Our Credo As aerospace professionals, we have devoted our lives to understanding what many people believe is unknowable. We pursue the undiscoverable. We work in the uninhabitable. We ponder the indecipherable. Dream the impossible. Chase the unattainable. And in the end, we routinely accomplish the unimaginable. We unravel the mysteries of flight and space, constantly finding new ways of showing gravity who’s boss. But if our work is to continue, we must also ignite the imagination of people outside the profession, convincing them that the things we learn, and the things we create, are important. That daily life is better because of them. And that is our reason for being at AIAA. To foster an environment that helps our members succeed. Where their work can be enriched, acknowledged, and advanced. To that end, we provide an intellectual meeting place where ideas can be exchanged among members in industry, government, and academia. Where partnerships can be formed. And global collaboration can thrive. At AIAA, we celebrate our members’ ingenuity and achievements, from the small but brilliantly simple to the complex missions that alter the course of human existence. We lay the groundwork for future advances by creating an atmosphere that inspires innovation. And we help the world to understand the need for it. We provide continuity and camaraderie for our members, wherever their careers may take them. And we ensure their adaptability in an ever-changing industry. We provide a launching pad for emerging professionals. And a welcoming atmosphere for students pursuing careers in aerospace. At AIAA, we work hard to make sure that aerospace professionals are recognized for their contributions in making the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous. And we prove every day that with enough support, enough intellectual stimulation and enough collaboration, nothing is impossible. Our purpose and our goal is to fuel our members’ imaginations. To support their ambitions. And to inspire the rest of the world to do what has always come naturally to us. To dream. thCAQTEEHV 63rd Annual Awards Dinner May 29, 2015 Event Program Jackson Center Huntsville, Alabama Shaping the Future of Aerospace The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the principal society and voice serving the aerospace profession. Its purpose is to advance the arts, sciences, and technology of aeronautics and astronautics and to foster and promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Founded and based in the United States, AIAA is a global organization with nearly 31,000 individual professional members, thousands of customers worldwide, and an active international outreach. AIAA is the world's largest professional society devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space, and defense. The Institute continues to be the principal voice, information resource, and publisher for aerospace engineers, scientists, managers, policymakers, students, and educators. The AIAA is the U.S. representative on the International Astronautical Federation and the International Council on the Aeronautical Sciences. Founded as the Alabama Section of the American Rocket Society in 1952, the current Greater Huntsville Section of the AIAA works to provide a professional forum for the local aerospace community. The Greater Huntsville Section is one of the largest in the AIAA with approximately 1000 members representing industry, government, and academia. The Section operates year-round, conducting lunch or dinner events with guest speakers, offering continuing education opportunities, and providing a means for professional recognition within the aerospace field. Information is provided through e-mail, our website, and various social media outlets. Annual activities include Engineers Week, Science Fair Judging, Sponsorship of the Regional Student Conference & College Scholarships, presentation of awards for the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge at the US Space & Rocket Center, and playing an integral role in the aerospace community through events including NASA on the Square, the Space and Missile Defense Symposium, International Drone Day, and this year the 7th Annual NRO CubeSat Technical Interchange Meeting. Look for even more exciting events in the coming year. Thank you to tonight’s corporate sponsors Thank you to Lockheed Martin Space Systems for generously printing the Awards Programs. Thank you to tonight’s host, The Jackson Center Special thanks to our pre-dinner reception technical poster session presenters! In Memoriam The Greater Huntsville Section mourned the passing of a great member of our professional community last year. He will be missed. Mr. Frederick I. Ordway III 1927 – 2014 2015 Membership Anniversaries 50 Year Member 25 Year Members Victor S. Grimes, Jr. Dr. William J. Coirier Darby G. Cooper William E. Dietz Jeffrey L. Finckenor Dr. James V. French Dr. James P. Hubner Joseph A. Huwaldt Stephen L. Johnson Dr. Mohammad J. Khan Michael A. Lawler 40 Year Members Ray S. Applebaum John E. Burkhalter Dr. Lanier S. Cauley Dr. Basil P. Cooper Lt. Col. John O. Lassiter G. Alan Lowrey Dr. Mark Seaford Don E. Simpson James R. Meehan Lee A. Miller Prof. Masoud Rais-Rohani Julie A. Ray Joel W. Robinson Dr. Mark L. Underwood Peter G. Valentine Joseph Marc Verhage Dr. David L. Williams, II Program 5:00 Registration, Social & Poster Session 6:15 Welcome ............................................... Dr. Kurt Polzin, Vice Chair Presentation of the Colors ................ Butler High School AFJROTC National Anthem Invocation ........................................................... Mr. Neal Allgood Toast and Dinner ..................................................... Dr. Kurt Polzin 7:00 Invited Speaker ........................................ Mr. Richard P. De Fatta “Current and Future SMDC Technical Center Efforts” 7:50 Awards Program......................................... Emcee, Dr. Kurt Polzin Recognition of Essay Contest Winners Recognition of Science Fair Awardees Robert L. Sackheim Scholarship Award AIAA Special Service Citation AIAA Sustained Service Award AIAA Engineer of the Year Section Awards ......................... Mr. Kenneth Philippart, Chair - 8:25 Section Council Installation ....................... Mr. Kenneth Philippart 8:45 Ed Pruett Young Professional of the Year Award Earl Pearce Professional of the Year Award Konrad Dannenberg Educator of the Year Award Martin Schilling Award Holger Toftoy Award Hermann Oberth Award Recognition of Past Council and Year In Review New Section Officers and Directors Presentation of Section Chairperson’s Plaque Incoming Chairperson Remarks Retrieval of colors ............................. Butler High School AFJROTC Adjourn ................................................................... Dr. Kurt Polzin Dinner Menu Freshly Baked Rolls with Butter Mixed Greens Salad with House Dressing Choice of Entrée Pre-reserved USDA Prime Sirloin (8oz) Grilled to Perfection and Served with Roasted Garlic Butter Atlantic Salmon Coated in Fresh Herbs and Baked. Served with Warm Tomato Relish Vegetarian Moussaka (Layers of Eggplant, Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes & Zucchini Topped with a Creamy Béchamel Sauce) All Entrees Served with Seasonal Vegetable and Creamy Mashed Potatoes Dessert Chocolate Layer Cake Beverages Iced Tea, Water, Coffee Soft Drinks, Beer, Wine and Cocktails for Purchase 2014 – 2015 Section Speakers Dr. John Fay, Jacobs TEAS Team July 7, 2014, Lunch & Learn Speaker ‘Selected Problems in Dynamics: Stability of Spinning Body & Derivation of Lagrange Points’ Rep. Mo Brooks, Alabama’s 5th Congressional District August 21, 2014, Luncheon Speaker ‘Washington Update’ John Dankanich, NASA-MSFC September 15, 2014, Luncheon Speaker ‘The Iodine Satellite: Enabling SmallSat Maneuverability’ Dr. Michael Houts, NASA-MSFC October 30, 2014, Luncheon Speaker ‘Space Fission Power and Propulsion’ Col. Gary S. Baker, U.S. Air Force (ret) November 20, 2014, Luncheon Speaker ‘Wings Over Vietnam: Flying AC-47s (Fire Dragon) as an Advisor Pilot for the Vietnamese Air Force’ Greater Huntsville Section Pumpkin Blast Team December 15, 2014, Luncheon Speakers ‘Aerodynamics of Pumpkins in Low Atmospheric Flight’ Dr. Dale Thomas, NASA-MSFC January 23, 2015, Associate Fellow Recognition Event ‘State of the Center’ Mike Bangham, Bangham Engineering March 4, 2015, Luncheon Speaker ‘Understanding Launch Vehicle Explosions’ Dr. Linda Krause, NASA-MSFC March 9, 2015, Luncheon Speaker ‘Sun-to-Mud Space Weather and Effects: A Whirlwind Tour’ John London, USASMDC/ARSTRAT April 23, 2015, Luncheon Speaker ‘SMDC Space Initiatives’ 2015 - 2016 Greater Huntsville Section Council Officers Chair – Dr. Kurt Polzin Vice-Chair – Brandon Stiltner Secretary – Tia Ferguson Treasurer – Darby Cooper Directors Membership – Roger Herdy Education – Jesse Jones Public Policy – Robert La Branche Young Professionals & Career Enhancement – Cody Crofford Honors & Awards – Sheree Gay Technical – John Lassiter Pre-College Outreach – Megan Beattie Liaison to Student Branches – Neal Allgood Supernumerary – Dr. Keith Koenig Immediate Past Chair – Kenneth Philippart Region II Director – Dr. Mark Whorton E-Mail Coordinator – Todd Honeycutt Webmaster – Dr. Arloe Mayne NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW NEW Invited Speaker Mr. Richard P. De Fatta Acting Director, Technical Center - USASMDC / ARSTRAT “Current and Future SMDC Technical Center Efforts” Richard P. De Fatta is presently with U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), where he serves as Acting Director of SMDC’s Technical Center. He retired from the Army as a Colonel in 2005, having received the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (three oak leaf clusters), the Army Achievement Medal, Army Staff Identification Badge, and Parachutist Badge. He spent more than seven years in senior contractor positions providing systems engineering, integration, test, program management, and technical support to Department of Defense programs responsible for the development, production, and fielding of missile defense weapon systems before joining USASMDC/ARSTRAT in 2013. In September 2013, Mr. De Fatta became the Director of Emerging Technology Directorate, Technical Center, USASMDC/ARSTRAT, developing technology and providing support in the areas of directed energy, interceptors, research and advanced concepts, and Nuclear Arms Control Treaty. Mr. De Fatta graduated in 1978 from the U.S. Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in engineering and later earned a Master of Science in engineering physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in systems management from the Florida Institute of Technology. He attended the U.S. Army War College and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. A member of the Army Acquisition Corps since its inception, he completed the Executive, Advanced, and Military Acquisition Management courses, and is level III certified in program management. AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Honors & Awards 2015 AIAA Engineer of the Year Dr. William J. Emrich 2015 AIAA Associate Fellows Dr. N. Jan Davis Mr. Thomas E. Hannigan, III Dr. J. Mark Janus Mr. Tracy L. Lamm Dr. Michael R. LaPointe Ms. Dawn R. Phillips Dr. Rani W. Sullivan AIAA Sustained Service Award Dr. Arloe Mayne AIAA Special Service Citation Mr. Neal Allgood Mr. Michael Dunning First Place (tie), 2013 – 2014 Outstanding Activity Award: Greater Huntsville Section Activity: National Engineers Week, Ram Ramachandran, Chair Third Place (tie), 2013 – 2014 Outstanding Section Award: Greater Huntsville Section, Ram Ramachandran, Chair Pre-College Outreach – Megan Beattie Liaison to Student Branches – Neal Allgood Supernumerary – Dr. Keith Koenig E-Mail Coordinator – Todd Honeycutt Webmaster – Arloe Mayne Liaisons Region II Director – Gordon A. (Alan) Lowrey AIAA Region & Section Programs Director – Chris Jessee Student Branch Faculty Advisors Alabama A&M University – Dr. Zhengtao (ZT) Deng Athens State University – Dr. J. Wayne McCain Auburn University – Dr. Joseph Majdalani Mississippi State University – Mr. Thomas E. Hannigan University of Alabama – Dr. James P. Hubner University of Alabama in Huntsville – Dr. D. Brian Landrum University of Mississippi – Dr. Nathan E. Murray Tuskegee University – Dr. Mohammed J. (Javed) Khan We are always recruiting new, dynamic members to participate in our various activities and to shape future plans. Be a part of the AIAA team! https://hsv-aiaa.org Alabama Science and Engineering Fair (ASEF) Hayden Burch, 9th grade at Auburn Junior High School, Auburn. Project title: “Evaluation of a Novel Wind Energy Capture Device – The Wind Wing” Kennedy MacDonald, 11th grade at Davidson High School, Mobile. Project title: “Flying Boats? Using Aerodynamics to Increase Efficiency of Hydrodynamics: Part 2” Maya Cassady, 8th grade at Indian Springs School, Indian Springs Village. Project title: “Surface Ages of Planetary Bodies” AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee Section Essay Contest Winners Ben Calvert, 8th grade winner. Essay title: “Future Space Travel” Isaac Haynes, 7th grade winner. Essay title: “A Trip through Our Solar System” 2013 – 2014 AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Council Officers Chair – Kenneth Philippart Vice-Chair – Dr. Kurt Polzin Secretary – Tia Ferguson Treasurer – Darby Cooper Directors Membership – Roger Herdy Education – Carla Shackelford Public Policy – Allison Cash Honors and Awards – John Dankanich Career Enhancement & Young Professionals – Cody Crawford Technical – John Lassiter 2014 AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Awards Ed Pruett Young Professional of the Year Award In recognition of a member of 35 years of age or younger who has demonstrated extraordinary technical skill and dedication in the Aerospace Engineering profession, the 2015 Award is presented to: Mr. Neal Allgood Mr. Allgood is in the Unmanned Systems and Aerodynamics Branch at Dynetics, Inc., performing modeling and simulation, hardware design and fabrication, payload integration, flight test coordination, and aircraft performance analysis. He is an instructor for a Dynetics course entitled "Introduction to UAV Systems: Components, Construction, and Control," participates on the Dynetics-sponsored DARPA UAVForge competition team, and has supported numerous aerospace events in the community, including International Drone Day and the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Neal is the AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Liaison to Student Branches. Neal has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University and a MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University. Earl Pearce Professional of the Year Award In recognition of extraordinary dedication, creativity, and leadership while engaged in professional work or activity within the aerospace community, the 2015 Award is presented to: Mr. Richard Jozefiak Mr. Jozefiak has over 30 years of aerospace engineering experience as a government contractor. His experience includes systems engineering, project management, launch vehicle processing and operations, satellite processing and operations, test execution, and years of field experience. He has worked on the Atlas/Centaur and Titan IV launch vehicles and Space Shuttle. Since moving to Huntsville in 2000, he has been supporting the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). He has worked in a number of MDA elements, and is currently a senior test engineer supporting flight and ground tests for experimental technologies. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, an MA in Management from the University of Redlands, and an MS in Systems Architecture and Engineering from the University of Southern California. Martin Schilling Award The award is named for the Section's founding president, Dr. Martin Schilling. In recognition of outstanding service to the Section, such as major contributions to its growth, technical programs, or administrative functions, the 2015 Award is presented to: Mr. Kenneth Philippart Mr. Philippart is the 2014-15 AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Chairperson and the Bevilacqua Research Corp. Sub-Element Lead for SLS RS-25 Propulsion System Design, Analysis and Test. Previously, Ken served 29 years in the U.S. Air Force as a technology development leader and acquisition program manager. Assignments included the AFRPL, 91st Strategic Missile Wing, AFRL Propulsion Directorate, NAIC, MSIC, NATO Regional Headquarters Allied Forces North Europe, AFSPC Requirements Directorate and the Space Situational Awareness Integration Office. He deployed twice to Afghanistan and once to Iraq. He retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel, having received the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the NATO Non-Article 5 Medal, the Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border for combat zone service. He is an AIAA Associate Fellow. He has a MS in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University, a MS in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota and a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan. Ken is also a distinguished graduate of Air War College. 2015 AIAA Greater Huntsville Section Robert L. Sackheim Engineering & Science Scholarship This $1000 scholarship, named for the late industry giant and Section member Bob Sackheim, promotes careers in the aerospace industry by encouraging students to pursue a related engineering or science degree. Candidates must be high school seniors living within the Greater Huntsville Section area (comprising of the State of Alabama and most counties in Mississippi), entering an accredited university in the Greater Huntsville Section area, and pursuing a degree in engineering, the sciences, or mathematics, to bolster the future of the aeronautics and astronautics industries. Paul Last Paul Last, the recipient of the 2015 Robert L. Sackheim Engineering & Science Scholarship, is a senior at The Way Home Christian School in Eva, AL. Paul will be attending Auburn University in the fall and plans to major in aerospace engineering. While in high school, Paul participated in the Boy Scouts rising to the rank of Eagle Scout, 4-H, Trail Life USA, the Boys and Girls Club, and basketball. He was a volunteer for the local Good Samaritan food bank, and was first in the State in Bible Drill. AIAA Greater Huntsville Section 2015 Science and Engineering Fair Special Awards North Alabama Regional Science and Engineering Fair (NARSEF) Hunter Phillips, 12th grade at Covenant Christian Academy, Huntsville. Project title: “Development of a Novel Unmanned Aerial Vehicle: Nanoscale Transverse Tilt-rotor Helicopter” Michael Prevost, 11th grade at Covenant Christian Academy, Huntsville. Project title: “Design and Construction of a Scalable Active Battery Management System for Electric and Hybird Electric Vehicles” Past Recipients of the Holger Toftoy and Hermann Oberth Awards MG Holger Toftoy Prof. Hermann Oberth Konrad Dannenberg Educator of the Year Award Konrad Dannenberg was a German-American rocket pioneer who was an avid proponent of education in the community, an active AIAA member and an inspiration to the Aerospace Community. In recognition of outstanding service to education and promotion of math and science within the community, the 2015 Award is presented to: Prof. Brian Thurow Dr. Thurow is the W. Allen and Martha Reed Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Auburn University. He received his B.S. (1999), M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) from The Ohio State University, and established the Advanced Flow Diagnostics Laboratory at Auburn University in 2005. Dr. Thurow has taught classes in aerodynamics, propulsion, dynamics, light field imaging, optical diagnostics, flow imaging, compressible fluid dynamics and turbulence. He has served his department as the AIAA Faculty Advisor, Graduate Program Officer and is a strong advocate for undergraduate student involvement in research, resulting in numerous research paper awards for undergraduate students under his supervision. At the college level, Dr. Thurow is the founding chair of the graduate student recruitment and fellowship committee, which established a new fellowship and recruitment program in the college and he is the founding faculty advisor for the council of engineering graduate students. His research program has focused on the development of high repetition rate (order 1 MHz) optical diagnostics for turbulent flow measurements and, more recently, the development of plenoptic camera technology for 3-D flow visualization. His research has been sponsored by the Army Research Office and Air Force Office of Scientific Research, both of which started with Young Investigator Program grants, as well as the Office of Naval Research and National Science Foundation. In addition to advanced