Professional Educational Program Announced
This year we are offering 22 separate tutorials, including 7 new or updated ones. All tutorials are organized into tracks to allow attendees to easily identify those educational opportunities that align most closely with their areas of interest. Most courses have been selected to directly complement the topics that will be presented in the technical program, from Avionics Design and Genesis, Design Assurance, Systems Engineering and Communication Systems to Spacecraft Avionics, AIS/MET and NextGen concepts. Some of these short courses directly address the theme of the conference relating the transformation of air transportation in the various digital avionics system disciplines. [More]
Paper Acceptance Letters Have Been Sent Out
This year's acceptance letters have been sent out via email. If you submitted an abstract and have not received a letter, please contact the Web Manager.
Week-at-a-Glance is Now Available
This year's DASC is beginning to take shape. Here is a quick look at what is planned for this year.
High School Student Competition – Flight Safety Challenge
Students in grades 9-12, enrolled in the U.S. school system, are invited to participate in this exciting student competition, to be held at the 32nd DASC. This year’s theme revolves around developing new concepts for providing a safer flight experience.
Complete competition rules can be found here.
Registration for this event must be completed by June 30, 2013. Click here.
174th Air National Guard (ANG) Base Tour of the
MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
32nd DASC attendees are invited to participate in a tour of the 174th ANG Base, including the MQ-9 Reaper UAV (formerly called Predator B). The 3-hour, afternoon tour will be limited to 50 people and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. [Read more]
Welcome to the 32nd DASC
Please plan now to join us in scenic upstate New York as we continue the DASC tradition of highlighting the latest trends in digital avionics through technical presentations, professional education courses, exhibits, and unique special events. This year’s theme pays specific attention to the challenge of simultaneously achieving safety and efficiency improvements as we transform aerospace operations.
The 32nd DASC will maintain its dual focus on onboard avionics and infrastructures that provide air navigation services. Within these domains, there are many emerging research, development, and analysis areas related to avionics equipage, aircraft interoperability, and ground-/space-based systems. Findings here can be significant drivers for both NextGen and SESAR avionics roadmaps, but only if exposed in venues such as DASC.
As in past DASC successes, we will continue to host exhibitors, highlight our conference sponsors, and provide an avenue for publishing. We’ll have senior and acknowledged experts in our plenary sessions and provide an interactive workshop environment. We will also continue our design competition for High School students.
On behalf of the AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee and the IEEE Aerospace Electronics Systems Section, I encourage you to participate in this year’s DASC if you are involved in any aspect of aviation or aerospace electronics. Through your participation, you can help to influence the future directions of industry, government, and academia as we all work together to transform flight.
32nd DASC General Chair