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Speaker Meeting: Jim Marshall, Legacy Platform Modification

  • Date:
  • Address: The Aerospace Corporation, Building D8, Conference Room 1010, 200 N Aviation Blvd
  • Location: El Segundo, California USA
Jim Marshall
Mr. Jim Marshall, PB-2 Aircraft Integration Lead Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Check Back Later for a copy of the presentation(s). 

In some respects, an addition of a new or modified subsystem to a legacy platform can be more challenging that designing a new platform with the same subsystem.  A legacy platform has a defined qualification baseline.  This baseline covers platform structure, platform subsystems (ECS, Electrical, hydraulic, etc.), and environmental definitions (thermal, vibe, etc.).  The basic platform body and subsystem integration design would likely have been based on defined mission profiles combined with weapon system design in order that the basic platform frame was optimized to meet all the imposed requirements. 
The new or modified subsystem will need to fit into the constraints of the platform.  Subsystem specifications will be driven by platform constraints while optimizing performance of the subsystem within these constraints.  Changes of the legacy platform pose a compromise to the platform’s baseline qualification.  When the platform’s baseline qualification is compromised, the re-qualification of the platform with respect to the change becomes necessary. 

The technical thought put into program planning typically focuses on the new or modified system components without adequate planning for completion of the installation design.  More visibility into the installation design process and flow would provide program and technical managers with the needed insight to plan less risky program timelines and reduce risk associated with platform installation requirements.  The intent of the discussion is to address the platform efforts and flow of design information to more efficiently support platform modifications. 

See section below for Presenter Biography.
Meeting Schedule:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm

5:30 – 6:15 pm   Registration, Networking, Refreshments
6:15 – 6:30 pm   Welcome and Announcements
6:30 – 7:45pm   Speaker Presentation, followed by Q&A
Host Location & Webcast Options 
RSVP required (see RSVP section, below)
Host site:

The Aerospace Corporation
Building D8, Conference Room 1010
200 N Aviation Blvd
El Segundo CA 90245
  See below for directions.
  Site Host - Susan Ruth
Refreshments will be provided. Visitors need to Register minimum one (1) week prior to meeting date to attend at this site. Bring your picture identification to the meeting and check in with building Security.
Remote Webcast Sites: (gather for networking, joining virtually)

The following are potential INCOSE-LA Remote Sites for monthly chapter speaker meetings. (Subject to change.)  Availability of remote site locations will be identified in notes for the respective sites, below.  Contact site coordinator for more information or directions.  

 Antelope Valley/Palmdale: Site coordinator:  Mike Wallace,  
Azusa:  Northrop Grumman Corporation. Site coordinator:  Louise Fluegeman,
Huntington Beach:  The Boeing Company. Bldg 17, Rm 109, 14900 Bolsa Chica Rd, Huntington Beach CA  Refreshments will be provided at this site.  Please complete RSVP (US Citizens and resident aliens) by RSVP deadline.  Visitors must RSVP to attend.  If you are uncertain whether or not you'll be able to attend, DO make a reservation and indicate that you're uncertain.  Visitors will need to bring identification and check in with Security upon arrival for this meeting; please bring your picture identification to the meeting.  Site coordinator:  Phyllis Marbach,   **** SITE IS CONFIRMED ****
Goleta:  Control Point Corporation, 110 Castilian, Suite 200, Goleta CA   Open to all.   Refreshments may be provided at this site. Site coordinator:  Don Adams,, or Paul Stowell, **** SITE IS CONFIRMED ****
 Pasadena:  Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), 4800 Oak Grove Dr, Pasadena  CA.  Visitors need to Register minimum one (1) week prior to meeting date to attend at this site.  Site coordinator: Michela Munoz-Fernandez,
San Fernando Valley: Capstone Turbine Corporation, 21211 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311 Open to all.   Refreshments may be provided at this site. Check with site coordinator. Site Coordinator: Susim Gedam, 818-734-5113Call: 818-734-5113,  

Virtual Attendance for Individual Participants:

We are providing virtual meeting capability for this event so that those who might otherwise be unable to participate may do so.

