Unique Conference Will Speed the Integration of Micro-Nano-Technologies Into Aerospace Systems

Aug 26, 2004, 01:00 ET from American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- 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, are hosting
 the upcoming CANEUS 2004 Conference and Workshop, being held 1-5 November 2004
 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey in Monterey, California.
     CANEUS 2004 is the world's premier international forum devoted to micro-
 nano-technologies (MNT) development for aerospace applications.  This event
 will provide a venue for participants, including researchers, systems
 integrators, funding agencies, and aerospace systems buyers from Canada,
 Europe, the United States, and Asia Pacific regions, to address the efficient
 development of aerospace MNT "from concepts to systems" and to foster
 international collaboration aimed at creating MNT-based aerospace products.
     As continual progress is made in the manufacture and characterization of
 micro-nano-scale technologies, MNT is becoming more and more commercially
 viable to the aerospace industry.  Current industry participants in the
 conference include The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, GE
 Aircraft Engines, Airbus, BAE Systems Advanced Technology Centre, Hewlett
 Packard, EADS, Alcatel Space Industries, Goodrich Corporation, and Motorola.
     Speakers include:
         - The Honorable Gordon R. England, Secretary of the Navy, USA
         - The Honorable Arthur Carty, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime
           Minister of Canada
         - The Honorable John Marburger, Chief Science Advisor to the U.S.
           President (Invited)
         - John Mankins, Director Research and Technology Development,
           Exploration Systems, NASA Headquarters, USA
         - David Whelan, Vice President - General Manager and Deputy, Phantom
           Works, The Boeing Company, USA
         - Michael Bo-Chen Wu, Director, Industrial Technology Research
           Institute (ITRI), Taiwan
         - Scott Hubbard, Director, NASA Ames Research Center, USA
         - Minoo Dastoor, Senior Advisor, Office of Aerospace Technology, NASA
           Headquarters, USA
     For a complete program or to register to attend, visit the CANEUS 2004 Web
 site at http://www.caneus.org/CANEUS04.
     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