgement process. Three copies of the abstract are required, together with the online abstract submittal form. Authors should indicate in which of the above sessions they wish their papers to be included.

Submit three copies of the abstract to:

J. Michael Barton
Analytical Methods, Inc.
2133 152nd Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98052
425/643-9090 -- 425/746-1299 fax
E-mail: michael@amiwest.com
Atmospheric Environment
Papers are sought that provide the aerospace community with scientific and technical information concerning interactions between aerospace systems and the atmospheric environment. In addition, new or refined information improving the basic understanding of the atmosphere or its applications to aviation and aerospace design and operations issues is solicited. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Environmental impact: Atmospheric air quality and climate modification mitigation in present aviation and space launch operations for current subsonic aircraft boosters, as well as for future supersonic transport airplanes, and improved propulsion concepts for subsonic aviation and access to space systems.
Aviation weather accident prevention: Includes present safety statistics, as well as improved concepts for measurement, prediction, and display systems relative to icing, turbulence, wind shear, wake vortices, hail, lightning, low ceiling, and visibility hazards.
Meso- and micro-scale atmospheric dynamics characterization: Utilized for specifying the intensity distribution and more accurately locating the weather hazards in time and space.
Meteorology and aerospace operations: Design criteria and verification, day-of-launch procedures, launch commit criteria, economic impact of weather information on operations, severe storms, communication of weather information to flight crews, improved techniques for extrapolation and short-term forecasting, cloud-free line-of-sight observations and forecasting, validation and calibration of sensors, advanced on-board and ground-based sensors for aviation meteorology phenomena, such as wind shear, clear-air turbulence, and wake vortices.
Aircraft icing: Ground de-icing, ground and flight testing/ facilities, modeling and forecasting, ice protection and sensors, and airfoil contamination (rain effects, etc.).
On-orbit environment: Assessments of interactions of spacecraft and the on-orbit environment in the low-Earth-orbit (LEO) altitude range. Environments of interest include the environment in the absence of the spacecraft (i.e., natural) and the induced neutral and charged environments.
Atmospheric and on-orbit environment standards: Guidelines and standards for atmospheric and on-orbit environment.
Earth observation and global change: Earth observing systems, measurements, monitoring, modeling, and assessment; data and information systems requirements for global climate change research; remote sensing of land and oceans; airborne and spaceborne remote and in situ sensors for tropospheric, stratospheric, and Earth radiation budget investigations; advanced instruments; validation/calibration of remote sensing instruments; and sensor performance and evaluation.
Other areas of atmospheric environment pertinent to aircraft and aerospace vehicle applications are also welcome. Send three copies of the abstract/manuscript and the online abstract submittal form to:

Steven D. Pearson
Manager, Engineering Technology Development Office
M/S ED03
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Engineering
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812
256/544-2350 -- 256/544-8807 fax
E-mail: steve.pearson@msfc.nasa.gov
Atmospheric Flight Mechanics
Unclassified papers are solicited in technology areas associated with atmospheric flight mechanics that present new theoretical, computational, experimental, or simulation results. Technology areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, aerodynamic prediction methodology; aircraft flight mechanics, flight dynamics, handling qualities, and performance; missile and projectile launch and flight mechanics and dynamics; and flight mechanics and dynamics of planetary entry or atmospheric re-entry vehicles. Papers should address the use of methodologies in these technology areas for the determination, prediction, or measurement of vehicle flight dynamics. Details of the above technology areas of interest are:

Aerodynamic Prediction--This technology area covers the prediction of aerodynamic forces and moments acting on all types of atmospheric flight vehicles. Of particular interest is integration of a variety of methods such as computational aerodynamics, advanced dynamic testing techniques, and unique flow-field measurement methods into unified approaches for prediction and flight simulation in subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic steady and unsteady flight environments at low and high angles of attack.

