24th Test and Training Instrumentation Workshop: Innovating for Tomorrow’s Challenges

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24th Test and Training Instrumentation Workshop: Innovating for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Hosted by the ITEA Southern Nevada and Antelope Valley Chapter

WORKSHOP FOCUS

This workshop focuses on the use of test instrumentation and resulting data. From the sensor to the recorder, to the display in the control room, and finally the plot in the test report, we all use instrumentation.
Future Test and Evaluation (T&E) will take place with limited resources on both sides—the equipment and the people who use it. With the ever-in-creasing complexity of test articles and decreasing schedules and budgets, T&E organizations have begun searching for new ways to instrument, test, and evaluate aeronautical systems. Facing shortages in equipment, capabilities, and personnel, today’s T&E leaders must unleash their people to innovate to plan, provision, and conduct missions safely and effectively.
Our goal is to identify and address those instrumentation and data issues and challenges faced by the flight test community. Please join us at the 2020 ITEA Test Instrumentation Workshop to share your experiences, les-sons learned, and solutions to the problems we face in today’s constrained test and evaluation environments.

This workshop is centrally located in the US South West Range complex, the largest test and training range in the world. Home to Air Force, Army, Navy, NASA, and commercial test and training facilities, it also encompasses some of the most innovative and leading-edge aerospace companies in the world.

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CALL FOR TUTORIALS, TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS, AND POSTER PAPERS

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

Abstracts due by June 19th

Sessions will be unclassified and open to the general T&E community, however, restricted sessions (up to FOUO) may be made available. Abstracts will be reviewed for a presentation during a conference session or as a poster paper. Presentations will be published in proceedings and made available to all attendees.

Abstracts should be non-commercial in scope, pertinent to conference topic, no longer than 500 words, and releasable to the general public. Visit the ITEA website for the Abstract submission form that must be submitted to TIW@itea.org.

TOPICS FOR CONSIDERATION

  • Airborne Instrumentation
  • Cyber T&E/Risk Management Framework
  • Data Analytics
  • Electronic Warfare/Sensor System Instrumentation
  • Electronic Warfare/Threat Systems
  • Innovation and Development in an Operational T&E Environment
  • Integrating New Technology on the Range
  • Mission Control
  • Network Telemetry
  • Operations and Maintenance of Range Systems
  • Program Management/Systems Engineering
  • Range Instrumentation
  • Range Interoperability/Cross Range Operations
  • RF Telemetry
  • Test Range/Test Infrastructure Updates (Commercial, DOD, DHS, DOE)
  • Test Safety (Flight Termination Systems, etc.)
  • Weapons Effects
  • Special Topics: Targets (Ground–Fixed, Ground-Mobile, Airborne, Autonomous Vehicle); Swarm Techniques; UAS & C-UAS; AI)

Why Should I go to the ITEA Test Instrumentation Workshop?

For over 35 years the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit education organization, has been advancing the exchange of technical, programmatic, and acquisition information among the test and evaluation community. ITEA members come together to learn and share with others from industry, government, and academia, who are involved with the development and application of the policies and techniques used to assess effectiveness, reliability, interoperability, and safety of existing, legacy, and future technology-based weapon and non-weapon systems and products throughout their lifecycle.

Virtually everyone involved with Test and Evaluation has had to deal with accelerated test plans, limited manpower, red tape, broken test articles, and of course, a shrinking budget. However, seldom do the expectations of the customers or the demands on our war-fighters decrease with the corresponding lack of resources. We must accomplish the mission! Our war-fighters, our citizens, our allies, our country depends on it! So, how do we accomplish the mission on a constrained budget? When we are limited to funds that will barely keep us “running”, much less accelerating, what do we do? This is the focus of the 2019 ITEA Test Instrumentation Workshop: Shaping the Future of T&E. We invite you to come and share lessons learned, new solutions (material and non-material) and more efficient

Our aerospace ranges and test facilities are national assets which utilizes resources that are very relevant to the instrumentation community. Personnel from these facilities attend this event to promote and stimulate technical growth in instrumentation and its allied arts and sciences. This is accomplished through participation in technical forums, educational activities, and technical publications. It is highly recommended that test and instrumentation personnel participate in the event in order keep our mostly commercial-off-the-shelf instrumentation science capabilities (flight test instrumentation, telemetry data acquisition, and data display) at a sufficient state to promote safe and effective test and evaluation. 

