Challenges and opportunities for Hypersonic Flight, by Dr. Mark Lewis

February 19 @ 11:00 am 12:40 pm PST

(February 19) Challenges and opportunities for Hypersonic Flight, by Dr. Mark J. Lewis

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AIAA LA-LV 2/19 Section (Town Hall) e-Meeting (on Zoom)

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 11 AM PST

Challenges and opportunities for Hypersonic Flight

by

Dr. Mark J. Lewis

Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute

Hypersonic flight is a very exciting and fast-developing aerospace field. Please join us and learn more from the leading top expert and the AIAA Honorary Fellow, Dr. Mark Lewis!

Dr. Mark J. Lewis

Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,

Executive Director, Emerging Technologies Institute

Dr. Mark J. Lewis is the Executive Director of the National Defense Industrial Association’s Emerging Technologies Institute (ETI), a non-partisan research center focused on technologies that are critical to the future of national defense. ETI provides research and analyses to inform the development and integration of emerging technologies into the defense industrial base.

Prior to this position, Dr. Lewis was the Director of Defense Research & Engineering in the Department of Defense (DoD), overseeing technology modernization for all Services and DoD Agencies, as well as the acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering. In that role, he was the Pentagon’s senior-most scientist, overseeing an organization with a $17B annual budget that includes DARPA, the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Innovation Unit, the Space Development Agency, Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC), and the Department’s basic and applied research portfolio.

From 2012 to 2019, Dr. Lewis was the Director of the Science and Technology Policy Institute, an FFRDC that supported the Executive Office of the President and other Executive Branch agencies in the formulation of national science and technology policy. Dr. Lewis is a professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, where he served as the Willis Young, Jr., Professor and Chair of the Department of Aerospace Engineering until 2012. A faculty member at Maryland for 25 years, Dr. Lewis taught and conducted basic and applied research in the fields of hypersonic aerodynamics, advanced propulsion, and space vehicle design and optimization. Best known for his work in hypersonics, Dr. Lewis’s research has spanned the aerospace flight spectrum from the analysis of conventional jet engines to entry into planetary atmospheres. From 2004 to 2008, Dr. Lewis was the Chief Scientist of the U.S. Air Force, the principal scientific adviser to the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Air Force. As the longest-serving Chief Scientist in Air Force history, his primary focus included hypersonics, space launch, energy, sustainment, advanced propulsion, basic research, and workforce development. From 2010 to 2011, he was President of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the world’s premiere aerospace professional society

Dr. Lewis attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Bachelor of Science in Earth and Planetary Science (1984), and Master of Science (1985) and Doctor of Science (1988) in Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is the author of more than 340 publications and has been an adviser to more than 70 graduate students. In addition, he has served on various boards for NASA and the DoD, including two terms on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

A recipient of the USAF Exemplary, Meritorious, and Exceptional Civilian Service Awards, and of the Secretary of Defense Outstanding Public Service Award, Dr. Lewis was also the 1994 AIAA National Capital Young Scientist/Engineer of the Year; received the IECEC/AIAA Lifetime Achievement Award, the AIAA Dryden Lectureship Award, and the AFA Theodore von Karman Award; and is an Aviation Week and Space Technology Laureate. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and an Honorary Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Using Simulation to Help Aviation Industry Achieve Sustainability Goals

February 5 @ 10:00 am 11:40 am PST

(February 5) Using Simulation to Help Aviation Industry Achieve Sustainability Goals, by Dr. Swati Saxena

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AIAA LA-LV Section (Town Hall) e-Meeting 2/5

Using Simulation to Help Aviation Industry Achieve Sustainability Goals

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Dr. Swati Saxena

Technical and Project Manager, ANSYS Inc.

 

Saturday, February 5, 2022, 10 AM PST (US and Canada) (Add to Calendar)

 

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

 

10:00 AM PST: Welcome

10:10 AM PST: Dr. Swati Saxena

11:40 AM PST: Adjourn

 

Using Simulation to Help Aviation Industry Achieve Sustainability Goals

 

The Aviation Industry is committed to the net Zero-Carbon Emissions by 20501. This is only achievable when aircraft integrators, engine manufacturers, and suppliers work together towards more sustainable technologies and build the ecosystem around them. A combination of measures such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAFs), alternate propulsion designs (electric, hybrid or hydrogen propulsion) and operational and infrastructure improvements (retrofitting designs, aerodynamic improvements, weight reduction methods) and adoptions will contribute to achieving this objective. To meet this timeline, manufacturers must accelerate research on airframe designs and new propulsion methods. Simulation can help them not only expand their design space but also optimize their designs faster and, in a cost-effective manner.

 

During this presentation, a variety of physics-based simulation methods and capabilities will be discussed that can support design, development and testing of these sustainable technologies in a virtual environment and can thus accelerate the time to market which is critical as governments and industries rush to meet the 2050 net-zero carbon goals.

