NSBE Space Special Interest Group
Technical Papers Archive Service
2010 NSBE Aerospace Systems Conference
Papers of the 2010 NSBE Aerospace Systems Conference are organized within nine tracks: Aviation and Aerodynamics, Avionics and Software, Ground Systems, National Security Aviation and Space Systems, Space Commerce, Space Exploration, Space Research of NSBE, Space Science, and Systems Engineering. Links to papers are contained on this page, within each track.
Aviation and Aerodynamics
The Aviation and Aerospace Research track includes design, experiments, studies, and applications related to general and commercial aviation as well as results in both computational and theoretical aerodynamics..
Avionics and Software
The Avionics and Software track encompasses papers related to sensors for cryogenic lunar and space applications, high-temperature microsystems for use in aerospace vehicle engines, viable alternatives to existing calibration sources for on-orbit sensors and their characterization, flight software topics on architecture for onboard space vehicle systems management and assessment of onboard memory usage for deep space probes, and communications topics addressing delay-tolerant networking, software-defined radio and related challenges encountered when conducting planetary analog field trials.
|1||SiGe-based Reconfigurable Current Sensor for Lunar Applications||Obadiah Kegege, Matt Barlow, Alan Mantooth|
|2||Silicon Carbide Microsystems for Engine Applications||Robert S. Okojie|
|3||IR LED Calibration Sources for Space Applications||John Silny, Cherizar Walker, Jason Smith|
|4||Vehicle Systems Management on Orion||CreShenda Tia’ Sands|
|5||Analysis of Spacecraft Macro Memory Usage on the New Horizons and the MESSENGER Space Programs||Donna Williams|
|6||Considerations in Configuring Spans for the Licklider Transmission Protocol||Amalaye Oyake|
|7||An Aside on Autonomous Modulation Classification for SDR||Clarence Weston, James E. Whitney, II, Richard Carr|
|8||Communications Challenges in Field Research Activities||Ray Gilstrap|
The Ground Systems track encompasses descriptions of ground facilities and systems in use and under development including vehicle launch processing and pad facilities, facilities used to test and verify aerospace subsystem prior to launch as well as approaches to emulating aerospace system operating environments including regolith simulants, environmental chambers, testbeds, mockups, and devices for crewenvironmental chambers, testbeds, mockups, and devices for crew or human in the loop training.
|1||Launching the Future… Constellation Program at KSC||Erik C. Denson|
|2||Human Factors Evaluations of Two-Dimensional Spacecraft Conceptual Layouts||Robert L. Howard, Jr., Ph.D.|
|3||Thermal Vacuum Testing: Test Preparation||Michael A. McCullar|
|4||Lunar Regolith Control and Resource Utilization||Ronald G. Pirich, Michael A. DiGiuseppe|
National Security Aviation and Space Systems
The National Security Aviation and Space Systems track is comprised of papers covering human factors associated with enhancements to modern Navy aircraft, impact assessment of modular open systems on a long standing Air Force bomber program, the merits of radar simulation tools supporting missile defense hardware-in-the-loop simulations, and rocket propellant technology advancements impacting launch systems and response times.
|1||Too Much of a Good Thing: A Discussion of the Excessive Advisories, Cautions, & Warnings in the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye||Lawrence D. Nance, Patrick Svatek|
|2||Modular Open Systems Assessment of the B-52 Program: A Case Study||Ebonika Williams|
|3||Hardware-in-the-loop Simulations for Ballistic Missile Defense Systems||Shafique Ahmed, Toya Desarmes|
|4||Nano-Structured Propellants and Launch Systems||John P. Kosky, PhD, Aydin K. Sunol, PhD, Nick Herren|
The scope of the Space Commerce track includes programs, research and activities associated with commercial space transportation and commercial aerospace public safety as it relates to launch vehicle operations.
|1||Amateur Rockets: The Little Giants in the Aerospace Industry||Marcus Ward|
|2||Overview of the FAA’s Space Traffic Management Program||Kevin B. Coleman|
|3||Genesis – The Dawn of a New Era in Airspace Management||William P. Hincy|
The scope of the Space Exploration track spans technology and concepts for advanced robotic and human space flight systems that enable human and robotic exploration of the Moon, of Mars, and beyond.
