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AIAA Committees on Standards

AIAA Committees on Standards

The AIAA Committees on Standards oversee the development of new standards, update current standards, and set the direction for the Institute's standardization work.

From conception to publication, AIAA standards are the result of volunteer effort—individuals who are directly and materially affected, and technically qualified. Each document originates from an AIAA Technical Committee or developed with the support of a Committee on Standards approved by the AIAA Standards Executive Council. If you are interested in lending your expertise to any of the current projects listed here or wish to develop a new project, please contact the AIAA Director of Standards.

Aerospace Design and Structures

Aerospace Pressure Vessels

Scope: Establish baseline requirements for the design, fabrication, test, inspection, operation, and maintenance of pressure vessels used for pressurized, hazardous, or non-hazardous liquid or gas storage in space systems including spacecraft and launch vehicles.

Chair: Dr. Michael Kezirian, The Boeing Company

Co-Chair: Mr. Nathanael Greene, NASA Johnson Space Center

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Scope: Standardization in the field of computational fluid dynamics for the purpose of promoting improvement in efficiency and productivity.
Chair: Dr. Urmila Ghia, University of Cincinnati

Ground Test

Scope: Standardization for the test and evaluation of aerospace equipment in ground-based facilities.
Chair: Mr. Richard White, Vigyan

Mass Properties

Scope: Provide effective and uniform processes for space system mass properties control, analysis, verification, data management, and documentation.
Chair: Mr. Geoff Beech, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Mission Assurance

Scope: Standardization of methods for the systematic development of reliable systems, including acquisition management issues.
Chair: Mr. Tyrone Jackson, Simania

Modeling and Simulation

Scope: Standardization in the simulation of atmospheric and space flight conditions in ground-based simulators and special-purpose aircraft for the purpose of aircrew training, or for design, development, and evaluation of aerospace vehicles, systems, and subsystems.
Chair: Mr. Bruce Hildreth, J.F. Taylor, Inc.

Space System Battery Safety

Scope: Standardization in the safe use of batteries in all space applications in human-rated as well as non-human-rated environments.
Chair: Dr. Judith Jeevarajan, NASA Johnson Space Center

Spacecraft Plug and Play Architecture

Scope: Space Plug and Play Architecture (SPA) standards describes the means for rapid connection of spacecraft systems, subsystems, and component hardware (plug compatibility) and application software (play). The SPA standards are only part of spacecraft design and are written to compliment good systems engineering practices.
Chair: Mr. Fred Slane, Space Environment Technologies

Structures

Scope: Standardization to support design of aerospace structures, including future requirements for loads, materials, processes, configurations, life cycles, and tests.
Chair: Mr. Jim Chang, The Aerospace Corporation
Chair: Dr. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies

Aerospace Sciences

Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems

Scope: Standardization for the development and application of all types of aerodynamic decelerators.
Chair: Ms. Elsa Hennings, Naval Air Warfare Center

Astrodynamics

Scope: Standardization in the branch of space science and engineering dealing with the motion of artificial bodies in space.
Chair: Mr. David Vallado, Center for Space Standards & Innovation

Atmospheric & Space Environments

Scope: Standardization of the descriptions of the properties of atmospheric and space environments with emphasis on scientific models.

Aircraft and Atmospheric Systems

Chair: Dr. Kent Tobiska, Space Environment Technologies

Engineering and Technology Management

Systems Engineering

Scope: Standardization of space systems verification and program management process.
Chair: Dr. Satoshi Nagano, The Aerospace Corporation 

Information Systems

Software Systems

Scope: Standardization of application specific characteristics of computer software originating in aerospace.
Chair: Mr. Ron Kohl, R.J. Kohl and Associates

International

ISO Technical Committee 20

Scope: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) TC20, Aircraft and Space Vehicles, is devoted to the standardization of materials, components, and equipment for construction and operation of aircraft and space vehicles, as well as equipment used in the servicing and maintenance of these vehicles.


Subcommittee 13—Space Data and Information Transfer Systems
Scope: Standardization of organizations and personnel involved with data and information transfer and exchange for civil space applications.
Chair: Dr. Eduardo W. Bergamini, INPE
Chair: U.S. Technical Activities Group: Dr. James Afarin, NASA Headquarters


Subcommittee 14—Space Systems and Operations
Scope: Standardization for manned and unmanned space vehicles, their design, production, maintenance, operation, and disposal, and the environment in which they operate.
Chair: Dr. William Ailor, The Aerospace Corporation
Chair: U.S. Technical Activities Group: Mr. Fred Slane, Space Environment Technologies 

Propulsion and Energy

Electric Propulsion Testing

Scope: Standardization for the test and evaluation of electric propulsion devices.
Chair: Mr. John Dankanich, NASA Glenn Research Center

Hydrogen

Scope: Standardization of handling, storage, and use of hydrogen in gaseous liquid and slush form.
Chair: Mr. Stephen S. Woods, NASA White Sands Test Facility

Solar Cell and Solar Panel

Scope: Establish qualification and quality requirements for discrete solar cells and solar panels intended for space application.
Chair: Mr. Edward Gaddy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Space & Missiles

Space Internetworking

Scope: Standardization in the field of space internetworking for manned and unmanned missions both in Earth orbital and planetary operations.
Chair: Dr. Keith Scott, Mitre Corporation