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					P    R    E   L    I   M     I   N   A   R   Y      P   R   O   G   R   A    M

    46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences
    Meeting and Exhibit

    7–10 January 2008
    Grand Sierra Resort
    (Formerly Reno Hilton)
    Reno, Nevada

     Advancing the Science
      of Flight Technology

                                                 Early Bird Registration Deadline:
                                                               10 December 2007
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS                                                                 SYNOPSIS

Aerospace Sciences Meeting                    Meshing, Visualization, and
                                                                                                     he 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  and Exhibit General Chair                    Computational Environments
                                                                                                     and Exhibit, with its traditionally multi-
JOHN HODGKINSON                               DAVID THOMPSON
                                                                                                     disciplinary character, provides an ideal
Aerospace Consultant                          Computational Simulation and Design Center
                                                                                           forum for scientists and engineers from industry,
Aeroacoustics                                 Multidisciplinary Design Optimization        government, and academia to share and disseminate
JIA YU                                        KAREN WILLCOX                                the scientific knowledge and research results with a
Goodrich Aerostructures Group                 Massachusetts Institute of Technology        view toward setting new milestones for human flight.
                                                                                           Over 25 of the AIAA Technical Committees and
Aerodynamic Measurement Technology            Plasmadynamics and Lasers                    several ad hoc teams have assembled a stimulating
AHMED NAGUIB                                  XIAOLIN ZHONG                                and informative program. The program encompasses
Michigan State University                     University of California, Los Angeles
                                                                                           technical presentations on state-of-the-art topics in
Air Breathing Propulsion                      Propellants and Combustion                   aerospace sciences, a keynote address, lectures,

JEFFREY BONS                                  OSKAR HAIDN                                  workshops, short courses, an awards luncheon,
Brigham Young University                      Institute of Space Propulsion, German        technical committee meetings, and exhibits. This
                                                 Aerospace Centre (DLR)                    meeting provides participants with one of the largest-
Aircraft Design                                                                            ever technical paper selections and the broadest peer
CHARLIE SVOBODA                               Sensor Systems                               interaction of any AIAA-sponsored conference.
The Boeing Company                            TIM L. HOWARD
Applied Aerodynamics                                                                       Meeting Site/Transportation
STEVEN STANDLEY                               Society and Aerospace Technology             Served by 11 airlines, Reno can be reached easily
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory              and the International Polar Year           from anywhere in the world. The Grand Sierra Resort
                                                                                           operates continuous shuttle bus service to and from
                                              TIM H. HOWARD
Atmospheric Flight Mechanics                                                               the airport. The Grand Sierra Resort is a city within
                                              National Weather Service
                                                                                           itself, boasting 35 meeting rooms, 50 bowling lanes,
                                                                                           8 indoor tennis courts, restaurants in various price
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory            Space Operations and Support                 ranges, and a wealth of retail shops.
                                              JEFFREY LAUBE
Atmospheric and Space Environments            Northrop Grumman Corporation
                                                                                           During January the weather is crisp, clear, and cool.
                                                                                           Reno is within 45 minutes of one of the world’s largest
                                                                                           snow areas—Lake Tahoe and Incline Village. Perhaps
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center             System Engineering
                                                                                           after four days of concentrated sessions at the hotel,
                                              JOHN HSU                                     you can plan some time to relax and ski in the high
Computer Systems                              The Boeing Company                           country.
Aerojet                                       Terrestrial Energy Applications of           Department of Defense
                                                Aerospace Technology                       Approval
                                              RYO S. AMANO
ALLEN PLOTKIN                                                                              The Department of Defense finds this event meets
                                              University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
San Diego State University                                                                 the minimum regulatory standards for attendance by
                                                                                           DoD employees. This finding does not constitute a
MARK MAUGHMER                                 Thermophysics
                                                                                           blanket approval or endorsement for attendance. Indi-
Pennsylvania State University                 WALTER YEUN                                  vidual DoD Component commands or organizations
                                              University of California at Santa Barbara    are responsible for approving attendance of its
Energy Components and Systems
                                                                                           DoD employees based on mission requirements and
KARL RINK                                     10th Weakly Ionized Gases Workshop           DoD regulations.
University of Idaho, Mechanical Engineering   CAMPBELL CARTER
Fluid Dynamics
                                              Aerospace Propulsion Division, AFRL/PRA      International Traffic in
JOHN SCHMISSEUR                               22nd Symposium on Gravity-Related
                                                                                           Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Air Force Office of Scientific Research         Phenomena in Space Exploration             AIAA speakers and attendees are reminded that
                                                                                           some topics discussed in the conference could be
Ground Testing                                KURT SACKSTEDER                              controlled by the International Traffic in Arms
                                              NASA Glenn Research Center                   Regulations (ITAR). U.S. Nationals, which are U.S.
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory                                                         Citizens and Green Card Holders, are responsible
                                              27th ASME Wind Energy Symposium              for ensuring that technical data they disclose to
History                                       MAUREEN HAND                                 non-U.S. Nationals in attendance is not export
                                              National Renewable Energy Laboratory         restricted by the ITAR. Non-U.S. Nationals are like-
KEVIN BURNS                                                                                wise responsible for ensuring that they do not disclose
Wyle Laboratories                             AIAA Aerospace Sciences Group Director       ITAR export restricted information to other non-U.S.
                                              DAVID RILEY                                  Nationals in attendance. For more information, please
Intelligent Systems                                                                        see
                                              The Boeing Company
University of Michigan

