The 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference is still open for abstract submission, which is expected to close on Sep. 1st, 2010. The annual ISPHSTC, or Hypersonics Conference for short, is the 3rd most important conference for hypersonics (ramjets, scramjets, shramjets, continuous detonation engines) and pulsed detonation engines. The 1st place goes to the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, held in the first or second week of January. The next one is the 47th Jan 4-7, 2011 in Orlando, FL. This is the largest AIAA conference representing all categories of study in the aerospace field. The 2nd largest is the just concluded JPC.
The next Hypersonics Conference is scheduled for April 11-14, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in San Fransisco, CA. The range of topics have been enlarged from that of previous years and include the following.
- Space planes and hypersonic propulsion systems
- Commercial space tourism concepts
- Rockets, ramjets, scramjets, and other advanced propulsion systems
- MHD and plasma propulsion systems
- High temperature materials, thermal protection systems, etc.
- And many other topics as well.
A short course entitled “Hypersonic Aerodynamics” will be offered on April 9th and 10th, 2011, based on the popular textbook “Hypersonic and High Temperature Gas Dynamics” by Dr. John D. Anderson. It looks like the instructor is going to be none other than Dr. Anderson himself.
UPDATE: The abstract submission date has been extended to 10 September 2010, as of 01 September 2010.