Flight Mechanics, Flight Dynamics, Handling Qualities, and Performance--This topic area includes aircraft stability, control response, handling qualities and response to atmospheric disturbances. Subtopics of interest include determination of stability and control derivatives, UCAV handling qualities, high-angle-of-attack control, nonlinear modeling, rotorcraft handling qualities with slung loads, trajectory optimization, effects of icing and turbulence on flight dynamics and control, flow-field effects, departure prevention, and spin characteristics.

Missile and Projectile Flight Dynamics--This area pertains to the application of analytical, experimental, and computational methods for the analysis and prediction of missile and projectile flight dynamics. Topics of interest include high-angle-of-attack aerodynamics; measurement, numerical computation, and estimation of dynamic stability derivatives; component and store-to-store interference effects; projectile launch and flight dynamics; incorporation of analysis, experimental results, and computational predictions into six-DOF trajectory simulations; trajectory flight dynamics affecting the impact accuracy of missiles and projectiles; and analysis of flight test data.

Planetary Entry and Aeroassist Technology--Papers that deal with the dynamics of entry in the Earth's or other bodies' atmospheres are requested. Topics include hypersonic flight performance, optimization of re-entry vehicle configurations, trajectory optimization, and transatmospheric vehicles. Papers are also requested in the area of aeroassist orbit transfer vehicles. Topics include planetary aerobraking and aerocapture, low-density atmospheric flight mechanics, and atmospheric maneuvering to effect orbital transfer.

Papers in other areas, new applications, and novel flight vehicle designs in atmospheric flight mechanics are solicited and welcomed. Potential authors please note: Full manuscripts are encouraged with an indication, if possible, of submission area in the upper right hand corner of the online abstract submittal form to facilitate the review process. Send three copies of the abstract/manuscript and abstract submittal form to:

Mark F. Costello
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
541/737-2427 -- 541/737-2600 fax
E-mail: costello@engr.orst.edu
Papers are solicited on topics related to all aspects of aerospace education. Contributions may include, but are not limited to, aerospace curriculum development, innovative laboratory programs (including use of aircraft), design methodologies, and unique hands-on student projects. Historical reviews, demographic and enrollment studies, and creative case studies are also invited.

A special session, "Improvements in Engineering Education," will provide a forum to discuss initiatives and activities focused on improving engineering education to better meet the needs of the aeronautics and aerospace industries. Of particular interest are papers that report on design/build/test activities and on industry/university partnerships or collaborations. Innovative teaching methods and creative ways of combining fundamentals and engineering practice are also of interest.

Abstracts of 1,000 words or complete manuscripts should be prepared in accordance with "Rules for Abstract/ Manuscript Submission." Final manuscripts presented at the meeting may be submitted to an appropriate journal such as the International Journal of Engineering Education.

Send three copies of the abstract/manuscript and online abstract submittal form to:

John Sullivan
School of Aerospace Engineering
Purdue University
1282 Grissom Hall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1282
765/494-3344 -- 765/494-0307 fax
E-mail: sullivan@ecn.purdue.edu
Fluid Dynamics
This year's fluid dynamics sessions will have a special emphasis on better understanding, control, and prediction of interdisciplinary unsteady flows in aeroacoustic or aeroelastic environments. Papers are sought that describe concepts, innovative tools and techniques, analyses and experiments leading to new areas, and breakthroughs in fluid physics applicable to aerospace sciences and technology. Two special invited sessions in the interdisciplinary areas stated will also be included in the planned program for fluid dynamics. Appropriate subject areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

