Tracks & Sessions Organizers


  • Track 1.Science and Aerospace Frontiers (Plenary Sessions)

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      David Woerner 626-497-8451    david.f.woerner@jpl.nasa.gov

      Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Currently a manager for the Radioisotope Power System Program at NASA and the Nuclear Space Power Office at JPL. Previously manager of Launch Services and Multi-Mission Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generator for the Mars Science Laboratory mission. Was Chief Engineer of avionics, Mars Pathfinder mission. Worked on many deep space missions including Galileo, Cassini, and Magellan. Recipient of NASA's Exceptional Service and Exceptional Achievement Medals. Currently, Chair of the Board of Directors, of the IEEE Aerospace Conferences (IAC). IAC Conference Chair 1997, 2002-04, & 2006-13.

    • Track 11.Diagnostics, Prognostics and Health Management (PHM)

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        Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

        President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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        Wolfgang Fink 818-395-7769    wfink@email.arizona.edu

        Associate Professor, University of Arizona: Associate Professor and Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair, University of Arizona. Visiting Associate in Physics, California Institute of Technology. Visiting Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

      • 11.01 PHM for Aerospace Systems, Subsystems, Components and Structures

        Advanced Diagnostics and PHM can be and is applied separately or concurrently at the device, component, subsystem, structure, system and/or total platform levels. This session will give PHM developers, practitioners, integrators, and users a chance to discuss their capabilities and experiences at any or all of these application levels. Discussion of the integration of PHM capabilities across these various levels of application is welcome and encouraged. Applications involving propulsion systems, fuel management, flight control, EHAS, drive systems, and structures are particularly solicited.

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          Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

          President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

      • 11.02 PHM for Autonomous and Control Systems Applications

        This session focuses on diagnostics and prognostics for autonomous system applications and control systems. This would include autonomous system architectures, electronic controls, control systems, and electronic systems for both the item under control and the controlling system. Methods for autonomous decision making, fault detection, rate of progression, and consequence or mission risk are encouraged. The session also is looking for novel technical approaches to use diagnostic and prognostic information to provide control input adjustments that can slow or reverse fault progression.

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          Derek De Vries 435-863-6693    derek.devries@orbitalatk.com

          Senior Fellow, Orbital ATK, Inc.: Mr. Derek R. DeVries, P.E., is a Senior Fellow and Discipline Owner for Avionics and Controls at ATK Aerospace Propulsion Systems. He is a Senior Member of IEEE with over 30 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry in Operation, Integration, and Development of Space Launch Systems. He was honored as a Luminary Speaker for the PHM 2015 Conference. B.Sc Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Utah, and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. His current research/development interests include advanced Avionics and preventative health managment (PHM) of integrated systems. Member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Utah Electrical Engineering, AIAA Standards Committee Member for “S-122-2006 Direct Current Power Systems for Earth-Orbiting Satellites”, 9 U.S. and Foreign Patents. Awarded the AIAA 2001 Joint Propulsion Conference Arthur D. Rhea Award for Best Paper of the Year presented in Ordnance Components and Systems.

      • 11.03 PHM System Design Attributes and Architectures

        Design of complex systems, such as aircraft and space vehicles, requires complex trade-offs among requirements related to performance, safety, reliability, and life cycle cost. The development of effective architectures and implementation strategies are extremely important. This session will focus on the application of methods such as testability, diagnosability, embedding sensors, prognostics, remaining useful life estimates used to design complex aerospace systems, and architectures to design, enable, and implement complex aerospace systems. We invite papers discussing new methodologies, lessons learned in application of health management methods in system design, and operational experience with health management capabilities embedded into systems early in the design process.

