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STCW CFP 2016 : 2016 Spacecraft Thermal Control Workshop CFP - Deadline Extended to Feb. 8


When Mar 22, 2016 - Mar 24, 2016
Where El Segundo, CA
Abstract Registration Due Feb 8, 2016
Submission Deadline Mar 11, 2016
Categories    thermal control design   thermal test methods   heat pipe technology   emerging space technology

Call For Papers

The 27th Spacecraft Thermal Control Workshop will be held at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, CA. The workshop provides a forum for the aerospace thermal control community to share information related to new technology developments and lessons learned. It is open to government contractors, military personnel, and academia. The companion 20th Workshop on Thermophysics in Microgravity will be held on Monday, March 21.

* * The abstract submittal deadline has been extended to February 8, 2016 * *

Presentation submittal deadline: March 11, 2016

The Workshop Planning Committee requests that prospective presentation authors submit abstracts on topics related to spacecraft thermal control in technical subjects that include:
--Advanced Thermal Control Hardware
Advanced Radiators
Composite Materials
Cryogenic Hardware and Cryocooler Technology
Heat Switches
Heaters, Thermostats, and Controllers
MEMS Thermal Technology
Multilayer Insulation and Barriers
Thermoelectric Coolers
Phase Change Materials and Heat Sinks
Thermal Control Paints and Coatings
Thermal Straps
Variable Emittance Surfaces
--Spacecraft Thermal Control Design
Electronic Box Thermal Design
Interface Conduction
Software Experiences
Thermal Environments
Thermal Margins
Thermal Surface Finishes and Degradation
--Advanced Analysis Methods and Techniques
Techniques in Thermal Modeling
Thermal Numerical Codes
Thermal Model Development
--Thermal Test Methods and Applications
Thermal Model Correlation
Thermal Test Facilities
Verification of Thermal Requirements
--Lessons Learned in Spacecraft Thermal Control
Flight Anomaly Resolution
Test Observations
Design Lessons
Heat Pipe Technology
Cryogenic Heat Pipes
--Heat Pipe Working Fluids
Looped Heat Pipes
Miniature Heat Pipes
Pumped Fluid Loops
--Thermal Control and Test in Emerging Space Technology
High-altitude Aircraft
High-volume Builds

Abstracts should be limited to 200 words in length; present new and significant applications; include lessons learned, if applicable; and focus on sharing relevant technical information with the aerospace thermal community. Abstracts, including paper title, author name(s), mailing address, telephone number, and email address should be submitted no later than February 8, 2016.

Abstracts are also requested for the companion 20th Workshop on Thermophysics in Microgravity to be held on Monday, March 21, 2016.

This year a panel discussion on Lessons Learned in Thermal Testing is planned. Volunteers for this panel discussion may email

Abstracts and questions may be submitted to Ryan Butt and Scott Flueckiger at

For more information, visit our website at:

General Chair: Tung Lam
Technical Chairs: Andrei Dubitsky, Ed Fong, John McHale, Leslie Peterson, Sonny Yi, and Richard Zhang
Administrative Chairs: Ryan Butt, Scott Flueckiger
Organizational: Chairs Chris Baker, Chris Konishi

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