Complex fluid physics that are obstacles to revolutionary breakthroughs
Active and passive flow control concepts for vehicle performance enhancement
Transition physics and modeling
High-Reynolds-number flows
Turbulence/reacting flows
Free and wall-bounded shear flows
Jet interaction and mixing
Innovative aero-design tools, including high-order techniques, unstructured grid technology, and design optimization methodology
Aerodynamics of unconventional configurations
Vortex dynamics with and without stratification
Vortex and turbulence interaction
Aeroacoustic simulation and experiments
Aeroacoustic and aero-optical flow phenomena
Aeroelastic simulation and experiments
Innovative and advanced measurement techniques for steady and unsteady flows
Measurements of transitional and turbulent flow properties and structure
CFD and experiments for high-lift systems
Turbulence modeling for steady and unsteady flows
Shock/shock and shock/boundary-layer interaction
Flow physics of rarefied and continuum hypersonic flows
Non-equilibrium chemistry of hypersonic flow fields
MEMS and microfluidics
Multiphase flows
Geophysical fluid dynamics
Extended abstracts should be prepared that clearly describe the purpose and scope of the work, methods used, results, and contribution to the state of the art. Abstracts should include figures and key data that support the conclusions and contributions asserted. At least two reviewers will evaluate each abstract using the following criteria: 1) technical content, 2) originality, 3) importance to the field, 4) clarity of presentation, 5) potential to result in a good paper, and 6) whether a draft of the full paper was submitted for review. Abstract submissions will be selected for inclusion in the meeting program based on comprehensive evaluation.

Authors are requested to select from the above list a single subject area that describes the submitted work. Write the subject area in the upper right-hand corner of the online abstract submittal form, or write "other" if none of the listed subject areas applies. In the same space, also write three additional key words that best summarize the submittal work. Authors who will require a VCR for their presentation must indicate this on the abstract submittal form.

Please note: The Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee will not accept for presentation any work reporting 1) numerical solutions without adequately addressing accuracy of the computed results or 2) experimental results without adequately discussing the accuracy of the measured data. Send copies of the abstract, each complete with the abstract submittal form, to:

Karman Ghia
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering
Mechanics University of Cincinnati
Baldwin Hall 759E, Mail Location #70
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070
513/556-3243 -- 513/556-5038 fax
E-mail: kghia@cfdrl.uc.edu
Ground Testing
Ground testing papers are solicited on unclassified topics related to all aspects of aerodynamics, propulsion, and space systems ground testing and related facilities. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Test simulations for all aerodynamic flow regimes, propulsion, and outer space environments
Design, development, and performance of new, modified, or unique ground test facilities, subsystems, and components thereof
Emerging requirements for aerospace ground testing that exceed current capabilities
Issues focused on computational fluid dynamic comparisons with wind tunnel and flight test data, including code development, validation, and verification
Integration and use of computing equipment for real-time test control, data acquisition, processing, validation, and presentation
Development, application, and validation of flow diagnostics in ground testing facilities, with special emphasis on pressure sensitive paints, temperature sensitive paints, video model deformation, infrared imaging, and optical diagnostics
All aspects of increasing "knowledge per test," including new test techniques, instrumentation, automation, design of experiments, and experimental uncertainty
Unique or innovative uses of existing facilities
Improvements in the quality of wind tunnel testing and reduction of the cost and cycle times for these tests, with emphasis on test article design, fabrication and usage, testing productivity, and test program management
Ground and flight test integration
Expert systems, artificial intelligence, and neural networks related to ground test issues
In addition, timely surveys and reviews of the above topics are sought.

The Ground Test Technical Committee will also conduct a program to recognize "Outstanding Papers" presented in the ground testing sessions.

Please send three copies of the abstract/extended abstract/draft paper and the online abstract submittal form to:

Nancy F. Swinford
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space
Org. L8-20, Bldg. 157-5E
1111 Lockheed Martin Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
408/743-1443 -- 408/756-2224 fax
E-mail: nancy.swinford@lmco.com
Papers are being accepted for a session on the history of rocketry. This session is in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Robert Goddard's first liquid rocket flight. Papers should focus on the historic aspects of rocketry and/or spaceflight from its earliest beginnings to the present. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, early pioneers, historic systems, and early corporate histories.

Papers also are being solicited for a session on the history of aviation. This session will focus on the systems and aircraft that have advanced aeronautics to its current state. Possible topics include advancement in aircraft or historic systems, test program summaries, aircraft overviews, and corporate histories. Interested authors should submit a proposed paper.

