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Focusing on aerospace applications, the symposium will cover all aspects of dynamics, navigation, guidance and control in astronautics and aeronautics, ranging from theoretical studies to industrial applications.

It will include navigation, guidance and control of aircrafts, helicopters, missiles, satellites and probes, ELV and RLV launchers. Autonomous, intelligent, unmanned and networked are key words for rapidly evolving fields of aerospace systems. Particularly, cooperative/ distributed control for multiple air/space vehicles including formation flight and air traffic control is a hot topic. Space exploration and transportation to planets, satellites, comets, asteroids, etc., is a typical application field of automatic control.

The symposium programme can be viewed here.

Scope:

Focusing on aerospace applications, the symposium will cover all aspects of the dynamics, navigation, guidance and control in astronautics and aeronautics, spanning from theoretical studies to industrial applications.

It will include navigation, guidance and control of aircrafts, helicopters, missiles, satellites and probes, ELV and RLV launchers. Autonomous, intelligent, unmanned and networked are key words for rapidly evolving fields of aerospace systems. Particularly, cooperative/distributed control for multiple air/space vehicles including formation flight and air traffic control is a hot topic. Space exploration and transportation to planets, satellites, comets, asteroids, etc., is a typical application field of automatic control. Miniaturization progress in electronic technologies, in particular in microprocessors and sensors provides the basis to realize small satellites and micro air vehicles. Here noise effects raise specific control challenges.

Emphasis will also be placed on forthcoming trends, perspectives and future research projects are welcome, as well as lessons learned in current projects and technologies.

This symposium also encourages students to present results of Aerospace control projects.

Topics:

• Aircraft/Helicopter dynamics, control, guidance and navigation
• UAV dynamics, control, guidance and navigation
• Spacecraft dynamics, control, guidance and navigation
• Launcher, RLV and ARV guidance and control
• Missile dynamics, control, guidance and navigation
• Mico- and Nano aerospace vehicles/satellites
• Space robotics, including rovers
• Space exploration and transportation
• Air traffic management/communication, navigation and surveillance
• Engine control
• Guidance, control and estimation theory
• Control algorithms implementation
• Flexible structure control
• Avionics and on-board equipment
• Flight dynamics identification
• Formation flying
• Cooperative/distributed guidance and control
• Health monitoring, diagnosis and reconfiguration
• Decision making and autonomy
• Mission control and operations
• Sensor data fusion
• High accuracy pointing
• Aerospace student projects
• Space debris mitigation


Committees for IFAC ACA 2019

Sponsor
IFAC TC 7.3 Aerospace

National Organizing Committee (NOC)
Antonios Tsourdos (Chair)
Hyo-Sang Shin
James Whidborne
Argyrios Zolotas

International Program Committee (IPC)
Shinichi Nakasuka (co-chair), Japan
Jean de Lafontaine, (co-chair), Canada
Alexander Nebylov, Russia
Carlos Silvestre, Portugal
Klaus Schilling, Germany
Sergio Esteban, Spain
Thomas Jones, South Africa
Helene Piet-Lahanier, France
Houria Siguerdidjane, France
Jurek Sasiadek, Canada
Sergio Esteban, Spain
Tayfun Çimen, Turkey
Finn Ankersen, Netherlands
Paolo Castaldi, Italy
Rafael Vazquez, Spain
R. Scott Erwin, USA
Spilios Thedoulis, France, 
Rafael Vazquez, Spain 
Thomas Jones, South Africa 
Philippe Goupil, France 
Stephane Le-Menec, France, 
Madhavan Shanmugavel, Malaysia 
Radhakant Padhi, India, 
Youdan Kim, South Korea 
Mario Innocenti, Italy 
Luisella Giulicchi, Nethelands 
Daniel Alazard, France
Klaus Janschek, Germany

Copyright conditions

“All publication material submitted for presentation at an IFAC-sponsored meeting (congress, symposium, conference, workshop) must be original and hence cannot be already published, nor can it be under review elsewhere. The authors take responsibility for the material that has been submitted. IFAC-sponsored conferences will abide by the highest standard of ethical behavior in the review process as explained on the Elsevier webpage (https://www.elsevier.com/authors/journal-authors/policies-and-ethics), and the authors will abide by the IFAC publication ethics guidelines (http://www.ifac-control.org/events/organizers-guide/PublicationEthicsGuidelines.pdf/view).

Accepted papers that have been presented at an IFAC meeting will be published in the proceedings of the event using the open-access IFAC-PapersOnLine series hosted on ScienceDirect (http://www.sciencedirect.com). To this end, the author(s) must confer the copyright to IFAC when they submit the final version of the paper through the paper submission process. The author(s) retain the right to use a copy of the paper for personal use, internal institutional use at the author(s)’ institution, or scholarly posting at an open web site operated by the author(s) or their institution, limited to noncommercial use. Any other use of the paper requires approval by IFAC.” https://www.ifac-control.org/publications/copyright-conditions


Location and travel details

Vincent Building,
Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL

Cranfield University is located at the very heart of the UK – within the innovation triangle between London and the cities of Oxford and Cambridge.

Our central location provides easy access from the M1, excellent main line rail service as well as proximity to key international airports. Set in rolling countryside, Cranfield offers a rich, rural landscape complemented by thriving towns and picturesque villages.

Road: We are just 10 minutes from Junctions 13 and 14 of the M1 motorway. There is free parking on campus.
Rail: Milton Keynes or Bedford
Air: London Luton (22 miles), Heathrow (50 miles) or Birmingham (70 miles)
For further travel details please visit our location page.

 

Accommodation

If you would like to book accommodation whilst visiting the campus then we are pleased to offer en suite accommodation on campus, which is within easy walking distance of lecture rooms and other facilities. To make an enquiry or booking, please contact Venue CranfieldWhen booking accommodation please state you are attending the IFAC Symposium. There are two on campus hotels available, both Mitchell Hall and the Cranfield Management Development Centre can be booked through Venue Cranfield. Accommodation on campus is limited so we advise early booking.

Download the Cranfield map to see the campus layout, parking, and distance from the Venue.

If you would like to book accommodation off campus we recommend Milton Keynes or Bedford, to see a list of local hotels please visit booking.com.

Who should attend

Aerospace Industry, Avionics, Space Industry, UAV, UTM, ATM

Cost

Standard registration: £750 Student registration: £400 Additional paper fee: £200 (per paper) The standard registration includes the submission of up to 2 paper contributions. The student registration allows the submission of 1 paper contribution. For each registration, up to 2 additional papers can be submitted. A fee of £200 will be charged for each additional paper. The registration fee includes attendance to all presentations, refreshments and lunches during breaks in conference hours, the welcome reception on Tuesday 27 August at 5pm, the symposium dinner on Wednesday 28 August and the closing drinks reception on Friday 30 August at 4pm.

How to register

Registration for the 21st IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace is now open. Please register here.