18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace

18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace 18th IFAC Symposium on Automatic Control in Aerospace
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    Ms. Mitsuko Kimura
    Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, University of Tokyo
    Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656
    phone: +81-3-5841-6608
    fax: +81-3-5841-8560

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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 aircraft, 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. Papers on these topics are also sought.
Recent progresses of electronic technologies, which have provided inexpensive microprocessors and sensors including cameras and GPS receivers, have encouraged students to design and launch/fly small satellites, UAVs and MAVs. This symposium will offer an opportunity of presentation of student's projects.
In addition, forthcoming trends, perspectives and future research projects are welcome, as well as current projects and technologies.


・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
・Micro- 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 equipments
・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

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