Space SImulation Conference call for papers

The 30th Space Simulation Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Annapolis, Maryland November 5th through November 8th, 2018. The technical sessions are from November 6th through November 8th and are preceded by tutorials on November 5th.

Abstracts are now being solicited for the conference. The deadline for submissions has been extended to May 25, 2018. Download the Call for Papers.

Papers are solicited in the following subject areas:

  • Environmental Testing for Space Applications – Electromagnetic, Structural Dynamic, and Space Simulation
  • New or Refurbished Facilities
  • Novel Testing Requirements and Approaches
  • Environmental Testing in Simulated Lunar and Martian Environments
  • Combined Environmental Testing – Thermal-Dynamic, Thermal-Deployment, Space Debris, Micrometeoroid Impact
    Molecular Contamination, Outgassing, and Effluents
  • Data Acquisition and Analysis
  • Experimental Heat Transfer and Thermal Coatings for Spacecraft
  • Integration of Commercial Practices into Testing
  • System Tests and End-to-End Demonstrations


Abstract Guidelines and Submission Information

  • Selection of papers for publication and presentation will be based on submitted abstracts with a maximum length of 250 words briefly outlining the proposed paper.
  • A cover letter shall provide the paper title, all authors’ names and affiliations; and address, phone number, and E-mail addresses of all authors.
  • The abstract should be mailed or E-mailed on or before May 25, 2018 to:

    Ken Turner
    11100 Johns Hopkins Rd.
    Mail Stop 23-382
    Laurel, MD. 20723-6099
    Phone: (240) 228-9417
  • The contact author will be notified of paper acceptance by June 1, 2018.
  • All papers must be unclassified and “ITAR” compliant (employer’s approval for release).
  • Papers shall be between 6 to 20 pages in length and submitted by September 26th, 2018 (a session chair will contact you with details after paper acceptance)
  • An IEST Copyright Form must be submitted by September 26th, 2018 as well in order to have it published on the Conference CD.
  • A Power Point presentation of the Paper must be presented during the technical sessions at the Conference in order to be accepted by the conference committee. Power Point presentations are due on October 15th, 2018.