The Challenges of Landing Perseverance on Mars by Mr. Allen (with Brief Recognition of the AIAA LA-LV members with 25, 40, 50, 60, and 70 Years of Membership)

May 27 @ 7:00 pm 8:50 pm PDT

(May 27, 2021) The Challenges of Landing Perseverance on Mars by Mr. Allen Chen (with Brief Recognition of the AIAA LA-LV members with 25, 40, 50, 60, and 70 Years of Membership)

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The Challenges of Landing Perseverance on Mars

by

Mr. Allen Chen

Systems engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and

Advanced Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thursday, May 27, 2021, 7 PM PDT (A Zoom Webinar)

also with

Recognition of AIAA LA-LV Members of 25, 40, 50, 60, and 70 years of Membership

by Mr. Aldo Martinez
AIAA LA-LV Membership Chair
Boeing

and

Dr. Jeff Puschell
AIAA LA-LV Section Chair, AIAA Fellow
Raytheon Intelligence & Space

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Mr. Allen Chen is a systems engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing Systems and Advanced Technologies group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is currently the Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL) Lead for the Mars 2020 project. During his ten year tour of duty on the Mars Science Laboratory mission, he was the EDL operation lead, the EDL flight dynamics lead, co-led the joint science/engineering Mars atmosphere characterization team, was a member of the Flight System Systems Engineering team, and did play-by-play commentary for landing. He also worked on the Mars Exploration Rovers project, performing EDL reconstruction analysis and testing.

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Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section.

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We look forward to seeing you there!

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Dr. Ken Lui, Events/Program Chair, LA

AIAA Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section | events.aiaalalv@gmail.com | aiaa-lalv.org

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e-Town Hall (1) Hyperloop -The Next Phase (2)AIAA Engage & Discussion Board

March 13 @ 10:00 am 1:10 pm PST

(1) Hyperloop -The Next Phase: Evacuated Tube Testing for Capsule Acceleration to Sub-Mach One (2) AIAA Engage & Community Discussion Board

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Login: Please RSVP/register on https://conta.cc/3uyfyhZ and the Zoom link will be in the Confirmation email that will be sent right away / shortly after the success registration/RSVP. If not in the Inbox, please check the Spam / Junk folder and pull it out. It should not take too long. Contact events.aiaalalv@gmail.com if any question. Thank you very much !

AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting

Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10 AM PST (Add to Calendar)

(Part I)

Hyperloop -The Next Phase:

Evacuated Tube Testing for

Capsule Acceleration to Sub-Mach One

by

Mr. Paul Neuhausen, MSCIS

Notary Signing Agent

Refinance, New Loans and Reverse Mortgages

Living Wills and Trusts (Estate Planning); Error and Ommissions

and

Mr. Greg Henk

(Part II)

AIAA Engage & Community Discussion Board

demo and discussion

with

Dr. Ken Lui (More TBD)

AIAA LA-LV Events/Program Chair, LA

***AIAA Engage: A great tool for AIAA Members***

Chat with fellow AIAA Members !

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Mr. Paul Neuhausen, MSCIS

Notary Signing Agent

November 2001 – Present

Refinance, New Loans and Reverse Mortgages

Living Wills and Trusts (Estate Planning); Error and Ommissions

Insurance: $100K (FNTG Compliant)

ADT Security

University of Phoenix – Faculty Member

January 2008 – June 2015

Facilitating courses in Critical Thinking and Statistics both in the classroom and Online

ICG Communications – Account Executive

October 2000 – October 2001

Provisioned of DS-1s (T-1s; 1.544Mbps, Voice and Data partitioned) to SMEs

Responsible for new and recurring sales while generating my own sales leads

Resolved technical End-User matters to gain client trust and build Win-Win solutions for all parties.

Partnered with vendors: Cisco, Lucent, Toshiba, Avaya to create

total On-Premise client solutions.

Carried-out Telco audits a client’s entire telecom infrastructure

AEON Corporation of Japan – Account Executive

July 1996 – September 1999

Taught English, Science and Mathematics to non-native English

speakers: Toyota Motor Group

Education

University of Phoenix – Master of Science Computer Information

Systems (MSCIS)

September 2001 – June 2005

Activities and Societies: Focus on Law, Economics and Technology

San Francisco State University – Bachelor of Arts

September 1989 – June 1995

Field Of Study: Political Science: Focus on Statistics, Critical Thinking and Pre-Law Activities and Societies: Functional: Japanese and Spanish

Model United Nations (MUN): Attended World MUN in New York at actual

UN Headquarters with Boutros-Boutros Ghali as Key-Note Speaker

“I have spoken to Greg Henk, an engineer who’s part of Hyperloop TT tunneling group, and evacuated tube testing should be the next phase: By putting a capsule in an evacuated tube we can push the speed tests to 1000 km per hour. this will be the basis of our narrative and our publication for the European and North American market.”

