6th Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum

6th ARF & Heli Japan 2017

Technical Meeting on Advanced Rotorcraft Technology and Safety Operations

November 7-9, 2017

Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

Call for Papers

The Japan Helicopter Society and the AHS International Japan Chapter are sponsoring the 6th annual Asian-Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF) and Heli Japan 2017 in Kanazawa city, Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, November 7-9, 2017.

This meeting offers attendees an opportunity to present and discuss the latest advances and topics in the following areas:

Advanced Rotorcraft Technology: Design; Aerodynamics; Acoustics; Dynamics; Flight Controls; Autonomous System; Unmanned VTOL Aircraft & Rotorcraft; Test & Evaluation; Structures & Materials; HUMS; and Wind Energy.

Safety Operations: Emergency Medical Service (EMS); Disaster Relief and Rescue Operations; Special Equipment for Life Saving Helicopters; Heli/Verti Port Design Requirements; Public Acceptance; International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST) Activities.

Download the Call for Papers for the full details.

Abstracts should be two pages in length, document key results and conclusions, and include background data, summarized figures and illustrations to be used, with enough details to ensure an adequate evaluation of the scope, quality, significance, and immediate benefit of the paper. Papers should not include sensitive or classified data, and will be submitted to ARF/HeliJapan website, which will be available soon.

Organizers

  • General Chair: Dr. Takashi Aoyama, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency,  aoyama@chofu.jaxa.jp
  • map2 Kanazawa Chair of Executive Committee: Mr. Noboru Kobiki, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, kobiki@chofu.jaxa.jp
  • Technical Chair: Dr. Yasutada Tanabe, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, tan@chofu.jaxa.jp

Key Dates & Deadlines

  • Abstract Deadline Submission: April 21, 2017

  • Notification to Authors: May 31, 2017

  • Preliminary Program & Registration Opening: July 10, 2017 

  • Final Paper Deadline Submission: Sept. 8, 2017 

Venue 

KKR Hotel Kanazawa           

2-32 Otemachi 
Kanazawa, Ishikawa 

 

The HeliJapan conference started in 1998 in Gifu, and was held every four years in Japanese cities such Utsunomiya, Nagoya, and Omiya. In 2012, the conference merged with the Asia/Australian Rotorcraft Forum (ARF) and started rotating between Asia and Australia. This year’s 5th ARF will be held in Singapore from November 17-18, 2016, and Kanazawa will host the conference in 2017.

From the 17th to the 19th century, Kanazawa was one of the largest cities in Japan — following Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto — and the city still preserves its historic ambience.

Planned Tour 

A one-day technical tour to a local helicopter-related facility is planned, including visiting several traditional Japanese scenic places, such as the sand beach driveway, stepped rice paddy and Zen meditation class.

   Chirihama Beach Driveway 

 Chiri

 

Stepped Rice Paddy 

rice

Sojiji Temple Sojiji

Kanazawa Station K station

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