The CEAS/AIAA 15th Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference
and Seminar will take place from 8-11 June 1999, at the Hotel Sofitel in
Toulouse, the aerospace capital of France. Registration for the conference
includes a pass to THE 1999 PARIS AIR SHOW which begins on Sunday, 13 June.
The technology conference will focus on recent advances in parachutes and
aerodynamic decelerator system technologies. For the second time in six years,
this conference is being held outside the United States in order to encourage
international participation. The conference is sponsored jointly by the
Confederation of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS) and the AIAA and will be
run by the CEAS host society, the Association Aéronautique et Astronautique
de France (AAAF).
Parachute Materials Technology is the subject of the one-day seminar scheduled
for 8 June. The seminar, presented by a panel of internationally recognized
speakers, will be divided into two sessions. The morning sessions will focus
on advances in methods for modeling and characterizing woven textile performance,
including dynamic stress-strain characteristics during high-speed inflation and
the effects of aging and environmental exposure. The afternoon will be devoted
to a review of recent developments in high-performance materials, bonding and
joining methods, and test techniques. The seminar includes a tour of the CAP,
the French Paratroopers Research Center. The faculty includes:
The three-day conference begins on 9 June and includes over 60 papers from
around the world. Plenary session presentations include:
- Prof. Chris Pastore, Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science
- Profs. Sam Hudson and Tim Clapp, North Carolina State University
- M. Christophe Mondage, French Paratroopers Research Center
Activities surrounding the seminar and conference include a reception at the
Toulouse capitol hosted by the mayor, and an awards banquet at the magnificent
Hotel Dieu alongside the historic Pont Neuf (pictured above).
- Evolution of the Ringsail Parachute (Delurgio)
- Mars Pathfinder Parachute System Performance (Witkowski)
- Parachute Opening Shock (Wolf)
- An Overview of the X-38 Prototype Crew Return Vehicle (Stein, Machin, and Muratore)
- Evaluation of the Ariane-5 Booster Recovery System (Bos and Offerman)
- The Atmospheric Re-entry Demonstrator (Leveugle and Reinhard)
- Session topics include Design and Development, Simulation, Systems,
Gliding Parachutes, Aerodynamics, and Testing.
Registration information is available on the conference web site at
http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~adstc or by contacting the conference chairman,
Dr. Dean Jorgensen, at 860-528-0092, x213 or firstname.lastname@example.org.