AeroCON 2022

2nd Edition of International Aerospace Conference in India



AeroCON is a prestigious biennial International Aerospace Conference organized by SAEINDIA in collaboration with SAE International. The International Aerospace Conference: AeroCON 2022 is planned to be held in Bengaluru, India on 2 & 3 June, 2022. The theme of AeroCON 2022 is autonomous airborne systems focusing on various research trends, challenges, and opportunities. It is a knowledge-sharing platform on autonomous airborne systems bringing together the best of industry, academia and research to lay the roadmap for the future of Aerospace & Defence. The increase in demand for large aircraft from Indian airline carriers is leading to focus on Powered by Hour Contracts (PBH). Many Indian aerospace services and manufacturing activities are expected to be driven by PBH. Similarly, India's defence capital expenditure is continuously growing, providing immense opportunities in defence aerospace. This provides unique opportunity for both start-ups and incumbents. The Indian Aerospace & Defence (A&D) market is projected to reach ~USD 70 billion by 2030, driven by the burgeoning demand for advanced infrastructure and government thrust. [Source: IBEF]

Artificial intelligence (AI) and advanced control systems will continue to evolve in the next few years and will play an important role in autonomous systems. Autonomous airborne systems are revolutionizing the aviation industry more specifically in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or Drones. These technologies will continue to evolve and will play an important role improving safety and efficiency of operations in both civil and military aviation. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) defined a pragmatic AI roadmap consisting of 3 levels namely assisting functions (Level 1), human machine collaboration (Level 2) and more autonomy of the machine (Level 3). Can we accelerate the journey of autonomous airborne systems? Do you want to know the current trends, challenges and opportunities for autonomous airborne systems? Come and join us at AeroCON 2022, a unique event providing a global networking opportunity for Aerospace Professionals both from industry and academia besides the reputed National Defence Laboratories.



SAE International is a global association of more than 1,28,000 engineers and related technical experts from over 100 countries representing aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.

Today, SAE International has a thriving community of members from the Aerospace Industry, and a commanding position in the area of Aerospace Standards with a high percentage of aerospace standards being maintained, managed and disseminated by SAE International. SAE International also organizes various aerospace activities for its members like SAE AeroTech, SAE Aero Design Challenge etc.



SAEINDIA is a premier professional society that serves the mobility Engineering Community engaged in the design, manufacturing and service of self-propelled vehicles and systems that move in land, air, space and sea. It has a glorious track record of 25 years in service to the mobility community. It has 4,000+ professional members and 40,000 student members. SAEINDIA is the largest strategic alliance partner of SAE International.

Topics of special interest


Augmented/Virtual/Mixed Reality
Autonomous Airbone systems
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Blended/Hybrid wing body designs
Digital Twins / Digital Thread
Electric Mobility
Industry 4.0

Topics of General Interest & Emphasis Areas

(including but not limited to)

Actuation Systems
Additive Manufacturing
Aerodynamics design
Aero Fastening/Assembly & Tooling
Aerospace Systems Engineering
Avionics & Cabin Systems
Composites & Advanced Materials
Engines/ Propulsion
Environmental & Government Regulations
Integrated Vehicle Health Management
Manufacturing - Special Processes & Certification
Modeling & Simulation
Navigation/ Guidance/ Control
Safety/ Reliability/ Security
Structures & Materials
Testing & Validation

Sectors/ Domains

(including but not limited to)

Aeronautics (aircraft, rotorcraft)
Airborne Defense Systems
Aircraft Maintenance/ Repair/Overhaul
Space Systems
Unmanned Aerial Systems - UAVs/ Drones
Urban Air Mobility


