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    Key Speeches - 2012

    Key Speeches, Reports, and Presentations

    2012

    AIAA Members and Executives Make a Difference in the Aerospace Community. See What They Have to Say.


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    18th AIAA/3AF International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference

    24-28 September 2012, Tours, France


    Wednesday, 26 September 2012


    • Phillippe Cazin, ONERA, "Five Decades of French Contribution to Ramjet Technology Development" (PDF)
    • Roger Longstaff, Reaction Engines, Ltd., "From HOTOL to SKYLON. British Spaceplane Programs: Past, Present and Future" (PDF)
    • Hendrik Weihs, DLR, "SHEFEX II; 2nd Flight within DLR's Re-Entry Technology and Flight Test Program" (PDF)

    Tuesday, 25 September 2012


    • Sannu Molder, Ryerson Polytechnic University, "WaveCatcher Intakes for Scramjets" (PDF)
    • Jean-Pierre Taran, ONERA, "Recent Progress at ONERA in Hypersonic Flowfield Measurement" (PDF)

    Monday, 24 September 2012


    • Laurent Serre, ONERA, "Overview of Hypersonics in Europe" (PDF)
    • Christopher Clay, USAF, "US Air Force Hypersonic Science and Technology" (PDF)
    • Masataka Maita, JAXA, "Japan's Activities, National Report 2012" (PDF)

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    ATIO/MAO Conference

    17–19 September 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Tuesday, 18 September 2012
    AIAA ATIO ADS-B From Concept to Operational Use Panel


    • Rick Berckefeldt, Surveillance Programs Manager, Advanced Technology, Honeywell (PDF)

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    AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference & Exposition

    Thursday, 13 September 2012
    Human and Robotic Space Science
    • Lt Gen Eugene L. Tattini, USAF (Ret), Deputy Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (PDF)

    Thursday Luncheon Keynote
    • Michael Suffredini, ISS Program Manager, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (PDF)

    Small Satellites
    • Sir Martin Sweeting, Group Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Guildford, United Kingdom (PDF)
    • James Cutler, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (PDF
    • Mason Peck, Chief Technologist, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC (PDF)

    Wednesday, 12 September 2012
    Sustaining the Innovation Pipeline: The Science and Technology Perspective
    • David Barnhart, Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office (TTO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, VA (PDF)
    • Thomas Cwik, Deputy Chief Technologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (PDF)
    • Jim Riker, Chief Scientist, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Kirtland AFB, NM (PDF)
    • John Szymanski, Executive Advisor, Global Security, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM (PDF)
    • Yadunath Zambre, Senior Fellow and Manager, Internal Research and Development, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Palo Alto, CA (PDF)

    Wednesday AIAA Awards Luncheon Keynote
    • Ken Washington, Vice President, Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Palo Alto, CA (PDF)

    National Security Space Strategic Perspectives on Resilience in a Cost Constrained Environment
    • David Anhalt, Vice President, U.S. Government Solutions, Space Systems/Loral, Palo Alto, CA (PDF)
    • David Barnhart, Program Manager, Tactical Technology Office (TTO), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Arlington, VA (PDF)
    • Roberta Ewart, Chief Scientist, U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, El Segundo, CA (PDF)

    11 September 2012
    Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session: Creating a Sustainable Vision for Space
    • Charles Elachi, Director, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA (PDF)
    • Mark Valerio, Vice President and General Manager, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Denver, CO (PDF)

    Beyond Earth Orbit Human Space Exploration: A Progress Report
    • William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, NASA, Washington, DC (PDF)
    • Pepper Phillips, Manager, Ground Systems Development and Operations Program, NASA Kennedy Space Center, Kennedy Space Center, FL (PDF)
    • Jody Singer, SLS Deputy Program Manager, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL (PDF)

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    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference

    14 August 2012
    AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference Plenary—NASA Office of the Chief Technologist and Space Technology Program FY 2013

    • Dr. Mason Peck, Chief Technologist, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC (PDF)


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    Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX)

    24 May 2012
    Keynote 2: Exploring the Moon and Asteroids – A Synergistic Approach

    • Clive Neal, Professor, University of Notre Dame, United States (PDF)

    23 May 2012
    Keynote 1: Mars Exploration
    • Steve Squyres, Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University, United States (PDF)

    Plenary 4: Human and Robotic Exploration: A Scientific Perspective
    • Junichiro Kawaguchi, Senior Fellow, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan (PDF)
    • Chris McKay, Senior Space Scientist, NASA, United States (PDF)
    • Julie Robinson, ISS Program Specialist, NASA, United States (PDF)


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    15th Annual FAA Commercial Space Transportation Conference

    16 February 2012
    Crew and Cargo to the ISS Panel

    • Frank Culbertson, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager, Advanced Programs Group, Orbital Sciences Corporation, Dulles, VA (PDF)
    • Alan J. Lindenmoyer, Manager, Commercial Crew and Cargo Program Office, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (PDF)
    • Kathryn Lueders, Manager, Transportation Integration Office, ISS Program, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX (PDF)

