NASA ULI Annual Review

NASA ULI Annual Review

14th November 2023

The 2-day ULI annual review will be held on November 14 and 15. Below is the agenda for the event.


Day 1 (November 14, 2023)

Location: Illini Union 314a

0830-0900 Breakfast

0900-1020 Towards Certification of L1 Adaptive Controller: Overview of Industrial Practices

0900-0910 Opening speech (Harley Johnson and Naira Hovakimyan)

        0910-0930 Lui Sha: The importance of certification in AAM

        0930-1010 Christopher Elliott: TRL improvement at Lockheed Martin with L1 adaptive controller

        1010-1020 Learjet flight test engineer (FTE) Jessica “Sting” Peterson: User experience of flying Learjet with L1 adaptive controller

1020-1035 Coffee break

1035-1135 Research updates in Thrust 4 on testing, evaluation, and integration toward technology transfer (15 min each)

                1035-1050 Petros Voulgaris and Hyung-Jin Yoon (University of Nevada, Reno)

                1050-1105 Christos Papachristos (University of Nevada, Reno)

                1105-1120 Andy Smith: Development of photorealistic simulator for validation of AAM models at Sierra Nevada

                1120-1135 Srinivasa Salapaka (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

1135-1215 Discussion on industrial practices

1215-1315 Lunch break

1315-1415 Research updates in Thrust 1 on safe learning-enabled and competence-aware autonomy stack  (15 min each)

        1315-1330 Naira Hovakimyan (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

                1330-1345 Bo Li (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

                1345-1400 Evangelos Theodorou (Georgia Institute of Technology)

                1400-1415 Ayoosh Bansal and Simon Yu (Ph.D. students of Lui Sha, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

1415-1445 Research updates in Thrust 2 on fast data-driven and code-level verification (15 min each)

                1415-1430 Sayan Mitra (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

                1430-1445 Chuchu Fan (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

1445-1530 Research updates in Thrust 3 on runtime fault diagnosis and reachability analysis for in-flight contingency management (15 min each)

        1445-1500 Ali Kairmoddini (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)

                1500-1515 Ioannis Raptis (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University)

                1515-1530 Melkior Ornik (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

1530-1545 Outreach (Joe Muskin)

1545-1600 Coffee break

1600-1700 Discussion Session

1700-1800 Posters by students and postdocs

1800 Dinner by Illini Catering

Day 2 (November 15, 2023)

Location: John Deere Hall, 2005 MEL

0900-1100 Advisory board discussion

1100-1200 Discussion between the ULI team and advisory board

1200 Lunch