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.
Information

Upcoming events

 

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

This Specialists’ Meeting will be held in conjunction with the AVT-277 Research Task Group on “Hazard assessment of exposure to ammunition-related constituents and combustion products”. The scope of the meeting is to exchange information about the various approaches used and results obtained trying to evaluate the potential hazards associated with the firing of ammunition with regards to the exposure to emissions / combustion products.

The various stages from predicting combustion products by models, measuring the emitted combustion products, identifying exposure pathways and assess the final toxicity, will be addressed. These topics maybe of interest to manufacturers, buyers and users of ammunition, research/testing laboratories and occupational health officers from Defense departments and law enforcement organizations in order for them to assess the potential hazards of ammunition for the user and its direct surroundings.

This meeting is setup to learn about various approaches and results from a broad audience by presenting their work and visions on these topics.


Meeting Topics

Papers are invited in the areas of:

  • 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

The focus of the Specialist Meeting will be on determining the health hazards for personnel during the firing of small calibre ammunition, but contributions regarding human health hazards and mitigation from the firing of larger calibre ammunition and the demilitarization of ammunition are welcome.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 20. May 2019 until Wednesday, 22. May 2019 08:00 - 17:30

NEW: Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 November 2018

Framework of the Meeting

The Applied Vehicle Panel (AVT) of the NATO Science and Technology Organization (STO) is organizing a symposium on Separated Flow: Prediction, Measurement and Assessment for Air and Sea Vehicles. The meeting is open to NATO Nations and four Enhanced Opportunity / Global Partners: Australia, Finland, Japan, and Sweden; the Symposium is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN TO AUSTRALIA, FINLAND, JAPAN, AND SWEDEN. The meeting will be held in Trondheim, Norway, 07 – 09 October 2019, during the fall 2019 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week.

The three day Symposium is planned to have approximately 36 papers, several of which will be invited. Full Symposium Proceedings will be published on the STO website: https://www.sto.nato.int.

General Scope and Symposium Objectives

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.

Symposium Topics

Papers are invited in the areas of:

  • Juncture and corner flows (for example: wing-body or wing-pylon juncture flows, inlet corner flows, etc., for aircraft and ships)
  • Vortex flows from wings and bodies (for example: leading-edge vortices, fore-body vortices, aft-body vortices, etc., for aircraft and ships)
  • Wing stall and wake flows (for example: high-lift flows, wake interaction flows, etc., for aircraft and ships)
  • Shock/boundary-layer interactions (for example: supersonic inlet flows, transonic wing flows, etc., for aircraft)
  • Free surface effects, ventilation, and cavitation (for example: free-surface induced vortices, bilge vortices, propeller flows, etc., for ships)

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. Authors are requested to identify the topic to which their paper applies.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30

Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 November 2018

Framework of the Meeting

The Applied Vehicle Technology Panel of the NATO Science and Technology Organization is convening under its Propulsion and Power Systems Focus a Research Symposium on the subject of “Hybrid/Electric Aero-Propulsion Systems for Military Application”. The meeting is open to NATO NATIONS and ENHANCED OPPORTUNITY PARTNERS, and, is classified as NATO UNCLASSIFIED OPEN to AUS, FIN, and SWE. The Research Symposium is to be held in Trondheim, Norway, 07-09 October 2019 during the fall 2019 AVT Panel Business Meeting Week. The three day Research Symposium is planned to have 27 papers. Proceedings (with ISBN) will be produced containing all submitted technical papers presented at the event. Full Research Symposium proceedings will be published on the STO website: https://www.sto.nato.int.

General Scope and Meeting Objectives

The objective of this Research Symposium is to convene an international array of scientists and engineers together with other important stakeholders with intent to cover aspects associated with the design, qualification/certification and operation of future aircraft utilising hybrid/electric and coupled aero-propulsion technologies. The context is to familiarise all participants with what technical aspects should be considered when aiming to create effective, efficient and agile NATO aerial vehicles. The outcome of this Symposium will serve as an important input for another STO activity (AVT-RTG-310) focussing on the development of a roadmap towards demonstrator applications for such aerial vehicles.

Research Symposium Topics

The Research Symposium covers categories of Hybrid/All-Electric and Partial/Full Turbo-electric architectures suitable for the contemporary range of military applications.

 Papers are invited in the eight areas of:

  • Hybrid/Electric Propulsion Systems Architectures 
  • Electrical Energy Storage, Power Management and Distribution
  • Electrical Machines and Power Electronics –
  • Integrated Thermal Regulation and Control Systems 
  • Integrated Vehicle Design –
  • Synergistic Aero-propulsion Technologies 
  • Future Operational Applications 
  • Requirements, Regulations and Qualification/Certification 

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.

 

 

 

 

Monday, 07. October 2019 until Wednesday, 09. October 2019 08:00 - 17:30

Abstract Submission Deadline: 21 January 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