Session Overview

The overview of sessions is available in the following table.

Opening Session
The Opening Session will kick off our 10th Workshop, including the presentation of the Alvin Seiff Memorial Award and invited speakers from NASA, ESA, and other agencies to share accomplishments and give perspectives on the future.
Giant Planets
The Giant Planets Session will cover science and engineering aspects of past or future atmospheric entry probe missions to the giant planets:  Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, or Neptune.  Science aspects include investigations that could be performed during an entry probe mission, especially those that are very difficult or impossible to perform by other methods.  Engineering aspects include analysis or design work involved with any phase of an entry probe mission, such as (but not limited to) trajectories, system engineering and design, entry conditions, entry and deceleration systems, descent module systems, communications, instrumentation, operations, mission timelines and descent profiles, and strategies for implementing the science measurements
Tom Spilker (JPL) and Denis Lebleu (TAS-I)
Mars Science Laboratory EDL
The MSL Results and Findings session will review Mars Science Laboratory EDL reconstruction results and findings, heatshield instrumentation findings, and entry and descent science results
Christine Szalai (JPL) and Jody Davis (LaRC)
Future Mars
The Future Mars session will cover topics for future Mars landers and in situ activities. These topics include upcoming missions InSight, ExoMars 2016/2018, NASA's 2020 rover mission and SpaceX plans for Mars. Future Mars topics also include mission concepts for Mars Sample Return and future human precursor missions.
Rob Grover (JPL) and David Mimoun (ISAE)
Venus and Titan
This session solicits papers discussing science goals for and mission concepts to the atmosphere or surface of Titan or Venus, analyses of atmospheric trajectories or aerothermodynamic conditions, development of instrumentation or technologies pertinent to the extreme environmental conditions of these worlds, and analyses of science or engineering data and lessons learned from prior missions such as Pioneer Venus or Huygens.
Cross Cutting EDL Technologies I and II
Solicit presentations or posters on old and/or emerging technologies with broad applications to missions that employ probes for atmospheric entry for any planet including Earth. The aspects covered by this session include: entry architectures, guidance and navigation (including autonomous navigation), hypersonic decelerators, thermal protection materials, sensors, communication and data handling, supersonic decelerators, separation techniques, static and dynamic stability, parachutes and other drag devices, landing systems, trajectory reconstruction, and EDL simulation techniques.
Kamal Oudrhiri (JPL), Rodrigo Haya (Deimos), Dinesh Prabhu (ARC) and Ali Guelhan (DLR)
Airless Bodies
The session will review current projects and studies for airless body missions. Papers are invited which present current mission results, the progress and status of missions in development, and the science goals and architectures proposed for future missions. In addition papers are invited on the key enabling technologies and instrumentation for lander, penetrator, impactor and sample return missions to asteroids, comets and moons.
Poster Session
  • All technical session will have posters and all will be presented at the poster session on Τhursday 20 June 2013 evening
  • Poster author(s) is expected to be in attendance during the session
  • Abstracts that are submitted for oral presentation format but not accepted may be recommended for poster submittal by the conveners to the authors
Marcus Murbach (ARC) and Kelly Geelen (ESA)

Draft Program Schedule

In the following PDF you can find information about the schedule for IPPW10.

Updated Schedule IPPW-10

Schedule IPPW-10

Social Program

The social program is described on its own page.