Hotel Reservations                                           Speakers’ Briefing                                          Committee Meetings
AIAA has made arrangements for a block of rooms              Authors who are presenting papers, session chairs,          Meeting room locations for AIAA committees will be
at the Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 East Second                 and co-chairs will meet for a short briefing at 0700        posted on the message board, and listings will be
Street, Reno, NV 89595, 775/789-2129,                        hrs. Breakfast will be provided. Please plan to attend      available in the registration area.
800/648-5080, or fax 775/789-2130. Room                      on the day of your session(s) only. Room location will
rates are $91 per night for singles and $101 per             be in the final program.                                    Messages and Information
night for doubles, plus applicable room tax. Please
                                                                                                                         Messages will be recorded and posted on a bulletin
specify in advance the time and date of arrival and          Speakers’ Practice                                          board in the registration area. It is not possible to
departure and identify yourself with the AIAA meeting.
                                                             For speakers wishing to practice their presentations, a     page attendees. Please call 775/789-2000 and ask
These rooms will be held for AIAA until 16 December
                                                             room will be available. A sign-up sheet will be posted      for the AIAA meeting.
2007, or until the room block is sold out and then
                                                             on the door to reserve 1⁄2-hour increments from Sunday
released for use by the general public. Most hotels
will not honor late arrivals unless it is specified in
                                                             at 1400 hrs through Thursday until 1400 hrs. Room           Awards Luncheon
                                                             location will be in the final program.
advance that you or your company agrees to pay for                                                                       The Tuesday Awards Luncheon will be held in the
your room if you fail to show. After 1800 hrs, a room                                                                    theater and is included in the registration fee where
not guaranteed is considered a “no show” and will            “No Paper, No Podium”                                       indicated. Additional tickets may be purchased for
be offered to the next available customer.                   Policy                                                      $30 via the registration form on page 7, or based on
Government employees—There are a                                                                                         availability on-site at the AIAA registration desk.
                                                             If a written paper is not submitted by the final
limited number of sleeping rooms available at the            manuscript deadline, authors will not be permitted
government per diem rate; ID required. Please identify       to present the paper at the conference.                     Exhibits
yourself with the AIAA meeting.
                                                                                                                         The exhibits will be held Monday, 7 January, through
                                                             Audio/Visual (A/V)                                          Thursday, 10 January, in the Pavilion. Companies
Hertz Car Rental                                                                                                         featured in the exhibit will display an array of tech-
                                                             Each session room will be preset with the following:
                    Hertz Car Rental Company saves                                                                       nology that includes workstations, mini-supercomputers,
                                                             one LCD projector, one screen, and one microphone
                    members up to 15% on car                                                                             supercomputers, graphics, networking, and software.
                                                             (if needed). A 1⁄2” VHS VCR and monitor, an overhead
rentals. The discounts are available at all participating                                                                Receptions have been scheduled in the exhibit area
                                                             projector, and/or a 35-mm slide projector will only be
Hertz locations in the U.S., Canada and where                                                                            on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
                                                             provided if requested by presenters on their abstract
possible, internationally. For worldwide reservations,       submittal forms. AIAA does not provide computers or
call your travel agent or Hertz directly at
1-800/654-2200 (U.S.) or 1-800/263-0600
                                                             technicians to connect LCD projectors to the laptops.           Exhibit Hours:
                                                             Should presenters wish to use the LCD projectors, it is
(Canada). Mention the AIAA members savings CDP               their responsibility to bring or arrange for a computer         Monday, 7 January                               0900–1600 hrs
#066135 or go to Don’t forget to              on their own. Please note that AIAA does not provide            Tuesday, 8 January                              0900–1600 hrs
include the CDP #.                                           security in the session rooms and recommends that
