2021 Vehicle Management Systems Technical Meeting

2021 VMS Technical Meeting

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The VFS Philadelphia and Aberdeen Chapters are pleased to host the 2021 Technical Meeting on Modern Operations with Future Integrated Vehicle Management Systems (VMS), August 19-20, 2021 – in addition the meeting will be supported by the AIAA Philadelphia Section. Now is an ideal time for this event, with the extraordinary level of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft design and development activity underway and planned in both the commercial and military sectors, and the unparalleled criticality of VMS to safety, performance and affordability.

Over the last several years, there has been an explosion in commercial electric VTOL aircraft configuration development, with more than 400 new platforms being designed and promoted for advanced air mobility, as documented on VFS website, Electric VTOL News. In addition, military VTOL aircraft development is more vigorous than it has been in a generation, with an exceptional range of development underway and planned in the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative in the US, the European Union's Clean Sky 2 demonstrators, NATO's modular Next Generation Rotorcraft, and other emerging needs. Furthermore, there is a dramatic level of activity in unmanned VTOL, with a focus on automation and autonomy to enable safe and affordable vertical flight aircraft across a wide range of operations.

This meeting offers a first, best opportunity to collaborate across industry, academia and government, to discuss current VMS challenges, as well as how available and emerging technologies can influence design methodologies and decisions. Technical papers and invited presentations will cover areas relating to Vehicle Management Systems and Air Vehicle Systems of rotorcraft.

Virtual Registration Rates
Thurs, Aug. 19, 2021: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm US Eastern EDT
Fri, Aug. 20, 2021: 9:45 am -2:00 pm US Eastern EDT
Fees: Regular Student
VFS Member $125 $25
Non-Member* $225 $50

Registration includes access to the recorded live sessions, downloadable presentation materials and technical paper Proceedings.
*Includes 1-year VFS membership

  • General Chair: Mr. Dan Wells, Leonardo
  • Technical Co-Chairs: Mr. Kevin W. Wise, Boeing Vertical Lift and Dr. Rajneesh Singh, DEVCOM Army Research Lab

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