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 33rdDASC 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]
Paper Acceptance Letters Have Been Sent Out
This year's acceptance letters have been sent out via email. If you submitted an abstract and have not received a letter, please contact the Web Manager. A list of accepted papers with currently assigned Track and Session (T/S) is now available online. Other author information is also available under the 'For Authors Tab':
• Author's Instructions
IEEE Copyright Form
• List of Track Chairs
Poster Paper Instructions
Poster Paper Template
Peer Review Process
Best Paper Award Process
Student Paper Award Process
Visa Assistance Request Form
Professional Educational Program
This year, we are offering 21 separate tutorials including 10 new or updated ones. All tutorials are organized into tracks to allow attendees to easily identify those educational opportunities that align most closely with their areas of interest. Most courses have been selected to directly complement the topics that will be presented in the technical program, from Avionics Design, Design Assurance, Systems Engineering and Communication Systems to Spacecraft Avionics, AIS/MET, UAS and NextGen concepts. Some of these short courses directly address the theme of the conference relating the Design of an Air Transportation System with Multi-Level Resilience in the various digital avionics system disciplines. [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