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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference


It’s not too late to submit an abstract! Please contact Peter Montgomery, Jacobs Technology.

Date & Location

March 10-12, 2020 | Westin Hotel |Montréal, Québec

General Information

Hosted by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI), the 23rd AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference will provide a forum for the discussion and exchange of information for attendees from across the globe about leading-edge research and development activities associated with space planes and hypersonic atmospheric flight vehicles and the technologies underpinning these capabilities.

Presentations will describe national programs from North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia and multiple opportunities for international collaboration will be discussed. Special panel sessions will be organized around relevant topics of strong global interest.

Dates to Remember

Call for Papers Abstract Deadline August 22, 2019

Papers – Author Notification October 24, 2019

Registration Opens November 15, 2019

Papers – Manuscript Deadline January 28, 2020

Call for Papers

Hypersonics 2020 is calling for papers on the following topics:

Computational Methods
    • Advanced modeling and simulation techniques
    • Advanced computational techniques
    • Code validation and verification
    • Facility modeling and simulation
Guidance and Control Systems
    • Flight mechanics, guidance and control systems for vehicles, subsystems, and payloads
    • Routing, navigation, trajectory optimization, and operations research
    • Health monitoring sensors, actuators, controllers and algorithms
    • System and component performance, dynamics and control
Hypersonic Fundamentals and History
    • Experimental and analytical studies
    • Aero-thermodynamics, gas physics and chemistry
    • Radiation physics and fluid-structure interactions
    • Historical aspects, analyses, assessments and lessons learned
Materials and Structures for Vehicles and all Subsystems
  • Basic materials science and properties
  • Metallic and composite materials for hot and cooled structures
  • Thermal protection systems
  • Active/functional materials Quality control, damage tolerance, structural health monitoring, and survivability
  • Materials manufacturing and processing
Missions and Vehicles
    • Mission planning and real-time adaptation and optimization
    • Planned and ongoing space plane and hypersonic vehicle programs and approaches
    • Advanced launch vehicles and hypersonic atmospheric flight vehicles
    • Reentry vehicle systems and technologies
    • Overall vehicle system performance and optimization
Operational Systems Aspects
    • Benefits and practicality of hypersonic civil transport
    • Economic and market analysis
    • Environmental effects including chemical pollution, noise, and sonic boom
    • Regulatory, certification, operational, health and safety issues
Propulsion Components
    • Compression components including forebodies, intakes, and compressors
    • Air cooling/collection devices
    • Injectors, combustors, isolators, nozzles and afterbodies
    • Propellant supply systems
    • Performance enhancement concepts, e.g. plasma assisted techniques and advanced nozzles
    • Component performance, dynamics and control
    • Component development and manufacturing
    • Conventional and alternative fuels, additives, catalysis
Propulsion Systems
    • Rockets, ejector-ramjets, ramjets, dual mode ramjets, scramjets
    • Rocket and turbine based combined cycles
    • Detonation engines, electric propulsion, and other advanced propulsion systems
    • Advanced cycles and concepts
    • System performance, dynamics and control
    • System development and manufacturing
    • Airframe interaction and integration
Test and Evaluation
    • Ground test facilities, flight test operations, and simulations
    • Diagnostics and data systems
    • Scale limitations and facility effects
    • Test methodology, validation and verification
Thermal Management Systems for Vehicles and all Subsystems
    • Advanced concepts
    • System and component performance, dynamics and active or passive control
    • Trajectory adjustment and optimization
    • System and component development and manufacturing
    • Thermal protection systems, coatings and ablative systems
    • Thermal protection of non-operating propulsion systems (cocooning)

    Full Call for Papers

    Technical Committee Representative

    Peter Montgomery

    JACOBS Kennedy Space Center, Florida


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