Please send abstracts and/or preliminary papers by the abstract deadline to:

Anthony M. Springer
NASA/X-34 Resident Office
Orbital Sciences Corporation
21700 Atlantic Blvd.
Dulles, VA 20166
703/406-5788 -- 703/406-2116 fax
E-mail: tony.springer@msfc.nasa.gov
Intelligent Systems
Papers are sought that describe both methods and aerospace applications of artificial and computational intelligence technologies. All AI technology domains will be considered, including:

Knowledge-based systems
Heuristic search
Qualitative simulation and model-based reasoning
Neural networks
Fuzzy logic
Evolutionary (genetic) algorithms
Papers should include either a new technique with sample applications or successful applications of existing techniques to problems of current interest to aerospace professionals. These application domains include:

Machine learning
Intelligent control
Flight simulation
Man-machine interface
Planning or scheduling
Design and optimization
Pilot training aids
Fluid dynamic modeling
Health monitoring
Send three copies of the extended abstract/manuscript and online abstract submittal form to:

Kevin W. Whitaker
Dept. of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics
205 Hardaway Hall
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0280
205/348-7366 -- 205/348-2094 fax
E-mail: kwhitaker@coe.eng.ua.edu
Interactive Computer Graphics
Papers are solicited on the development, application, and use of interactive computer graphics in aerospace sciences/engineering. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, scientific visualization; geometric modeling; engineering animation in design, analysis, and simulation; interactive grid generation; graphical user interfaces; virtual reality; and advanced Internet technologies (Java, VRML, etc.).

Two types of sessions are planned: 1) paper session--authors will make a 30-minute presentation (including 5-10 minutes for questions and answers) using slides, viewgraphs, video, and/or a computer; and 2) demonstration session--authors will demonstrate their software on workstation/PC.

Please indicate to which type of session you wish to contribute (paper only, or paper and demo). Also indicate all of your audiovisual and computer needs (type of workstation/PC, memory, tablets, etc.) so that the Interactive Computer Graphics Technical Committee can arrange to make them available. Send three copies of the abstract/ manuscript and online abstract submittal form to:

David E. Edwards
Intelligent Light
1290 Wall St. West
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
201/460-4700 -- 201/460-0221 fax
E-mail: david@d-edwards.com
Microgravity Science and Space Processing
Papers are solicited in the general areas of low-gravity phenomena and materials processing in space. Specific areas of interest include the growth of electronic materials, metals and alloys, ceramics, glasses, polymers, and proteins; fluid physics, heat, mass, and momentum transport phenomena; biotechnology; combustion science; acceleration measurements of the microgravity environment; and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) related to low- and partial-gravity environments. Papers on flight-qualified hardware will also be considered.

The meeting will be international in scope. It offers invited talks, presentations, and panel discussions on specific issues related to the necessary microgravity levels for materials processing in low Earth orbit, sensitivity of experiments to different types of disturbances, the measure of quality of the microgravity environment, and the needs for microgravity and partial gravity science in support of future space exploration missions and planned ISRU activities. An important mission of the conference is to promote interactions between researchers in the field of microgravity science, materials processing in space, hardware developers, and policy developers.

Authors are requested to submit a one-page, single-line extended abstract highlighting the novel results to be presented and their relevance to microgravity science. Electronic submission of the abstract as an MS Word, pdf, or plain text file is welcomed, as long as it is accompanied by a completed version of the AIAA abstract submittal form. Abstracts must concentrate on results, keeping background information to a minimum. Important references, graphs, or pictures may be included on a second page. Please include an e-mail address or fax number with your submission so that a confirmation of receipt can be transmitted to you. Should you choose non-electronic submission, please send three copies of the abstract/manuscript and the completed online abstract submittal form to:

