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Call for Papers

Publish and Present a Conference Paper

Submission Deadline at 2000hrs EDT on 6 April

The Call for Papers is now closed. To request late submission access, please contact the organizer of your Paper Topic from the list below.

Topic Areas

The ASCEND 2021 technical program invites abstracts focused on advances spanning the art and science of space technology, exploration, economics, and more. The expansive scope of subjects are represented through the Topic Areas, below, which will each host technical sessions and co-host multidisciplinary joint sessions.

Of particular interest are abstracts that clearly connect to ASCEND’s theme of “Building Our Off-World Future” and authors are especially invited to lend interpretations on the broader impacts of their work. For work that is ongoing or incomplete, the abstract should clearly describe the results that are anticipated to be presented at ASCEND 2021.

Abstracts will undergo review and disposition by AIAA, and must meet the specified length, style, and all other applicable AIAA requirements defined in the submission form. The most successful abstracts will closely align with the description of their chosen Topic Area or session.

Presentation Types

Technical Paper (Completed Research)
A deep dive into a project or research that is substantially complete.

Technical Paper (Work in Progress)
A deep dive into a project or research that is ongoing or not yet complete.

Case Study
A case study is a research approach that is used to generate an in-depth, multi-faceted understanding of a complex issue in its real-life context.

Student Paper
Student papers include all technical papers and case studies whose primary authors were students at the time the project or research was completed.

Oral Presentation Only
By invitation only, some presenters are allowed to submit an abstract for review that would not have a paper component.

General Submission Requirements
  • Author Information 
    Full name and email address for all authors and co-authors
  • Submission Details 
    Title, topic, and presentation type
  • Abstract in PDF Format
    500 words minimum-1000 words maximum
Please Note
  • Some Topic Areas contain similar subtopics for the purpose of building joint sessions. If you have any questions about which Topic Area to submit your abstract to, please contact the relevant Topic Administrators, listed below.
  • Authors will be asked to select their preference to present virtually or in-person. This preference will not impact the review process nor will it guarantee placement in either format.
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Paper Topics

  • Aerospace Traffic Management and Integration

    Please direct questions to:
    Zheng Tao, Concepts Beyond

    Vehicle Traffic going into space, Earth orbit, and beyond has grown significantly in the last decade. The diversity of today’s space traffic has increased dramatically over the last 50 years and now includes a variety of companies and nations with different goals, motives, and business/operating models. As growth continues, there is an increasing need to ensure access to space and safe operations from initial launch of the vehicle through mission completion. The Aerospace Traffic Management and Integration topic seeks to present important findings from recent work and provide a collaborative forum to advance issues related to technologies, operations, regulations, and standards development for commercial, governmental (civil and military), or educational applications. Papers by students are encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Autonomous Systems
    • Catalog & Data Management
    • Cost & Liability Issues
    • Integration of Large Constellations
    • International Coordination
    • Launch & Reentry Routine Airspace Integration
    • Legal & Policy Frameworks
    • On-Orbit Rules of The Road
    • Orbital Debris Management/Mitigation
    • Point-To-Point Operations
    • Re-Entry & Return
    • Rendezvous & Proximity Operations
    • SSA Technologies & Data Management
    • Standards Development
    • Other Topics in Aerospace Traffic Management and Integration
  • Astrodynamics

    Please direct questions to:
    Renato Zanetti, University of Texas at Austin
    Brian Hansen, Aerospace Corporation

    The study, design, and control of the dynamics of human-made objects in space. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Guidance, Navigation, and Control
    • Mission/Trajectory/Maneuver Design
    • Space Situational Awareness: Orbit Determination, Estimation, Classification, Multi-Target Tracking
    • Spacecraft Autonomy
    • Spacecraft Dynamics
    • Other Topics in Astrodynamics
  • Communication Systems

    Please direct questions to:
    Peter Garland, MDA

    Papers are sought on the design, development, and operation of communications systems for space applications, and associated architectures and technologies. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Quantum Communication Advancements
    • RF, Optical and Combined Component Technologies
    • Security Improvements from The Physical to Application Layers
    • Small, Lightweight, Low Power, And COTS Technologies for Smallsat Applications
    • Software-Defined Radio and Software-Defined Networking Technologies
    • Other Topics in Communications Systems
  • Computer Systems