optical diagnostics for fluid dynamic measurements, Dr. Thurow is also interested in aero-acoustics, aero-optics, flow control, turbulence and compressible flows. Dr. Thurow has received numerous awards including the SGA Outstanding Faculty Member Award in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2013; the AIAA Most Outstanding Faculty Member Award in 2009, 2012 and 2013; the William F. Walker Teaching Award for Excellence in 2009; the Auburn Alumni Engineering Council Research Award for Excellence in 2009; and the Provost’s Award for Supporting Graduate Scholarship in 2011.. Holger Toftoy Award In recognition of outstanding technical management in the fields of aeronautics and astronautics, the 2015 Award is presented to: LTG (ret) Joseph Cosumano, Jr. Joseph Cosumano, Jr. spent 36 years with the US Army, rising to the rank of Lt. General. He was the program manager for National Missile Defense, the Chief for US Army Force Modernization, and the Director of the Objective Force Task Force responsible for developing the requirements, technology and resources for the Army in the 21st century. From 2001-2004 he was the commander of the US Army Space and Missile Defense Command, with operational responsibility to support war fighters in-theater and the additional responsibility to develop the space and missile defense programs needed to provide that support. His military decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters. He has earned the Parachutist Badge, Army Aviator Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge and Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge. Since retiring from the Army, LTG Cosumano has held several senior executive positions, greatly improve the quality and value of every company with which he has been associated. From 2004-2005, he was Sr. VP of Strategy and Business Development responsible for the company's post-Space Shuttle strategy that included support of the NASA ARES program and the Navy and Air Force ICBM upgrade programs. From 2005-2008 he was Sr. VP of Kellogg Brown and Root, which was on the brink of "default" on several DoD projects. Through his leadership he turned this into a “resurgent” organization that was applauded by government customers. From 2008-2011 he was President and CEO of Agility Defense and Government Services, establishing the policies and procedures needed for a foreign-owned company to operate in the US Defense Market. Since 2013, Mr. Cosumano has been President and CEO of CFD Research Corp., applying the knowledge gained through high fidelity aerospace modeling to the field biomedical and bio-technical and biomedical fields. He has a BS (1968) and MS (1970) in Industrial Technology. He is graduate of the Air Force Staff College (1981), the Defense Acquisition University Certified Program Manager course (1986), the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (1988) and the Executive Course of the Yale School of Management (1994). Hermann Oberth Award In recognition of outstanding individual scientific achievement in the fields of astronautics and space sciences and the promotion and advancement of the aeronautical sciences, the 2015 Award is presented to: Mr. Thomas J. “Jack” Lee Mr. Thomas J. "Jack" Lee received a BS degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Alabama in 1958, and completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard School of Business in 1985. Mr. Lee began his professional career in 1958 as an aeronautical research engineer with the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. He transferred to the Marshall Center in 1960 as a systems engineer. From 1965 to 1969 he was chief of the Center's Saturn Program Resident Office at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. He became the Spacelab program manager in 1974 and after seven years was named the MSFC Deputy Director in 1980. From 1989-1994 he was the sixth Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center. In January 1994, he became special assistant to the NASA Administrator for access to space, leading NASA’s effort to help define a technology program for the future to retain leadership in space. Since his retirement from NASA, he has been heavily involved in aerospace engineering consulting for industry and government. He is founder and president of Lee & Associates, LLC, a consulting company in Huntsville, Alabama. Mr. Lee has been honored with many awards. He is a Fellow of AIAA, a registered professional engineer, and was recognized by the University of Alabama's College of Engineering as a Distinguished Engineering Fellow. He was inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame in 1993. In June of 1993 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from University of Alabama, Huntsville. Mr. Lee has served in the past on the Habitat for Humanities Board of Directors: President North Alabama Children’s Science Center Board of Directors (SCIQUEST); Engineering Advisory Committee, University Of Alabama Huntsville; Vice President and President of the US Space and Rocket Center Commission Board of Directors; President of the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame Board of Directors; and as President of the National Space Club, Huntsville.