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    Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange: Detailed Program

    CASE Track Descriptions

    Track 1: Complex Systems Development

    Society is challenged by the need to successfully develop increasingly complex and critical aerospace systems that meet stakeholders’ needs within planned budgets and schedules. This track will focus on large system development activities from the establishment of requirements through the conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design phases, to address challenges faced by chiefengineers and systems engineers working to develop Complex Aerospace Systems.

     

    Track 2: Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems

    Pressure to conduct affordable development programs requires that the integration of complex systems must be planned to significant detail well in advance of detailed design. This includes strategies to design and mature models, databases, simulations, and test equipment to support program needs that extend from bench testing of prototypes through flight testing on multiple ranges.

    Track 3: Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems

    Complex aerospace systems require program management strategies and integrated planning tools to coordinate the activities of technical teams from multiple organizations that are physically separated but closely networked to work collaboratively and share common databases. Programs to develop and support commercial and military aircraft, spacecraft, energy systems, and UAVs are each subject to unique policy and regulatory issues. Managing the technical and direct support aspects in the development and operation of complex aerospace systems will be the focus of this track. Other dimensions of managing complex systems in Track 3 will include the management and integration of business operations, logistics issues, and workforce infrastructure.


    Note: All CASE sessions are located in the Conference Building of the Pasadena Convention Center.

    Agenda

       
    Tuesday, 11 Sept    Wednesday, 12 Sept    Thursday, 13 Sept   
    Tuesday, 11 September

    0800-1000 hrs
    SPACE 2012 Opening Session
    Ballroom D-E


    1000-1030 hrs
    Networking Coffee Break
    Exposition Hall


    1030-1100 hrs
    CASE Opening Plenary Session
    Room 106
    Speakers:
    Michael Griffin, Schafer Corporation
    Laura McGill, Raytheon Missile Systems


    1100-1230 hrs
    Track 1: Complex Systems Development
    Room 106
    Forensic Investigations I: Problems Rooted in Design
    This panel of some of the nation’s most renowned systems engineers will discuss cases where design issues threatened the success of complex aerospace systems, focusing on what went wrong, what was done to address the challenge, and what was learned from the experience?
    Moderator: Michael Griffin, Schafer Corporation
    Panelists:
    Steve Rottler, Vice President, Science & Technology, Sandia National Laboratories
    Bob Pearce, Director, Strategy, Architecture and Analysis, Aeronautics Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters
    Brian Muirhead, Chief Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory


    1230-1430 hrs
    SPACE Keynote Luncheon
    Exposition Hall


    1430-1830 hrs
    Track 1: Complex Systems Development
    Room 106
    Elegant Design and Complex Systems Development
    Leading thinkers in systems engineering are striving to make the development of complex systems radically easier by looking at design in a completely different way. The DARPA META and iFAB programs will be discussed, as well as experience with an implementation of crowd-sourcing for vehicle design. The centerpiece of this session will be open discussion with the attendees in an unconference format.
    Session Chair and Moderator: Laurie Provin, University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Speakers:
    Wilson Felder, Director, William J. Hughes Technical Center, Federal Aviation Administration [Presentation PDF]

    Panelists:
    Wilson Felder, Director, William J. Hughes Technical Center, Federal Aviation Administration
    Robert Neches, Director, Advanced Engineering Initiatives, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Systems Engineering, Department of Defense
    Anna-Maria McGowan, Senior Aerospace Engineer, Aeronautics Research Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center


    Track 2: Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems
    Room 104
    Planning and Executing an Integration Test Strategy for a Complex Aerospace System
    This session will focus on attributes of an effective integrated test and evaluation development process for aerospace systems. Discussion will cover planning through execution for both commercial and military systems, but will be primarily focused on up-front planning.
    Session Chair: Phil Stich, Arnold Engineering Development Complex
    Moderator: Ed Kraft, Arnold Engineering Development Center  [Presentation PDF]
    Panelists:
    Barry King, Director, Space Test & Operations, Dynetics, Inc. [Presentation PDF]
    Thomas Irvine, Deputy Associate Administrator, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate [Presentation PDF]
    Derrick Hinton, Principle Deputy Director, Test Resource Management Center, Office of the Secretary of Defense [Presentation PDF]
    Ward Johnson, General Manager, Jacobs Technology Group [Presentation PDF]
    Eileen Bjorkman, Chief Technologist, 412 Test Wing, U.S. Air Force [Presentation PDF]
    Ming Chang, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin  [Presentation PDF] 


