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Aerodynamics Technical Committee

This committee is in charge of fundamental researches of gas flow,study and prediction of flows over flying vehicles, development of ground testing facilities for gas flow and measurement technologies used therein, development of CFD technologies and its applications, and so forth. It sponsors "Fluid Dynamics Conference/Aerospace Numerical Simulation Symposium" every summer, and occasionally contributes with special sessions to the "Annual Meeting", "Aircraft Symposium" and "Space Science and Technology Conference".

Structures Technical Committee

This committee is in charge of fundamental researches and applied technology of strength, stiffness, vibration, buckling, impact and thermal properties of aerospace structures, such as aircraft, rockets, artificial satellites and spacecraft, in a wide range from structural materials to large-scale lightweight structures. As its main activities, the committee sponsors "Structures Conference" in every summer and "Structures Meeting" in every autumn where it provides researchers, engineers and students with opportunities of presentation and information exchange. Occasionally it also contributes with special sessions in "Aircraft Symposium" and so on.

Materials Technical Committee

  The aerospace material which is used in the aircraft, the satellite, the spacecraft and the rocket etc., the metallic materials, the organic materials, the inorganic materials and various composite materials (the FRP, MMC and CMC) etc. has extended to  diversity.  In the committee, the place of information exchange is offered the technology which relates to the aerospace material vis-à-vis the member of enterprise, the institution and the university, the new material, concerning material  development and.  In addition in the committee, trend of the aerospace material is offered through various seminars, the symposium, the forum and the society magazine.

Avionics and Systems Technical Committee

This committee covers wide range of systems onboard airplanes, rockets and space crafts, that include sensors, navigation & communication equipment, instruments, autopilots, actuators as well as ground equipment required for operations of these crafts, such as traffic control, communication and surveillance equipment. We provide those involved in research and development of these avionics and mechanical systems with updated information and support for publishing their works.

Aerospace Propulsion Technical Committee

Aerospace Propulsion Committee takes charge of fundamental and applied knowledge of aero-engine and space propulsion systems. It covers wide ranged fields such as thermo-fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, structures and materials, control, system engineering, and so on. The committee holds the "Conference on Aerospace Propulsion and Power (domestic)" every two years. The "Asian Joint Conference on Propulsion and Power" is co-organized with China and Korea every two years in between.

Manufacturing Technical Committee

Production Engineering Committee is organized of the committee chosen by the enterprise that manufactures aircraft and rockets, covers research and technological development related to manufacturing. This committee offers trend of the Production Engineering about the development of the method of construction and processing of metallic parts and composite parts, automation of assembly and rigging, technological development of mechanization through the society magazine and the symposium.

Flight Dynamics Technical Committee

his committee provides necessary information and offers a forum for exchanging knowledge and ideas on flight dynamics and mechanism of aircraft and design methods of guidance, navigation and control systems. As main activities, the committee contributes with organizing an invited session and proposing a plenary session in "Aircraft Symposium" and plans technical visits associated with aerospace laboratories and institutes.

Aircraft Design Technical Committee

 Aircraft Design Section is in charge of a wide variety of topics including new technologies regarding fixed wing aircraft. Topics cover total aircraft system, conceptual design, integration of component technologies, regulations, related tests and so on.  It is one of four sections, which coordinate Aircraft Symposium to encourage researchers and engineers to present their papers, discuss and exchange information. The section also releases various information related to aircraft designs including technology trend, through journals or Internet Home Page of the society. One of typical activities is to edit annual reviews of aeronautical engineering for the society magazine.

Aircraft Operation and Maintenance Technical Committee

 Aircraft Operation, Engineering and Maintenance Committee contributes to the growth of aviation industry, by collecting, exchanging technical issues such as flight safety, dispatch reliability, passenger comfort, operation efficiency and environmental adaptability based on field operation and maintenance experiences, and also information regarding new aircraft, state-of-the-art technologies and researches being developed by manufacturers, airlines, MROs and research institutes and then making them public.

Rotorcraft Technical Committee

Rotorcraft Section handles the whole field of technologies on rotorcraft including not only helicopters but also rotary-wing aircraft in general, such as tilt-rotor aircraft.    The section covers variety of technical fields including aerodynamics, structure, flight mechanics, control, electronics, propulsion, flight operation and so on.  The section committee contains members from various organizations such as manufacturers, researchers, and operators.  The section is one of four sections that coordinate Aircraft Symposium and it participates JSASS activities in order to seek for expansion of   rotorcraft.

Unconventional Aircraft Technical Committee

The committee is in charge of unconventional aircrafts like Flying Boat, V/STOL, Autogiro, Glider, Airship, Balloon, UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), ACV(Air Cushion Vehicle), and ULP (Ultra Light Plane) etc.
This committee provides related engineers and students with opportunities for information exchange through conferences or society publications.
We will also study topics on unconventional aircraft especially suitable for JSASS.

Air Traffic Management Technical Committee

The scope of ATM (Air Traffic Management) includes the functions for airborne and on the ground that are necessary to realize safe and efficient operations of aircraft under every operation phase. ATM dynamically controls the air traffic and the airspace with the collaboration of all authorities which provide the seamless services. This committee aims at the technologies and sciences that solve technical problems of ATM, namely how safety, economical efficiency and comfortable operation are realized.
To give actual examples, CNS (Communication, Navigation and Surveillance) and ATC information process are included in the scope of ATM. It also aims at automation, human-machine interface, integration methods of the subsystems, optimization, evaluation technology of safety and efficiency, performance indices and operations research.

Astrodynamics Technical Committee

The committee provides necessary information and offers a forum for exchanging knowledge and ideas on astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, orbital estimation, trajectory generation, guidance and navigation, and satellite tracking and control system for launch vehicles and spacecraft.

Space Systems Technical Committee

In space mission, ground support, and operation, we involve science and application satellite, space station, orbital servicing vehicle, orbit transfer vehicle et al., as our application field. Our application field encompasses many technology fields such as structure, structural dynamics, thermodynamics, mechanics, materials, guidance, control, navigation, and reliability.
Aiming at the creation of a new technological application field and the innovative spacecraft system, we lead technological verification in development project and succession of the technology to the next generation. And we find out the issues to be considered for the future research and development. Consequently, we aim at the activation of a technological specialized field, progressive succession of the technology, and the circulation of the technology. Moreover, we think how the space industry should play in the expansion of interest for space and education.

Space Utilization Technical Committee

Space Utilization Section is in charge of researches and technical developments for utilization of a variety of environments and resources in space. The target fields involve not only fundamental researches concerning to microgravity science and eco-engineering but also industrial, educational, and cultural activities based on the space utilization. The section committee participates JSASS activities and supports publishing works related to the field in order to contribute to expansion of the fields.

 

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