                                                                                                                                                Reception                    1830–2000 hrs
                                                             items of value, including computers, not be left
Conference Proceedings                                       unattended. Any additional A/V requirements, or                 Wednesday, 9 January                            0900–1600 hrs
This year’s conference proceedings will be available in      equipment not requested by Monday, 17 December                                     Reception                    1830–1930 hrs
two formats: after-meeting CD-ROM and online                 2007 will be at cost to the presenter. For additional
                                                                                                                             Thursday, 10 January                            0900–1200 hrs
proceedings. The online proceedings will be available        A/V equipment, please contact Jean Riley at
on 24 December 2007. This cost is included in the   or fax your requests to Jean Riley at
registration fee where indicated. If you register in         703/264-7551. Please note that all requests must be
advance for the online papers, you will be provided          in writing and include the paper number and the
                                                             session number.
                                                                                                                         Cyber Café (Internet Access)
with instructions on how to access the conference pro-
                                                                                                                         There will be complimentary computers with internet
ceedings. For those registering on-site, you will be pro-
vided with instructions at registration. The after-meeting   Timing of Presentations                                     access in the Exhibit Hall for conference attendees
                                                                                                                         during the following hours:
CD-ROM will be mailed six to eight weeks after the           Each paper will be allotted 30 minutes (including
conference. Online proceedings and CD-ROM pack-                                                                          Monday, 7 January                                   0700–2200 hrs
                                                             introduction and question-and-answer period), except
ages may also be purchased at the registration desk.         where noted.                                                Tuesday, 8 January                                  0700–2200 hrs
                                                                                                                         Wednesday, 9 January                                0700–2200 hrs
Accompanying Persons’                                        Employment Opportunities                                    Thursday, 10 January                                0700–1200 hrs
Program                                                      AIAA is assisting members searching for employment
Accompanying persons are invited to meet for break-          by providing a bulletin board at the technical meet-        Products and Member
fast at 1000 hrs on Monday, 7 January. Information           ings. This bulletin board is solely for “open position”
about local attractions, activities, tours, and shows will   and “available for employment” postings. Employers
                                                                                                                         Services Center
be available at this time.                                   are encouraged to have personnel who are attending          Stop by to browse through more than 15 new
                                                             an AIAA technical conference bring “open position”          books published this year; learn about the new
Journal Publication                                          job postings. Individual unemployed members may             manuscript preview service, Aerospace Letters, and
                                                             post “available for employment” notices. AIAA cannot        more. We’ll have welcome gifts for new members.
Authors of appropriate papers are encouraged to              assume responsibility for notices forwarded to AIAA         AIAA staff is looking forward to seeing you!
submit them for possible publication in one of the Insti-    Headquarters. AIAA reserves the right to remove
tute’s archival journals: AIAA Journal; Journal of Air-                                                                                         Location: The Exhibit Hall
                                                             inappropriate notices.
craft; Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics;                                                                       Monday, 7 January                                   0700–1800 hrs
                                                             AIAA also provides to its members Career Planning
Journal of Propulsion and Power; Journal of Spacecraft
                                                             and Placement Services on its Web site, located in          Tuesday, 8 January                                  0700–1800 hrs
and Rockets; Journal of Thermophysics and Heat
                                                             the Members Only area. Members can post and                 Wednesday, 9 January                                0700–1800 hrs
Transfer; or Journal of Aerospace Computing, Informa-
                                                             browse resumes, browse job listings, and access
tion, and Communication. You may now submit your                                                                         Thursday, 10 January                                0700–1200 hrs
                                                             other online employment resources.
paper online at

