Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel Office

The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel strives to improve the performance, affordability, and safety of vehicles through advancement of appropriate technologies. The Panel addresses Mechanical Systems, Structures and Materials, Propulsion and Power Systems operating in all environments (land, sea, air, and space), for both new and ageing systems.

To accomplish this mission the members of the AVT community exploit their joint expertise in the fields of:

  • Mechanical systems, structures and materials
  • Propulsion and power systems
  • Performance, stability and control, fluid physics.
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Upcoming events

 

By invitation of Slovakia, the 43rd AVT Panel Business Week will be held in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia, from 20-24 May 2019.

During this PBM not only the AVT Panel Business Meeting but also well over 60 Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, various AVT Committee Meetings and the following Specialists' Meeting will be held:

AVT-322 Specialists’ Meeting
“Combustion products, exposure and related risks”
20 – 22 May 2019 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden)

If you wish to participate in this Specialists' Meeting please enroll separately on the STO Events website. The enrollment link can be found in the section "Specialists' Meeting".

Furthermore, our Slovak hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 20 May 2019, at 19:00hrs at the Hotel Grand Jasna. Places are limited to 250 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 250 or not.

As there are no restaurants in the proximity of the meeting venue a lunch buffet will be organised at 12:30 hrs every day. The lunch will be at your own expense, can be paid only in cash and will cost 7,50 Euros including a soft drink. The weekly menu will not contain any pork. Also vegetarian alternatives will be available. Please indicate in the following online form on which days you would like to pre-register for the lunch buffet. The organisers need to know the number of guests in advance for every day in order to be able to prepare adequate amounts of food.

 

The detailed Time Schedule as well as the General Information Package (GIP) are visible and available for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, 20. May 2019 until Friday, 24. May 2019 08:00 - 17:30

 

This Specialists' Meeting is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden, Partnership for Peace Nations and Brazil and will be held in conjunction with the 43rd AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.

Meeting topics will comprise: 

    • Ammunition emissions analysis; Setup, measurement methods, results, analysis and interpretation
    • Computational prediction models; For predicting emission products and translation “lab-scale” to larger scale
    • Exposure to combustion products and the effect of modus operandi and local parameters such as wind, humidity and temperature
    • Toxicity assessment; Approach, mitigation procedures and interpretation

For the detailed Time Schedule and Programme please refer to the Meeting Announcement on the right.

Our Slovak hosts will organize an Evening Reception on Monday, 20 May 2019, at 19:00hrs at the Hotel Grand Jasna for all PBM participants. Also Participants of this Specialists' Meeting are cordially invited to take part.

However, please note that places are limited to 250 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you have ticked the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 250.

As there are no restaurants in the proximity of the meeting venue a lunch buffet will be organised at 12:30 hrs every day. The lunch will be at your own expense, can be paid only in cash and will cost 7,50 Euros including a soft drink. The weekly menu will not contain any pork. Also vegetarian alternatives will be available. Please indicate in the following online form on which days you would like to pre-register for the lunch buffet. The organisers need to know the number of guests in advance for every day in order to be able to prepare adequate amounts of food.

The General Information Package (GIP) for all Liptovsky Mikulas events is visible and available for download on this website at the right only for registered and officially re-confirmed participants.

Enrollment validation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending on your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, 20. May 2019 until Wednesday, 22. May 2019 09:00 - 17:30

 

We would like to invite you to join us for the traditional AVT Panel Dinner and AVT Awards ceremony on Thursday evening during the PBM Week.

Please note that this is an exclusive event only for invited guests (AVT Panel Members, Host Nation representatives, AVT Awardees, AVT Event Chairs, Technical Evaluators and CSO staff). All invited participants are welcome to bring their spouse or any other accompanying persons, of course.