    Please direct questions to:
    Christopher Coley, US Air Force Academy
    Rick Tuggle, PeopleTec

    Papers are sought on theoretical and practical aspects of computers, computation, and information processing techniques relevant to aerospace applications, focusing on energy-efficient computer systems, parallel/high-performance computing, cyber security, reliability, and correctness of aerospace computer systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance
    • Energy-Efficient Computer Systems
    • Formal Verification of Aerospace Computer Systems
    • Parallel, GPU, Multicore, and High-Performance Computing
    • Reliability of Aerospace Computer Systems
    • Other Topics in Computer Systems
  • Cybersecurity

    Please direct questions to:
    Arun Viswanathan, NASA JPL
    Sam Adhikari, Sysoft

    Papers are sought on the application of cyber defense, resiliency, and security system technologies and methods to space systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Cyber Resiliency of Complex Interconnected Space Systems
    • Cyber Risk Modeling and Analysis
    • Cybersecurity Assurance Using Techniques Like Blockchain
    • Cybersecurity Frameworks and Architectures
    • Preemptive Threat Vector Identification
    • Real-Time Security Defenses with Online Anomaly Detection
    • Security Event Management
    • Security Intelligence with Data-Driven Analytics
    • Other Topics in Cybersecurity
  • Digital Avionics

    Please direct questions to:
    Michael Sievers, NASA JPL

    Papers are sought on the design, development, analysis, and operation of digital avionics systems and technology for space applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Avionics for Long Duration and Hostile Environment Space Missions
    • Avionics Technologies for Resilient, Safe, and Efficient Space Vehicle Operation
    • Flight Critical Space Avionics Architectures
    • Risk, Safety, and Security Impacts and Analysis of Complex Space Electronic Avionics
    • Trade Study Approaches for Complex Space Avionics
    • Other Topics in Digital Avionics
  • Human-Machine Teaming

    Please direct questions to:
    So Young Kim-Castet, NASA JPL

    As machines become increasingly autonomous, the collaboration between humans and machines resembles those between human teams. Therefore, it is critical to understand how humans and machines can work as teammates and design as such to optimize total system performances. Papers that address all aspects of human-machine teaming are encouraged. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Architecting Autonomy for Operation
    • Design Methods and Evaluation Metrics
    • Human-Machine Interaction including Communications between Humans and Machines
    • Human-Machine Teaming in Multi-Agent Autonomy
    • Information Visualization for Human-Machine Teaming
    • Operating Autonomous Space Missions including Time-Delayed and Data-Limited Operations
    • Organizational Trust in Autonomy in the Context of Autonomy Infusion in System Design
    • Taxonomy, Ontology, and Framework to Describe Human-Machine Teaming
    • Trust in Autonomy from Theoretical Construct of Operator Trust to Guidelines for System Design
    • User Interface Design including AR/VR/MR
    • Verification and Validation of Human-Machine Teaming
    • Other Topics in Human-Machine Teaming
  • Hypersonics

    Please direct questions to:
    Peter Montgomery, Jacobs

    The 24th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference will provide a forum for 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 be provided on national programs from North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and Asia and multiple opportunities for international collaboration will be discussed.  Technical paper topics include planned and ongoing space plane and hypersonic vehicle programs, advanced launch vehicle and hypersonic atmospheric flight vehicle concepts, commercial space tourism concepts, ground and flight testing techniques, results, and lessons learned, reentry vehicle systems and technologies, aerodynamics and aerothermodynamics of space planes and hypersonic vehicles, guidance and control systems, rocket, ramjet, scramjet, and other advanced propulsion systems, including component technologies (e.g., inlets, combustion systems, fuel injection concepts, ignition and flameholding concepts, nozzles), high-temperature materials, hot structures and thermal protection systems, health monitoring and management technologies, and more.  Special panel sessions will be organized around relevant topics of strong global interest. Please follow this link for Additional Details. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Computational Methods
    • Guidance and Control Systems
    • Hypersonic Fundamentals and History
    • Materials and Structures for Vehicles and all Subsystems
    • Missions and Vehicles
    • Operational Systems Aspects
    • Propulsion Components
    • Propulsion Systems
    • Test and Evaluation
    • Thermal Management Systems for Vehicles and all Subsystems
    • Other Topics in Hypersonics
  • Information and Command and Control Systems

