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Digital Avionics Technical Committee
Welcome to the Digital Avionics Technical Committee (DATC)
News and Updates (January 14, 2017) :
  See updated links below for information on Conferences in 2016 : InfoTech, ICNS, and the 35th DASC
  Click this News & Current Events link for archive news from the 34th DASC Conference in Prague, Czech Republic
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The purpose of the DATC is to provide a forum for the exchange of new knowledge in digital avionics among professionals and students in the fields of commercial, military and general aviation and space applications. The DATC serves the needs and professional interests of AIAA members and promotes through progressive projects and meetings their contributions and achievements in the arts, sciences and technology of aeronautics and astronautics.

The goals of the DATC include:
  • To provide a forum for free discussion of new ideas, research, development and applications in order to stimulate and inspire pioneering work.
  • To serve the needs of the constituents of the AIAA community we support towards their individual interests and professional growth.
  • To provide a national meeting in the area of avionics that will further the progress of AIAA entities, including other Technical Committees and local Sections and thereby better serve the interests of all AIAA members and community at large.
The major activities of the DATC include:
  • Provide policy direction and key personnel for the Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) through the DASC Executive Committee (DEC) - click text or theme logo image to go to the site:
  • Provide policy direction and key personnel to the Integrated Communication, Navigation and Surveillance Systems Conference through the ICNS Executive Committee - click text or theme logo image below to go to site :
  • Provide support to the AIAA Information Systems Group and the AIAA Infotech at Aerospace Conference - click text or theme logo image link to go to the site: 
  • Provide educational programs by sponsoring workshops, sessions, tutorials and other conferences and by sponsoring college scholarships through the AIAA.
  • Facilitate review and publishing of digital avionics articles.
  • Advocate policy to AIAA on digital avionics topics of national interest.
  • Promote understanding of standardization, integration, technological and other issues important to digital avionics systems.
  • Coordinate with other professional societies and educational institutions.
  • Honor technical contributors through awards, nominations for fellows, and membership upgrades.
  • Broaden the member participation base and professional development through creation and use of digital avionics subcommittees within the full committee.

 For more information on the DATC, please contact one of the Committee Officers, listed on the "Contacts" link at the left of this page.

 Also, the DATC now has a Media Representative. A Media Representative is a Technical Expert and Member of the DATC Committee, who is available to speak to the media, should the media request help in a particular technical area, in this case Digital Avionics. The DATC  Media Representative is :

Mr. Todd A. Lovell

Raytheon Technical Services Company



 TAC Announcements

AIAA Social Media Policy11/2/2016 8:32 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
AIAA has a Social Media Policy! Many committees (along with regions, sections and branches) have "unofficial"-official AIAA pages on Facebook, Twitter, etc. The policy isn't meant to be a set of rules that would constrain activity on those pages; it just outlines what the Institute would consider to be inappropriate content for an AIAA-branded page and explains what to do in the case of a hack or account compromise. To access the Social Media Policy, please click on this link:

Forum Locations and Dates for 20177/20/2016 10:02 AM
by Betty GuillieNo presence information
The dates and locations for the 2017 forums have been finalized.

AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition

9-13 January

Gaylord Texan

Grapevine, TX


AIAA Defense Forum

25-27 April

Applied Physics Lab, JHU

Laurel, MD


AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

5-9 June

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel

Denver, CO


AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition

10-12 July

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Atlanta, GA


AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition

12-14 September

Hyatt Regency Orlando

Orlando, FL



 Chair Information

Douglas S Abernathy
Affiliation :Lockheed Martin Aeronautics
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