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          Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

          President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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          Derek De Vries 435-863-6693    derek.devries@orbitalatk.com

          Senior Fellow, Orbital ATK, Inc.: Mr. Derek R. DeVries, P.E., is a Senior Fellow and Discipline Owner for Avionics and Controls at ATK Aerospace Propulsion Systems. He is a Senior Member of IEEE with over 30 years’ experience in the Aerospace Industry in Operation, Integration, and Development of Space Launch Systems. He was honored as a Luminary Speaker for the PHM 2015 Conference. B.Sc Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Utah, and M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from Utah State University. His current research/development interests include advanced Avionics and preventative health managment (PHM) of integrated systems. Member of the Industrial Advisory Board for the University of Utah Electrical Engineering, AIAA Standards Committee Member for “S-122-2006 Direct Current Power Systems for Earth-Orbiting Satellites”, 9 U.S. and Foreign Patents. Awarded the AIAA 2001 Joint Propulsion Conference Arthur D. Rhea Award for Best Paper of the Year presented in Ordnance Components and Systems.

      • 11.04 Sensor Technologies for PHM Applications

        This session is designed to bring together researchers and engineers developing sensors applicable to SHM and IVHM. Papers are invited on MEMS, MOEMS, nanotechnology, BIOS, quantum dots, chemical sensors, optical sensors, and imaging sensors that can be integrated with nondestructive testing applications for structural health monitoring and diagnostics. Description of novel and disruptive sensor technologies is solicited.

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          Morteza Safai 206-304-4618    morteza.safai@boeing.com

          Sensors Engineer / Technical Fellow, Boeing Company: Sensors Engineer & Technical Fellow, Boeing Research and Technology. 22 years of experience with optical sensors. 50 patents, 30 patents pending and 23 publications. BS and MS Physics University of Utah.

      • 11.05 PHM for Electronics

        This session invites contributions in the areas of advanced diagnostics and PHM for electronics, electronic systems, and their components. This would include, but is not limited to: real time, onboard, in-flight and during mission, as well as off-board, off-line, repair center and depot applications with a specific focus on remediation of No Fault Found (NFF) test results in electronic systems.

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          Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

          President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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          James Hofmeister 520-742-3300    hoffy@ridgetop-group.com

          Sr. Principal Engineer, Ridgetop Group

      • 11.06 PHM for Non-Aerospace Applications

        This session seeks contributions in non-aerospace but related applications, e.g., automotive industry, trains, marine, oil & gas, etc. Both programmatic and technology presentations are solicited, particularly those focused on capabilities, cost benefits, and lessons learned.

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          Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

          President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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          Joseph Thorp 832-457-6861    joseph.thorp@aramcoservices.com

          Engineering Consultant, Aramco: Machinery Engineering Consultant for Aramco involved in equipment selection, mechanical equipment design audits, reliability modeling , process design optimization, technology research and implementation and post-mortem failure investigations, Selected to work on the most important projects /initiatives in Saudi Aramco over the last 28 years including : Safaniyah Gosp 4 ( 1989 ), East –West Pipeline Expansion ( 1989-1992), Shaybah Development (1995- 1997), Hawiyah Gas Plant 1998 , Khurais Expansion ( 2006); Yanbu Export Refinery ( 2007- Present) and Sadara ( 2008-2010). Year 2006 Recipient of the Aramco President’s Award for cost savings of over $ 100 million in the optimization of the water injection supply system on the Khurais Sea Water Expansion Project resulting in one of the largest incremental increases of crude oil supply in Aramco’s history. Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

      • 11.07 PHM for Human Assets in Support of Individual Health, Performance, and Mission Success

        This session explores the bridge between PHM capabilities and Space Medicine as part of Integrated System Health Management (ISHM) and other related healthcare domains as applied to High Value Human Asset health support. PHM for Human Assets is focused on tracking the continuing health status of very healthy individuals, as well as ensuring sustained peak required Performance/Mission success for manned space exploration missions, elite warfighter performance, and safe aircraft operation. Papers are sought that show how PHM techniques and methodologies, such as predictive analytics, predictive diagnostics, root cause analysis, virtual sensors, data and information fusion, data mining, and big data analytics can serve as a scientific and engineering foundation for building both evidence-based and analytics-based individual health maintenance/support for Human Assets. Objectives should include developing and demonstrating PHM capabilities for assessing and tracking long term individual human health status, confirming continual elite levels of individual performance, and ensuring mission success.