    Track 3: Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems
    Room 105
    Execution of Successful Programs
    What makes a program successful? Is it luck, or are there management techniques that help keep it on course? Leaders from varying levels of program management will discuss how they worked through issues, customer expectations, and Verification, Validation, and Accreditation (VV&A), with the intention of providing a set of positive lessons learned that audience members can use in their daily work life. Audience participation is encouraged and will be fostered through question-and-answer sessions at the end of each topic.
    Session Chairs: Jim Murphy, NASA Ames Research Center, and William West, SURVICE Engineering Company
    Panelists:
    Ed Waggoner, Director, Integrated Systems Research Program Office, NASA [Presentation PDF]
    Ruben Delrosario, Project Manager, Subsonic Fixed Wing Project, NASA
    Chris Olson, Program Manager, F-35 Joint Safe Escape Analysis Solutions, U.S. Air Force
    Tama Curlee, Program Manager, Combat Weapon Delivery System, U.S. Air Force [Presentation PDF]
    Ray Howland, Manager, Systems Planning - System Operations Control, American Airlines  [Presentation PDF] 


    1600-1630 hrs
    Networking Coffee Break
    Exposition Hall


    1830-2000 hrs
    Opening Reception and Poster Session
    Exposition Hall

     

     


    Wednesday, 12 September

    0800-1200 hrs
    Track 1: Complex Systems Development
    Room 106
    Forensic Investigations II: Problems Rooted in Program Issues
    No matter how carefully chief engineers plan, requirements and program structures are always liable to change. This session will discuss actual challenges that have disrupted major system developments, and how the engineering staff confronted the challenge, including what lessons were learned.
    Session Chair and Moderator: Wilson Felder, Federal Aviation Administration
    Speakers:
    Tom Hancock, Senior Systems Engineer, SAIC
    Steve Messervy, Director, Research Institute, University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Laura McGill, Deputy Vice President of Engineering, Raytheon Missile Systems
    Frank Serna, Chief Systems Engineer, Draper Laboratories


    Track 2: Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems
    Room 104
    Integration of Modeling and Simulation, Ground Test, and Flight Test
    A panel of service providers and a panel of testing and modeling customers will debate various issues pertaining to the planning and implementation of Modeling and Simulation (M&S), ground and flight test during the development of an aerospace system.
    Session Chairs: George Sydnor, NASA Langley Research Center, and Terrence Trepal, Adjunct Research Staff Member, Institute for Defense Analysis
    Moderator: Mark Melanson, Lockheed Martin
    Panelists:
    Integrated Presentation for Session  [Presentation PDF] 

    Tim Marshall, Director, Aeronautics Test Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    Tom Fetterhoff, Technical Director, Test Division, Department of Defense
    George Eitleberg, Director, DNW (German-Dutch) Wind Tunnels
    Andy Garrell, Technical Director, Aerospace Testing Manager - Transonic Wind Tunnel, Calspan
    Bryan Herdick, Senior Systems Engineer and Project Manager, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
    Jay Dryer, Director, Fundamental Aeronautics Program, NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate
    Barry Lakinsmith, Deputy Director, Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center
    John Curry, Director, Spacecraft Advanced Development, Sierra Nevada Corporation


    Track 3: Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems
    Room 105
    New Acquisition and Regulatory Approaches
    This two-part session will identify and examine the challenges of regulation and acquisition strategy with respect to the complex system domains of National Security, "NextGen" Air Traffic Control, (Civil) Space Exploration Systems and the emerging Commercial Space Systems. In the first portion of the panel, speakers will provide in-depth overviews of their systems, highlighting the breadth and scope of their system domains. The second portion of the panel will identify the top challenges and issues their systems present and engage the audience in detailed discussions. A special emphasis will be given to taking a top-level look at the challenges and issues, in an attempt to identify commonalities across the complex system domains represented.
    Session Chairs: Ken Davidian, FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, and Bruce Pittman, NASA Ames Research Center
    Panelists:
    Stan Rosen, Professor Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University   [Presentation PDF] 

