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The Propulsion Instrumentation Working Group (PIWG)
PIWG provides a forum for all organizations involved with gas turbine engines to collaboratively discuss turbine engine instrumentation, sensors, measurement systems and standards.

Fall 2019 Conference

September 24-26, 2019

Skelton Conference Center

Blacksburg, VA

The 2019 PIWG Fall Conference will be held at the Skelton Conference Center on the grounds of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. This conference is open to both US and international participants.

The conference will cover three days of activities:

Tuesday, September 24 1-5 PM ELEHM Meeting - Team Members Only
Wednesday, September 25 8 AM - 5 PM Technical presentations and tours
Thursday, September 26 8 AM - 12 PM Technical presentations and tours

There will also be optional group dinners on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at local restaurants TBD.


Registration is now open. Click here to register. Registration will close on Friday, September 13. Registration fees (in US dollars):

ELEHM Meeting and Conference $325
Conference - two days $275
ELEHM Meeting Only $50


The Inn at Virginia Tech is no longer able to accommodate conference attendees. They have supposedly made arrangements with the nearby Hyatt Place and Residence Inn to accommodate our attendees at the original rate of $149 per night....if their quoted rate is higher. We currently have no paperwork to confirm the rate but I suggest mentioning PIWG and the fact that the Inn stated the rate would be honored. Evidently there are too many incoming freshmen and the Inn is being turned into a dormitory. Please contact the hotels directly. Phone numbers are as follows: Hyatt Place (540) 552-7500. Residence Inn (540) 750-4400. Both are supposedly within walking distance of the conference center.


Technical presentations for the Fall 2019 meeting are now being solicited. Presentations of interest include all facets of gas turbine sensors, instrumentation, test, and development and technologies that can enable new high temperature sensing and measurement capabilities. This forum is presentation only, no papers required. The technical program will include a diverse range of topics relating to gas turbine sensors, test methods, emerging sensor technologies and related applications relevant to gas turbine test and validation.

This is an open and unrestricted international technical conference, open to both PIWG and non-PIWG members. To register or to find out more information about the conference and PIWG, please visit the PIWG website at www.piwg.org.

Deadline for abstracts is August 1, 2019. Please submit your presentation abstract to Steve Poland (steve.poland@primephotonics.com) or Prof. Todd Lowe (kelowe@vt.edu).


The Skelton Conference Center is in scenic Blacksburg, VA, the home of Virginia Tech and a vibrant technology business scene. Located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the surrounding region holds a number of beautiful natural attractions and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. For more information, click here.

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