Micro and Nanotechnology Developers and Aerospace Systems Buyers to Meet at CANEUS 2004

Oct 05, 2004, 01:00 ET from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The CANEUS 2004 Conference and
 Workshop, 1-5 November 2004, Hyatt Regency Monterey, Monterey, California,
 hosted by the CANEUS Organization and the American Institute of Aeronautics
 and Astronautics (AIAA), in partnership with the Centre for Large Space
 Structures and Systems (CLS3) and NASA, is the premier forum for leading,
 worldwide micro and nanotechnology (MNT) developers and government and private
 investors. The objective is to initiate pilot projects that will transform
 revolutionary concepts into high-performance systems to answer critical
 aerospace and defense needs.
     The ambitious mission of CANEUS 2004, to bring together a representation
 of key stakeholders involved in MNT-based system development for aerospace,
 has attracted both industry and government involvement. Participants include
 Boeing, Lockheed Martin, GE Aircraft Engines, Airbus, BAE Systems, Hewlett
 Packard, EADS, Alcatel Space Industries, Goodrich, Motorola, NASA, the Air
 Force Research Laboratory, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army, the Department of
 Commerce, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National
 Science Foundation.
     CANEUS 2004 will provide attendees the opportunity to gain insight into
 all aspects of the technology development pipeline by interacting with
 international research institutions that are developing MNT materials and
 devices, companies that are developing MNT-based systems, and government and
 private sector organizations that are funding aerospace MNT research and
 fabrication. Consequently, attendees will also be able to get involved in the
 first-round of research, funding, and manufacturing opportunities of these
 pilot project prototypes from initial proof-of-principle to high-reliability
     In addition to the conference, a tutorial series will be held 30-31
 October 2004. Attendees can improve their understanding of some of the hot
 topics that will be discussed at the conference such as, reliability of MEMS
 and NEMS for space, planning and managing technology development, ITAR
 considerations, and intellectual property issues.
     For a complete program and to register to attend the conference and
 tutorial series, please visit http://www.caneus.org/CANEUS04. Early Bird
 registration for the conference, which offers a savings of $100, ends October
 8, 2004.
     The CANEUS Organization (http://www.caneus.org/) is a non-profit
 organization serving the needs of the aerospace community by fostering the
 coordinated, international development of MNT for aerospace applications. For
 nearly 75 years, AIAA (http://www.aiaa.org/) has been the principal voice and
 technical society devoted to continuing contributions and global leadership in
 the aerospace community.

SOURCE American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics