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18th Australian International Aerospace Conference 2019

Abstracts will be invited for the Australian International Aerospace Congress 2019 (AIAC18). The theme of the Congress is “Innovation within a contemporary aerospace industry”. If you wish to submit an abstract for consideration by the Technical Committee, you must also intend to register for the Congress. Online submission is the only method for submitting abstracts.

Papers will be divided into the disciplines below. (Please note: Maximum page length for full papers is 6 pages)

Abstract Submission Deadline is 31 August 2018. Submit now for your chance to be part of this exciting program!

Design, Aerodynamics and Propulsion

The Technical Subcommittee invites abstracts which present new and innovative development in:

  • aerospace systems design (including UAS and space vehicles). Topics may include aircraft (including UAS and space vehicles) configuration design, multidisciplinary design optimisation (MDO), green aircraft technologies, life-cycle analysis, aircraft performance, stability & control and design methodologies.
  • analytical and experimental aerodynamics and astrodynamics. Topics may include CFD methodologies and applications, hypersonic aerodynamics, laminar flow, experimental aerodynamics, low Reynolds Number flow, aero acoustics, fluidic and boundary layer control.
  • propulsion systems. Topics for this includes engines, drive systems, platform energy requirements, green technologies, propulsion system integration and related airframe/engine technologies.

Structures & Materials, Systems, Avionics, ATM and Mission Systems

The Subcommittee invites abstracts on (for aircraft, UAS and spacecraft):

  • the development, design, analysis, testing, service experiences, or novel applications of structures and materials. The topics include; advanced metallic & Composite Materials and Structures (CMS), their durability & damage tolerance, fatigue & facture, impact behaviour, probabilistic mechanics and structural reliability methods.
  • new and innovative design and development in aircraft systems. Topics may include, flight control systems, electrical systems, power supply systems, communications systems, navigation systems and ground support/control systems
  • new and innovative design and development in Avionics & Mission Systems (MS). Topics may include aircraft avionic displays, sensors & instruments, communications, weapons systems, fire control architecture, software, survivability, and associated systems critical to successful accomplishment of missions. Methods for addressing the obsolescence of such systems and its timely upgrade including modifications, for capability enhancement may also be covered as well human factors and, air traffic management
  • Durability and degradation of the structure and materials due to various loads and operational environment will form the key focus of the conference. Methods adopted for NDI and NDT, including prognostic lay-ups/tools covering de-lamination, crack growths & corrosion; and its associated modes of repair and structural modifications may also be covered.


Operations & Support and Airworthiness & Regulations

The Technical Subcommittee invites abstracts covering both military & civil aspects (for both aviation and space) in the areas of:

  • concepts-of-operation; tactics & techniques, vulnerability & survivability; operational effectiveness; decision aiding; command & control; intelligence & electronic data gathering applications; continued operational safety and associated Safety Management Systems (SMS).
  • Aircraft and spacecraft supportability that requires new and innovative support concepts. The topic areas range from Platform Maintenance Applications (PMA); Maintenance Requirements Determination (MRD); Reliability Availability Maintainability (RAM); Performance Based Logistics (PBL), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM); Contractor Logistics Support (CLS); and Fleet Information Management (FIM).
  • Aviation and space regulations and regulatory systems. The topic areas range from design development, approval, acceptance, initial and continuing airworthiness and support systems.

Application and Technologies

The Technical Subcommittee invites abstracts which present:

  • new and innovative programs/projects/tasks at various stages of design & development; operational test & validation; airworthiness & certification; and induction in-service. Topics to include airframe structures & materials; power-plants; and avionics & systems.

Young Engineers & Students

The Young Engineers & Students Subcommittee invites abstracts from undergraduate/postgraduate students, including young engineers in various organisations. The papers may cover any of the aerospace and aviation domains addressed by AIAC18 disciplines, which include: Design, Aerodynamics, Propulsion; Structures & Materials, Systems, Avionics/Mission Systems; Operations & Support and Airworthiness & Regulations.

Submission Key Dates and Review Process:

Please note specific dates below:

31 August Abstract Submission deadline

14 August Notifications and invite to full paper.

1 October 2018 Full-paper deadline

18 November 2018 Reviews returned today

31 December 2018 Final submission due

** For those who do not select peer review, you can submit your final paper by 31 December 2018**