 

Date and Time: Thursday, 23 May 2019 at 19:00hrs

Price: 50,00 EUR (4-course-menu incl. water, white and red wine)

Dress code: Cocktail Attire (Tie and jacket for men, dress or sleek trousers for women)

Registration Deadline: 1st May 2019

 

Choice of menus: 

Menu 1 (“Veal”)

Starter: A fillet of smoked trout served on cranberry horseradish dip

Soup: Strong beef broth with homemade “cep” ravioli and turned carrots

Main course: Veal cutlet served on honey-glazed carrots with potato lavender purée and Porto demi-glace

Dessert: Freshly caramelized Crème Brûlée with glazed forest fruits

 

Menu 2 (“Salmon”)

Starter: Star anise marinated beetroot with Balkan cheese, salad and pine nuts

Soup: Hokkaido pumpkin cream soup with cinnamon croutons and almond mousse

Main course: Grilled salmon fillet with lettuce salad and honey-lemon dressing

Dessert: Homemade tiramisu

 

Menu 3 (“Vegan”)

Starter: Lettuce salad with chickpea and black lentils

Soup: Young peas cream (without cream and milk)

Main Course: Dry tomato Risotto with bean ragout

Dessert: Raspberry nuts cake

 

Please make sure every participant registers separately for the event – it is very easy to create an own user account e.g. for your wife - and do not forget to choose your preferred menu in the online registration form.

Once your booking has been validated you will be able to download detailed information about the Panel Dinner location and transportation.

Thursday, 23. May 2019 - 19:00 until 22:00

 

By invitation of Norway, the 44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week will be held in Trondheim, Norway, from 07-11 October 2019.

During this PBM not only the AVT Panel Business Meeting but also well over 60 Technical and Exploratory Team Meetings, various AVT Committee Meetings and the following Events will be held:

  • AVT-323 Research Symposium
    “Hybrid/Electric Aero Propulsion Systems for Military Applications”

    7 – 9 October 2019 (open to NATO Nations, Partnership for Peace Nations, Australia and India)
  • AVT-307 Research Symposium
    “Separated Flow: Prediction, Measurement and Assessment for Air and Sea Vehicles”
    7 – 9 October 2019 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden and Japan)
  • AVT-304 Research Specialists’ Meeting
    “Graphene Technologies and Applications for Defence”
    9 – 11 October 2019 (open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden)

 

If you wish to participate in one of these meetings please enroll separately on the STO Events website. The enrollment link can be found in the section "Symposium" or "Specialists' Meeting".

 

Social Events

Monday Evening Concert

Our Norwegian hosts have organized a concert in Nidaros Cathedral. The event will take place on Monday, 7 Oct at 19:00hrs-19:30hrs. Nidaros Cathedral is located in the old city centre at “Kongsgårdsgata 2”, which is about 20-25 minutes by foot from the hotel meeting site.

All registered PBM participants  as well as their accompanying persons are welcome to attend the concert. If you would like to attend the concert, simply ask for a voucher at the registration desk when you check-in for the conference.

The concert is offered by the municipality of Trondheim and free of charge.

Monday Evening Reception

Following the concert, our Norwegian hosts have also organized an Evening Reception which will take place at the Archbishop’s Palace which is located next to the Nidaros Cathedral and will start at 19:30hrs. All PBM participants are cordially invited to take part.

Please note that places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you tick the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 350.

 

For detailed information about the conference hotel, conference logistics and social events please consult the PDF document "General Information Package (GIP)".

The GIP will be visible for you in the grey box at the right only once you have duly enrolled for the PBM and after your registration has been confirmed by NATO.

 

If you would like to enroll for the PBM, please continue by clicking on the green 'Book now' button below.

Enrollment confirmation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending upon your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, 07. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019

 

This Research Symposium is open to NATO Nations, Partnership for Peace Nations, Australia and India and will be held in conjunction with the 44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Trondheim, Norway.

Theme and Topics

The objective of this Research Symposium is to convene an international array of scientists, engineers, end users and other important stakeholders with a specific focus on military use of hybrid/electric propulsion.

We intend to cover design and operation of future aircraft utilizing hybrid/electric and coupled aero-propulsion technologies in military applications.

Papers were invited in the following areas:

  • Hybrid/Electric Propulsion Systems Architectures
  • Electrical Energy Storage, Power Management and Distribution
  • Electrical Machines and Power Electronics
  • Integrated Thermal Regulation and Control Systems
  • Synergistic Aero propulsion Technologies
  • Integrated Vehicle Design

For detailed information on the programme please consult the PDF document "Meeting Announcement" in the grey box at the right.

 

Technical Visit

A technical visit to Rolls-Royce Electric Norway has been organized, as part of the conference programme. The tour will take place on Thursday, 10 October 2019, starting from 09:00hrs.

Rolls-Royce Electric Norway has the capacity of hosting a group of 30 people at a time, and there will be three groups in total. The company presentation and tour will take approximately 1 hour.

