(November 21, 2020) Interstellar Flight Environments and Effects by Dr. Henry B. Garrett | Boeing EA-18G Growler by Mr. Lynn Jenson

November 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am 1:10 pm PST

(November 21, 2020) Interstellar Flight Environments and Effects by Dr. Henry B. Garrett | Boeing EA-18G Growler by Mr. Lynn Jenson

Nov 21, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 1:10 PM (PT)

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Saturday, November 21, 2020, 10 am PST

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AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting
Part I:
Interstellar Flight Environments and Effects

Dr. Henry B. Garrett
AIAA Fellow
Principal Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Part II:

Boeing EA-18G Growler

Lynn Jenson
Project Manager, F/A-18 & F-5 Programs
Northrop Grumman | Aeronautics Systems

Tentative Agenda (All Time PST) (Pacific Standard Time, US and Canada)

10:05 am (PST): Dr. Chandrashekhar Sonwane (Welcome, AIAA LA LV Section Chair)
10:10 am (PST): Dr. Henry B. Garrett (JPL)
11:40 am (PST): Mr. Lynn Jenson (Northrop Grumman Aeronautics Systems)
01:10 pm (PST): Adjourn

Interstellar Flight Environments and Effects

Although no interstellar space mission has been designated as yet by NASA, it and a number of other organizations such at the British Interplanetary Society (BIS) have long considered the possibility of a mission to interstellar space (for example, the NASA Interstellar Probe Mission proposed in 1999) or to a nearby star (see the BIS’s 1973-1978 Daedalus Project study). Indeed, a number of conferences, papers, and books have addressed various aspects of such missions. In a previous AIAA study, the basic reliability needs of these missions were reviewed. Indeed, with the extended operation time of such missions in mind (typically 25-50 years), revolutionary reliability strategies need to be developed in the early design stages of these missions so that the vehicles may be maintained and, if necessary, easily reconfigured inflight. In addition, new design-for-reliability features will need to be invented to enhance the lifetime and improve the reliability of these vehicles. This, the second step in the study, will provide further insight into the key potential reliability areas that will need to be considered in planning such truly long life missions. Specifically, the talk will, following a review of current studies of long life missions:
1) Summarize key reliability requirements of these representative long life missions
2) Address perceived shortfalls in the current, long life reliability of microelectronics for extreme long life or interstellar space missions
3) Identify potential issues with current electronic systems exposed to radiation effects in excess of 10-50 years in the space environment
4) Recommend mitigation steps that need to be developed for microelectronics if missions in the 25-50 year range are to be possible with current technologies.
Dr. Henry B. Garrett

Dr. Garrett has a doctorate in Space Physics and Astronomy. He has over 150 publications on the space environment and its effects with specific emphasis in the areas of atmospheric physics, the low earth ionosphere, radiation, micrometeoroids, space plasma environments, and effects on materials and systems in space. While on active duty in the Air Force he served as Project Scientist for the highly successful SCATHA program which studied the effects of charging on spacecraft. For this he was awarded the Harold Brown Award, the Air Force’s highest scientific award. In 1992, he was selected for a joint DoD/NASA assignment at the Pentagon as part of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization where he acted as the Deputy Program Manager for the Clementine Lunar Mission and Program Manager for the Clementine InterStage Adapter Satellite (ISAS). For contributions to these missions, he was awarded NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Engineering Achievement. After a 30 years career in the USAF Reserves, he retired in 2002 as a full Colonel and was awarded the AF Legion of Merit. During his 40 year career at JPL, he has been responsible for defining the space environment and its effects on reliability for many NASA missions. He has also published several textbooks on the space environment and its impact on spacecraft design and reliability. Dr. Garrett is an international consultant on the terrestrial and interplanetary space environments and spacecraft reliability having worked for INTELSAT, L’Garde, NASDA, LORAL, CNES, and other organizations. In 2006 Dr. Garrett received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal for “his achievements in advancing the understanding of space environments and effects.” Recently, Dr. Garrett co-authored with Mr. Albert Whittlesey the primary NASA standard on spacecraft surface and internal charging for earth missions. Dr. Garrett retired from full time duties at JPL in 2017 but continues in an emeritus position. He was made a Fellow of the AIAA in 2019.
Boeing EA-18G Growler