    Please direct questions to:
    Jimmie McEver, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

    Papers are sought on the integrated application of data acquisition, data assessment, and data dissemination functions required for timely, efficient, and resilient command and control of space systems for both military and civilian applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Crewed Spacecraft
    • Integrated Space, Air, Ground, and Cyber Systems
    • Uncrewed Spacecraft
    • Other Topics in Information and Command and Control Systems
  • Intelligent Systems

    Please direct questions to:
    Kevin Melcher, NASA GRC
    Daniel Selva, Texas A&M University

    Papers are sought on the application of Intelligent System (IS) technologies and methods to space systems and subsystems, and to the development, verification and validation, and operations of these systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Adaptive and Intelligent Control Systems
    • Applications of IS to More Effective, Lower-Cost Development of Space Systems
    • Automated Planning and Scheduling
    • Fault/Health Management
    • Machine Learning
    • Model-Based Reasoning
    • Other Topics in Intelligent Systems
  • Model-Based Systems Engineering

    Please direct questions to:
    Rick Graves, Air Force Research Laboratory
    Matt Cribb, Raytheon

    Papers are sought on applications of Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) to support system requirements, design, analysis, and verification and validation activities related to aerospace systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Analysis Techniques
    • Digital Curation
    • Innovative Methodologies
    • Tools and Technologies
    • Other Topics in Model-Based Systems Engineering
  • Sensor Systems and Information Fusion

    Please direct questions to:
    Erik Blasch, AFOSR

    Papers are sought on all aspects of space sensor systems and distributed sensor networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Data Fusion, Processing, Storage, and Retrieval
    • Detection and Collection
    • Multi-Sensor Field/Flight Experiments
    • Novel Sensors for Space Applications
    • Other Topics in Sensor Systems and Information Fusion
  • Small Satellites

    Please direct questions to:
    Scott Palo, University of Colorado Boulder

    Small Satellites are a rapidly evolving area with exciting new developments.  Papers are being solicited in all areas of small satellite systems and subsystem design, construction, and operation in addition to education and workforce development. Submissions are encouraged from academia, government, and industry. Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

    • Avionics
    • Communications, Including Inter-Satellite
    • Constellation Management
    • Cybersecurity
    • Deorbit Devices
    • Deployable Structures
    • Design for Manufacturability
    • Guidance, Navigation, and Control
    • Maneuverability and Propulsion
    • Novel Technology
    • Software and Autonomy
    • Other Topics in Small Satellites
  • Society and Aerospace Technology

    Please direct questions to:
    Amir Gohardani, Springs of Dreams Corporation

    Activities linked to inspire and advance the future of aerospace for the benefit of humanity. Topics examining the societal benefits of aerospace technologies/products, as well as the relationship between aerospace and society, culture, and the arts. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Astrosociology
    • Group Dynamics & Societal Institutions in Isolated Communities
    • Societal Consequences of United States and/or International Aerospace Policy
    • Societal Impacts of Aerospace Technology and Their Spin-Offs
    • Societal Issues Involving the Use of Aerospace Technologies
    • Sociology and Social Psychology of Aerospace Teams
    • Other Topics in Society and Aerospace Technology
  • Software

    Please direct questions to:
    Chris Thames, NASA LRC

    Papers are sought on innovative software architectures and software engineering methodologies and tools for complex space systems across the software engineering lifecycle. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Coding
    • Design
    • Operation and Maintenance
    • Requirements
    • Test, Evaluation, Verification and Validation
    • Other Topics in Software
  • Space Architectures

    Please direct questions to:
    Michel Lacerda, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Theodore Hall, University of Michigan