Taxi transportation to the company site and back will be organized. The fare will be at the attendees’ own expense; 50 NOK each way (approximately 5€ or $5), to be paid via bank transfer in advance. The visit itself is free of charge.

If you would like to participate in this tour, please tick the respective box in the online registration form and indicate which group you would like to join.

For detailed information on the Technical Visit please consult the PDF document "AVT-323 Technical Visit" in the grey box at the right.

 

Social Events

Monday Evening Concert

Our Norwegian hosts have organized a concert in Nidaros Cathedral. The event will take place on Monday, 7 Oct at 19:00hrs-19:30hrs. Nidaros Cathedral is located in the old city centre at “Kongsgårdsgata 2”, which is about 20-25 minutes by foot from the hotel meeting site.

All registered participants of the AVT-323 Symposium as well as their accompanying persons are welcome to attend the concert. If you would like to attend the concert, simply ask for a voucher at the registration desk when you check-in for the conference.

The concert is offered by the municipality of Trondheim and free of charge.

Monday Evening Reception

Following the concert, our Norwegian hosts have also organized an Evening Reception which will take place at the Archbishop’s Palace, which is located next to the Nidaros Cathedral and will start at 19:30hrs. Participants of the AVT-323 Symposium are cordially invited to take part.

Please note that places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you tick the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you have been included amongst the first 350.

 

For detailed information about the conference hotel, conference logistics and social events please consult the PDF document "General Information Package (GIP)".

The GIP will be visible for you in the grey box at the right only once you have duly enrolled for the AVT-323 Symposium and after your registration has been confirmed by NATO.

 

If you would like to enroll for the the AVT-323 Symposium and the listed side events, please continue by clicking on the green 'Book now' button below.

Enrollment confirmation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending upon your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

 

Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019

 

This Research Symposium is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland, Sweden and Japan and will be held in conjunction with the 44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Trondheim, Norway.

Theme and Topics

The AVT-307 Technical Team is interested in establishing a new baseline in separated flow technology to capture advancements since the last NATO sponsored Symposium on Separated Flow in 1975. (See, AGARD CP-168.) The emphasis of the Symposium will be on smooth-surface separated flows relevant to the operation of advanced air and sea military vehicles. Contributions can range from systems to fundamental studies and can include numerical and experimental investigations. The objectives of the Symposium are to

  • Establish a baseline for current and anticipated air and sea vehicle issues regarding separated flow effects
  • Establish a baseline for current capability to predict separated flow effects and to measure separated flow phenomena that are relevant to air and sea vehicle needs
  • Identify key separated flow issues that require further research and development.

Emphasis will be placed on smooth-surface separation phenomena. All topics can include laminar flows, transitional flows, turbulent flows, and Reynolds number scaling effects. All topics can also include experimental and numerical investigations. Contributions can range from systems to fundamental studies, although fundamental studies must identify their relevance to vehicle needs.

For detailed information on the programme please consult the PDF document "Meeting Announcement" in the grey box at the right.

 

Social Events

Monday Evening Concert

Our Norwegian hosts have organized a concert in Nidaros Cathedral. The event will take place on Monday, 7 Oct at 19:00hrs-19:30hrs. Nidaros Cathedral is located in the old city centre at “Kongsgårdsgata 2”, which is about 20-25 minutes by foot from the hotel meeting site.

All registered participants of the AVT-307 Symposium as well as their accompanying persons are welcome to attend the concert. If you would like to attend the concert, simply ask for a voucher at the registration desk when you check-in for the conference.

The concert is offered by the municipality of Trondheim and free of charge.

 

Monday Evening Reception

Following the concert, our Norwegian hosts have also organized an Evening Reception which will take place at the Archbishop’s Palace which is located next to the Nidaros Cathedral and will start at 19:30hrs. Participants of the AVT-307 Symposium are cordially invited to take part.

However, please note that places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you tick the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 350.

 

For detailed information about the conference hotel, conference logistics and social events please consult the PDF document "General Information Package (GIP)".

The GIP will be visible for you in the grey box at the right only once you have duly enrolled for the AVT-307 Symposium and after your registration has been confirmed by NATO.

 

If you would like to enroll for the the AVT-307 Symposium and the listed side events, please continue by clicking on the green 'Book now' button below.

Enrollment confirmation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending upon your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019

 

This Specialists' Meeting is open to NATO Nations, Australia, Finland and Sweden and will be held in conjunction with the 44th AVT Panel Business Meeting Week in Trondheim, Norway.