AeroCON 2022 Technical agenda

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Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
1.1 Keynote Address Autonomous Airborne Systems – Advances & Opportunities Balaguruna Chidambaram| Boeing Research and Technology
1.2 Technical Paper Connected IGGS with Real time Data Access & AI-ML Approach for Predictive Prognostics  Maintenance Naveen Kumar, Shivaprasad Kotnadh, Arvind MorkondaHaribapu, Rajesh Kanneboyina, Manjunatha Rao| Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab.
1.3 Technical Paper Requirements to code review bot for safety critical software Shadab Hossain, M Kameshwari Prasad, Bhavana Mohan Taggarsi| Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab.
1.4 Technical Paper PHM system with comprehensive data analytics to provide localized reasoning for a failure prediction Ajay Sundaramurthy| Goodrich Aerospace Services Pvt, Ltd
1.5 Technical Paper A Framework for Teaching Safety Critical Control and Artificially Intelligent Systems to Undergrads Dr. Yogananda Jeppu, Dr. Ramakrishnan Raman | Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab.
1.6 Technical Paper Artificial Intelligence in Air Cargo System Venkatesh Chitragar, Sayooj Adavalath Puthiyaveettil, Vinayak Vijaya Chandran, Vishnu Gopan | Collins Aerospace
1.7 Technical Paper SRGAN-TQT, an Improved Motion Tracking Technique for UAVs with SuperResolution Generative Adversarial Network (SRGAN) and Temporal Quad-Tree (TQT) Deeptej More, Sagar Acharya, Suryansh Aryan | Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
1.8 Keynote Address AI & Autonomous Systems in Commercial Aircraft Programs - Current Status & Opportunities Sridhar Dharmarajan| Hexagon
1.9 Keynote Address AI & Autonomous Systems in Military Aircraft Programs - Current Status & Opportunities Savyasachi Srinivas| Collins Aerospace


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Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
2.1 Technical Paper Design and Computational Investigations of Aerobot for Titan with maneuverability using momentum wheel and propeller equipped with droppable weather stations Manoj Kumar Raja, Haribalan Saravana Mohan, Sabari Thangavel, Vijayanandh Raja, Raj Kumar Gnanasekaran, Abinash Nataraj Sivasankaran | Kumaraguru College of Technology
2.2 Technical Paper Modeling nonlinearities and predicting contact nonlinearity behavior in vibration problems using FE analysis Subrahmanyam Veerarapu, Pavan Kumar Vinjanampati | Collins Aerospace
2.3 Technical Paper Methodology for performing submodel analysis for random vibration problems using modal analysis results Subrahmanyam Veerarapu, Pavan Kumar Vinjanampati | Collins Aerospace
2.4 Technical Paper Modeling and Dynamic Analysis of a Self-Regulating Valve Manoj Kumar Mallesh, Sunil Chandregowda, Dr. Ganga Reddy C | HCL Technologies, Ltd.
2.5 Technical Paper Non-parametric Optimization of Heat Sinks for Power Dense Motor Controllers Divyanshu Bhardwaj, Sauradeep Datta, Kishor Borkar | Eaton India Innovation Center
2.6 Technical Paper Mathematical Modeling & Simulation of Thermal Heat Load for Cabin & Cockpit of Aerial Vehicle Saurabh Suman, Yogendra Singh Kushwah | Subros Limited



[accordion-item title="Theme 03: Aero Engines, Additive Manufacturing, Testing & Validation"]

Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
3.1 Technical Paper Design and Simulation of Isolated AC-DC Flyback Conversion System for High Energy Ignition Unit of Gas Turbine Engine Abarna J, Poonam Kumar, Vishwanatha AN | Gas Turbine Research Establishment
3.2 Technical Paper Additive Manufacturing of Threaded Parts for Aerospace applications Dr. Kishora Shetty, Harsha Ramachandra Murthy | Boeing International Corp India Pvt Ltd
3.3 Technical Paper Robust Design of Aero Engine Installation Components Sreedhar Kari, Ravi Kumar | Infosys Limited
3.4 Technical Paper Vibration Frequency of Cantilever beam using Harris Corner Detection method Lokendra Singh | IIT Mandi
3.5 Technical Paper Effect of Varying Diffuser vane height on CC3 NASA 4:1 Centrifugal Stage Performance Shailesh Kumar, Hasham Chougule, Qizar Abdullah, Shraman Goswami | Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab.
3.6 Technical Paper SMART Manufacturing with Augmented Reality Parimal Sahu | Collins Aerospace
3.7 Technical Paper System of Systems Modelling to empower decision makers in drone based services - An application in Agriculture Mudit Mittal, Stueti Gupta | BlueKei Solutions Pvt. Ltd.


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Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
4.1 Panel Discussion Systems Engineering in Aerospace Prof. Sudhakar(Retd)| IIT Bombay
George Koilpillai| Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab.
R Narayan (Retd) | LPSC, ISRO
Dr. Abhay Pashilkar | NAL
Dr. Deva Henry | BlueKei Solutions Pvt Ltd
Grp. Capt. Aslam Khan (retd)| HCL Technologies