    Space Architecture for Moon, Mars and Beyond: integrating topics related to designing and building human environments for use in space, including research, design, prototype testing, manufacture, and operation of habitats for space and analog terrestrial environments; fabrication and construction of habitable complexes on planetary surfaces or in orbit and human systems integration design implications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Artificial Gravity
    • Habitats in LEO and Cislunar Environment
    • Human-Machine-Interaction
    • In-situ Infrastructure Development
    • Lunar Architectures and Habitats
    • Mars Architectures and Habitats
    • Service, Assembly and Manufacturing of Space Habitats: Integrating Habitability
    • Other Topics in Space Architectures
  • Space Automation and Robotics

    Please direct questions to:
    Ou Ma, University of Cincinnati
    Steven Fredrickson, NASA JSC

    This track explores space robotics, autonomy, and automation technologies for orbital and planetary surface missions. This includes both robotic precursor activities as well as human interaction and collaboration with space robotics, autonomy, and automation systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Advanced space robotics and automation technologies and applications
    • Artificial intelligence for space robotics and automation
    • Computer/machine vision for robotic applications
    • Current space robotic mission applications and projects
    • Human/Robotic systems integration, including augmented/hybrid reality systems
    • Multi-robot cooperation and swarm robotics
    • Robotic exploration and servicing
    • Robotic manipulation technologies and end effectors
    • Spacecraft automation
    • Verification and validation techniques for space robotic and automation systems
    • Other Topics in Space Automation and Robotics
  • Space Exploration

    Please direct questions to:
    Surendra Sharma, NASA ARC
    Jeffrey Sheehy, NASA HQ

    The Space Exploration track serves as the focal point for promoting awareness and advancement of space exploration, and to disseminate relevant information on leading-edge, current, new, emerging space exploration programs, general knowledge and awareness of exploration systems, technological needs and gaps, applications identification and activities, inter-disciplinary and inter-agency interactions, and national & international space policy matters and challenges. The  track spans Mission Architectures (Studies, systems analysis, benefits of space exploration to humanity,  and operational scenarios for human exploration missions beyond Earth orbit), Enabling Technologies (Advanced propulsion; cryogenic propellant storage and transfer; space power systems; life support systems and habitation systems; radiation shielding; entry, descent, and landing technology (EDL), EVA technology; advanced robotics; autonomous systems and avionics; high-data-rate communications; in-situ resource utilization; maintenance of space systems; and lightweight/inflatable structures and materials), Robotic precursor and human exploration missions to the moon, Lagrange points, Near Earth Objects (Mission concepts and plans for robotic precursor missions to characterize space environments and scout potential destinations for future human activity), Flight Systems (Critical capabilities Demonstration, reusable spacecraft, and Crew exploration vehicles and in-space transportation systems), Lunar Exploration (Technical challenges and mitigation strategies), Using ISS and Terrestrial Analogs for Exploration (Analog for long-duration missions, and technology Demonstrations and operational concepts for exploration), In-Space Infrastructure (Propellant depots, staging points for deep space missions, reusable in-space transportation systems, satellite servicing, space power utilities, space communications architectures, and in-space manufacturing), Life Sciences Related to Humans in Space (Physiological, psychological, crew composition, radiation, and other human-factor considerations for long-duration exploration missions), Accelerating the space Economy (building essential In-Space Infrastructure, establishing public-private partnerships, future market opportunities beyond Earth’s orbit), National Science Priorities Related to Space Exploration (Sustained Human Presence in Outer Space, and environmental; social; and economic benefits of space exploration), Planetary Defense (Earth Science related topics, such as “Mission to Planet Earth”, monitoring and management of Near-Earth Objects), and Longer Duration Space Missions (up to 50+ years: challenges, issues, technology, and benefits). Please follow this link for Additional Details. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Accelerating the Space Economy
    • Enabling Technologies
    • Flight Systems
    • In-Space Infrastructure
    • Life Sciences: Humans in Space
    • Longer Duration Space Missions (50+ years)
    • Lunar Exploration
    • Mission Architectures
    • National Science Priorities: Space Exploration
    • Planetary Defense
    • Robotic Precursor Missions and Human Exploration Missions
    • Using ISS and Terrestrial Analogs for Exploration
    • Other Topics in Space Exploration
  • Space Life Sciences and Systems

