41st IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST 2009) Held at UTSI March 15-17

41st IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST 2009) Held at UTSI March 15-17

The 41st IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory (SSST 2009) will be held in Tullahoma, TN on March 15-17, 2009. It will be hosted by the University of Tennessee Space Institute. The official website of SSST 2009 is: http://ssst.utsi.edu/.

The symposium consists of invited and contributed technical papers on theoretical and applied issues associated with the architecture, modeling, simulation and analysis, control, operation and performance-evaluation of systems (as well as tools for system computations and education). Traditionally, papers presented at the SSST have focused on system-issues from fields such as: mathematical theory of systems and signals, control of electro-mechanical systems, communications, signal processing, navigation, guidance, robotics, energy and power, electronic devices, computers and networks, optics, aerospace, chemical processing, manufacturing, etc. However, papers on system-issues from other fields are also of interest.

Special focus areas for this year’s conference are associated with the location for the conference, the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) which is located adjacent to the United States Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center, the world’s largest center for ground testing of aerospace systems. The focus of UTSI is in the areas of aerospace propulsion, aviation systems, materials science and lasers. Therefore two special focus areas have been added to this year’s conference. One focus area is Flight Systems including systems for aircraft, launch vehicles, spacecraft and planetary surface systems, and the other focus area is Ground and Flight Test of Aerospace Systems covering areas such as wind tunnel testing, propulsion cell testing, electromagnetic systems testing and instrumentation systems for ground and flight test. The conference program will provide tours of UTSI’s unique facilities for ground and flight testing which include wind tunnels, water tunnels, propulsion test stands and instrumented aircraft.

Papers presented at the SSST appear in a Proceedings Volume (CD version), which will be available at the time of the conference.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Bruce Bomar at (931) 393-7456