Sustained hypersonic flight within dense atmosphere has substantial utility. Advances in underlying technologies and integration into weapon systems offer the DoD significant enhancements in its ability to penetrate heavily defended areas and prosecute time‐critical targets. Other nations are also actively pursuing these technologies; as such, defense against such systems is also of increased interest. The technologies required to enable the reliable use of hypersonic vehicles are multidisciplinary. Some of these technologies that HTSC focuses on include:
- Detection and tracking
- Navigation, guidance, and control
- Propulsion challenges (air‐breathing and rocket boost)
- Power systems
- Platform integration
- Mission planning/C4ISR
This conference will bring together the best and brightest involved in the development of hypersonic technologies in a unique, limited‐attendance forum which will facilitate knowledge sharing and collaboration opportunities. This conference will highlight the nation’s investments in systems-integrated hypersonic technologies for both research and development and weapon platform integration for offense and defense. This event is held at a restricted access level.