    Please direct questions to:
    James Nabity, University of Colorado Boulder

    Economical, human exploration of deep space will demand robust space systems with effective solutions for mitigating human health risks. Cost-effective and integrated solutions for space systems could evolve from technologies and capabilities that currently support terrestrial markets and may leverage lessons learned from closed biomes. These advanced and robust systems need to be reliable, resilient, and recoverable, and can include habitats, ECLSS, communications, medical/behavioral health accommodations, gravity simulation and more. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Autonomous Systems for Space Habitat Operations
    • Behavioral Health/Psychological Impacts
    • Clothing & Other Crew Amenities
    • Command Control and Communications
    • Design, Analyses and Modeling & Simulation
    • Environmental Control & Life Support Systems (ECLSS)
    • Ethics, Exploration & Eminent Domain, and Planetary Protection
    • Food Production and Storage
    • Human Centered Design
    • Human-Machine Integration
    • Integrated Power Systems
    • Long-Term Mission Planning & Technology Roadmap Development
    • Lunar/Mars Surface Habitat Architectures
    • Medical Facilities and Services for Spaceflight
    • Microgravity/Reduced-Gravity Effects and Countermeasures
    • Microgravity/Partial Gravity Reproduction
    • Mobile Habitats
    • Orbital Platform Architectures
    • Radiation Protection
    • Robotic Systems
    • Safety and Risk Tolerance
    • Science/Experiment Payloads
    • Search and Rescue Operations
    • Space Habitats
    • Space Radiation Effects and Protection
    • Spacesuits
    • Other Topics in Space Life Sciences and Systems
  • Space Logistics

    Please direct questions to:
    Hao Chen, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Kandyce Goodliff, NASA LRC

    Space logistics is the theory and practice of driving space system design for operability and supportability, and of managing the flow of materiel, services, and information needed throughout a space system lifecycle. It considers the modeling and management of the logistics supply chain from Earth and on to destinations throughout the solar system as well as the system architecture strategies to minimize both logistics requirements and operational costs of human and robotic operations in space. It includes the application of the Supply Chain Management disciplines to long-term operations and space vehicle processing of space flight and ground support equipment, which is crucial particularly during the early design, development, test, and engineering (DDT&E) phase of new programs. Representative areas include the servicing and sustainment of the International Space Station and of lunar and planetary outposts, optimization of logistics launch vehicles for responsiveness and serviceability, modeling of the supply chain in space for human and robotic mission campaigns (i.e., astro-logistics), and processes and technologies to minimize maintenance complexity, exploit in-situ resources, scavenge, and reuse flight hardware, and recycle consumables. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Advanced Destination Logistics: Outpost Management, In-Situ Resource Logistics, EVA Logistics
    • Advanced Space Logistics Infrastructures: Power Stations, Fuel Depots, ISRU infrastructures
    • Advanced Supportability Concepts: In-Situ Repair, Fabrication, Scavenging, Reuse, and Recycling
    • Automated Spaceflight Supply Chain Asset Tracking and Monitoring
    • Commercial Space Logistics Opportunities
    • In-Space Spacecraft and Satellite Servicing
    • International Space Station On-Orbit Resources Management
    • Lifecycle Management for Space Logistics Systems
    • Logistics of NASA, DoD, and Commercial Programs: Design for Commonality, Affordability
    • Model-Based Acquisition for Space Systems
    • Space Logistics Campaign Planning: Methods, Modeling, Simulation, Analysis Tools
    • Spaceport Ground Processing and Launch Logistics
    • Other Topics in Space Logistics
  • Space Operations and Support

    Please direct questions to:
    Ronald Freeman, AIAA Space Operations and Support Technical Committee

    Space Operations and Support connects space technology developers with mission operators to advance space flight through improvements in technology and human factors. Papers are sought that address best practices, standards, and other technologies relevant to the improvement of space operations. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Emerging Technology Applications in Space Operations
    • Mission Planning and Operations Systems
    • On-Orbit Satellite Insurance
    • Servicing, Assembly, And Manufacturing in Space
    • Space Domain Awareness, Conjunction Analysis, and Collision Avoidance
    • Other Topics in Space Operations and Support
  • Space Resources