    Mike Hritz, Acting Chief Architect of National Airspace Systems, FAA NEXTGEN  [Presentation PDF]
    Mike Ryschkewitsch, Chief Engineer, Space Exploration Systems, NASA Headquarters [Presentation PDF]
    James McMurry, Principal Senior Counsel, Network and Space Systems, The Boeing Company [Presentation PDF]


    0930-1000 hrs
    Networking Coffee Break
    Exposition Hall


    1200-1400 hrs
    AIAA Awards Luncheon and Presentation
    Exposition Hall


    1400-1800 hrs
    Track 1: Complex Systems Development
    Room 106
    New Paradigms for Complex Systems Development
    Presentations and discussions will focus on the design techniques specifically developed to cope with complexity. New paradigms will be examined from industry, government, and academia. Much of this session will be open discussion with the event attendees, in an “unconference” format.
    Session Chair: Paul Collopy, University of Alabama in Huntsville   [Presentation PDF]
    Speakers:
    Jimmie McEver, Senior Scientist, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory [Presentation PDF]
    Brian Muirhead, Chief Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory [Presentation PDF]
    Russ Althof, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Missile Systems [Presentation PDF]
    Mahmoud Efatmaneshnik, Postdoctoral Researcher, Stevens Institute [Presentation PDF]
    Debra Facktor Lepore, Industry Professor, Systems Engineering Research Center, Stevens Institute  [Presentation PDF] 


    Track 2: Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems
    Room 104
    Verification and Validation Issues
    This session will identify challenges that exist in today’s Verification and Validation (V&V) efforts. It will begin with a generic perspective and then focus on a specific complex systems effort-the Next Generation Air Traffic Control System (NextGen). With NextGen as an example of a complex system/project, various solutions and applicable R&D will be discussed by a variety of government and industry speakers. In addition, this session will create awareness of some new and emerging V&V standards activities (including the new AIAA Integration and Test (I&T) standard and the recent DO 178C updates).
    Session Chairs: Ron Kohl, R. J. Kohl & Associates, and Misty Davies, NASA Ames Research Center
    Moderator: Ron Kohl, R. J. Kohl & Associates [Presentation PDF]
    Speakers:
    Wilson Felder, Director, William J. Hughes Technical Center, Federal Aviation Administration [Presentation PDF]
    Mat French, Electrical Systems Engineer, Rolls-Royce [Presentation PDF]
    Don Firesmith, Senior Technical Staff, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University [Presentation PDF]
    Panelists:
    Maureen Molz, Manager, Concept Development and Validation Branch, Federal Aviation Administration [Presentation PDF]
    Misty Davies, Research Computer Engineer, Intelligent Systems Division, NASA Ames Research Center [Presentation PDF]
    Kevin Knudsen, Systems/System of Systems Test Capability Leader, Lab Test Operations, Boeing Test and Evaluation [Presentation PDF]
    Eric Neiderman, Human Factors Branch Manager, Federal Aviation Administration  [Presentation PDF] 


    Track 3: Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems
    Room 105
    Business Operations and Logistics
    Complex aerospace system requirements for operations and logistics are examined in this session. Panelists will focus on operations and logistics challenges theyhave encountered in their programs or organizations. Topics to be discussed will include the difficulties associated with the logistics and operations of a complex aerospace program or organization, when dealing withthe unknown unknowns. Attendees will engage directly in the discussion to identify and address challenges faced within this segment of the aerospace industry.

    Session Chairs: Sophia Bright, The Boeing Company, and Anna-Maria McGowan, NASA Langley Research Center
    Moderator: Sophia Bright, The Boeing Company, and Anna-Maria McGowan, NASA Langley Research Center
    Panelists:
    Jeffrey Mendenhall, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    Shannon Flumerfelt, University of Cape Town
    Franz-Josef Kahlen, University of Cape Town
    Ray Lytle, Director, Engineering Product Support, Raytheon Missile Systems

    James Johnson, Cost Analysis Division, NASA Headqaurters


    1530-1600 hrs
    Networking Coffee Break
    Exposition Hall


    1800-1930 hrs
    Pickering Lecture
    Ballroom C-D, Pasadena Convention Center

     