                                                                             46th AIAA Aerospace                      Sciences Meeting and Exhibit                                      3

2008 Dryden Lectureship in
The 2008 Dryden Lectureship in Research will take
place on Monday, 7 January, 1730–1830 hrs.
The Lectureship emphasizes the great importance of
basic research to advancement in aeronautics and
astronautics and is a salute to research scientists and
engineers. It is named in honor of Dr. Hugh L.
Dryden, renowned leader in aerospace research
programs. The 2008 lecture will be presented by
Dr. Steven W. Squyres, Cornell University, Ithaca,
New York.

2008 William Littlewood                                     Career Workshop—                                          superiority in aeronautics. This session will be the
Memorial Lecture                                            Managing Your Career in
                                                                                                                      public unveiling of the new national plan, and will
                                                                                                                      give members a chance to learn more about the
The 2008 William Littlewood Memorial Lecture will
take place on Tuesday, 8 January, 1730–1830 hrs.
                                                            the 21st Century                                          plan’s contents and what this means for programs and
                                                                                                                      the professionals who support them. The Public
The Lectureship focuses on a broad phase of civil air       This workshop will be held Tuesday, 8 January, and        Policy Luncheon will be held in the Grand Theatre on
transportation considered of current interest and major     will address topics such as performance reviews,          Wednesday, 9 January, 1200–1330 hrs.
importance. The objective is to advance air transport       goal setting, Internet résumés, personal positioning,
                                                            and more.
engineering and to recognize those who make                                                                           Attracting Foreign-born
personal contributions to the field. Jointly sponsored
by AIAA and SAE, the Lectureship perpetuates the            AIAA Associate Fellows                                    Talent in the Current
memory of William Littlewood, the only person ever          Dinner                                                    Immigration Policy Climate
to be president of both AIAA and SAE. He was
                                                            More than 90 Institute members will be inducted           This program is geared towards company and
renowned for his contributions to the design of, and
                                                            as AIAA Associate Fellows during the AIAA Associate       university research executives looking to attract and
operational requirements for, civil transport aircraft.
                                                            Fellows Dinner, which will be held Monday,                hire highly qualified researchers and engineers, but
The 2008 lecture will be presented by Dr. Earl M.
                                                            7 January, 1930 hrs. Each year, the Institute             cannot do so, because of limited availability of
Murman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,
                                                            recognizes exemplary professionals for their              H-1B visas. The panel will include three nationally-
Cambridge, Massachusetts.
                                                            accomplishments in engineering or scientific work,        recognized immigration law attorneys, and will focus
                                                                                                                      on both current policies, and visa alternatives to H-1B.
2008 von Kármán                                             outstanding merit and contributions to the arts,
                                                            sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.
Lectureship in Astronautics                                                                                           What’s Next for the
                                                            Please support your colleagues, and join us for the
The 2008 von Kármán Lectureship in Astronautics will        induction of AIAA’s Associate Fellows Class of 2008.      Aerospace Workforce?
take place on Wednesday, 9 January, 1730–1830               Tickets to this prestigious gala event are available      This panel will include industry executives and
hrs. The Lectureship honors an individual who has           on a first-come, first-served basis and can be            university officials who are developing and shaping
performed notably and distinguished themselves              purchased via the registration form on page 7,            the next generation aerospace workforce, and will
technically in the field of astronautics. It is named for   or based on availability on-site for $50. Business        focus on education and professional programs that
Theodore von Kármán, world famous authority on              attire is requested.                                      are helping build the next generation of aerospace
aerospace sciences. The 2008 lecture will be
                                                                                                                      professionals. Among issues that will be discussed,
presented by Dr. Edward J. Weiler, Director, NASA
Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.
                                                            Graduate Award                                            the panelist will examine expectations of that future
                                                            Presentations                                             workforce, curriculum design, and collaborations
                                                                                                                      between government, academia, and industry.
2008 AIAA International                                     Winners of the 2007 Graduate Awards will                  This panel will be held on Thursday, 10 January,
Student Conference                                          present their research and receive recognition on         0900–1200 hrs.
                                                            Tuesday, 8 January. Please check the final program
The 2007 Regional Student Conference first place            for time and location. This is an opportunity to hear
undergraduate and graduate winners will compete             about the latest university research from some of the
Monday, 7 January 2008 for the 2008 AIAA                    best students.                                            There will be a reception honoring the Dryden,
International Student Conference awards. These                                                                        William Littlewood, and the von Kármán lectures
papers, judged by AIAA professional members,
have been deemed the best student papers for this
                                                            Fourth Annual Public                                      recipients on Tuesday evening, 8 January, in the
                                                                                                                      Exhibit Hall. There will also be a reception in the
year. Support the students as they present their            Policy Luncheon                                           Exhibit Hall on Wednesday evening, 9 January.
papers again to a larger audience. Information              This year’s luncheon will feature members of the
about the papers can be found in sessions                   White House’s Office of Science Technology Policy,        Young Professional
25-NSC-1 Undergraduate Division and Session                 and will focus on the new National Aeronautics
57-NSC-2 Masters Division. The student winners              Research and Development Plan. Last year at this
                                                                                                                      Networking Reception
will be announced at the International Student              event, the White House introduced its National            The national AIAA Young Professional Committee
Conference Reception and honored at the                     Aeronautics R&D Policy which included forming a task      is hosting a Young Professional (YP) reception on
Awards luncheon.                                            force that would work with aeronautics professionals      Tuesday, 8 January, 1900 hrs. Open invitation to
                                                            in examining the long-term technological and              all young professionals, others are welcome too.
                                                            engineering needs of the aerospace industry, and          Join the AIAA YP Committee for food, drinks, and
                                                            designing a comprehensive and systemic national           relaxed socializing. Here’s your chance to meet
                                                            strategic vision that supports the research and           other members, make new contacts, and have fun.
                                                            development requirements to maintain global