    Please direct questions to:
    Laurent Sibille, Southeastern Universities Research Association
    Christopher Dreyer, Colorado School of Mines
    Paul van Susante, Michigan Technological University

    Following many precedents in the history of human civilization, our era of exploration and short-term presence of space will be followed by the desire to increase and sustain human presence on off-Earth worlds and the expanses in between. This transition to economically sustainable settlements outside of Earth through the use of local resources requires a change in paradigms about the capabilities and lifecycles of space systems and the synergistic engagement of many disciplines. ASCEND will serve as a catalytic event for professionals and students to bring forth essential questions and challenges facing the establishment of reliable in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) on the Moon and Mars as a priority. Experts from both terrestrial and space-focused industries, government agencies and academia are invited to submit papers that will examine the near and long-term development and deployment of technologies and systems for space resources utilization integrated with other enabling space-based architectures. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Economic Analyses involving ISRU
    • Energy Production and Usage by ISRU
    • Ethical Stewardship in the Era of ISRU
    • ISRU Flight Demonstrations
    • ISRU Product Storage and Delivery
    • Production of Propellants and Other Commodities
    • Public Governance and Commercial Development of Space Resources
    • Science and Technology for Off-Earth Resources Exploration
    • Space Resource / ISRU Technology Hardware Testing and Development
    • Space Mining Planning/Operations Integrated within Space Architectures
    • Surface Energy Architecture to Meet ISRU Demand
    • Systems Analysis of ISRU-based Surface Architectures
    • Other Topics in Space Resources
  • Space Settlement

    Please direct questions to:
    Bryce Meyer, Carnegie Mellon University

    Papers are sought on long-term human settlement, such as waste management to agriculture, ways to create diverse menus and diets, export crops for economics, and machinery and technologies key to food production for long term ECLSS. May include fungi, animals, plants, algae, and direct assembly/3d printed methods. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Closing the loop: Machines and IT to close the mass loop with food
    • Economics of Food and Produce for space settlements, resorts, and stations
    • Free-floating space settlements beyond ISS
    • Machines for Space Food
    • Making menus: Developing foods and food prep/cooking technologies
    • Space Settlement Objectives Resolution
    • Other Topics in Space Settlement
  • Space Systems

    Please direct questions to:
    Zachary Krevor, Stratolaunch
    Patrick Chai, NASA LRC

    The Space Systems and Sensors track seeks to present important findings from recent work on emerging space systems, space science, and sensor technologies. Papers are sought that address technical, operational, and economic feasibility of current and future space systems and missions that address the full range of civil, military, educational, and international applications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Additive Manufacturing of Space Systems
    • Advanced Space Propulsion and Energy Systems
    • Education Outreach in Space Systems, Space Science, and Space Technologies
    • Emerging Technologies and Applications for Global Benefit
    • Enabling Technologies for Distributed or Fractionated Space
    • In-Space Assembly and In-Space Servicing
    • Remote Sensing for Climate and Weather
    • Space System Architectures and Concepts of Operation
    • Space and Planetary Science Mission Science and Technologies
    • Space Policy
    • Other Topics in Space Systems
  • Space Tethers

    Please direct questions to:
    George Zhu, York University

    Papers are sought that feature concepts for future space tether systems. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Space Elevator
    • Space Tether Mission Concept
    • Tethered Space Structure Concepts
    • Tethers and Orbital Debris
    • Other Topics in Space Tethers
  • Systems Engineering

    Please direct questions to:
    Alejandro Salado, Virginia Tech

    Modernization of systems engineering tools, methods, and processes to support the successful development, realization, and operation of space systems. Creating and facilitating the digital engineering transformation. Integrating technical expertise and team psychology in engineering teams. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

    • Impact of Digital Engineering in the Development of Space Systems
    • Integrated System Modeling
    • Model-based Engineering Data Interoperability
    • Model-based Verification and Validation
    • Psychology and the Team: Design Interaction and Communication
    • Scientific Underpinnings of Systems Engineering in the Digital Engineering Era
    • Systems Engineering in New Space: Methods, Processes, and Culture
    • Other Topics in Systems Engineering

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