Conference on Micro-Nano-Technologies for Aerospace Applications
From Concepts to Systems
Regency Monterey, Monterey, California, USA
1 - November 5, 2004
Pilot Project Concept Papers
The Concept Papers are the "blueprints"
for potential MNT-based pilot projects aimed at developing
system-level prototypes for aerospace applications.
The purpose of a concept paper is to characterize a
potential area of mutual interest from the selected
For more information on CANEUS Pilot Projects please
the CANEUS Conference and the CANEUS Organization
CANEUS 2004 is the world's premier international
conference devoted to Micro-Nano-technology (MNT) development
for Aerospace Applications. The first CANEUS
2002 workshop was initiated, organized and hosted by
the Centre for Large Space Structures and Systems (CLS3)
of Montreal, Canada. Due to the success of the workshop,
the CLS3, together with the CANEUS organization and AIAA,
are planning the second CANEUS Conference on Micro-Nano-Technologies
for Aerospace Applications. The CANEUS 2004 conference will
build on the theme developed during the CANEUS 2002 workshop;
namely, it will address the challenge of efficiently transitioning
aerospace MNT development from a mostly low TRL (Technology
Readiness Level) stage to system-level implementations.
The creation of an Aerospace MNT development "pipeline"
would involve the active participation and buy-in from several
important constituencies from among those involved in Low,
Mid and High TRL development as well as end-users and investors.
Given the small size of the overall Aerospace MNT community,
a key objective of the conference is to foster international
partnerships aimed at creating MNT-based aerospace products
by bringing together complementary core competencies.
CANEUS 2004 will bring together key
scientists, engineers, program managers, investors and policy-makers
from America, Europe and Asia, representing both the MNT
development community and aerospace end-users. CANEUS 2004
is thus a unique conference examining all aspects of end-to-end
development from MNT concepts to aerospace system implementations.
The conference will conclude with the development of "blueprints"
for a set of pilot programs aimed at Aerospace MNT development.
These pilot programs will coordinate complementary core-competencies
of the participating organizations and will involve collaborative
investment facilitated at the highest inter-governmental
- October 30-31: 6 Pre-Conference
- November 1-3: 22 Thematic
Conference Sessions, 3 Poster Sessions and Relevant Technical
- November 4-5: 7 Process Workshops
covering 14 Concepts Studies to identify potential Pilot