Susan Ruth, Host, The Aerospace Corp.
INCOSE - Los Angeles Chapter
(310) 336-6765


Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 5:30 to 8:00 PM. 
Please RSVP by Monday June 1, 2015 for Aerospace and JPL; RSVP by Friday Noon, June 5, 2015 for other venues and virtual attendance. Virtual Attendance instructions will be emailed Monday evening June 8, 2015.

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The Aerospace Corp., Bldg D8 (Host Site)
200 N. Aviation Blvd.
El Segundo, CA 90245

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INCOSE-LA Speaker Meeting 9 June 2015 "Unleashing Big Space: Next-Generation Applications with Small Satellite Advances" with David Barnhart.

TOPIC: "Unleashing Big Space: Next-Generation Applications with Small Satellite Advances" with David Barnhart, Director, USC Space Engineering Research Center

WHEN:  Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Meeting Schedule:
5:30 - 6:15 pm   Sign-In, Networking, Refreshments 
6:15 - 6:30 pm   Welcome & Announcements
6:30 - 8:00 pm   Presentation and Questions

Aerospace (Host Site) & JPL reservations close June 1, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we observe the security requirements of our host sites. For remote venues and virtual attendance please RSVP by Friday noon, June 5th. Virtual Attendance instructions will be emailed Monday evening June 8, 2015.

COST:  FREE to INCOSE members with prior RSVP;  $10 for non-members.  No charge at sites not offering refreshments, or to individual virtual participants.  (Non-members should select 'pay at the door' option when registering at a site where refreshments are not offered.)

:  Host site: The Aerospace Corp., Bldg D8, Room 1010.  200 N. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245;  (310) 336-6765,   Refreshments will be provided at this site.

Remote Site RSVPs close Friday noon 6/5/2015
Remote Sites (potential)
: AV College in Lancaster; Boeing in Huntington Beach, Capstone Turbine in Chatsworth, Control Point Corp in Goleta; JPL in La Canada, NGC (employees only) in Azusa.

Webcast virtual site (Global Meet): email for information on joining as an individual virtual participant (you must RSVP by Friday noon 6/5/15).

Abstract: Advances in new spacecraft morphology have allowed high-volume, low-cost manufacturing of small systems to physically "aggregate", that is be assembled as individual elements or cells to create a monolithic space system. This new morphology allows for any size, shape and scale of space platform to be built, potentially transitioning to on-orbit integration. USC is creating student and faculty research areas focused on uncovering the potential of this new approach.  Prof Barnhart will discuss the various areas of research, and broader challenges associated with on orbit aggregation related to both international systems construction/assembly issues and implications to this new field to treaties between countries..

Biography: Professor Barnhart is the Director/Co-Founder of the USC Space Engineering Research Center, and the Director of Space Systems Division at USC/ISI.  At USC he specializes in developing innovative technologies and architectures for 2nd generation space morphologies, satellite robotics and inspiration-based engineering techniques through hands-on projects with students, faculty and staff amongst the various Schools at USC, with outreach to industry based on the “engineering teaching hospital” construct.   David was most recently a senior space Project Manager at DARPA, pioneering cellular spacecraft morphologies and satbotics on the Phoenix and SeeMe projects, and represented the first DARPA space project presented at the at the United Nations COPUOS in Vienna Austria.

At the Space Engineering Research Center he was responsible for developing innovative solutions in aerospace and small satellite systems and technologies, new satellite design-synthesis tools to cut design time down to days from months and incorporate integration as a design tool, hybrid robotics concepts for satellites with the ability to be demonstrated in very large multi-dimensional low cost ground testbed, the creation which was only 2nd only to NASA’s in scope and the largest University research facility of its kind to pioneer small satellite swarm interactions.

Prior to USC David helped initiate two commercial space companies; co-founding and serving as Vice President and CFO of Millennium Space Systems, which has grown into a sustainable aerospace business with both Government and commercial customers in Los Angeles CA; and was the youngest elected member of a three-person international Executive Management board for a German startup in Bremen, Vanguard Space. At Vanguard he energized international space re-insurance and financial institutions on the technical attributes of a new space market, while developing US and European engineering contracts to execute the business plan.

David served as an AF civilian for over 13 years and helped birth several notable projects over that time, including pioneering demonstration of a miniature lunar lander vehicle modified from KKV technologies, showcased to the Vice President on the 25th Anniversary of Apollo 11; and created and lead the first $150M Small-Satellite Project team for the Air Force that formed the initial basis for US technology infusion in micro-satellite systems.   Both the XSS-10 and XSS-11 team’s received the National AIAA Space Systems Award in 2003 and 2007 for pioneering developments and contributions to the aerospace industry.

David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and a Masters of Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute, and has authored over 35 research publications and has been a keynote speaker at multiple national and international space conferences on 2nd generation space architectures.