Henry K. Nahra
M/S 500-102
Microgravity Fluid Physics Branch
NASA Glenn Research Center
21000 Brookpark Rd.
Cleveland, OH 44135-3127
216/433-3971 (lab), 216/433-5385 (office), 216/433-8050 (fax)
E-mail: henry.k.nahra@grc.nasa.gov
Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
Multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) is a technology that synergistically exploits the interaction among disparate disciplines to improve performance, lower cost, and shorten product/system design cycle and does so by using optimization. MDO may positively impact diverse phases of the product or system life, such as manufacturability and serviceability. Papers are sought on development or application of analysis or optimization methods that support the MDO enterprise (e.g., physical programming, genetic algorithm). Contributions addressing more than one discipline should explain how interdisciplinary interaction and synergism are exploited. Papers limited to single discipline optimization and/or analysis should be placed in the context of supporting the MDO process (i.e., by means of sensitivity analysis, approximation, or optimization methods). Send five copies of the abstract or manuscript and online abstract submittal form to:

Oktay Baysal
College of Engineering & Technology, KH-102
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529-0236
757/683-3789 -- 757/683-4898 fax
E-mail: obaysal@odu.edu
Plasmadynamics and Lasers
Papers are solicited in the general areas of plasmadynamics, plasma radiation, electromagnetics, and lasers. Papers may deal with theoretical or experimental issues or technology applications that derive from or relate to aerospace sciences or systems. Survey or review articles are encouraged, particularly if they relate to defense conversion or dual use technologies. Suggestions for invited papers are welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following concepts:

Laser propulsion concepts involving plasmas produced by laser-supported detonations of air or other materials. Papers of laser propulsion concepts or experiment results are encouraged.
Weakly ionized gas interactions with electric and magnetic fields and with secondary injected materials may have applications for propulsion augmentation, flow manipulation, virtual inlets, and species control. Papers of concept analyses and experiment results related to various aerospace propulsion, flow control and wind tunnel applications are encouraged.
Non-equilibrium plasmas, including experimental, theoretical, and numerical studies of ground and excited- state molecular and atomic kinetics; radiative processes; collisional-radiative phenomena; and development of non-equilibrium plasma devices, including glow discharge, RF, and microwave discharges.
Magnetic nozzles for use with multi-megawatt plasma propulsion concepts involving pulsed or continuous mode operations are of interest. Papers describing analyses or existing equipment that may relate to issues and concepts for magnetic nozzles for plasma propulsion are encouraged.
Electromagnetic properties of chemical propulsion exhaust, including sources of free electrons in rockets, scramjets and turbine engine exhausts, and the interaction of electromagnetic fields with the plasma so produced. Environmental interaction (lightning, ionosphere, etc.) with such plasmas is also included, as is induced surface charging effects. Turbulent characteristics of the sources and their effect on tracking and signal transmission are also of interest.
Plasma diagnostics techniques and equipment for aerospace applications are essential for performance evaluations. Papers describing new diagnostic concepts, new applications, and surveys of current practices and their limitations are encouraged.
Spacecraft tether electromagnetics and plasmadynamics, including theoretical, experimental, and system engineering studies of long tethers for power generation and propulsion application.
Space environmental effects topics of interest include theoretical and experimental studies of spacecraft charging, including deep dielectric charging. Also included are solar array arcing, including the properties of arc-generated plasmas and parasitic plasma effects impacting space power systems. Papers presenting results of flight experiments are especially solicited.
Plasmas relating to electromagnetic launchers and spacecraft propulsion, including theoretical and experimental studies of plasma generation and behavior in electromagnetic launchers and spacecraft electric propulsion systems. Papers that explore spin-offs and novel applications (e.g., plasma contactors for control of spacecraft charging) are encouraged.
Laser plasma generation and application, including theoretical and applied studies of generation of very high temperature plasmas for incoherent and coherent x-ray production. Papers on dual use applications, such as imaging and lithography, are welcomed.
Plasma materials processing, including analytical, computational, and experimental investigations of the use of plasmas in industrial processes. Papers are solicited on a wide variety of applications, including pollution control, waste treatment, thin film deposition and etching, new materials synthesis, and micromachining.
Other suggested topics include, but are not limited to, atmospheric entry and hypersonic flight plasmas; laser/ plasma interactions; magnetohydrodynamics and power generation; space plasma environments, including interactions with and behavior of magnetospheric plasmas; laser sails; and computational or experimental methods in plasmas or electromagnetics.

