2023 Propulsion and Power Technical Meeting

HRC Propulsion Meeting 2023

Registration is now closed. On-site registration starts at 7 am on Wednesday, November 1. 

Sponsored by the Hampton Roads Chapter, the theme of this year's conference is “Advanced Propulsion Technologies to Support Platforms of 2040 and Beyond”, which will highlight research and development efforts, both current and planned, related to manned and unmanned rotorcraft and other vertical flight vehicles. The meeting will consist of unclassified, unrestricted presentations and be held in the Hampton Roads area.

Registration: see rates below.
VFS Member


[Includes 1-year of VFS Membership]

VFS Student Member

[Non-members must join first]

$350 $475 $125
Agenda: Preliminary agenda now availabledownload the PDF for more details.
Nov. 1, 2023: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Keynote Address: Mr. Bob Sheibley, Deputy Program Manager, Aviation Turbine Engines, US Army

Session 1: Drives

  • FARDS Overview.
  • Ceramic Bearing Thermal Analysis & Endurance Experiements within a Transmission
  • Dynamic Testing of Pericyclic Drive
  • Next Generation Rotorocraft Transmission (NGRT)
  • Ferrium Steels & Additive Manufacturing
  • Gear Coatings for Loss of Lubrication Application
  • DOD-PRF-85734 Specification Update
  • Bearing Modeling & Life Prediction

Session 2: Engines

  • T901 Engine Program Update
  • Lightweight, Metal-Ceramic Hybrid Recuperator for Small Turbine Engines
  • Sand Separation Capability in High Pressure Compressor Section of a Gas Turbine Engine
  • A Solution for Loss of Lubrication
Nov. 2, 2023: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Session 3: Electrification 

  • NATA AVT-378 Hybridization Study
  • Numerical Propulsion System Simulation Electrified Powertrain Model Validation
  • High Temperature Electrical Insultation System for Electromechnical Devices
  • Hybrid Electric Power
  • Minimum Weight Electric CVT
  • Optimization for Electrified Variable Transmission
  • High Voltoge Power for Future Aircraft
  • Highly Integrated, High Performance Electric Power Train
  • Right Sizing the Motor
  • Aicraft Performance & Energy Storage Impetus for Hybrid-Electric Propulsion

Session 4: Power & Thermal Management

  • Thermal Management for Future Vertical Lift
  • High Heat Flux, Refrigherant-Cooled Plate with Adjustable Temperature
  • Waste Heat Driven Power & Cooling
  • UH-60 Framework for Emerging Technology Impact Analysis


  • Final presentations due October 25, 2023. For presenters that are presenting topic/efforts that are fully/partially funded, please contact your Session Chair immediately to discuss appropriate approval procedures and potential earlier due date for the presentation.
  • The Propulsion & Power meeting is an open conference, therefore presentations must be unclassified and unrestricted. The presentations will be distributed to all attendees and published on the VFS online store post conference.
  • Presenters please send your presentations directly to your Session Chair.
    • Drives; Jason Fetty, US Army DEVCOM AvMC
    • Engines: Ken Durbin, US Army DEVCOM AvMC
    • Electrification: David Friedmann, US Army DEVCOM AvMC
    • Power & Thermal Management: Ken Durbin, US Army DEVCOM AvMC
  • Presenters will be on a raised platform with a podium and microphone and will have slide changing capability.
  • Download the Call for Papers.

General Chair: Ms. Anastasia Kozup, US Army DEVCOM
Technical Chair: Mr. Jason Fetty, US Army DEVCOM

Contact  meetings@hrc.vtol.org
Meeting Venue
Newport News Marriott at City Center
740 Town Center Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 757-873-9299
Click the following link to make a reservation in the Propulsion meeting room block: Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International
Tabletop exhibits are available for $950. For more info, please
download the exhibit contract (PDF) and exhibitor information (PDF).
Thank you to our exhibitors! 

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