AIAA is offering the following professional development short courses
on 5–6 January 2008 in conjunction with this meeting.
Attend any of the 2-day professional development courses and receive
“FREE” registration to the conference sessions only.
                                                                                                                        the trainee executes and modifies the simulation. All
Flow Control II: Specialist’s                               Fundamentals and Applications of                            source code and plotting programs will be provided as
                                                                                                                        well as the text book Modeling and Simulation of
Course on Flow Control                                      Plasma Physics
                                                                                                                        Aerospace Vehicles, authored by the instructor. Partici-
Instructors: Belinda Batten, Daniel N. Miller,              Instructors: Joseph J.S. Shang, George J.                   pants should bring an IBM PC compatible lap top com-
and David Williams                                          Williams, John E. Foster, and Shi Tsan (S.T.) Wu            puter with Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 (free download
                                                                                                                        from MS). As prerequisites, facility with C++ and
The techniques of active flow control are becoming          This course will provide an introduction to plasma
                                                                                                                        familiarity with flight dynamics is desirable. This
more sophisticated as fluid dynamics, control, and          physics enabling an understanding of basic plasma
                                                                                                                        course highlights C++ architectures of aerospace simu-
dynamical systems theory merge to design control            processes and insight into a wide variety of ongoing
                                                                                                                        lations and culminates in a multi-object simulation of
architectures capable of solving challenging flow           research. Beginning with a discussion of the funda-
                                                                                                                        interacting UAVs, satellites and targets, which can serve
control applications. The two-day course will examine       mental properties and characteristics of plasmas, the
                                                                                                                        as the basis for further development.
advanced topics in active flow control, placing particu-    first day of the course then addresses techniques for
lar emphasis on “how to do flow control.” This new          plasma generation and numerical simulation. Emphasis
course will complement the AIAA Modern Flow                 is placed on low-temperature plasmas associated with        Effective Use of the CFD General
Control I Short Course. Modern dynamical systems            such applications as aerodynamic flow control, plasma       Notation System (CGNS) for
and control theory related to closed-loop flow control      propulsion, and plasma processing. The first half of day    Commercial and Research
and performance limitations will be discussed. State-of-    two integrates the material from day one into a discus-
the-art actuator and sensor design techniques will be       sion of flow control applications which are currently of
covered. Two case studies will be presented that            significant interest. In the afternoon, additional appli-   Instructors: Christopher Rumsey, Marc Poinot,
describe recent success stories about the implementa-       cations such as ignition and combustion stability,          Thomas Hauser, Ken Alabi, and Bruce Wedan
tion of active flow control on advanced aircraft. The       plasma propulsion, and microwave plasma generation
                                                                                                                        CFD General Notation System (CGNS) has developed
seven course lecturers, coming from industry and aca-       will be discussed. These may be tailored to meet the
                                                                                                                        into a popular standard for the storage and exchange of
demia, have extensive backgrounds in flow control.          interests of participants given sufficient notification.
                                                                                                                        CFD data in the aerospace community and is now an
                                                            The course concludes with a brief overview of plasma
                                                                                                                        AIAA Recommended Practice. The use of this standard
Large-Eddy Simulations: Theory,                             diagnostics and modeling capabilities.
                                                                                                                        allows a compatible application or user to communicate