Send three copies of the abstract/manuscript and online abstract submittal form to:

John W. Cole
TD-15, Bldg. 4203, Room 4401
Advanced Space Transportation Program
Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812
256/544-4290 -- 256/544-3214 fax
E-mail: john.cole@msfc.nasa.gov
Propellants and Combustion
Papers are solicited that address topics pertinent to propellants and combustion. The organizing committee encourages analytical, numerical, or experimental contributions, and review papers. Invited papers are planned on selected topics. Specific topics of interest include:

Combustion modeling--This topic is focused on theoretical modeling and numerical solution of a variety of classes of reactive flow equations. Application to practical or idealized propulsion devices is encouraged. Areas include combustion mechanisms, supersonic combustion, flame propagation in laminar and turbulent flows, computational methods in combustion, ignition and flammability, thermochemical erosion of thermal protection materials, fire research and safety, and fire protective materials.
Spray combustion--Topics of interest are liquid jet break-up processes, nondilute spray characteristics, supercritical combustion of spray droplets, innovative methods for controlling spray flame characteristics, design of spray nozzles, and related topics.
Rocket and air breathing combustion--This session considers combustor designs for rockets, gas turbines, and ramjet engines. Areas of emphasis are performance efficiency and stability, fuel flexibility, unconventional fuel application, influences of fuel composition on combustor design and the combustion process, combustion of slurry fuels, ignition and combustion of solid fuels, plume characteristics, and abnormal burning phenomena in various combustors.
Propellant and fuel development--Topics of interest include formulations and physical chemistry, hazards, safety evaluation, applications to propulsion devices, high-energy and high-density fuels, endothermic fuels, and thermal stability of fuels and propellants.
Rocket and air breathing exhaust emission and environmental impact--This session covers issues related to the environmental impact of propulsion; NOx and O3 chemistry are of special interest.
Diagnostic instrumentation--This session covers development and application of advanced diagnostic techniques to combustion and propulsion systems.
An award for the best paper is planned. Send three copies of the abstract or complete draft manuscript and the online abstract submittal form to:

Ephraim (Effie) J. Gutmark
Ohio Eminent Scholar and Chaired Professor of Aerospace Engineering
and Engineering Mechanics
Director of Gas Dynamics and Propulsion Laboratory
University of Cincinnati
797 Rhodes Hall
P.O. Box 210070
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0070
Phone: (513) 556-1227
FAX: (513) 556-5038
E-Mail: egutmark@uceng.uc.edu
Terrestrial Energy Applications of Aerospace Technology
The AIAA Terrestrial Energy Systems Technical Committee is sponsoring sessions at the 39th Aerospace Sciences Meeting on the use of aerospace technology in ground-power systems. Papers are solicited on development and application of technology common to the aerospace and terrestrial-energy communities. Experimental and theoretical papers dealing with fundamental and applied technology will be considered for presentation. Some specific topics of interest are combustion modeling and measurement; control of liquid and gaseous environmental pollution; alternative energy sources, such as solar, wind, fuel cells, batteries, heat pumps, thermionic, and thermoelectric devices; waste minimization and treatment, including materials recovery and thermal destruction of solid and liquid waste; alternative fuels; power-system efficiency; and economics. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on other topics they consider pertinent. Send a 500-word abstract or complete manuscript with the online abstract submittal form to:

Paul F. Penko
M/S 5-10
NASA Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field
21000 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44135
216/433-5356 -- 216/433-5802 fax
E-mail: Paul.F.Penko@grc.nasa.gov
Thermophysics papers on topics related to all aspects of thermal energy transfer are solicited. Contributions based on analytical and numerical studies and experimental investigations are welcome. Scientific and/or technical contributions rather than status reports on work-in-process are emphasized. A best paper award is offered each year. Areas of specific interest include, but are not limited to:

Aircraft and spacecraft thermal management--Electronics, actuator, and rotating machinery cooling; heat transfer under high g-loadings or vibration; heat pipes, capillary loops, and thermal control coatings
Hypersonic flows and aerothermodynamics--Re-entry physics and heat transfer; non-equilibrium heat transfer; conduction, convection, and radiation; chemically reacting flows; base flow environment and heat transfer; and thermal protection systems
Thermophysical properties--Properties of solids, liquids, and gases; phase change problems; cryogenics; and chemical reaction rates
Numerical techniques in thermophysics and code validation--Continuum and Monte Carlo techniques, sensitivity and error analysis of codes, and range applicability of developed codes
Experimental facilities and diagnostics techniques for thermophysics research--High-enthalpy, wind tunnel, and other simulation facilities; application and development of flow visualization and other measurement techniques; and sensitivity and error analysis of measurement techniques
Timely survey and review articles on the above topics are also encouraged. Authors are also encouraged to submit their manuscripts either before or after the meeting to the Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer for publication. Send three copies of the abstract/manuscript and online abstract submittal form to:

David W. Kuntz
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 0825
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0825
505/844-9690 -- 505/844-4523 fax
E-mail: dwkuntz@sandia.gov
Wind Energy
Papers are invited on topics related to all aspects of wind energy conversion. Appropriate subject areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

Acoustic emissions
Advanced manufacturing processes
Economics and wind powerplant optimization
Electrical and control systems
Failure and reliability analysis
Hybrid systems and off-grid applications
Innovative components and subsystems
Operations and maintenance experience
Structural dynamics, loads and response
Testing of components, subsystems, and complete wind turbines
Utility and grid-interface issues
Wind turbine design and development
Wind inflow characteristics and other siting issues
Abstracts of approximately 500 words, limited to one page, should be prepared in accordance with the "Rules for Abstract/Manuscript Submission." They should clearly describe the purpose and scope of the work, methods used, results obtained, and contributions to the field. Key figures and data that support the results may also be in-cluded. If an insufficient number of abstracts for full written papers is received, a limited quantity of oral presentations will be considered. Full-paper abstracts will be given priority in the selection process, and oral presentations will not be included in the bound volume of the proceedings. Please indicate on the abstract whether it is for a full written paper or an oral presentation.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 12 May 2000, and all authors will be notified of the peer reviewers' decision by 16 June 2000. Draft manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted by 20 August 2000 for review by session chairpersons. Authors will be notified of recommended changes by 22 September 2000, and revised camera-ready manuscripts must be submitted to the wind-energy organizer by 20 October 2000. Final papers will be published in a bound volume, which will be available at the meeting. Abstracts should be submitted as Microsoft Word or plain ASCII text files, either via e-mail or on a diskette. Authors also must send a paper copy of the abstract and the online abstract submittal form to:

Paul G. Migliore
M/S 3811
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1617 Cole Blvd.
Golden, CO 80401-3393
303/384-6941 -- 303/384-6901 fax
E-mail: paul_migliore@nrel.gov
Young Professionals
Young professionals are sought to participate in the Young Professional Presentation program, which provides young professionals under the age of 35 with the opportunity to present their work at a national AIAA technical conference. This program integrates young engineers into the regular sessions and allows them to give presentations covering continuing and in-process design or research works, in addition to completed projects. The Young Professional Presentation program allows for oral presentations only; published papers are not required. Please note that the Young Member Presentation program does not violate the "no paper--no podium" policy; the program is fully supported by the Technical Activities Committee.

Presentation topics for the Aerospace Sciences Meeting Young Professionals Presentation program can derive from either aeronautics and astronautics but should be work with which the presenting engineer is engaged or intimately familiar. When submitting your abstract to the session chair, please note that this is a Young Professional Presentation.

To submit your work for consideration, forward three copies of a brief (500 words or less) abstract and the abstract submittal form to the chair of the session for which you wish to be considered.


Rena Hilton
Reno Hilton, 2500 E. 2nd Street, Reno, Nevada United States of America 89595
United States

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