8th AVIATION and AVIONICS SYSTEMS
SEMINAR & B2B MEETINGS
 
16 - 17 November 2015  |  METU CCC, Ankara, TURKEY
SEMINAR TALKS on DAY 1
(25 October, 2016)
SEMINAR TALKS on DAY 2
ALL WORKSHOPS
08:00 - 09:00
REGISTRATION & OPENING REMARKS
09:00 - 09:40
How to Fail, then Succeed, at Avionics Development?

Presenter: Mr. Vance HILDERMAN (CEO, AFuzion Inc.)
Aviation companies dream of success.  Sometimes those dreams do not come true, because avionics development has many challenges.  Without sufficient knowledge those dreams cannot become reality. To succeed at avionics development it is helpful to also know how to fail. Like a child learning to walk or ride a bicycle, failures come before success. This presentation describes common reasons for avionics development failures so we can learn from them, avoid them, and improve our ability to succeed.
09:40 - 10:20
Development of an Automatic Flight Control System according to SAE-ARP4754A


Presenter: Mr. Abdullah Vural (TAI)
WORKSHOPS
16 November 2015
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10:50 - 11:30

Integrated Communication, Navigation and Identification Approach, Avionics in One Box



Presenter: Ms. Zeynep ŞEMŞİR (TAI)
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11:30 - 12:10

A Tool for Beamforming and Real-Time Link Budget Analysis in Aeronautical Communications using Kinematics



Presenter: Dr. M. Cenk ERTURK (METEKSAN) - Read the BIO
Aeronautical Communication (AC) systems are likely to be a part of future tiered communication network structures. Therefore maintaining a robust AC link with a minimum power burden on the host platform has a critical importance. In this presentation, we analyze the AC systems from a link budget analysis point of view and define the requirements for the parameters of link budget with an emphasize on antenna gains. First, we study the link budget analysis in an AC system. Then, we present a mathematical framework to provide an end-to-end link budget analysis utilizing the platform kinematics. Finally, we present the numerical results for typical AC scenarios and discuss that these results can be used for calculating the real-time link budget and electronic beamforming to provide a robust link. An application of our methodology on an airborne data link project will also be provided
12:10 - 12:40
GRAND KEYNOTE SPEECH


TOP WORLDWIDE AEROSPACE TRENDS for 2017,
HOW TO LEVERAGE in TURKEY?



by Mr. Vance HILDERMAN (CEO, AFUZION)

13:40 - 14:20
Establishing Situational Awareness Based on a System of Systems Using Multi-Sensor Fusion in Civil Aviation



Presenter: Mr. Umut ORS
This presentation will cover system of systems intended to provide situational awareness and decision support (DS) based on multi-sensor fusion (MSF) similar to the DS systems mainly used in Military and other industries, Civil Aviation DS systems are focused on providing an Identified Aerial Picture for managing a confused airspace with military and civilian needs shared at the same time. Advances in information distribution and handling systems have influenced Defense systems and communication industry at first. Nevertheless; industries providing decision support for defense needs are expected to be focused on less-known Civil Aviation.
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14:20 - 15:00
SPECIAL R&D SESSION

AN APPLICATION OF PLASMA PHYSICS in AEROSPACE : PLASMA THRUSTERS



by Prof. Dr. Serhat ÇAKIR
(Middle East Technical University)

An ion is simply an atom or molecule that is electrically charged.  Ionization is the process of electrically charging an atom or molecule by adding or removing electrons. Ions can be positive (when they lose one or more electrons) or negative (when they gain one or more electrons).

A gas is considered ionized when some or all the atoms or molecules contained in it are converted into ions. Plasma is an electrically neutral gas in which all positive and negative charges—from neutral atoms, negatively charged electrons, and positively charged ions add up to zero. Plasma exists everywhere in nature; it is designated as the fourth state of matter (the others are solid, liquid, and gas). It has some of the properties of a gas but is affected by electric and magnetic fields and is a good conductor of electricity. Plasma is the building block for all types of electric propulsion, where electric and/or magnetic fields are used to push on the electrically charged ions and electrons to provide thrust. Examples of plasmas seen every day are lightning and fluorescent light bulbs.

We will present the basics of plasma discharges applied to electric spacecraft propulsion and briefly review on the mature and flown technologies of gridded ion thrusters and Hall thrusters before exploring the recent yet immature technology of plasma thrusters based on expansion from low pressure high density inductively coupled and wave-excited plasma sources, e.g. the radio frequency helicon source. Prototype development of plasma thruster engines for future space travel is discussed using the example of the helicon double layer thruster. A summary of highlights in electric propulsion based space missions gives some insight into the challenges of future high power missions in more remote regions of space.

Several hundred electric thrusters are currently operating on commercial communications satellites. Plasma instabilities are still main problem to be solved.  We will review general advantages and disadvantages of plasma thruster technology.

15:30 - 16:10

Integrated Electro-Optic System for
New Generation Fighters



Presenter: Ms. Buket ÇELİK (TAI)
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16:10 - 17:00

Integrated RF System for New Generation Fighters



Presenter: Ms. Eda S. ATA (TAI)
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