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Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
5.1 Technical Paper Optimization and Analysis of Temperature Distribution in Monel-Copper Joints in Rotary Friction Welding Marimuthu S, Balasubramanian K.R | NIT Trichy
Chandradass J | SRM Institute Of Science And Technology
5.2 Technical Paper Tuning of blade natural frequencies outside high excitation region by using Ceramic Particle Reinforced Composite Materials for a typical Gas Turbine Engine Compressor Blade Ravi Putrevu, Sreedhar Kari | Infosys Limited
5.3 Technical Paper Research on the Performance of Composite Cantilever Beam Under Special Environmental Condition Md. Helal Miah, Dharmahinder Singh, Gurmail Singh Malhi | Chandigarh University
5.4 Technical Paper Optical Black Coatings On Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composite Sandwich Structure With Aluminum Honeycomb Core For Satellites Applications. Sudharshan J, P Harsh Chaurasi, Ramesh S | Presidency University


[accordion-item title="Theme 06: Safety, Reliability & IVHM"]

Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
6.1 Technical Paper Reliability Apportionment Using Quality Function Deployment Vijay S Phalle, Nagaraju Soma | Eaton India Innovation Center
6.2 Technical Paper Resilient navigation platform to enabling secure & safe BVLOS navigation UAS operations Sri Purisai, Omer Sharar | infiniDome
6.3 Technical Paper Next-Gen Maintenance Framework for Urban Air Mobility Vehicles Sandeep Kulkarni, Renju Panicker,  Murali Kadeppagari, Imtiaz Elahi| Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab.
6.4 Technical Paper OS Independent Tool Qualification in Safety Critical Systems Shashi Kumar P, Ganesh Kumar Manchala, Madhuri Eswara, Komalatha Channamallu, George Koilpillai | Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab.
6.5 Keynote Address Integrated Vehicle Health Management – Current Status & Way forward Mr. Gopikrishnan Konnanath | Infosys Limited
6.6 Panel Discussion Integrated Vehicle Health Management in Indian Aerospace Industry Dr. Kota Harinarayana | CSIR-NAL and Former Programe Director , LCA
Dr. Kallappa Pattada | Boeing Research and Technology (TBC)
Dr. Sundar Krishnaswamy | General Electric
Adishesha C Sivaramasastry| Collins Aerospace
Prashantsingh Bhadoria | Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)


[accordion-item title="Theme 07: Blockchain, Electric Mobility, Autonomous Air borne Systems"]

Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
7.1 Technical Paper Medicinal Delivery Operation using blockchain enabled Unmanned Aircraft Systems Dr. Dinesh Manoharan, Dr. M Padmanabhan | UCAL Fuel Systems Ltd
7.2 Technical Paper A hybrid sensor-fusion system to locate the Electric gridlines by UAV for range extension in Urban areas Lokendra Pavan Kumar Pappala, Srujan Enagandula, Andeepkumar Manoharan | ZF - TRW
7.3 Technical Paper Autonomous UAV solution for ecological mapping and surveillance Monisha Devi, Keerthana Neigapula, Sumit Anand, Anawil Tiwari, Siddharth Kumar | National Institute Of Technology, Agartala


[accordion-item title="Theme 08: Actuation Systems & Avionics"]

Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
8.1 Technical Paper Characterization of clearances and its optimization for vibration control of linear hydraulic Actuators Pavan Kumar Vinjanampati, Vimal Tirupati, Subrahmanyam Veerarapu | Collins Aerospace
8.2 Technical Paper Temperature Estimation of Electric Motors of Electric Actuators Krishna Kumar Rajamoni, Suresh Talore, Amol Navadkar | Collins Aerospace
8.3 Technical Paper Operating the Navigation Database Server from Ground Station Sudheer kollapudi | Collins Aerospace


[accordion-item title="Theme 09: Unmanned Aircraft Systems"]

Sl. No. Content type Technical topics Speakers / Authors
9.1 Panel Discussion Unmanned Aircraft Systems – Current Status & Opportunities Dr. M Padmanabhan | UCAL Technologies
Vipul Singh | Aarauv Unmanned Systems
C. Sharma | Quality Council of India, GOI
Dr. Madhusudan Joshi |ICAT
Krishna Kumar |CEMILAC
Sunil Motwani | Mathworks






Category Fee
SAEINDIA Member ₹ 4,000
Non-Member  ₹ 6,000
Faculty Member  ₹ 3,000
Student Member  ₹ 1,500

*Prices are exclusive of GST


Bulk Registration:

Discount of 5% for the registration of 5 and above
Discount of 10% for 10 and above
Discount of 15% for 15 and above (irrespective of number)

For Bulk Registration, contact +91 73387 48891

Event Venue:

HAL Management Academy,
Sanjay Nagar, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560037



Mr. Hasan Kasim| Email ID: | +91 73387 48893
Ms. Priya. D | Email ID: | +91 73387 48891

