Capability and Affordability in the Future of the Vertical Lift Industry

September 14-15, 2015
University of Alabama-Huntsville Conference Training Center
Huntsville, Alabama USA

additive manufacturingAs government and industry budgets are squeezed ever tighter, the customer is demanding greater capability for less money. This event provides a forum for discussions of new tools and processes capable of meeting the future budget challenges in rotorcraft development.

Leading experts from the government, academia, and industry will discuss the affordability challenges ahead of us. With budgets being squeezed, we are seeing the emergence of a new class of military and civil customers demanding greater capability for less cost; i.e. more value. 

This Technical Specialists’ Meeting is a superb chance to present and discuss advances in every area of vertical flight technology  related to the Affordability & Capability. It is incumbent on us, as system engineers, to spearhead the next step in the evolution of our industry by exploring the processes, tools and technologies which maximize value (Capability per $).  We welcome papers in all disciplines discussing the capability enabling cost technologies and/or the system engineering  tools and processes enabling such leaps.

Current topics of particular interest include but are not limited to:
  • Capability versus affordability
  • Managing cost and schedule risk in a volatile defense budget
  • Technology insertion timeline versus user needs
  • Consideration of safety, reliability, manufacturing and supportability requirements early in the requirement negotiating process 

Download the Systems Engineering 2015 Call for Papers and Presentations here.

Please contact the committee via email or call Steve Skinner at (817) 280-1311 or Sue O'Brien at (256) 824-6133.

Preliminary Schedule Summary

Time Monday, 14 September 2015
0900-1300 Registration & Author Check-in
1300-1330 Welcome & Meeting Objectives
1330-1415 Opening Keynote Address: Speaker to be announced
1415-1430 Break
1430-1630 Session 1 - Cost and Value
1630-1715 Keynote Address: Renee Cox - Chief Engineer, Systems Engineering
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center 
1715-1900 Social 
Time Tuesday, 15 September 2015
0700-1200 Registration & Author Check-in
0745-0800 Welcome
0800-1045 Session II - Conflicting Requirements
1045-1130 SERC Presentation: Dr. Dinesh Verma Dean and Professor of Systems Engineering
School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology
1130-1230 Lunch 
1230-1430 Session III - Integration and Architecture
1430-1445 Break
1445-1615 Session IV - Model Based Systems Engineering
1615-1645 Closing Address: Robert Sheibley Deputy Project Manager
Improved Turbine Engine / Future Vertical Lift
1645-1700 Closing Remarks
1700 Adjourn


A detailed Systems Engineering 2015 Preliminary Program is now available!

Authors

Please download the Systems Engineering 2015 Author Guide for details on writing your final paper for submission on the Proceedings CD.  You may also want to refer to the AHS Forum 71 Author Guide for more information.  The final paper/presentation submission due date is Sunday, August 30. Speaker forms and Assignment of Copyright are due Wednesday, September 9.

Registration

Registration Fees

Full registration fee includes access to all sessions and Exhibit Hall, Proceedings CD, break refreshments, and lunches on Sept. 14 & 15.

Full Registrant – AHS Member (Including Industry/Academia, Speaker & Retired) $180 USD
Full Registrant – Non-AHS Member (Includes 1 year of free AHS membership) $260 USD
Full Registrant – AHS Student Member (Must be a full-time student) $50 USD
Full Registrant – Non-AHS Student Member (Includes 1 year of free AHS Student Membership $75 USD
Government Registrant – Government Employee (Attendance only)* $0 USD
Proceedings (Included in Full Registrant fee) $50 USD
Reception Ticket (Included in Full Registrant fee) $35 USD

*Government fee does not include Proceedings CD, lunches, or break refreshments. Lunch tickets may be purchased at the door for $10.00.  Break refreshments will be "Pay as you go."

There will be a $25.00 USD cancellation fee for all credit card transactions.

Online Registration is now available!

You can download the Systems Engineering Paper Registration here.

Hotel Accommodations

The host hotel is the Huntsville Marriott at 5 Tranquility Base.  A discounted AHS at $114.00 per night is available here. You can also make your reservations by calling 1-800-228-9290 or 1-256-830-2222. 

You may also choose to stay at the Hampton Inn Huntsville.

You may download a map of the University of Alabama Huntsville to locate the Conference Training Center.

Exhibits and Sponsorships

Are you interested in exhibiting at or sponsoring this event?  Contact Sue O'Brien for more information.

Contacts

Technical Contacts:

Debra Curry, 1-817-280-1676 or email Debra

Sue O’Brien, 1-256-824-6133 or email Sue

Registration:

Kay Brackins, 1-703-684-6777 x103 or email Kay


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