2021 Vehicle Management Systems Technical Meeting

2021 VMS Technical Meeting

VFS Philly logoThe Philadelphia Chapter of the Vertical Flight Society (VFS) is pleased to host the 2021 Technical Meeting on Modern Operations with Future Integrated Vehicle Management Systems (VMS), August 17-19, 2021. 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.

Note: The meeting is due to take place in-person in the Philadelphia area (venue TBD), but VFS HQ and the Mideast Region will continue to monitor the pandemic to ensure an in-person event is a safe, viable option, including moving to a virtual event if necessary.

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 modular Next Generation Rotorcraft in NATO, 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.

Chairs: for questions, please email VMS21@vtol.org.

  • The General Chair: Mr. Dan Wells, Leonardo

  • The Technical Chair: Mr. Kevin W. Wise, Boeing Vertical Lift

The VFS Mideast Region is excited to invite papers in all areas relating to Vehicle Management Systems and Air Vehicle Systems of rotorcraft, including but not limited to the list below. Download the Call for Papers for detailed information.

  • Systems for commercial and military, manned and unmanned, traditionally and alternatively fueled rotorcraft applications, e.g. Electric VTOL.

  • New developments in system architectures, components, or technologies in the actuation, electrical power generation and distribution, engine controls, flight controls, and vehicle state sensing technologies are welcome.

  • Advancements or novel applications of technologies for fault detection and isolation.

  • Advancements in applications of Model Based Design approaches, tools, simulation, and testing applied to VMS applications.

Please submit abstracts by email in PDF format no later than May 24, 2021, to the Technical Chair Kevin Wise.

Authors will be notified of abstract selection by email. Acceptance of an abstract is a professional commitment to write the technical paper and attend the meeting to present your paper.

Final written technical papers will be due July 30, 2021 and will be published as online meeting proceedings.

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