Thank You from the General Conference Chair
Thank you for your attendance and support at this year’s 33rd Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) in Colorado Springs, CO, USA. The DASC is one of my best networking tools and gives me an annual opportunity to refresh my knowledge on the state-of-the-art in ATM, airborne avionics systems, and the ground systems.
Please join us for the 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference to be held at the Corinthia Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic on September 13-17, 2015. Please look for the call-for-papers and let’s make this first “international” conference in Prague a resounding success. We are proud of the general quality of the technical presentations, posters, and plenary speakers. In particular, the poster session honored those contributors with a special opportunity and the quality was high.
Thank you to the Conference Committee, volunteers, Plenary Speakers, authors, presenters, exhibitors, attendees, and of course, the hospitality of our team at the Antlers Hilton Hotel (Colorado Springs) for making the 33rd DASC a memorable experience. I look forward to seeing each of you next year.
33rd DASC General Chair
September 30, 2014 at 5 pm (EDT) is the last day to register for the conference at the Advance Fee rate. Also, the online registration will close on 5pm (EDT) Friday, October 3, 2014. Onsite registration at the Antlers Hilton will be open at 9:30 am on 5 October and 7:30 am 6-9 October.
Online upload of papers and presentations will remain open until 5pm (EDT) Monday, October 6, 2014. Any papers and presentations not uploaded by then will not be published in the Proceedings CD or on IEEE Xplore and may not be allowed to present at all.
Final Program is Now Available
The Final Program document, in PDF format is now online.
Conference and Hotel Registration Forms Now Online
Conference Registration is available here.
Hotel reservations for Government employees is available here.
Hotel reservations for non-Government employees is available here.
Plenary Speakers Confirmed
In preparation for an outstanding 33rd DASC, the list of plenary speakers has been announced. The Plenary Session will be moderated by Richard Golaszewski, GRA, Inc. and will include:
Lance Sherry, George Mason University
Gary W. Lohr, NASA
Wayne Eastus, United Airlines
Laurence Mutuel, Thales
Roger Connor, Smithsonian
Robert Pearce, NASA
How to justify your trip to the DASC
The DASC is a five-day annual conference which captures the latest trends in digital avionics through technical presentations, professional education courses, exhibits, and special events.
Attendance at the 33rd DASC is very important not only to enable the dissemination of the work that has been carried out at your institution, but also to gain a wealth of technical information from leaders in the domain from all sorts of backgrounds. The DASC enables you to exchangeknowledge face-to-face with professionals and students in the fields of commercial, military, general aviation, and space applications. It is the one event where you can connect with key people and learn about the technology advances you need to make informed decisions.
To help you justify your trip, let us explore some of the benefits in more detail: [More]
Thursday Luncheon Speaker Announced
"Resilience in Navigation Systems – A Pilot’s View"
Albert (Al) Herndon is a Principal Multi-Discipline Engineer at The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development on the PBN Operations Team. He has worked on RNAV and RNP procedure development and implementation, aircraft avionics navigation capability and flight management systems differences both domestically and internationally for over 13 years. Al is a retired Naval Aviator, flew for Pan American World Airways and is a retired Trans World Airlines Captain.
Special Event Announced
Details about the Thursday night Special Event have been announced. Join us at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy. Learn about the history of rodeo by exploring the museum's exhibits of historical artifacts and watching a short movie, enjoy strolling the beautiful gardens with a stunning backdrop of Pike's Peak, or purchase a memento from the gift shop. The Gold Canyon Gunfighters will entertain us by depicting the ruthless life of the frontier. [more]
The Week-at-a-Glance is now available online.
Welcome to the 33rd Digital Avionics Systems Conference!
Please join us for the 33rd DASC in Colorado Springs, at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and in the shadow of Pike's Peak. The conference theme for the 33rd DASC focuses on the use of policy, economics, and technology to achieve multi-level resilience in aerospace and air transportation systems. In particular, plenary speakers and track themes will address the balance of component to system resilience and the trade-offs of performance, flexibility, design assurance, and safety at different levels of the air transportation system.
This year's DASC continues the tradition of highlighting the latest trends in digital avionics through technical presentations, professional education courses, exhibits, and special events. The 33rd DASC will maintain its dual focus on onboard avionics and infrastructures that provide air navigation services. Within these domains, there are many emerging research, development, and analysis areas related to avionics equipage, aircraft interoperability, and ground-/space-based systems. Findings here can be significant drivers for both the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management (ATM) Research (SESAR) technology roadmaps, but only if exposed in venues such as the DASC.
As in past DASC successes, we will host exhibitors, highlight our conference sponsors, and provide a venue for publishing. We'll have acknowledged experts giving tutorials, senior representatives leading our plenary sessions, and international professionals for an interactive workshop environment. We will also continue our design competition for high school students.
On behalf of the AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee and the IEEE Aerospace Electronics Systems Society, I encourage you to participate in this year's DASC if you are involved in any aspect of aviation or aerospace electronics. Through your participation, you will help to influence the future directions of industry, government, and academia as we all work together to transform flight.
33rd DASC General Chair