 

1 https://www.iata.org/en/pressroom/2021-releases/2021-10-04-03/

 

Swati Saxena, PhD

AIAA Lifetime Senior Member

B. Tech. – IIT Kanpur

MS and PhD in Aerospace Engineering – Penn State University

Lead Research Scientist and Program Manager – GE Global Research

Technical and Project Manager – Ansys Inc. (2018 – present)

Areas of Interest: Machine Learning in Simulation, Engineering Design – MBSE,/PIDO, Fluid Mechanics and Aero-acoustics, Gas Turbine Design

20+ publications, 2 patents

 

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AIAA LA-LV Space Philosophy Gathering

December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am 2:00 pm PST

AIAA LA-LV Space Philosophy Gathering on December 18, 2021

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AIAA LA-LV Space Philosophy Gathering

 

Saturday December 18th, 10AM-2PM PST (US & Canada)

Philosophy deals with the fundamental nature of knowledge and seeks answers and meaning to the deep questions of our existence, nature, and the cosmos. Great philosophies underpin the activities of great civilizations. Philosophical thoughts and tenets precede visions and policies of nations that manifest as concepts and architectures that are vital to propel the progress engine for the continued sustenance of civilization.

 

Space philosophy shines light on the various dimensions of humanity’s quest to interact with nature’s most open, transparent, and spacious physical domain; to explore, settle, and engage not only our nation or established allies, but to extend our collaboration, find common meaning, and enhance and enrich our common humanity across the globe, for the benefit and betterment of all.

 

Space philosophy, through what we know from the very short span our species has directly engaged our planet from without, continues to refine our species sensitivity, offering new insight and perspectives into our inextricable links with the biosphere, making us more aware of our place in the cosmos and the unique planet we call Mother Earth. Outer space activities continue to provide unbounded inspiration and nourishment for the soul of humanity through the sheer awe and wonder we experience while our curiosity impels us to pursue ever more complex operations in this domain.

 

By design, space activities and technologies are very conscious of resources, and space operations continue to pursue ever cleaner, ecologically sensitive awareness and frugal approaches that are finding their way into dwellings and cities on Earth. Our esteemed group of speakers and panelists from around the globe presented various dimensions and points of view on space philosophy.

 

August Space Philosophy here: AIAA LA LV Space Philosophy Gathering 2021 August 14 – YouTube

 

A common theme that resonated throughout the day-long event was that our species and our biosphere and our view and place in the cosmos are inextricably linked. And that we should continue to use our species-unique imaginative faculties and creativity that have served us well to progress the use of tools of technology to become more aware and more sensitive to our surroundings. The messages conveyed suggest that we act collectively in a manner that responds to nature benevolently, starting from caring for our immediate Earthly nature and environment. And space activity, human space activity in particular, is helping to make us better stewards of spaceship earth, or more appropriately, Mother Earth.

 

The overwhelming support for the August event now has accumulated a lineup of speakers who will present their views in the next edition of this program around Christmas time. One more way to enjoy the holidays!

 

List of Speakers

 

Arthur Gordon – Editor in Chief. Journal of Space Philosophy

 

“Overcoming Objections to Space Travel.”

 

The aim will be to examine why objections to space travel are so persistent and to explore how we might address them more successfully.

 

Jim Crisafulli – Executive Director, Alliance for Collaboration in the Exploration of Space (ACES Worldwide)

 

Global Space Activity: The Case for Collaboration not Competition

 

As a member of our ACES Worldwide International Advisory Committee I know you appreciate the “philosophy” to help advance humankind’s exploration of (and future development in) Space

 

Adriano Autino – Space Renaissance International, Founder, former President

 

My speech title: “Expanding Civilization Beyond Earth’s Limits: An Evolutionary Process”

 

Abstract: “Evolving to a Kardashev Type II Civilization, achieving the capability to use the Solar System energy, resources and information, and to achieve a 100% inclusive society. The history of life evolution is a negentropic struggle towards freedom.”

 

Alice Gorman – Space Archaeologist, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alice_Gorman

 

Space Archaeology And Why It Matters

 

After more than 60 years of space travel, human material culture has spread throughout the solar system and beyond, and is the subject of investigation by space archaeologists. These places and objects also have cultural heritage significance for people on Earth.

 

Kaja Antlej – https://www.deakin.edu.au/about-deakin/people/kaja-antlej

 

Title: Museums In The Age Of Human Expansion To Space:

 

Extended Reality Heritage Experiences For People Living And Working Off-Earth

 

Abstract: The presentation will discuss how museums and other heritage institutions could support mental, emotional and identity needs of astronauts and people living and working in ICE (isolated, confined and extreme) environments of space, including in space stations, on the Moon and Mars.

