17th HYPERVELOCITY IMPACT SYMPOSIUM HVIS 2024 From September 8th, 2024 (Sunday) to September 13th, 2024 (Friday). The event will be held at the Tsukuba International Congress Center, located at 2-20-3 Takezono, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture 305-0032.


The deadline of the paper submission has been extended to May 15.

The registration application page has been opened.

The page of the Alex Charters Student Scholarships and Exhibitors has been updated

The acceptance of abstracts has been notified.

Key Dates have been rescheduled, including abstract submission deadline.
The extended abstract due is February 1, 2024.

The deadline of the abstract submission has been extended until December 15.
Registration page has been updated.

HVIS2024 webpage has opened.


The Hypervelocity Impact Symposium (HVIS) is a biennial event organized by the Hypervelocity Impact Society that serves as the principal forum for the discussion, interchange, and presentation of the physics of high- and hypervelocity impact and related technical areas. It is intended for scientists, engineers, and technical managers from the academia, industry, government, and defense programs. The HVIS Symposia have a long-standing international reputation as a catalyst for stimulating research in this area through a wealth of oral and poster presentations, and commercial exhibits. The Symposium's proceedings are the major archival source of papers published in this field.

A selection of high-quality papers will be recommended for publication in a special edition of the International Journal of Impact Engineering.

Who Should Attend?

Scientists, engineers and technical managers from academia, industry, government and defense programs.

Symposium Topics

  • Analytical and Numerical Methodologies
  • Armor/Anti Armor and Ballistic Technology
  • Asteroid Impact and Planetary Defense Technology
  • Fracture and Fragmentation
  • High-velocity Launchers and diagnostics
  • High-velocity Penetration Mechanics and Target Response
  • Hypervelocity Phenomenology Studies
  • Material Response (including EOS)
  • Spacecraft/meteoroid Debris Shielding and Failure Analyses
  • Theoretical Applied Mechanics Relevant to Hypervelocity Impact
  • Special Session: Hypervelocity Phenomena related to planetary protection

Organizing Committee

Symposium Chair

Dr. Kumi Nitta (JAXA)

Technical Program Chair

Dr. Nobuaki Kawai (National Defense Academy of Japan)

Technical Program Co-Chairs

Prof. Masahiro Nishida (Nagoya Institute of Technology)

Prof. Yasuhiro Akahoshi (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

Symposium Coordinator

Dr. Yukihito Kitazawa (JAXA and outsourcing)

Symposium Treasurer

Dr. Masumi Higashide (Hosei Univ.)

Commercial Exhibits Chair

Dr. Nobuie Konishi (Nobby Tech Ltd.)


Angela Stickle
Shannon Ryan
David Crawford
Brooke Corbett
Gene Hertel
Mike Hopson
David L. Littlefield
Josh Miller