The Boeing EA-18G Growler is an American carrier-based electronic warfare aircraft, a specialized version of the two-seat F/A-18F Super Hornet. The EA-18G replaced the Northrop Grumman EA-6B Prowlers in service with the United States Navy. The Growler’s electronic warfare capability is primarily provided by Northrop Grumman. The EA-18G began production in 2007 and entered operational service with the US Navy in late 2009. Australia has also purchased twelve EA-18Gs, which entered service with the Royal Australian Air Force in 2017. (Wikipedia)
Lynn Jenson

Lynn Jenson is a former Senior Engineering Specialist and currently Project Manager on the F/A-18 Super Hornet program at Northrop Grumman. With over 40 years’ experience in the defense industry, he has worked on numerous advanced air- and spacecraft designs, missile guidance computer, and targeting systems, many still classified. His career has also included linguistic analysis for the CIA and early networking applications for DARPA between US strategic forces, intelligence agencies, and the President. Having studied or conducted research in 30 languages and taught Japanese at the university level, his personal interests include history and world literature in the original. In the mid-1990’s he participated with a team of international scholars in translating a newly discovered papyrus from ancient Egypt.

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AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

(August 15, 2020) AIAA LA LV Section Aerospace Women’s Career Day Event

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*Agenda Upload August 15, 2020 below

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*Slides (PDF) from Fred Lawler upload below.

*Zoom Recording (Except for the JPL & CalTech, SpaceX presentations) upload below.

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Member Spotlight (Feb. 10, 2020) on Dr. Marty K. Bradley

Member Spotlight (Feb. 10, 2020) on Dr. Marty K. Bradley

Dr. Marty K. Bradley
AIAA Fellow
Technical Fellow for The Boeing Company
Boeing Commercial Airplanes Advanced Concepts Group

Dr. Bradley currently advises and executes projects to investigate advanced sustainable aviation and electric aircraft concepts for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and NASA. Over his 36 year aerospace career, he has been a team leader for projects related to advanced concepts and technologies, electric and hybrid electric aircraft, green aircraft design, alternative fuels, environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), and propulsion.

He has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, all from the University of Southern California and currently teaches their capstone senior aircraft design course.

He is an AIAA Fellow and the Founder of the AIAA Aircraft Electrified Propulsion and Power (AEPP) Working Group. He helped create and was the General Chair of the Electric Aircraft Technologies Symposium (EATS). He previously was Chair of the AIAA Green Engineering Program Committee and the High Speed Airbreathing Propulsion Technical Committee. He is an instructor for the AIAA short course on the “Design for Electric and Hybrid Electric Aircraft”. He is the Technical Chair for P&E 2020.

He has authored 2 book chapters, 50 publications, 2 patents, and conducted 15 addresses or speeches at technical conferences related to green aviation and advanced propulsion. He has lectured in courses and seminars at USC, Auburn, MIT, and Cal State Los Angeles and Long Beach on electric aircraft, alternative fuels and green aviation technologies.

As a kid, he was inspired by his math and science teachers and the Apollo program. As a college student and early career, he was inspired by the Cold War technological race with the Soviet Union. In about 2000, he realized that the environmental impact of aviation was going to be his next inspirational challenge and has led to his significant role in what today is called Sustainable Aviation.

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Toyota Makes a New $394 Million Bet on Flying Taxis


According the Bloomberg on January 15, 2020, Toyota Motor Corp. is making a $394 million investment in Joby Aviation, one of the handful of companies with the seemingly implausible goal of making electric air taxis that shuttle people over gridlocked highways and city streets.

AIAA LA-LV Section had already an existing event on Feb. 22, 2020, to network and discuss about the Electric and Hybrid Aircraft:

Please join us, and/or share you comments/thoughts here. Thanks a lot!