Theme and Topics

The AVT-304 Specialists Meeting (RSM) aims to assess the potential use of graphene technologies in military applications. In order to perform the assessment, this RSM will bring together experts in the field to present and discuss the state of the art of graphene technologies in the light of their potential to enhance defense capabilities. The objective is to evaluate where and how graphene technologies may contribute to existing and new defense applications in all environments and situations.

This RSM will increase confidence in any future use and performance of graphene in military applications, leading to increased exploitation of emerging graphene-improved materials and the adoption of common approaches between Government and Industry and between different NATO nations.

Topics to be covered during this RSM are graphene production, ballistic protection using graphene, use of graphene in composites, membranes and textiles, energy storage and energetic materials using graphene and sensors. In addition to oral presentations, there will also be a poster session.

For detailed information on the programme please consult the PDF document "Meeting Announcement" in the grey box at the right.

 

Social Events

Monday Evening Concert

Our Norwegian hosts have organized a concert in Nidaros Cathedral. The event will take place on Monday, 7 Oct at 19:00hrs-19:30hrs. Nidaros Cathedral is located in the old city centre at “Kongsgårdsgata 2”, which is about 20-25 minutes by foot from the hotel meeting site.

All registered participants of the AVT-304 Specialists' Meeting as well as their accompanying persons are welcome to attend the concert. If you would like to attend the concert, simply ask for a voucher at the registration desk when you check-in for the conference.

 The concert is offered by the municipality of Trondheim and free of charge.

 

Monday Evening Reception

Following the concert, our Norwegian hosts have also organized an Evening Reception which will take place at the Archbishop’s Palace which is located next to the Nidaros Cathedral and will start at 19:30hrs. Participants of the AVT-304 Specialists' Meeting are cordially invited to take part.

However, please note that places are limited to 350 participants and will be granted on a first come, first serve basis. If you would like to attend this event, please make sure you tick the related box in the online registration form. You will be informed 3 weeks before the event if you made it amongst the first 350.

 

For detailed information about the conference hotel, conference logistics and social events please consult the PDF document "General Information Package (GIP)".

The GIP will be visible for you in the grey box at the right only once you have duly enrolled for the AVT-304 Specialists' Meeting and after your registration has been confirmed by NATO.

 

If you would like to enroll for the the AVT-304 Specialists' Meeting and the listed side events, please continue by clicking on the green 'Book now' button below.

Enrollment confirmation time can vary from 1 to 20 days depending upon your nationality. Thank you for your understanding.

Thursday, 10. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2019

All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

 

Framework of the Meeting

The Applied Vehicle Panel (AVT) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing a Specialists’ Meeting (RSM) on Multi-disciplinary design approaches and performance assessment of future combat aircraft. The meeting is open to NATO Nations and two Enhanced Opportunity Partners: Australia and Sweden. The Specialists’ Meeting is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA and SWEDEN. The meeting will be held in Quebec City, Canada during the Spring 2020 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week, 27 – 29 April 2020.

The three day Specialists’ Meeting is planned to have approximately 24 papers, several of which will be invited. In addition, the Specialists’ Meeting is open for poster presentations given during the Panel Business Meeting Week in parallel to the oral paper presentations. It is as well open to static displays as desired. Full Meeting Proceedings will be published on the CSO website: www.cso.nato.int.

 

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

 The intention of the RSM is to share and expand the knowledge of design and performance prediction capabilities of future agile combat fighter aircraft within the NATO community. The military relevance is given by the necessity to provide a common knowledge to design and assessment of the performance of current and future air vehicles. The related RTG AVT-251 was able to consolidate a certain group of NATO nations and was able to show the capabilities of the current STO research community. To be able to convey this knowledge base into the outside community such as procurement agencies and industry, a common Specialists’ Meeting is a valid format. Furthermore, the STO community needs feedback from outside to address technological gaps for future activities. The main objectives are:

  • Provide a spectrum of design aspects and overall design experiences for future combat NATO military aircraft and provide vital links between disciplines.
  • Demonstrate the performance of existing design methods with respect to applicability and reliability.
  • Identify future and progressive aircraft design requirements and identify the necessary method developments to solve aerodynamic, S&C, structural etc. characteristics challenges.
  • Discuss design strategies using advanced design tools like multi-fidelity methods or reduced order modelling (ROM).


