Technical Track: Call for Papers

The Space Foundation is announcing a Call for Papers for Technical Track presentations to be delivered on April 13-14, 2015 as part of the 31st Space Symposium (April 13-16, 2015). Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from some of the government and industry leaders in space technology development, and to learn about recent advances from presenters in a series of 20-minute tech talks. In response to requests for additional content following the inaugural Technical Track at the 30th Space Symposium, the Space Foundation is pleased to offer an expanded technical program with an increased number of speaking slots for presenters.

The Call for Papers is now closed. Please direct all questions to [email protected].

Key Deadlines for Authors

December 1, 2014:  Abstracts due

December 19, 2014:  Notification and detailed presenter instructions sent to authors via email

January 19, 2015:  Deadline for author to confirm attendance

March 23, 2015:  Full papers due

April 1, 2015:  Presentations due

April 13-14, 2015:  Tech Track presentations at the 31st Space Symposium

Presentation Content

Presentations are welcome on technology developments with applications for civil, commercial, entrepreneurial, and national security fields. The emphasis should be on recent activities or emerging technologies. Areas of interest include:

  • Smallsats/cubesats
  • Satellite design and system architectures
  • Launch vehicle development
  • Communications
  • Earth observation/remote sensing
  • Space Situational Awareness (SSA)
  • Commercial alternatives to government systems
  • Government opportunities for small businesses and startups
  • Emerging terrestrial applications of space systems
  • Policy and planning

Papers Presented at the 30th Space Symposium

These papers were presented as part of the 30th Space Symposium's Technical Track. Additional sessions have been added to the program for the 31st Space Symposium, so we will be able to accommodate substantially more speakers this coming year.

Smallsats and Distributed Architectures

David Barnhart, Program Manager, DARPA 
"Creating a Sustainable Assembly Architecture for Next-Gen Space: The Phoenix Project"

Aaron Q. Rogers, Program Manager, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory 
"Small Satellite Initiatives: Building on Success"

Matthew Daniels, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University 
"Satellite Architecture Choices: Single Bus or Distributed Constellation? Quantitative Analysis of an Example Geosynchronous Imaging System"

Walter Holemans, Chief Engineer, Planetary Systems Corporation 
"Canisterized Satellite Dispenser (CSD) As A Standard For Integrating and Dispensing Hosted Payloads on Large Spacecraft and Launch Vehicles"

Space Situational Awareness and Space Weather Monitoring

Brendan Houlton, Lead Deployment Engineer - SSA, Analytical Graphics, Inc.
"Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC): A Commercial Alternative Space Situational Awareness (SSA)"

Col Rex R. Kiziah, USAF, Permanent Professor and Head, Department of Physics, United States Air Force Academy
"Exploration of Wide-Field Optical System Technologies for Sky Survey and Space Surveillance"

Lt Col Travis Blake, USAF, Ph.D., Program Manager, DARPA
"OrbitOutlook: Data-centric Competition Based Space Domain Awareness (SDA)"

Capt George Sondecker, USAF, SENSE Program Manager, USAF Space and Missile Systems Center
"SENSE: The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center's CubeSat Demonstration for Space Environmental Monitoring"

Policy, Planning, and Education

Dale Ketcham, Chief of Strategic Alliances, Space Florida
"Is Exploration better served with NASA as its own Landlord, or as a Priority Tenant?"

Col Rex R. Kiziah, USAF, Permanent Professor and Head, Department of Physics, United States Air Force Academy
"Air Force Academy Department of Physics Space Technologies Development and Research"

Rodney Liesveld, Senior Advisor, Strategy and Policy Formulation, Office of Administrator, NASA HQ 
"U.S. Space Industrial Base 'Deep Dive' Assessment"

Daniel Lim, Vice President of Corporate Outreach, TriSept Corporation 
"Defining a Roadmap to Bringing the US Space Industry Back to Health"

LeAnn Brasure, Senior Scientist, Schafer Corporation 
"HEL Weapon Laser Deconfliction Safety: Bridging the Gap for Fielding Operational Systems"

Satcom and Satellite Design

Martin Coleman, Executive Director, Satellite Interference Reduction Group 
"Fighting Satellite Interference with Technology"

Roger Franklin, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal Solutions 
"Automating Remote Systems"

Gary Oleson, Senior Engineer, TASC 
"Relaxed Mass Limits"

Edmund Burke, Chief Executive Officer, Space Information Labs 
"Aerospace Scalable, Modular, and Reconfigurable Technology to bring innovation and affordability"

Rodrigo Gomez, Chief Technology Officer, TrustComm Inc. 
"Meeting Global Demand for Assured Mobile Satellite Services"

Howard Pace, Chief Strategy Officer, ViaSat Inc. 
"The Impact of Mass Market Satellite Broadband On US DoD SatCom Strategies"