ARA 2023 72nd Aeroballistic Range Association Meeting in Tokyo, Japan

10th – 15th

Organizing Committee:

  • Prof. Yasuhiro Akahoshi

    Kyushu Institute of Technology

  • Dr. Masumi Higashide

    Hosei University

  • Dr. Hideyuki Tanno

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

  • Dr. Kumi Nitta

    Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

The 72nd Aeroballistic Range Association Meeting is organized by Hosei University, Japan. 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. 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