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S.No Hotel Name Star Rating Distance
1 JW Marriott 5 Star 13 Km
2 Radission Blu Outer Ring Road 5 Star 3 Km
3 Strelings Mag Hotel & Suites 5 Star 6 Km
4 Lazdana Hotel Bangalore 4 Star 8 Km
5 Icon Premier Hotel by Bhagini, Outer Ring Road 4 Star 6.5 Km
6 Pearl Suites - A Boutique Hotel 3 Star 6 Km
7 Treebo Trend Greenwood Premier Suites 3 Star 7 Km
8 Icon Suites By bhagini 3 Star 3 Km
9 Comet Hotel 3 Star 2.5 Km
10 OYO 7529 Mayuri Residency 3 Star 1.8 Km
11 FabHotel AAB Residency - Marathahalli 3 Star 4 Km

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Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
(Dept. of Defence R&D, India)
Patron - AeroCON 2022
Mr. Ahmed Elsherbini
(Boeing India ETC)
Chair - Steering Committee
Mrs. Rashmi Urdhwareshe
Co Chair - Steering Committee
Dr. Bala Bharadvaj
(Former President, SAEINDIA)
Co-Chair - Steering Committee
Dr. Girish S Deodhare
(Aeronautical Development Agency)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Jitendra J Jadhav
(National Aerospace Laboratories)
Member - Steering Committee
Dr. Y Srinivasarao
(Naval Science & Tech. Laboratory)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Regu Ayyaswamy
(Tata Consultancy Services)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Ashok Verghese
(Hindustan University)
Member - Steering Committee
Dr. Padmanabhan M.K.
(UCAL Technologies)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Sathish Menon
Member - Steering Committee
Dr. Niranjan Kalyandurg
Member - Steering Committee
Dr. Ravi Rajamani
(Univ. of Connecticut)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Gopikrishnan Konnanathi
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Shyam Karigiri
(Moog India Technology Center)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Ravikiran.P
(Dassault Systemes)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Sridhar Dharmarajan
Member - Steering Committee
Dr. Omkar
(IISc, Bengaluru)
Member - Steering Committee
Dr. Sameer Prabhu
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Uma Maheshwar D
(GE Aviation)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Abhishek Sinha
(L&T Technology Services)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Lalan Singh
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Shaju George
(HCL Technologies)
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Savyasachi Srinivas
(Collins Aerospace)
Member - Steering Committee
Air Cmde (Retd.) Mr. R Subbarao
Member - Steering Committee
Mr. Sandeep Kumar K S
(Safran Engineering Services)
Member - Steering Committee


Mr. Ravishankar Mysore
(Chair, SAEINDIA Aerospace Forum)
Chair - Organising Committee
Dr. Ravikumar G.V.V
Co Chair-Organising Committee
Mr. Damodaran Subramanian
(Former MD, Safran Engineering Services)
Chair, SAEINDIA BLR Section
Mr. Vasanth Kini
(Titanium Industries)
Chair – Ind. INF Committee
Mr. Javaji Munirathnam
(Javaji M Consulting)
Co Chair, Ind. INF Committee
Mr. Satish Sastry
(Collins Aerospace)
Chair - Finance Committee
Mr. Yogesh Sathe
(Eaton IIC)
Co Chair - Finance Committee
Dr. Ramakrishnan Raman
Chair - Technical Committee
Prof. Hemendra Arya
(Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay)
Co Chair - Technical Committee
Mr. Sathish Thokala
Chair-Tech. Publi. Committee
Dr. Dinesh Manoharan
(UCAL Technologies)
Co Chair, Tech. Publi. Committee
Mr. Shripathi V
Chair-Academia INF Committee
Prof. Karunakaran C.S
(Mahaguru Institute of Technology)
Co Chair-Academia INF Committee
Mr. Krupal Aerpula
(Boeing India)
Chair-Event Mgmt Committee
Dr. Ganga Reddy
(HCL Technologies)
Co-Chair - Event Mgmt Committee
Mr. Vinay Roy
(Moog India Technology Center)
Chair-Marketing & Communication Committee
Mr. Sandeep M Birje
Co Chair-Marketing & Communication Committee
Mr. Pullaiah Dussa
Chair, Awards & Recog. Committee
Mrs. Jeba Margret Annam
(Boeing India)
Co Chair, Awards & Recog. Committee




Event Venue:

HAL Management Academy,
Sanjay Nagar, Marathahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka - 560037



Mr. Hasan Kasim| Email ID: | +91 73387 48893
Ms. Priya. D | Email ID: | +91 73387 48891

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