Presentation is scheduled to start at about 6:15 pm. (See meeting schedule, above.)  It is suggested that virtual attendees connect 10-15 minutes before this scheduled time. First-time users are encouraged to test the system beforehand. 

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Following the speaker's presentation, the floor will be opened up to questions and comments from participants, at which time the facilitator at the host site will prompt local, remote sites and virtual participants for Q&A and discussion. 

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INCOSE-LA Speaker Meetings are always FREE to INCOSE Members.   

Non-Members:  A suggested donation of $10.00 is requested of non-members only at sites providing refreshments (to cover cost of food and beverages).   

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Refreshments will be provided at the Host site. Refreshments may or may not be provided at remote sites. Contact Remote Site POCs for more information.
RSVP - Online Registration & Deadlines
Please make all reservations online by the RSVP deadline of MONDAY, October 13, 2014.  (Wednesday, October 8, 2014  to attend at the Host site - The Aerospace Corporation)*.  This facilitates event registration and planning at each of the sites, and enables site security to clear visitors at JPL, Boeing and Aerospace, if applicable for this meeting.   

* Foreign Nationals must register no later than Wednesday, October 8, 2014  to attend at The Aerospace Corp host site.  Unfortunately, Foreign Nationals cannot be accommodated at the Boeing remote site. 

We encourage those planning to attend as individual virtual participants to also register. You will be asked to provide your email address, name, title, company, phone number, and membership and citizenship information, and to identify at which site you will be attending.    If you are uncertain whether or not you'll be able to attend, please DO make a reservation and indicate that you're uncertain.  (We also appreciate it if our individual virtual attendees can also register and select 'virtual participation' when indicating site.)

Jim Marshall is lead engineer for B-2 Aircraft Integration at Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC).  His experience includes 16 years in Engineering and three years in Manufacturing at NGC, eight years in flight test (NGC and Grumman).  He also served six years as an Electronic Warfare Officer (EA-6B) with the USMC. 

Jim has a BS in Engineering Physics from University of Illinois – Urbana, an MBA from University of LaVerne, and an MS Engineering from California State University, Fresno.  He is also currently working on an MS in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington. 

DIRECTIONS to Host Site:  The Aerospace Corporation, 200 N Aviation Blvd, El Segundo CA
The Aerospace Corporation  
Bldg D8 - Room 1010
200 N Aviation Blvd
El Segundo CA
Location: between Imperial and El Segundo Blvd (north to south), between the 405 Fwy and Sepulveda (east to west)


From the San Diego (405) Freeway heading SOUTH:
1. Take the exit towards El Segundo Blvd.
2. Turn Left onto S La Cienega Blvd.  
3. Take the 1st Right onto W El Segundo Blvd.  
4. Take the 2nd Right onto N Aviation Blvd.  
5. Bldg D8 will be on the Right.

From the San Diego (405) Freeway traveling NORTH:
1. Take the El Segundo Blvd exit, Exit 44.
2. Turn Left onto W El Segundo Blvd.  
3. Turn Right (North) on N Aviation Blvd.  
4. Bldg D8 will be on the Right.

From the 105 Freeway traveling WEST:
1. Take the exit towards 405 South.
2. Before getting on to the 405 Fwy, take the El Segundo Blvd exit.  
3. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left (west).  
4. Turn Right (North) on N Aviation Blvd.
5. Bldg D8 will be on the Right.

The facility:  
It is the third building from the corner of Aviation and El Segundo, just north of the discount bakery outlet.  The facility has four gates, but ONLY the southern-most gate is open. There is staff security where you will identify yourself as attending the INCOSE meeting.  You can park anywhere, we will badge in through the lobby at the center of the building where the flag poles are.  Knock on the first of the double doors and someone will open the door for you.  The handicap ramp is on the north side and can be reached by driving all the way around the back of the building.