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The AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee (ISTC) is concerned with the application of Intelligent System (IS) technologies and methods to aerospace systems, the verification and validation of these systems, and the education of the AIAA membership in the use of IS technologies in aerospace and other technical disciplines.

 Welcome To the ISTC

ISTC Focus: Commercial and military aerospace systems, and those ground systems that are part of test, development, or operations of aerospace systems. Technologies which enable safe and reliable operation of complex aerospace systems or sub-systems with minimal or no human intervention (autonomy), or collaborative synthetic-human agent teams are of interest. These include, but are not limited to: autonomous and expert systems, discrete planning/scheduling algorithms, intelligent data/image processing, learning and adaptive techniques, data fusion and reasoning, and knowledge engineering.

Members of the ISTC have experience in developing and managing aerospace systems involving knowledge engineering, knowledge acquisition, verification/validation of knowledge based systems, neural networks, and expert systems, as well as the use of artificial intelligence concepts/techniques to support natural language interfaces, image understanding, planning/scheduling, and data fusion.

 ISTC Announcements

ISTC Members Selected for AIAA Fellow, Associate FellowUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
2/3/2017 11:27 AMJoshua Harris

ISTC Members Selected for AIAA Fellow, Associate Fellow

Congratulations to :
  • John Valasek for 2017 AIAA Fellow Selection
  • Kevin Melcher and James Steck for 2017 AIAA Associate Fellow Selection
Roadmap for Intelligent Systems in Aerospace ReleasedUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
1/14/2017 2:02 PMJoshua Harris

Roadmap for Intelligent Systems in Aerospace Released

The first edition of the Roadmap for Intelligent Systems in Aerospace has been released. The roadmap represents a sustained effort of more than two years and incorporates feedback collected from the AIAA Intelligent Systems workshops held in Dayton, OH in August 2014 and at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA in August 2015.

The roadmap is available as a PDF here.

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2016 Intelligent Systems Workshop -- NASA Langley, Aug. 3-5Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
10/11/2016 5:38 PMDr Catharine L McGhan

AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop, August 3-5, 2016

NASA Langley, Hampton, VA

Online registration has closed.
Online registration now open! There is no cost to register.

The third AIAA Intelligent Systems Workshop will be held at NASA Langley during August 3-5, 2016.

Please join this exciting workshop to learn about future Intelligent Systems technologies for autonomy transformation. More information is available here.

 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



There are currently no upcoming events.

 Chair Information

David Casbeer
Affiliation :Air Force Reseach Laboratory

 ISTC Officers

Chair:  Nhan Nguyen

Secretary:  Nick Ernest


 ISTC Gallery

ISTC Visits NASA Stennis Space Center in Sep 2010 engine9/9/2010 12:00 PM
Thumbnail TC field trip to JPL7/15/2008 12:00 AM
Steve Chien is the very first recipient of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Award, given at the 2011 Infotech@Aerospace conference in St. Louis. 

At right: Information Systems Group Director Jim Neidhoefer.

At left: Infotech general chair, John Moore. Steve Chien receiving 2011 AIAA Intelligent Systems Award3/31/2011 12:00 AM

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