Participation in the event ensures that today’s test professionals learn test best practices from industry, other government agencies and partner nations.  Use of advanced commercial instrumentation and measurement in test and evaluation increases safety, reduces cost, schedule and technical risk to the developers to ensure deployment of mission effective and suitable systems that will ultimately benefit the war-fighter. Exposure at events such as these ensures the test professional stays current in its telemetry capabilities to support flight test.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (CEUs)

Each of the 4-hour Pre-Workshop Tutorials provide 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).

In addition to the Pre-Workshop Tutorials, the Workshop provides 4 contact hours of instruction (4 CEUs) for each half-day, 8 contact hours of instruction (8 CEUs) for each full-day, or 20 contact hours of instruction (20 CEUs) for attending the full Workshop, that are directly applicable to your professional development program, including the Certified Test and Evaluation Professional Credential (CTEP).

PRE-WORKSHOP TUTORIALS

Tutorials that address the theme of the Workshop are being requested.
Tutorials must be strictly non-marketing in scope, unclassified, and public releasable.

To be considered, please submit your abstract by June 19th to
TIW@itea.org. The subject line should read “TIW Tutorial: Title.”

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM

PLENARY SPEAKERS

TBA

REGISTRATION

Online Registration

Download Registration Form

Group Registration Form


Early Bird Registration until August 3
$645 – Regular Registration*
$495 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Regular Registration August 4 through 17
$745 – Regular Registration*
$595 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

Late Registration after August 17
$845 – Regular Registration*
$695 – ITEA Member / Government Employee / Active Duty Military

*Regular Registration rate includes one-year membership to ITEA.


New T&E Professional (less than 5 years of T&E experience) VERIFICATION REQUIRED – Includes two Lunches, the Networking Reception, and a one-year ITEA membership for Non-ITEA Member.


SUBSTITUTION AND CANCELLATION POLICY: Substitutions are permitted. Refunds are not available within ten (10) days prior to the start of the event. Requests for cancellation submitted between ten (10) to 45 days prior to start date of the event will be subject to a $250 cancellation fee. Requests for cancellation greater than 45 days prior to the start date of the event will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

EXHIBIT HALL

Exhibitor Application Form

Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Please contact Lena Moran at lnpena3@gmail.com for additional details.

SPONSORSHIP

ITEA is a 501(c)(3) professional education association dedicated to the education and advancement of the test and evaluation profession. Registration fees, membership dues, and sponsorship is tax deductible.

Your sponsorship dollars help defer the cost of the Symposium and support the ITEA scholarship fund, which assists deserving students in their pursuit of academic disciplines related to the test and evaluation profession. Sponsorship and related benefits will become effective on receipt of payment.

NOTE:  This ITEA event is a non-competitive environment meant for a free exchange of ideas and information. 

SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM

Please contact Lena Moran at lnpena3@gmail.com for additional details.

HOST HOTEL

 The Tuscany Suites and Conference Center
   255 E. Flamingo Road
   Las Vegas, NV 89169
   Phone: 877-887-2261

Tuscany offers attractive over-sized guest suites and each suite is situated in a lovely European setting that offers a great sense of relaxation and privacy. Inspired by the Tuscany region of Northern Italy, the hotel boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere surrounded by lush gardens, some of the largest standard hotel suites in the city and thoughtful amenities to ensure the most comfortable stay possible. 

ITEA is pleased to offer very special below government per diem rates of $72 per night for Sunday-Thursday, and $125 per night for Friday and Saturday. Please note this property is the host hotel and when making your reservation you must indicate you are with the ITEA workshop.

Book online at:
https://tuscanylv.webhotel.microsdc.us, or call 1-877-887-2261 – Group code 1592KF. Room Block ends August 17, 2020.

The hotel will require a deposit of one night stay, including tax to hold the reservation. Your reservation must be cancelled within 72 hours in order to avoid any penalties. This is customary in Las Vegas.

WORKSHOP COMMITTEE - TIW@itea.org

WORKSHOP CHAIR
Darryl Johnson, CAE – Southern Nevada Chapter President. JT4, NAWCD-China Lake

TECHNICAL PROGRAM CHAIR
Christopher Newman

EXHIBITS, SPONSORSHIP, and REGISTRATION
Lena Moran – 951-219-4817,lmoran@traxintl.com

Event Details

Date

01 - 03 Sep 2020

Venue

The Tuscany Suites and Conference Center

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