Call for Papers

AEE (Avionics & Flight Ops) Call for Papers

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IET Young Professionals Avionics Short Presentation Competition
The Institution of Engineering & Technology, Aerospace Technical Professional Network are organising a Short Presentations Competition as one of the workshop presentations at Aviation Electronics Europe (AEE) 2018.
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Thanks to everyone who submitted and abstract and you will receive an update on progress soon.

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The AEE conference programme will deliver high quality content and discussions on the future for the industry, from policy and regulations to innovations and technology development. We will be covering a whole range of topics including, but not limited to:

AVIONICS INDUSTRY OVERALL

  • Regulatory issues and information impacting the avionics industry
  • Certification requirements, tools and advice on achieving certifications
  • Standards impacting the avionics market, such as FACE, small form factors, etc
  • Market analysis and future outlook for commercial, general, and defense avionics
  • Increasing efficiency, such as in flight plans, reduced separation minima, fuel reduction technology, etc.
  • Importance of rugged, high-reliability, and radiation-tolerant/hardened systems and components
  • Safety and quality management systems (SMS/QMS)
  • Cockpit display systems including Flight Critical Displays, Mission Display Units, Digital Map, Control Display Units, and Processing Units
  • Databus Technologies
  • Enhanced vision system (EVS), synthetic vision system (SVS), combined vision system (CVS), and enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) use, trends, equipment, benefits/drawbacks
  • Power electronics, wiring harness, and thermal management issues (design issues, requirements management, battery safety, power conversion, heat dissipation and generation) in aircraft and rotorcraft, UAVs, spacecraft, satellites
  • Embedded systems & software development trends & technologies current and future
  • Software considerations, tools, concerns, and benefits, including secure real-time operating systems, (RTOS) development platforms and environments, code verification, electronic design automation (EDA), product lifecycle management (PLM), human-machine interfaces, and more
  • Simulation and training, for pilots (flight simulation/training)
  • Testing & measurement certification, trends, requirements, issues, tools & training
  • Data acquisition, data exploitation, data transmission, data security, data storage, including sensors, electro-optics, cameras (still and video, thermal, etc.) used in data acquisition from satellites, gimbals on aircraft and rotorcraft, UAVs, etc.
  • Various sensors and associated hardware and software technologies employed on commercial and defense aircraft and satellites, including UAVs
  • Pilot issues, needs, technologies, trends, and tools
  • Electronic flight bag (EFB) innovations, trends, tools, benefits over alternatives, and adoption
  • Air traffic management challenges, concerns, solutions, and options; comparing and contrasting methods; work being done at the government, association, and local levels
  • Pilot display technologies and trends; comparing heads up and heads down displays
  • Global positioning system (GPS), Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi avionics innovations, caveats
  • Connectivity, communications, IFE, datalink and voice
  • Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) datalink vs. voice prompts, communications, and confirmations
  • Aircraft Communications Security Issues and technologies
  • Software Defined Radios, VHF/UHF Transceivers for Airborne Communications
  • Unmanned aircraft & ground control technologies
  • Other relevant topic

COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS AVIONICS

  • Commercial Avionics Market outlook
  • SESAR and NextGen challenges, issues, solutions
  • Buy new aircraft vs. upgrade avionics in existing fleet
  • Avionics upgrade modernisation and retrofit
  • Equipage and regulatory/certification issues for SESAR/NextGen in the cockpit
  • Successes/Case studies on integrating new avionics into older aircraft
  • New developments in cockpit displays
  • New developments in cockpit controls
  • ADS-B In technology, ADS-B Out, and ATSAW
  • Airline, pilot, regulatory body perspectives on electronic flight bags, Apple’s iPad as an electronic flight bag
  • Achieving standardization in flight management systems — case studies and lessons learned
  • Harmonization efforts between SESAR and NextGen technologies
  • Challenges and solutions for integrating unmanned aerial vehicles into civilian airspace
  • Latest avionics roadmaps from avionics system integrators; e.g., Thales, Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Garmin, Universal Avionics, GE Aviation, etc.
  • Airbus and Boeing avionics roadmaps
  • Solutions for preventing runway incursions and excursions
  • GPS technology for avionics systems
  • ARINC Standards updates
  • Required navigation performance (RNP), required communication performance, and required surveillance performance methods and tools for avionics systems
  • Airline roadmaps for avionics and next-generation air traffic management (ATM) solutions
  • Pilot perspective/lessons learned/human factors analysis of flying RNP, learning to use new next generation avionics systems
  • ASAS tools for the pilot
  • 4D trajectory technology
  • Other relevant topic

