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Washington, D.C.

Sep. 13-17, 2015
Prague, Czech Republic

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Welcome To The
34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC)!

Greetings Aeronautics and Space Avionics Enthusiasts - On behalf of the AIAA Digital Avionics Technical Committee and the IEEE Aerospace Electronics Systems Society, we welcome you to the 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference! 

Let me begin by thanking Mr. Benjamin Levy and his outstanding Conference Committee on the hugely successful 33rd DASC. The conference was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado from October 5-9, 2014. Many thanks to the Plenary Speakers, Authors, Presenters, Exhibitors, Sponsors and Attendees for providing the latest updates on technology and participating in the many networking opportunities. It was a great week in every regard.

So let’s begin preparing for the 34th DASC. Please plan now to join us September 13-17, 2015 in the Golden City of Prague in the Czech Republic. We have selected the Corinthia, a beautiful five-star hotel to host us and we have many extra events planned to showcase Prague and the surrounding area along with many networking opportunities with an international Aerospace Community. Our theme this coming year is the “Impact of Global Mandates on Avionics Research and Development”. Our Call for Participation (CFP) is now available online as well as an attachment to this email. There are many relevant topics which build on the interplay between mandates and innovations to consider. Through your participation, you can help to influence the future directions of industry, government, and academia as we all work together to transform flight.

I will be sending out monthly updates leading up to conference week containing important news about various aspects of our Conference. The next one will focus on paper submission. Watch for it next month!



Denise Ponchak
34th DASC General Chair


The 33rd DASC Proceedings CDs have been mailed. Please allow one to eight weeks for delivery depending on location/Country. If you have not received yours by the New Year, please let us know.

Thank You from the General Conference Chair

Thank you for your attendance and support at this year’s 33rd Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) in Colorado Springs, CO, USA.  The DASC is one of my best networking tools and gives me an annual opportunity to refresh my knowledge on the state-of-the-art in ATM, airborne avionics systems, and the ground systems.  We are proud of the general quality of the technical presentations, posters, and plenary speakers.  In particular, the poster session honored those contributors with a special opportunity and the quality was high.

Please join us for the 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference to be held at the Corinthia Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic on September 13-17, 2015.  Look for the call-for-papers and let’s make this first “international” conference in Prague a resounding success.  

 Thank you to the Conference Committee, volunteers, Plenary Speakers, authors, presenters, exhibitors, attendees, and of course, the hospitality of our team at the Antlers Hilton Hotel (Colorado Springs) for making the 33rd DASC a memorable experience. I look forward to seeing each of you next year.

Benjamin Levy
33rd DASC General Chair

33rd DASC Awards Announced!

Best of Session/Track

The 33rd DASC is proud to announce awards given to 31 Best of Session papers, and 8 Best of Track papers. The Best of Sessions and Best of Tracks Awards were presented at the Conference. These awards are based on technical content, originality, application, style, suitability to theme of DASC, and presentation quality. Congratulations to all winners.

Best of Conference

We are pleased to announce Taming Interrupts: Deterministic Asynchronicity in an ARINC 653 Environment by Steve VanderLeest, DornerWorks, Ltd. as the David Lubkowski Award for Best Paper of the 33rd DASC. In addition to receiving the award at the 34th DASC in Prague, Dr. VanderLeest will present his paper again at the 34th DASC.

A listing of all the papers that won awards can be found here.

Final Program is Now Available

The Final Program document, in PDF format is now online.

Conference and Hotel Registration Forms Now Online

Conference Registration is available here.

Hotel reservations for Government employees is available here.
Hotel reservations for non-Government employees is available here.

Plenary Speakers Confirmed

In preparation for an outstanding 33rd DASC, the list of plenary speakers has been announced. The Plenary Session will be moderated by Richard Golaszewski, GRA, Inc. and will include:
Lance Sherry, George Mason University
Gary W. Lohr, NASA
Wayne Eastus, United Airlines
Laurence Mutuel, Thales
Roger Connor, Smithsonian
Robert Pearce, NASA

How to justify your trip to the DASC

The DASC is a five-day annual conference which captures the latest trends in digital avionics through technical presentations, professional education courses, exhibits, and special events.

Attendance at the 33rd DASC is very important not only to enable the dissemination of the work that has been carried out at your institution, but also to gain a wealth of technical information from leaders in the domain from all sorts of backgrounds. The DASC enables you to exchangeknowledge face-to-face with professionals and students in the fields of commercial, military, general aviation, and space applications. It is the one event where you can connect with key people and learn about the technology advances you need to make informed decisions.

To help you justify your trip, let us explore some of the benefits in more detail: [More]

Thursday Luncheon Speaker Announced

"Resilience in Navigation Systems – A Pilot’s View"

Albert (Al) Herndon is a Principal Multi-Discipline Engineer at The MITRE Corporation’s Center for Advanced Aviation System Development on the PBN Operations Team. He has worked on RNAV and RNP procedure development and  implementation, aircraft avionics navigation capability and flight management systems differences both domestically and internationally for over 13 years.  Al is a retired Naval Aviator, flew for Pan American World Airways and is a retired Trans World Airlines Captain.

Special Event Announced

Details about the Thursday night Special Event have been announced. Join us at the ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Museum of the American Cowboy. Learn about the history of rodeo by exploring the museum's exhibits of historical artifacts and watching a short movie, enjoy strolling the beautiful gardens with a stunning backdrop of Pike's Peak, or purchase a memento from the gift shop. The Gold Canyon Gunfighters will entertain us by depicting the ruthless life of the frontier. [more]


The Week-at-a-Glance is now available online.

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