Applications, and Advanced Topics                                                                                       CFD setup and information to or from other third-party
                                                            C++ in Aerospace Simulations—                               CFD tools including mesh generators, solvers, and post-
Instructors: Ugo Piomelli, Jack R. Edwards, and
Fernando F. Grinstein
                                                            Hands-On Workshop                                           processors. This course will introduce the participants
                                                            Instructor: Peter H. Zipfel                                 to CGNS, the data format, the standard, and the soft-
This course will provide an introduction to the large-                                                                  ware implementing the standard. Participants will be
eddy simulation of turbulent flows, as well as the dis-     This two-day workshop introduces engineers and              provided comprehensive information for integrating
cussion of some advanced topics. The first day will be      programmers to object oriented programming of               CGNS into their applications. Examples will include
devoted to the introductory discussion, including           aerospace vehicle simulations. C++ constructs like          implementation scenarios in sample academic or com-
theory and applications of this method. During the          polymorphism, inheritance, and encapsulation will be        mercial applications and cover CFD data including
second day, two special topics will be discussed,           applied, while a multi-object UAV simulation is being       structured and unstructured grids, solution data, gov-
namely LES techniques based on alternative (non-            built. To provide hands-on experience, the course           erning equations, and boundary conditions. Participants
conventional) approaches to subgrid-scale modeling          alternates between lectures and experiments. The            will also have the opportunity to introduce their own
and hybrid RANS/LES methods.                                instructor introduces C++ features together with mod-       sample applications for guidance on how to integrate
                                                            eling of aerodynamics, propulsion, and autopilot, while     and make use of CGNS for data storage or interchange.
Systems Engineering Fundamentals
Instructor: John C. Hsu
                                                                                                                        Safety Management Systems for
                                                                                                                        the Aerospace Industry
In today’s globalized environment, manufacturing and
                                                                                                                        Instructor: Guido Fuentes
designing companies compete for business. To be suc-
cessful, companies need to practice strategies that mini-                                                               This course provides the basic doctrine and practical
mize the possibility of degradation of product quality,                                                                 guidelines for the application of Safety Management
cost overrun, schedule slippage, customer dissatisfac-                                                                  Systems (SMS) throughout the Aerospace industry.
tion, and system development failures. In this course,                                                                  The SMS approach stresses the practice of managing
you will learn why we need systems engineering; the                                                                     safety with a process oriented system safety approach
systems engineering fundamentals, including require-                                                                    emphasizing not only the application of strict and
ments analysis and development, functional analysis                                                                     comprehensive technical standards, but also the effec-
and allocation, and design decision analysis based on                                                                   tive application of management systems that ensure risk
requirements; risk management throughout the devel-                                                                     management and safety assurance. This SMS doctrine
opment and design cycle; Integrated Master Plan/Inte-                                                                   applies to products and service life cycles in all areas of
grated Master Schedule and Work Breakdown Structure                                                                     the Aerospace system such as the design, manufacture,
for development and design management; technical                                                                        operation, maintenance, and management of all kinds
performance measurement for measuring, tracking,                                                                        of air and space vehicle systems and components.
and validating design; and interface management across
in-house disciplines, supplier, and customer.

