The 70th international Aeroballistics Range Association (ARA) conference is organized by
Marquette University

located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, WI, USA

August 11th to August 15th (Optional Free APS Tour Aug. 16th), 2019

The annual ARA meetings are attended by an international group of scientists and engineers from government, academia, and industry involved in various aspects of maintaining, upgrading, and utilizing launcher technology for a variety of research applications, mostly involving defense or aerospace applications. The meeting is primarily composed of technical talks presented by the members of the group. Topics covered at the annual meeting include:
  • Ballistic range operation
  • Instrumentation for studying dynamic mechanical events
  • Exterior and terminal ballistics research technology
  • Development of research launcher
  • Evaluation of range accidents
  • Impact mechanics and shock physics research technology
  • Evaluation of high speed vehicle flight characteristics
  • Armor development technology
  • Non-classical applications of gun-related testing.