CALL FOR PAPERS
20th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting
San Diego Marriott Mission Valley
San Diego, California
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: October 5, 2009
The 20th Space Flight Mechanics Meeting will be held February 14–17, 2010, at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley in San Diego, California. The conference is organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) Space Flight Mechanics Committee and co-sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Astrodynamics Technical Committee. Papers are solicited on topics related to space flight mechanics and astrodynamics, including, but not limited to:
á Artificial and natural space debris
á Asteroid and non-Earth orbiting missions
á Atmospheric re-entry guidance and control
á Attitude dynamics, determination and control
á Dynamical systems theory as applied to space flight problems
á Dynamics and control of large space structures and tethers
á Earth orbital and planetary mission studies
á Flight dynamics operations and spacecraft autonomy
á Orbit determination and space surveillance tracking
á Orbital dynamics, perturbations, and stability
á Rendezvous, relative motion, proximity missions, and formation flying
á Satellite constellations
á Spacecraft guidance, navigation and control
á Trajectory / mission / maneuver design and optimization
Papers will be accepted based on the quality of an extended abstract (see below), the originality of the work and ideas, and the anticipated interest in the proposed subject. Papers that contain experimental results or current data, or report on ongoing missions, are especially encouraged.
Final manuscripts are required before the conference. The working language for the conference is English.
Proposals are solicited for appropriate special sessions, such as panel discussions, invited sessions, workshops, and mini-symposia. Potential special session organizers should submit a proposal to the Technical Chairs. For a panel discussion, this proposal should include a title of the discussion, a brief description of the topics to be discussed, and a list of the speakers and their qualifications. For an invited session, workshop, or mini-symposium, the proposal should consist of the title of the session, a brief description, and a list of proposed activities and/or invited speakers and paper titles.
Updated and additional information on the conference will be posted at the AAS Space Flight Mechanics Committee website: http://www.space-flight.org/.
BREAKWELL STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD
The AAS Space Flight Mechanics Technical Committee also announces the John V. Breakwell Student Travel Award. This award will provide travel expenses for up to three (3) U.S. and Canadian students presenting papers at this conference. Students wishing to obtain this award are strongly advised to submit their completed paper by the abstract submittal deadline to allow for judging. The maximum coverage per student is limited to $1000. Further details and applications may be obtained at http://www.space-flight.org.
INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS
The official conference website is located at:
which is accessible from the AAS website at http://www.space-flight.org. Conference information, rules and regulations are maintained and updated via the web; authors should refer to the official website for the most current information.
The abstract submission deadline is October 5, 2009. Please be aware that this date has been set at the latest possible date for the convenience of contributors and that there are no plans to defer this deadline due to the constraints of the conference planning schedule. Should the number of submissions exceed the limited number of presentation slots, preference will be given to the earliest submissions. Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by November 16, 2009.
To submit an abstract, use the web-based submission system accessible from the official conference website. By submitting an abstract, the author affirms that the paperÕs majority content has not been previously presented or published elsewhere. Detailed author instructions will be sent by email after the abstract has been submitted. As part of the online submission process, authors are expected to provide:
1. A paper title, as well as the name, affiliation, postal address, telephone number, and email address of the corresponding author.
2. A two page extended abstract of at least 500 words, in the Portable Document File (PDF) format. The extended abstract should provide a clear and concise statement of the problem to be addressed, an explanation of its significance, the proposed method of solution, the results expected or obtained, and supporting tables and figures as appropriate. A list of pertinent references should be included.
3. A condensed abstract (100 words maximum) to be included in the printed conference program. The condensed abstract is to be entered into the text box provided on the web page, and must avoid the use of special symbols or characters, such as Greek letters.
Technology Transfer Warning - Technology transfer guidelines substantially extend the time required to review abstracts and papers by private enterprises and government agencies. These reviews can require four months or more. Plan accordingly to preclude late submissions and paper withdrawals. It is the responsibility of the author(s) to determine the extent of necessary approvals prior to submitting an abstract.
Visas – Foreign contributors requiring an official letter of acceptance for a visa application should contact the Technical Chairmen by email at their earliest opportunity.
ÒNo Paper / No PodiumÓ Policy – Completed manuscripts are to be electronically uploaded to the web site prior to the conference in PDF format, be no more than twenty pages in length, and conform to the AAS paper format. If the completed manuscript is not contributed on time, then it will not be presented at the conference and will not appear in the conference proceedings. Any paper which is not presented for any reason will be considered to be withdrawn and will not appear in the conference proceedings. Prior to presentation, the presenting author will provide the session chair with a short biographical sketch and, if requested, a paper copy of the manuscript and presentation.
Questions concerning the submission of papers should be addressed to the technical chairs.
AAS Technical Chair
Dott. Daniele Mortari
Texas A&M University
Department of Aerospace Engineering
H.R. Bright Building, Rm. 611C
Ross Street - TAMU 3141
College Station, TX 77843-3141
(979) 845-0734 (voice)
(979) 845-6051 (fax)
AIAA Technical Chair
Dr. Thomas F. Starchville, Jr.
The Aerospace Corporation
15049 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
(571) 307-4203 (voice)
(571) 307-4217 (fax)
For all other questions regarding the conference, please contact the General Chairs:
AAS General Chair
Dr. Aaron Trask
11654 Plaza America Drive, #634
Reston, Virginia 20190
(703) 808-0609 (voice)
AIAA General Chair
Mr. James K. Miller
19265 Braemore Road
Northridge, CA 91326
(818) 488-1873 (voice)