 

Can meaningful and engaging gamified extended reality (XR) experiences motivate astronauts to exercise?

 

Mike O’Neal

 

Steve Durst – Founding Director, ILOA

 

https://www.iau.org/administration/membership/individual/17952/

 

Fiorella Terenzi – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiorella_Terenzi

 

Life Lessons of the Universe

 

Universal laws of astrophysics contain extraordinary wisdom about our own lives.

 

The laws not discriminate between the enormous and the tiny, the primitive and the new.

 

They are simple. We cannot break or change these real and unchangeable universal laws.

 

More to be announced.

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December 18, 2021
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Aero Alumni Luncheon & Apollo 17 Anniversary

December 15, 2021 @ 11:00 am 12:30 pm PST

Aero Alumni Luncheon & Apollo 17 Anniversary

Aero Alumni Luncheon & Apollo 17 Anniversary

Our monthly Aero Alumni Zoom meeting will be at 11 am December 15, (The 3rd Wednesday of December.) It will be a hybrid meeting (both in-person there and on-line) at the Olive Garden in Torrance, 23442 Hawthorne Blvd. There will be a presentation about the 49th anniversary of the last footsteps on the moon by Apollo 17 astronauts 49 years ago on that date.

Lunch menu of soup, salad, breadsticks, and coffee or fountain drink is $20.00 to be pre-ordered in the RSVP below. Other options may be offered and updated if requested in the RSVP comments – prices TBD.

Please comply with the LA County Health Department requirements for vaccinations & masks for dining in person on Wednesday. (These are more lenient if you attend via Zoom. (;-)) ) [Happy face wink icon)

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Contact: Mr. Gary Moir (gary.moir@ingenuir.com)

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Lunar Roving Adventures – Dust, Dust, Everywhere – What Are We Going To Do?

December 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:40 pm PST

(December 15) Lunar Roving Adventures – Dust, Dust, Everywhere – What Are We Going To Do? by Mr. Ron Creel

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AIAA LA-LV 12/15 Section e-(Town Hall) Meeting

Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 7 PM PST (US & Canada) (Add to Calendar)

Lunar Roving Adventures

Dust, Dust, Everywhere – What Are We Going To Do?

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Mr. Ron Creel

Retired Space And Thermal Systems Engineer

Member of the Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Team

Please join us and learn more about the exciting Lunar Rovers, and the issues for dust exposure for the Lunar Missions and Human Settlement on the Moon !

Mr. Ron Creel is a space thermal and systems engineer who began his NASA career in 1965 as a co-op student at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), joining full time in 1969, after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Engineering Mechanics. Creel has more than 51 years of extensive experience on space engineering projects, both for the Government and industry.

As thermal control engineer on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) Team, his responsibilities included design, test verification, and mission support engineering for the vehicle’s thermal control system – in his words, “a high-speed and challenging task on America’s spacecraft with wheels.” For his contributions, he was awarded the “Silver Snoopy,” the NASA Astronaut Corps’ own special award for outstanding performance.

Following his Apollo experiences, Creel worked on other thermal engineering projects at NASA, including the Laser Geodynamic Satellite (LAGEOS), the High Energy Astronomical Observatory (HEAO) and the X-Ray Calibration Test Facility, and performed extensive thermal/stress analytical work on Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) internal flow components.

After his NASA career, Creel performed systems engineering on Strategic Defense Initiative Organization “Star Wars” space-based defense projects including extensive field testing in the Pacific. He continued thermal engineering on several satellite programs, including the International Space Station launch-to-activation program at the Boeing Company. Ron also served as Thermal Subject Matter Expert on the Independent Readiness Review Team for U.S. Air Force satellites.

During the Apollo Moon missions using the LRV, Creel experienced the frustration of trying to cope with the adverse effects of lunar dust and is an active and enthusiastic resource for technology development efforts to develop Isolation Technologies for mitigation of adverse lunar dust effects for NASA.

He is also interested in contributing to development of nuclear systems for survival and robotic and manned exploration of the Moon. He is a much-sought-after expert and speaker who willingly describes the Apollo LRV thermal design, test verification, and mission support systems and shares experiences gained in coping with the harsh lunar environment.

He supports several educational projects, such as lectures and the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for High School and College student teams, and enjoys sharing his experience with students and young and old aerospace professionals. He has also formed a team which is developing LUROVA – the LUnar ROVing Adventures 3D “Edutainment” simulation for student involvement and challenge.

Selected Publications:

J.R. Gaier and R.A. Creel, (2005) “The Effects of Lunar Dust in Advanced EVA Systems: Lessons from Apollo,” Lunar Regolith Simulant Materials Workshop, NASA MSFC.

R. Creel, SAIC, (1995, 2004,2005) “Applying Thermal Control Experiences on the Apollo Lunar Rover Project to Rovers for Future Space Exploration,” 1995 and 2004. Linked here.

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