Specialists’ Meeting Topics

Papers and posters are invited in the areas of:

  • Conceptual and preliminary design of future combat military aircraft
  • Aerodynamic design, CFD and Multi-Fidelity methods
  • Control device and control concept design
  • Propulsion integration
  • Structure design and aeroelastic assessment
  • Signature aspects and design concepts
  • Flight mechanics analyses and control systems

Emphasis will be placed on several mandatory aspects like:

  • Demonstration on application
  • Military impact and exploitation
  • Multi-Disciplinary aspect

 

 

Monday, 27. April 2020 until Wednesday, 29. April 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 September 2019

All details about the event, deadlines and schedule, as well as the abstract and paper format requirements are provided in the PDF document "Call for Paper" on the right.

 

Framework of the Meeting

The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization is organizing a Specialists’ Meeting (RSM) about “Range design and management for sustainable live fire training ranges”, under its Propulsion and Power Systems Focus. The meeting is open to NATO, PfP and MD Nations plus Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and is classified as “NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO PfP AND MD NATIONS, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN AND NEW ZEALAND”. The meeting is to be held in Québec City, Canada 27 - 29 of April 2020.

A Specialists’ Meeting is a medium-sized event spread over three-days with up to 100 participants. The aim is to promote the exchange of state-ofthe-art knowledge among an audience of experts and specialists on an important scientific or applied topic and to share this with environmental authorities, range managers, environmental officers and all possible end-users. The Programme Committee is responsible for selecting and inviting the speakers. Observers, who present no paper, can also participate. Specialists’ Meetings result in a STO Meeting Proceedings. The RSM will include between a half-day to a one-day visit to an actual live-fire range in Valcartier to highlight applications of range design.

 

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

This Specialists’ Meeting will be held in conjunction with the 45th AVT PBM with the objective to promote military live-fire range sustainability. The scope of the meeting is to exchange information about the various approaches used and results obtained to minimize the environmental impacts and implications associated with the firing of ammunition, with regards to the dispersion of munitions’ residues. The main objective will be to exchange information on solutions developed by each country and develop guidelines for range design and management. Some countries have already initiated the development of solutions that mitigate if not completely remove the negative environmental impacts of the training. Presentations will be given and discussions will take place to evaluate and improve range design and management. Implementing range design as well as better range management practices on current ranges will lead to better solutions, applicable to all countries. The sharing of knowledge, technology and work conducted on the subject saves time and money to each nation by minimizing duplicate work and ensuring higher level of acceptance by environmental authorities and the public. This RSM is of interest to range managers, as well as munitions’ manufacturers, buyers and users, research/testing laboratories and environmental officers from Defence departments and law enforcement organizations. The expertise that will be shared in this meeting will enhance our mutual reliance and strongly support participating nation’s range sustainability. The Technical Team will assemble the results of this RSM together with external information to provide a final summary report detailing the current state-of-theart and providing recommendations for modifications to procedures or new approaches discussed at the RSM.

Specialists’ Meeting Topics

Papers are invited in the areas of range design and management, as well as supporting research, such as:

  • Small arms ranges
    • Deposition rate studies, toxicity, fate and transport;
    • Exploring new technologies for remediation or entrapment
  • Demolition and Disposal ranges
    • Use of unconfined plastic explosive and related risks; OB/OD (open burn/open detonation) environmental impacts; Exploring new technologies for remediation or entrapment
  • Risk assessment and monitoring
    • Deposition rate studies, toxicity, fate and transport; Exploring new technologies, i.e. new water treatment technologies
  • Heavy weapons ranges
    • Deposition, toxicity, fate and transport; remediation and entrapment
    • Link with the Nordic Initiative on Environmental Protection of Heavy Weapons Ranges
  • Range Management
    • Range records (Reliability, completeness, duds/low-order rounds); Dealing with mixed-use ranges; Noise issues
    • Thresholds levels, management to reduce impact, best management practices / guidance
  • Future challenges
    • Green ammunition
    • Watch list of contaminants of concern emerging EM due to 3D printing, RAM technology & nanotechnology
    • Insensitive munitions
    • Ever-growing size and intensity of weapon systems and live-fire training & evolving training methods.
  • Noise management
    • Noise issues in various types of ranges
    • Noise mitigation measures

The focus of the specialist meeting will be on best practice while other domains related to live-fire range sustainment will be welcomed.

Monday, 27. April 2020 until Wednesday, 29. April 2020

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