2024 Complex Systems Technical Meeting

2024 Complex Tech Meeting
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The 2024 Technical Meeting on Development, Affordability and Qualification of Complex Systems is being held Feb. 20–21, 2024, in Huntsville, Alabama by the VFS Redstone Chapter. 

To achieve the desired capabilities of next-generation vertical lift, the modern aircraft has evolved into a highly interconnected assembly of disparate systems. Acquisition strategy now values experimentation, learning through prototypes, and speed of acquisition over traditional approaches. This meeting will investigate new standards, processes, methods and tools relevant to the qualification and fielding of complex systems applicable to future vertical lift. The complexity of systems continues to accelerate, while the assessment and qualification methods race to address the interactive, non-deterministic nature and scale of the solutions. Leading experts from the government, academia, and industry will discuss the challenges of developing and qualifying affordable and safe complex systems. The meeting will take place in the Huntsville area.

Current topics of interest include but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Digital Engineering

  • Engine Systems and Integration

  • Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS)

  • Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence

Venue: The 2024 VFS Complex Systems Meeting is being hosted by Radiance Technologies located in the Cummings Research Park area of Huntsville, AL. Convenient hotel and dining options are located approximately 1 mile away in the Bridgestreet Town Centre area.

Call for Papers: The abstract submission has closed and authors have been notified. Download the Call for Papers for information. Send questions to meetings@redstone.vtol.org.

Registration: Please register online or download the registration form (PDF)

Registration Rates VFS Member Non-Member
Military/Government/Speakers/Virtual $275 $390
$375 $490
Student/Fully Retired*

$125 *Non-members must join VFS to register.

Registration includes coffee breaks, lunches, Social, and meeting presentation materials.


General Chair: Mr. Eric Grigorian, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Technical Chair: Mr. Dave Cripps, US Army DEVCOM

Updated April 2, 2024.

Meeting Venue:

Radiance Technologies
310 Bob Heath Dr.
Huntsville, AL 35806

Nearby Hotels:

The US Space and Rocket Center is Huntsville’s best known tourist attraction, but many additional things to do can be found in the Huntsville Travel Guide.


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