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          Alexandre Popov 514-692-6896    popov.alexandre@gmail.com

          NASA Emeritus docent at U.S. Rocket and Space Center, AIAA Systems Engineering Technical Committee (SETC) member, Associate Graduate Faculty member in the Master of Science program in Computer Science at UOIT, University of Ontario Institute of Technology: currently working on implementation of PHM-based technologies with predictive diagnostics capability to maintain and support crew health on the ISS program and future manned space exploration missions. His efforts on "PHM for astronauts" project within US/Canadian/Russian collaboration framework are focused on implementing a paradigm of crew health support autonomy based on engineering concepts, methods and techniques, which are to identify precursors and computationally generated biomarkers of impending health issues, that otherwise would have gone undetected. He contributed to three manned space programs: BURAN space transportation system (1983-1988), Mir space station (1988-1998), and the ISS program (RSC-Energia (1996-1998), Lockheed Martin Canada (2000-2003) and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) (2003-2014)). At CSA he ran a project enabling Crew Electronic Health Records (CEHR) technology on the ISS program [2011-2012] and led CSA efforts on system requirements and conceptual prototype development. AIAA SETC member since 2009.

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          Wolfgang Fink 818-395-7769    wfink@email.arizona.edu

          Associate Professor, University of Arizona: Associate Professor and Edward & Maria Keonjian Endowed Chair, University of Arizona. Visiting Associate in Physics, California Institute of Technology. Visiting Research Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Neurological Surgery, University of Southern California. Ph.D., Theoretical Physics, University of Tübingen, Germany.

      • 11.08 PHM for Commercial Space Applications

        This session seeks papers on diagnostics, prognostics, health management (PHM) and autonomous fault management for satellites and other commercial space applications. Papers are sought in the areas of satellites, launch vehicles, and other new space ventures (e.g., tourism, natural resource exploitation). Papers may address research, actual flight experience, and future planning related to satellite and launch vehicle PHM and fault management.

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          Richard Milford 310-227-6956    richard.milford@att.net

          Department Manager, Boeing Company: Flight & Controls Department Manager, Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems. Prior to that, he was the Chief Systems Engineer for the 702 Product line, which included responsibility for the associated R&D portfolio and Engineering Review Board. Prior to that, he was the COO at Enigma Science LLC, a startup specializing in instrumentation and rapid prototyping. Prior to that, he held a number of positions at Boeing/Hughes including: Senior Manager in the Experimental Systems Group responsible for controls, flight operations and system level analysis; Manager of Spacecraft Autonomy where he was responsible for embedded fault protection and other autonomous capabilities on multiple satellite developments; mission lead and transfer orbit controls analyst for the 601HP communications satellite Product Line. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia, and an MBA from UCLA.

      • 11.09 Panel: PHM / CBM+ from a User-Perspective

        Practitioners in the PHM field are solicited to share their experiences and observations as part of a distinguished panel of experts. A short presentation will be required of all participants that describes their focus topic within the PHM and CBM+ domains. This session will cover a broad range of research, lessons-learned experiences and application topics covering the challenges and innovative engineering and/or business approaches associated with the development and implementation of PHM capabilities and CBM+ architectures. The session will feature presentations by senior leaders in the field and a panel discussion. Panel members from PHM communities, academia, government, and industry, will focus on strategies that have or will resolve historical issues, and challenges, and provide insight. Interested parties should contact the session organizers.

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          Andrew Hess 240-355-8915    andrew_hess@comcast.net

          President, The Hess PHM Group, Inc.: Consultant to government and industry on advanced diagnostics, prognostics, predictive analytics, health and asset management of machines and engineering systems. Previously program office lead for the JSF PHM effort. Current President of the PHM Society.

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          Michael Houck 301-643-9951    michael.houck@navy.mil

          Division Director, Mechanical Sys, Controls and Diagnostics, NAVAIR 4.4.2, Propulsion & Power: Division Director Propulsion and Power, Mechanical Systems, Controls and Diagnostics Systems for the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Over 30 years experience in Acquisition, Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, System Engineering and Operational Sustainment of Propulsion/ Power and Subsystems

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