    Spaceport States Leadership Panel
    • Christine Anderson, Executive Director, Spaceport America, Las Cruces, NM (PDF)
    • Richard Biter, Assistant Secretary for Intermodal Systems Development, Florida Department of Transportation, Tallahassee, FL (PDF)
    • Dennis Heap, Executive Director, Front Range Airport, Denver, CO (PDF)

    15 February 2012
    Ranges of the Future Panel
    • Steven Davis, Director of Advanced Projects, Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), Cape Canaveral AFS, FL (PDF)
    • John Kelley, Program Executive, Ground Systems Development and Operations, NASA, Washington, DC (PDF)
    • Mike Leinbach, Director, Human Spaceflight Operations, United Launch Alliance, Denver, CO (PDF)
    • Michael Moses, Vice President of Operations, Virgin Galactic, Pasadena, CA (PDF)
    • Col Rob Uemura, Chief, Current Space Operations (AF/A3Z-SO), Washington, DC (PDF)

    Minority Space Entrepreneurship Panel
    • Allen Herbert, President and CEO, Phezu Space LLC, Baltimore, MD (PDF)

    Understanding the Space Environment: What the Launch Operator Should Know About Space Weather Panel
    • Joe Mazur, Associate Director, The Aerospace Corporation, Chantilly, VA (PDF)
    • Bob Rutledge, Chief, Space Weather Forecast Office, NOAA/SWPC, Boulder, CO (PDF)
    • Ron Turner, Fellow, Analytic Services Incorporated, Arlington, VA (PDF)

    A Step Farther Out Panel
    • Paul Jaffe, Systems Integration Section Head, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC (PDF)
    • Ajay Kothari, President and CEO, Astrox Corporation, College Park, MD (PDF)
    • Jerome Pearson, President, Star Technology and Research, Inc., Mount Pleasant, SC (PDF)

    Training for Safety Panel
    • Melchor Antunano, Director, FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute, Oklahoma City, OK (PDF)

     

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    AIAA Strategic and Tactical Missile Systems Conference and AIAA Missile Sciences Conference

    25 January 2012
    PEO Panel

    • Maj Gen Kenneth D. Merchant, USAF, Commander and USAF PEO for Weapons, Air Armament Center (AAC), Eglin AFB, FL (PDF)


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    50th Aerospace Sciences meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition

    11 January 2012
    Session 203-GEPC-2

    NASA Environmentally Responsible Aviation: Technologies and Integrated Vehicle Solutions

    • Fay Collier, NASA, Oral Presentation. Overview of ERA Technologies and N+2 Integrated Vehicle Concepts. (PDF)
    • John T. Bonet, Program Manager, Boeing, Oral Presentation. Boeing ERA N+2 Advanced Vehicle Concept Results. (PDF)
    • K. Martin, Oral Presentation. Lockheed Martin ERA N+2 Advanced Vehicle Concept Results. (PDF)
    • Aaron Drake, Northrop Grumman, Oral Presentation. Northrop Grumman ERA N+2 Advanced Vehicle Concept Results. (PDF)

    10 January 2012
    Session 125-GEPC-1

    NASA Subsonic Fixed Wing: Fundamental Technical Challenges

    • Dr. Rubén Del Rosario, Project Manager, NASA; Mr. Gregory Follen, Deputy Project Manager, NASA; Dr. Rich Wahls, Project Manager, NASA; Dr. Nateri Madavan, Deputy Project Scientist; Oral Presentation. Overview of Technical Challenges for Energy Efficient, Environmentally Compatible Subsonic Transport Aircraft. (PDF)
    • Mark Guynn and William Haller, Technical Leads for Systems Analysis & Integration, Subsonic Fixed Wing Project, NASA, Oral Presentation. Technical Challenges to Systems Analysis and MDAO for Advanced Subsonic Transport Aircraft. (PDF)
    • Dr. Michael M. Rogers, Technical Lead, Efficient Aerodynamics, Subsonic Fixed Wing Project, NASA, Oral Presentation. Technical Challenges to Reducing Subsonic Transport Drag. (PDF)
    • Karen Taminger, Technical Lead - Lightweight Airframe & Propulsion Systems (LAPS), Subsonic Fixed Wing Project, NASA, Oral Presentation. Technical Challenges to Reducing Subsonic Transport Weight. (PDF)
    • Michael D. Hathaway, Technical Lead - Efficient Propulsion and Power (EPP), Subsonic Fixed Wing Project, NASA, Oral Presentation. Technical Challenges to Reducing Thrust Specific Energy Consumption. (PDF)
    • Dan Bulzan, Technical Lead - Clean Energy and Emissions (CEE), Subsonic Fixed Wing Project, NASA, Oral Presentation. Technical Challenges to Reducing Harmful Emissions from Subsonic Transport Aircraft. (PDF)
    • Christopher J. Miller and David P. Lockard, Technical Leads for Noise, Subsonic Fixed Wing Project, NASA, Oral Presentation. Technical Challenges to Reducing Community Perceived Noise from Subsonic Transport Aircraft. (PDF)


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