Theme: A capsule, with or without passengers, at 1000KMPH in an evacuated tube test is the next phase of Hyperloop testing – and the theme of the book and my speech.”

Dr. Ken Lui, Ph.D.

Ken is a Consultant, and also the Events/Program Chair, LA of the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section. He obtained his Ph.D. soon after September 11, from Carnegie Mellon University, where one of the airplanes crashed 1 hour driving distance away from Pittsburgh, PA.

Ken has been involved in testing & implementing locally the AIAA Engage and the Discussion Board, initially for the Events/Program purposes, but later extended to other usages as it has been helpful. Both the AIAA HQ and Ken realized people have not been familiar with this great tool that every AIAA member has access to it easily, and have been trying find ways to help more people using it.

AIAA LA-LV | aiaa-lalv.org | events.aiaalalv@gmail.com

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(June 15, 2020) AIAA Member Spotlight on Matthew Kuhns

Matthew Kuhns
AIAA LA-LV Member
Chief Engineer, Masten Space Systems, Inc.
I am a kid who never grew out of wanting to be an astronaut. Once I discovered you could build spaceships in addition to flying them, I was hooked. My father helped by teaching me about the planets and getting me a telescope when I was 10.
In high school my drafting teacher Mr Bartman taught me a lot of the fundamentals of engineering. He came from the SR-71 program and we were all suitably impressed. He provided me with a solid pencil and paper drafting and CAD foundation which let me get my first engineering job in college.
Education: University of Wisconsin – Madison, Engineering Mechanics 2008. Prof. Elder, Prof. Crone, and Prof. Lakes were a huge influence on helping me understand what it takes to be a good engineer.
Graduating in 2008 felt like the worst time to try to find a job in space, so I went into the aircraft industry.

  • PCC Airfoils – SMP Plant, Wickliffe, OH. SMP manufactures single crystal turbine blades and combustor components for jet engines.
  • General Atomics ASI, Adelanto, CA. Propulsion R&D for the Predator C Avenger & PWC 545BM jet engine.
  • Eaton Aerospace, Irvine, CA. Mechanical & Electrical lead for an interdisciplinary Advanced Technology team.

Masten gave me a chance to make the jump to space in 2015, and it has been a wild ride. Lots of testing, lots of rocket firings, and lots of amazing people. I started as a subsystem lead on Xephyr, Masten’s reusable VTVL small sat launcher for the DARPA XS-1 program.
The last few years have been so great for innovation and opportunities in the space industry, and I hope we can all weather the Covid-19 storm together. With so many launch vehicles available now, and more soon to be available, it’s really going to infuse the space economy with extra energy. Particularly in cis-lunar space, extremely optimistic that we as industry can find a way to develop a sustainable economy which can help drive a permanent lunar presence.
My current job with Masten is amazing, we work on building and flying rockets and now we are going to the moon. Working closely with NASA and their extremely skilled engineers is a continual source of inspiration. The projects we are working on will be able to increase performance and lower cost of propulsion and spacecraft hardware across the industry.

  • Chief Engineer, XL-1 Lunar Lander, NASA CLPS/Artemis
  • PI MOWS for Surviving the Lunar Night, NASA SBIR Phase I and II
  • PI PermiAM Transpiration Cooled Rocket Engines, NASA SBIR Phase I and II
  • PI Rocket Plume Deep Cratering Physics, NASA SBIR Phase I, II, and III
  • PI 25k Broadsword Tipping Point, NASA Tipping Point Program
  • NIAC Fellow: FAST Landing Pads for Artemis, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program
  • PI Artemis E-Pump Technology Demonstration Program, NASA
  • PI E-Pump Development for Landers, NASA MSFC CAN

Patents:

  • High Wing Fuel Compensation System (Eaton) USPTO 62/233,660
  • Magnetically Aligned Fuel Valve (Eaton) USPTO US20170708121A1
  • Fluid System with Differential Pressure Control (Eaton) USPTO US62/442,624
  • Method for Predicting Sunset Vibrancy (Skyfire) USPTO 62/097,001
  • PermiAM: Porous AM Material for Rockets (Masten) USPTO US16/372,401

I also enjoy photographing rocket launches, both at Masten and at KSC/Vandenberg! My space photography has been published by Aviation Week, Spaceflight Insider, NASA, Spacenews, Planetary Society, and Microsoft. My broader work has been published in a few books and publications like National Geographic, have had shows in several LA area galleries.

Matthew Kuhns
For fun, Ice Sat II launch at Vandenberg
One of my landscape images