MathWorks Engineers to Present at AIAA

8/8/2003 - The MathWorks announced its strong presence at this year's AIAA "Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC)," "Atmospheric Flight Mechanics (AFM)," and, "Modeling and Simulation Technologies (MST)" Conferences. Engineering experts from The MathWorks will drive four technical presentations at these forums, which will bring together the world's most renowned aeronautics engineering researchers from leading academic, industry, and government institutions.

The conferences are scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas, at the Renaissance Austin Hotel from August 11 to 14, 2003. Tuesday, August 12, at 9:00 a.m. (CDT), Stacey Gage will discuss, "Creating a Unified Graphical Wind Turbulence Model from Multiple Specifications."

Stacey's presentation will be part of session 45-MST-9 titled, Vehicle Dynamics Modeling II. Her paper documents the research performed for developing the unified wind turbulence model block for a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software package. This package provides a graphical hierarchical block diagram representation of entire vehicles, including environment and control models.

Tuesday, August 12, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT), Tom Erkkinen will lead the session, "High- Integrity Production Code Generation." In the Control Design Methods session number 36-GNC-21, Tom will educate attendees about a complete software framework focused on automating the production of high-integrity embedded software for flight systems.

Thursday, August 14, at 8:30 a.m. (CDT), Jim Ledin of Ledin Engineering will present, "Single Modeling Environment for Constructing Both High-Fidelity Plant and Controller Models," on behalf of The MathWorks.

Jim will lead this topic as part of session 90-MST-16 titled, Simulation as an Engineering Design Tool. This technical session will focus on recent advances in plant modeling with an emphasis on its use in real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing for aerospace applications.

Thursday, August 14, at 10:00 a.m. (CDT), Jeremy Hodgson will drive a talk titled, "Terminal Guidance Using a Doppler Beam Sharpening Radar."

As part of the Missile Guidance Theory session number 98-GNC-61, Jeremy will explore the guidance issues relating to the use of a form of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to locate a static target during the terminal phase of an air-to-surface missile engagement.

About AIAA's GNC, MST, and AFM Conferences
The AIAA GNC Conference is a forum providing the latest developments in GN&C technology, with a unique focus on theory and applications in aeronautics and astronautics. Presentations and discussions focus on theoretical advancements as well as the implementation issues required for the transition of new technology to operational systems.

The MST Conference is a forum to present and discuss technical and scientific developments in simulation techniques and applications. Simulation has rapidly become an integral tool in the design, development, validation, procurement, and operational phases of the life cycle of many vehicles and their subsystems. Through modeling and simulation, the aerospace community has expanded the horizon for innovation, stretched the boundary of knowledge, and extended the technology benefits across professions.

The AFM Conference provides a forum for discussion of all technical areas related to atmospheric flight, with presentation of more than 100 technical papers from several countries providing a view of the newest developments in flight mechanics and benefits of the global development process.

About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries.

The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, Handle Graphics, and Real-Time Workshop are registered trademarks, and TargetBox is a trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.

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