International Conference on

Design and Engineering of Lighter-Than-Air systems

(DELTAs - 2022)

22 - 26 June, 2022

About the Conference

Design and Engineering of Lighter-Than-Air Systems - 2022 (DELTAs-2022) is being organised to gather global experts in the field of LTA systems, and to discuss the current and future developments in this field. The multi-disciplinary problem related to design of LTA systems involves considerations of several engineering disciplines. DELTAs-2022 will provide an international forum for researchers, practising engineers, students, and scientists to disseminate their latest accomplishments in the field of LTA systems.

The event will also host several eminent academicians, scientists and scholars from all over the globe, who have spearheaded developments in LTA technology. A Technology Showcase will be conducted to enable industry professionals and software vendors to demonstrate the application and efficacy of their products. The conference will consist of invited talks, and presentations of contributed papers, culminating in panel discussions on issues relevant to the LTA industry. A pre-conference workshop will also be held for the benefit of students and young scholars. The second and third days will consist of invited talks, and presentations of contributed papers, culminating in panel discussions on issues relevant to the LTA industry. Final two days will be dedicated to a “hands-on” exposure to Airship Technology through a Model Airship Regatta Event. Specifics related to this event will be shared on the website soon.

About the LTA Systems Laboratory

The Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) systems laboratory was established in the year 2002 at the Department of Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay. The laboratory has been involved in carrying out R&D projects related to design, analysis, fabrication and testing of LTA systems. As a part of its global outreach, the laboratory has been contributing towards the development of various LTA projects related to public, private as well as academic sectors.

The LTA research team led by Prof. Rajkumar S. Pant is spearheading the development of LTA technology in India. It aims to design and develop easily realizable and environmentally sustainable solutions for several niche applications such as aerial surveillance, last-mile communication, cargo transportation and planetary exploration.

About the Host: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

IIT Bombay, located at the banks of Powai lake in the city of Mumbai was established in 1958, and has been widely regarded as an institute of eminence in India. IIT Bombay has secured first position in India and 177th rank in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2022. The global presence of IITB alumni are an embodiment of its approach towards achieving excellence in various fields of engineering, management and design.

The Department of Aerospace Engineering at IIT Bombay through its engagement towards technological innovation and scientific research, has been providing innovative engineering solutions across a number of aerospace applications including space exploration, commercial fleet, military operations, LTA systems, and many more.

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Organizing Committee

Message from General Chair:

LTA technology advancement imbibes potential for developing an eco-friendly, economical, and efficient aerial vehicle for aerial surveillance, and scientific research. The organizing committee of DELTAs-2022 would like to invite you all to this unique LTA event at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India to contribute/collaborate for a sustainable Aviation. Come together for a Greener-Lighter-Better future.

Editorial Committee

Technical Committee

Publications Committee

Outreach Committee

Event Management Committee

Model Airship Regatta Committee