AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control, AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics, and AIAA Modeling and Sim

Venue: Montreal, Quebec

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Event Date/Time: Aug 06, 2001 End Date/Time: Aug 09, 2001
Early Registration Date: Jul 06, 2001
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Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference
The AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) conference is a forum providing the latest developments in GN&C technology, with a unique focus on theory and applications in aerospace and astronautics. It offers an environment for presentations and discussions about theoretical advancements and the implementation issues required for the transition of new technology to production systems.
This year’s conference will feature a special session on "Historical Guidance Components & Applications." For over 150 years gyros and accelerometers have been the heart of various guidance systems. There have been many mechanizations of these instruments from the spinning wheel to the present micro-mechanical technology development. This session will provide a path of gyro and accelerometer development and will present specific applications of this technology.
This year’s technical program includes several sessions devoted to "Unmanned Aerospace Vehicles". This topic together with "Space Robotics" is well represented this year and reflects growing interests in autonomous aerospace systems.
Other technical areas addressed in this year’s conference include: control theory, analysis, and design; guidance, navigation, and tracking theory and analysis; aircraft guidance, navigation, and control; GPS; spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control; missile guidance, navigation, and control; GN&C components and avionics; control and dynamics of flexible structures; artificial intelligence applications; robotics, space automation, and control of robots; and GN&C concepts in air traffic control (ATC) systems.

Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference
The AIAA Atmospheric Flight Mechanics Conference provides a forum for presentation and discussion of all technical areas related to atmospheric flight. On an international level, it brings together the experts from industry, government, and academia. The presentation of 85 technical papers from several countries befits the global development process. The technical sessions cover the topics of flight mechanics, unsteady and high angle-of-attack aerodynamics, flying qualities and PIO, system identification, projectile and missile dynamics, optimal trajectories, uninhabited aerial vehicles, entry and aeroassist vehicles, and AFM education. These technical sessions consist of formal presentations followed by an informal discussion; they are intended to serve as a platform to bring experts and interested people together not only to discuss the technical aspects but also to cultivate the professional relationships.

Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference
The modeling and simulation community worldwide has seen rapid growth in the development and utilization of synthetic environments for a number of applications. Although the concept of human-in-the-loop simulation in its traditional sense has been used primarily for training civil and military pilots, its increasing effectiveness and affordability now lend it to a much wider and more geographically spread use. As a result, simulation has rapidly become an irreplaceable tool in the development, validation, procurement, and operational phases of the life cycle of many vehicles and their subsystems.
This year’s AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies (MST) conference will examine both the factors that are expected to drive the development of simulation for training in the next century and take a snapshot of current technical and scientific developments.
How is the effectiveness of training for military and civil pilots and cabin crews being improved? What innovations are taking place in new aircraft, ground vehicles, and space simulation programs around the world? What are the latest developments in object-oriented modeling? How is simulation currently being used in accident investigations? What are we gaining from studies utilizing in-flight simulation? How are we now able to reshape the acquisition process through better modeling and simulation? How are the technologies of cueing systems—like visuals and motion—addressing the perception requirements of the simulator pilot? A composition of over 80 national and international papers will address these and other questions, and is a strong testimony to the high energy present in simulation today. The 14 parallel sessions in the 31/2-day MST conference are preceded by general plenary session on Training Simulators, General Aviation Simulation, and International Space capabilities. The sessions are organized by topic, with special care given to spreading the subject interests without time conflicts. Special sessions will discuss the use of simulation on the JSF program and Motion Perception and Cueing Requirements.