|1||Entropy-Based Measure of Spacecraft Planned Activity Complexity: Applied to Mars Exploration Rovers Surface Activities||Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu|
|2||3D Visualization for Phoenix Mars Lander Science Operations||Laurence Edwards, Leslie Keely, David Lees, Carol Stoker|
|3||ATHLETE Vehicle Tool Manipulation and Usage||Norman M. Aisen|
|4||Haptic Mobility Control for Teleoperated Rovers||Ben Horan, Saeid Nahavandi, Edward Tunstel, PhD|
|5||Rover Prototype for Mobile Surveying Technology Development||Edward Tunstel, PhD, Lamar McFarlane, Victor Mejia|
|6||Information Exchange in Multi-rover SLAM||Brandon M. Jones and Lang Tong|
|7||Open-Source Simulation for Planetary Surface Robotics||Edward Tunstel, Russell Turner, Christopher Olson|
Space Research of NSBE
The Space Research of NSBE track consists of volunteer work performed by NSBE engineering professionals. Each paper is a space-related, scientific or engineering research endeavor in a research domain initiated by the NSBE Space SIG for the purpose of advancing human knowledge in fields of spacecraft engineering and development.
|1||NSBESAT 1: Systems Engineering Overview||Christianna Taylor, Michael McCullar, Horace Bussey|
|2||Macho Mengi – Ground-based Interferometric Telescope||Horace Bussey, Kevin Calvin, Darnell Cowan, George Kilgore, Chemuttaai K. Lang'at, Michael McCullar|
|3||Project Arusha Pressurized Rover Cabin Layout||Robert L. Howard, Jr., Ph.D., LaTasha Taylor|
|4||Arusha Pressurized Rover Waste, Water, Hygiene, and Crew Accommodations Subsystems||Robert L. Howard, Jr., Ph.D., LaTasha Taylor|
|5||Arusha Pressurized Rover Displays, Controls, and Workstations||Robert L. Howard, Jr., Ph.D., LaTasha Taylor|
|6||Arusha Pressurized Rover Lighting||Robert L. Howard, Jr., Ph.D., LaTasha Taylor, Joeletta Patrick|
|7||Low Fidelity Mockup of NSBE Arusha Pressurized Rover||Robert L. Howard, Jr., Ph.D., Madeline Clark, Marietta Leonard, Jennifer Onita, Alana A. Whitaker, Lance Wyndon|
The Space Science track consists of industry papers authored by African Americans reporting developments in science-enabling engineering, including both small cubesat-based science and overarching scientific rationales fro human exploration of the Moon, Mars, and asteroids.
|1||New Technique for Improving the Spatial Resolution of Pixilated Space Observations||Hakeem M. Oluseyi, Patrick Malvoso, Jessica Williamson, Malek Abunaemeh|
|2||Line-shape Analysis of Spectral Distributions||Sunil Dixit, Ph.D., Nahush Dixit|
|3||Database and Library Development of Organic Species using Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectral Measurements in Support of Sample Analysis at Mars||Raul Garcia, Prabhakar Misra, Paul R. Mahaffy, Inge L. ten Kate|
|4||Terrestrial Applications of the Thermal Infrared Sensor, TIRS||Ramsey L. Smith, Kurtis Thome, Cathleen Richardson, James Irons, Dennis Reuter|
The Systems Engineering track consists of of industry papers authored by African Americans that address modern systems engineering challenges and explore alternative approaches to systems acquisition.
|1||Sustaining Life in Space: Environmental Systems on the Space Shuttle||Jamie Haynes|
|2||Verification and Implementation of Operations Safety Controls for Flight Missions||Cheryl L. Jones, James R. Smalls, Alicia S. Carrier|
|3||Results from the NASA Instrument Capability Study||Donya Douglas, John Leon, Juan Rivera, Deborah Clark, Jason Jenkins|
|4||A Holistic Approach to Managing Risk Factors Contributing to Falls in an Aerospace Environment||Dr. Joylene Hall Ware, Dr. Pamela McCauley Bush|
|5||Ground Station Selection Investigation for the HyspIRI Satellite Mission||Christianna Taylor, Tony S. Tao|
|6||Concept for Constellation Program Certification of Flight Readiness||Vanessa Ellerbe Wyche|
|7||A Presentation of an Intelligent Integrated Vehicle Health Management Concept for Spacecraft Systems||Deidre Paris-Michael, Ph.D.|
|8||Use of NASA University Competitions as Augments to Curriculum||Eldon D. Triggs II|