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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    NPSS - A Practical Introduction




    Course Instructors:

    Paul Johnson received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical engineering from Valparaiso University. Before joining Wolverine Ventures in 2007, Paul worked at NASA Glenn Research Center in the thermal energy conversion branch using NPSS to model various closed-Brayton-cycle power conversion systems, mixed twin spool turbofans and aircraft thermal management systems.

    Edward Butzin received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. He began his professional career as an engineer at the Chrysler Corporation and then went to Pratt and Whitney. In 2003 he formed WVI to provide NASA with services related to NPSS which has since become the property of the NPSS Consortium.

    Dr. Ian Halliwell has 33 years international experience in engine design, development & research. He has taught the practical aspects of aerospace propulsion from an industrial base for over 20 years. He is currently Senior Research Scientist at Avetec, a non-profit aerospace research organization in Springfield, Ohio, where he specializes in the design of complete propulsion systems, in turning advanced concepts into hardware and in the development of new simulation & modeling methods. He is an active member of the AIAA Propulsion and Energy Group.