American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems
Technical Committee


ADS TC Scope

Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics focuses on development and application of aerodynamic deceleration systems and lifting parachutes, pararotators, and inflatable decelerators for aerodynamic deceleration, sustentation, and landing of manned and unmanned vehicles.
 

2022 26th AIAA Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar

Location:                     Toulouse, France
Date:                            May 16th-19th, 2022
Venue:  
                      DGA (Seminar) and Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans Hotel (Conference)
ADSTCS website:
       https://earthlydynamics.com/adst-2022

In 2022, the 26th Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar will be held at DGA Techniques Aéronautiques and Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans Hotel, Toulouse France.

This year we expect to hear exciting updates about the NASA’s Commercial Crew program including parachute systems for Orion vehicles for Artemis I and Artemis II, and recent developments in trajectory planning and guidance methodologies for cruciform and ram-air parachutes; learn about AAIRDUCT (Autonomous Aerial Insertion and Resupply into Dense, Urban, Complex Terrain Joint Capability Technology Demonstration) and SOAR (Squad Operations Advanced Resupply) and other programs. We will continue discussing thought-provoking wind tunnel and drop test data, as well as innovations in instrumentation and materials. As usual, we expect to have a stimulating student paper competition.

Join us in Toulouse for the opportunity to interact with researchers, system developers, product support personnel, managers, and business developers from throughout industry, government, and academia. 

2023 H. G. Heinrich Parachute Systems Short Course

Location:                     TBD
Date:                            Spring, 2023 
Website:                      TBD


The 2023 Parachute Systems Short Course is planned to be held in person.

General Interest

Leadership and Subcommittees

The ADS-TC Charter

Precision Aerial Delivery Systems: Modeling, Dynamics, and Control

Ram-Air Parachute Design by Dr. J. Stephen Lingard

Parachute History Collection at Linda Hall Library

Speech by Leslie Irvin and Discussions with Theo Knacke

Petition to form the ADS TC: July 1964

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ADS TC Chair

Dr. Oleg Yakimenko, Naval Postgraduate School, oayakime@nps.edu

Short Course Subcommittee Chair

Dr. Jean Potvin, Saint Louis University

Materials Subcommittee Chair

Jerome Richards, Bally Ribbon Mills

Awards Subcommittee Chair

Michael Petersen, NAWCWD China Lake

Database Team Leader

Dr. Vinod Kumar, UT El Paso

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