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Orlando Chapter Meeting
March 2014
What:AEROSPACE GUIDANCE, NAVIGATION, AND CONTROL: "A MATHEMATICAL MYSTERY TOUR"
Who:Lou Glaros, Lockheed Martin Fellow
When:Thursday, 20 March 2014
Where:UCF Business Incubator(Room 116), 3267 Progress Drive, Orlando, FL 32826
Itinerary:Food Served 5:45 - 6:15 pm; Program 6:15 - 7:30pm
RSVP:Use our RSVP Site by 5pm Tuesday 18 March
Membership:Open to all. You do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend, but if you would like to join, please use the INCOSE Membership Application
Cost:None. Dinner is provided courtesy of our sponsor SAIC with RSVP

About the Presentation
Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) is a key technology in flight vehicle engineering, without which most airborne or space-based craft couldn't function. Steeped in a rich legacy of applied mathematics, GNC is often practiced as a balance between theory, analytical rigor, and the constraints of engineering design and manufacturing...sort of an "equal opportunity employer" for both the math geeks and mechanical practitioners amongst us. This eclectic presentation will walk the audience through a whirlwind tour of GNC as applied to different aerospace vehicles, emphasizing the historical traditions from which applied mathematics has morphed into engineering solutions and from which intuitive designs have led to exciting math discoveries.

About the Speaker
Like many of the Baby Boomer Generation Lou was greatly influenced by SPUTNIK and the early space race and, inspired by the first moon landings, set his mind on becoming a "ROCKET SCIENTIST", designing and building cool flying machines and satisfying his urge to remain a math geek. So off to Purdue University he trekked and 4 1/2 years later, in late 1973, snuck out with an MS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; specializing in flight mechanics, optimization theory, and "plotting vast amounts of data by hand". After graduation he headed to Florida where he took his first... and only... job in the GNC Department at what was then Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin). During the next 40 years, he worked on most of the company's major missile and sensor programs, pushing the state of the art in several amazing technologies... including an early supersonic flight demonstration of Integral Rocket Ramjet propulsion, the first ever tactical implementation of a Stellar Inertial Navigation System, advanced orbital guidance mechanizations for space defense applications, and integrated detection and tracking systems for surveillance and guidance closure. His technical specialties include flight mechanics, aided inertial navigation, missile guidance, inertial tracking, and optimal estimation. He is a Distinguished Member of the Group Technical Staff at LM Missiles and Fire Control and an LM Corporate Engineering Fellow. In 2012 he was selected as the MFC Engineer of the Year and awarded for Technical Excellence at the Lockheed Martin NOVA Awards in Washington, DC. Outside of work, Lou is an avid hiker, runner, and cyclist and has also written four books on the fine art of canoe paddling. He resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Carol, close to his daughter, Melissa, and four grandchildren; Clint Jr., Ethan, Joseph, and Angie. Still a kid at heart, he can and does play as hard as them...though he has to quit a little sooner.
Orlando Chapter Meeting
February 2014
What:Tactical Targeting Network Technology, Quint Networking Technology, and Video Verification of Identity
Who:Stephen Waller, DARPA
When:Thursday, 20 February 2013
Where:UCF Business Incubator(Room 116), 3267 Progress Drive, Orlando, FL 32826
Itinerary:Food Served 5:45 - 6:15 pm; Program 6:15 - 7:30pm
RSVP:Use our RSVP Site by 5pm Tuesday 18 February
Membership:Open to all. You do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend, but if you would like to join, please use the INCOSE Membership Application
Cost:None. Dinner is provided courtesy of our sponsor SAIC with RSVP

About the Presentation
DARPA is interested in establishing a modeling and simulation consortium, comprised of government and industry partners, who would employ Systems Engineering principles in generating and analyzing new ideas for blue force employment. The emphasis would be to ensure that analyses and concept development supports blue force concepts of employment. Under this structure, industry could provide data modules for integration into a government provided "shadow" assessment environment that enables component integration while protecting proprietary information and supports program security and classification needs. This approach would distribute risk across both government and industry, provide a means to integrate "seedling" concepts into an overall environment, and allow the government to act as the "assessor" of an integrated include integration of multiple "stovepiped" M&S capabilities across multiple organizations, system architectures, and security levels.
Orlando Chapter Meeting
January 2014
What:Innovation for NASA
Who:Carlos Capiro, CEO, Juntura Group Incorporated
When:Thursday, 30 January 2014
Where:UCF Business Incubator(Room 116), 3267 Progress Drive, Orlando, FL 32826
Itinerary:Food Served 5:45 - 6:15 pm; Program 6:15 - 7:30pm
RSVP:Use our RSVP Site by 5pm Tuesday 28 January
Membership:Open to all. You do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend, but if you would like to join, please use the INCOSE Membership Application
Cost:None. Dinner is provided courtesy of our sponsor SAIC with RSVP

About the Presentation
CEO and Co-Founder of Juntura Group, a Winter Park, FL company founded by Rollins MBA students that designs and manufactures technologically advanced non-contact position sensors. The sensors were used to search for nicks and cracks on the smooth glass windshield of the Space Shuttle.

About the Speaker
Long story short I studied molecular microbiology in undergrad, shifted gears and became a business analyst/ innovator for Northrop Grumman Laser Systems - side note I think I'm the first business analyst to receive a trade secret with respect to a design that I had with splitting and reintegrating the visible spectrum with 1.06nm energy in a very low cost, utilizing 85% COTS BoM parts. I decided to get my MBA at Rollins in December of 2012- during my last semester I had a consultation project with NASA that turned into a full scale commercial venture.
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