                                                                             46th AIAA Aerospace                   Sciences Meeting and Exhibit                              5

All participants are urged to register on the AIAA Web site at, or you may use the
registration form found on page 7. Registering in advance saves conference attendees $100. A check made
payable to AIAA or credit card information must be included with your registration form. Advance registration
forms must be received by 10 December 2007.
Registration fees are as follows:

                                                        By 10 December 2007                After 10 December 2007

Full Conference with Online Proceedings

   Member                                                         $555                                   $655

   Nonmember                                                      $690                                   $790
Includes Tuesday evening reception, Tuesday awards luncheon, Wednesday evening reception, and single-user access to the
online conference proceedings.

Full Conference with Online Proceedings and After-Meeting CD-ROM

   Member                                                         $605                                   $705                    Register on Our Web Site
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Includes conference and exhibit participation only (excludes food functions and conference proceedings).
Full-Time Graduate and Ph.D. Students
                                                                                                                                 Nonmembers who pay the full nonmember
   Member                                                          $40                                   $50                     registration fee will receive their first year’s AIAA
                                                                                                                                 membership at no additional cost. Members who
   Nonmember                                                       $70                                   $80                     wish to renew or reinstate their membership must also
Includes conference and exhibit participation only (excludes food functions and conference proceedings).                         pay the full nonmember conference registration fee.

Full-Time Retired                                                                                                                Notice on Visas
   Member                                                          $40                                   $50                     If you plan to attend an American Institute of
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Includes conference and exhibit participation only (excludes food functions and conference proceedings).
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                                                                                                                                 To avoid delays, AIAA strongly suggests that you
                                                                                                                                 submit your formal application to U.S. authorities a
Registration hours:                                                                                                              minimum of 120 days in advance of the date of
              Sunday, 6 January                                                1600–2000 hrs                                     anticipated travel.
                                                                                                                                 To request a letter of invitation, please fill out and
              Monday, 7 January                                                0700–1800 hrs
                                                                                                                                 submit the online Invitation Letter Request Form.
              Tuesday, 8 January                                               0700–1800 hrs                                     You can also request a letter of invitation by
              Wednesday, 9 January                                             0700–1800 hrs                                     contacting:
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              Thursday, 10 January                                             0700–1400 hrs
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT REGISTRATION FEES:                                                                                            1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Prices for all courses*                                                                                                                Suite 500
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46th AIAA
and Exhibit                                       7–10 January 2008
                                                  Grand Sierra Resort
                                                  (Formerly Reno Hilton)
                                                  Reno, Nevada

                                         Advancing the Science
                                          of Flight Technology

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