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 2018.

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

 

NEW Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 February 2019 

Framework of the Meeting

The Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing, under Technical Committee Mechanical Systems, Structures and Materials (TC MSM), a Specialists’ Meeting on the subject of “Graphene technologies and applications for defence”.

 The meeting is open to NATO Nations plus the three “Enhanced Opportunity Partner” nations Australia, Sweden and Finland, and is classified as “NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA, FINLAND AND SWEDEN”. The Meeting is to be held during the Fall 2019 PBM in Trondheim, Norway, 10 – 11 October 2019.

 A Specialists’ Meeting is a medium-sized two-day event with up to 100 participants that aims at promoting exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among an audience of experts and specialists on an important scientific or applied topic. 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 Report (Meeting Proceedings) which will be published on the STO website.

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

 The AVT-304 Technical Team 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 milieu 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.

Meeting Topics

Major topics include:

  • Structural applications for land, sea, air and space platforms including damage tolerant fiber-reinforced composite materials
  • Lightweight, high performance ballistic protection
  • Coatings to reduce maintenance requirements, especially corrosion and wear
  • Signature management and camouflage
  • Energetic materials
  • Fibers and textiles
  • Sensors, including radar, and other electronic applications

Other topics including, but not limited to, adhesives, composites, foams, high temperature applications, energy generation and storage may be included where synergies with the major topics are envisaged.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, 10. October 2019 until Friday, 11. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 April 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

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