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    Thursday, 13 September

    0800-1000 hrs
    Track 1: Complex Systems Development
    Room 106
    Collecting Our Thoughts: Complex Systems Development
    Session leaders will gather for a roundtable discussion, including the event attendees, about the insights and emergent cross-session themes from the three days of interaction.
    Session Chair: Paul Collopy, University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Speakers:
    Michael Griffin, University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Laurie Provin, University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Wilson Felder, Federal Aviation Administration


    Track 2: Integration, Test, and Verification of Complex Systems
    Room 104
    Lessons Learned in Integration, Test, and Verification
    This session will link the three previous Track 2 sessions together by looking at how the planning, integration, and execution of ground and flight testing is woven throughout the development of a complex aerospace system. Project managers would like to test as much as possible, but there are limitations due to cost and schedule. It is a constant challenge and balancing act for these managers. How do you balance testing needs in a budget-constrained environment? How to determine when a ground test is sufficient? Flight-testing appears to be the panacea, but is that always the case? What are the critical aspects of environment modeling? What are the keys to using modeling and simulation versus actual hardware testing? Panelists will discuss these and other topics as we look at Lessons Learned from a wide range of Projects/Programs across Industry, DOD, and NASA. Both aircraft and space projects will be discussed.
    Session Chairs: David Dress, NASA Langley Research Center, and Steve Chan, NASA Johnson Space Center
    Moderator: David Dress, NASA Langley Research Center [Presentation PDF]
    Panelists:
    Marshall Smith, Mission/Flight Test Strategy Lead for Exploration Systems Development Division, NASA Headquarters (Ares I-X) [Presentation PDF]
    Frank Rasor, Director, Flight Test Operations, The Boeing Company (787 and 747) [Presentation PDF]
    John Muratore, Director, Mission Assurance, SpaceX (Falcon 9 and Dragon) [Presentation PDF]
    Brendan Rhatigan, Director, Engineering & Test Operations, F-35 Integration Test Force, Lockheed Martin Corporation (F-35) [Presentation PDF]
    David Gilman, Senior Technical Advisor, Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc. (IRVE-3)  [Presentation PDF] 


    Track 3: Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems
    Room 105
    Workforce & Education Issues

    This session challenges assumptions and learning on these four issues: (1) Training the current workforce for complex systems, (2) Educating / preparing the future workforce for complex systems, (3) Organizing / structuring the workforce for complex systems, and (4) Managing & Leading the workforce for complex aerospace systems. 

    Session Chairs: Brett Hoffstadt and Reece Lumsden, The Boeing Company [Presentation PDF]
    Panelists:
    Brett Hoffstadt, Technical Program Manager, Vertical Lift Consortium & Project Engineer, CV-22 Osprey, The Boeing Company
    Reece Lumsden, Manager, Systems Integration, KC-46 Tanker, The Boeing Company
    Steven D’Urso, Program Coordinator, Aerospace Systems Engineering, University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign [Presentation PDF]
    Anna-Maria McGowan, Senior Aerospace Engineer, Aeronautics Research Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center [Presentation PDF]
    Steve Skotte, Professor Program Management and Space Acquisition Performance Learning Director, Defense Acquisition University  [Presentation PDF] 

     


    1000-1030 hrs
    Networking Coffee Break
    1st Level, Conference Center Foyer

    Three separate networking areas will be identified in the CASE conference area for participants who are interested inissues of relevance to Chief Engineers, Systems Validation and Test Integration Engineers, and Program Managers.  Meet your colleagues who are working the same challenges associated with Complex Aerospace Systems. 


    1030-1200 hrs
    CASE Closing Session
    Room 106
    Report Outs from Tracks
    Speakers:
    Track 1: Paul Collopy, University of Alabama in Huntsville
    Track 2: Allen Arrington, Sierra Lobo/NASA Glenn Research Center
    Track 3: Abdi Khodadoust, The Boeing Company


    Closing Remarks
    Speakers:
    Michael Griffin, Schafer Corporation
    Laura McGill, Raytheon Missile Systems


    1200-1400 hrs
    SPACE Keynote Luncheon
    Exposition Hall