HELICOPTER/ROTORCRAFT AVIONICS

  • Meeting regulatory requirements; financial concerns, business cases, advice, tools
  • Market/community concerns, including lack of new pilots, reduced flight hours, new taxes and fees, noise ordinances
  • Helicopter terrain avoidance warning systems (HTAWS)
  • Market analysis and outlook for commercial and defense rotorcraft
  • Glass cockpit upgrades in defense and civil helicopter platforms
  • Situational Awareness
  • NVG Technologies, issues & solutions
  • Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). Should this be fitted on more aircraft?
  • Hybrid and electric rotorcraft designs, innovations
  • Modifying, retrofitting new and existing rotorcraft for myriad applications (Medevac, oil and gas, etc.)
  • Leveraging open standards and COTS technology for helicopter cockpit retrofits
  • Flight data recording, transmission, analysis, and storage systems for helicopters
  • Managing obsolescence and lifecycle costs of helicopter avionics systems
  • Helicopter safety concerns, solutions, technologies
  • Manned and unmanned rotorcraft training and simulation
  • Other relevant topic

DEFENSE AVIONICS

  • Defense avionics market analysis, opportunities, and future outlook
  • Managing obsolescence in modern avionics systems
  • Secure Communications including methods for anti-jam communications, Wideband interfaces for external encryption devices and Tap- and spoof-proof communications through integrated encryption.
  • Impact of SESAR/NextGen airspace changes on military aviation
  • Case studies on military avionics retrofits
  • COTS vs custom electronics in military avionics
  • Electronics for size, weight, and power (SWaP)-constrained environments/cockpits
  • Power and thermal management challenges and avionics solutions
  • Avionics test and evaluation challenges for military aircraft
  • Managing software changes in defense avionics systems
  • Rapid system deployment for meeting immediate battlefield needs
  • Detecting and avoiding counterfeit components
  • Import/export (ITAR) compliance challenges when dealing with US government
  • Lead-free challenges in military avionics
  • Defense avionics for targeting
  • Global positioning systems (GPS) in avionics
  • Satellite avionics innovations and geospatial imagery
  • Aerial weaponry, including smart bombs with GPS-based avionics
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G technologies on the battlefield (manned and unmanned aircraft)
  • Wrist computer systems and digital flight gloves for pilots
  • Voice and touch-screen control in the cockpit
  • Innovative avionics on the horizon, for the future force
  • Other relevant topic

UNMANNED & OPTIONALY MANNED AERIAL VEHICLE AVIONICS

  • Challenges and solutions for controls, avionics and instruments in optionally manned aircraft
  • Weight challenges and solutions for avionics, instruments & components in UAV’s
  • Managing shock and vibration in UAV avionics
  • Rugged, high-reliability components and systems for UAV avionics
  • UAVs in public airspace: concerns, considerations, systems, solutions, impediments, advice
  • Power and thermal avionics issues and innovations for UAVs
  • Security issues related to UAVs, UAV ground controls, data links, software code, sensors, more
  • Software challenges and solutions for unmanned avionics
  • Real-world UAV applications and success stories (civil and defense)
  • UAV global market analysis, opportunities, and future outlook
  • Weaponized UAV concerns, challenges, caveats, and solutions
  • Autonomy in UAVs: challenges and solutions
  • Other relevant topic

SATELLITE AND SPACE AVIONICS

  • Global space market forecast, opportunities (civil and defense)
  • Commercial (COTS) technology for satellite and spacecraft avionics
  • Radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant challenges and solutions
  • Opportunities afforded by the commercial spaceflight industry (manned and unmanned)
  • Other relevant topic