Federal Aviation Administration. Introduction to the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation . October 26, 2011 Ken Davidian AST Director of Research. AGENDA. Background AST COE COE CST Member Universities Management Structure Research Areas & Tasks.
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Federal Aviation Administration Introduction to the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation October 26, 2011Ken DavidianAST Director of Research
AGENDA Background AST COE COE CST Member Universities Management Structure Research Areas & Tasks
AST’s Dual Mission Goals Title 51 US Code Subtitle V, Ch. 509 • Regulate the commercial space transportation industry, only to the extent necessary, to ensure compliance with international obligations of the United States and to protect the public health and safety, safety of property, and national security and foreign policy interest of the United States • Encourage, facilitate, and promote commercial space launches and re-entries by the private sector
Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation Origins: Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990, Public Law 101-508, Title IX, Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act. What & Why: A 10-year partnership of academia, industry, and government to create a world-class consortium that will address current and future challenges for commercial space transportation 3 Goals: Research – Training – Outreach 1:1 Matching Requirement – For All USG Funds How Much (FAA Funding): Year 1, 2: $2M, $500K Years 3-10: “Committed” to $1M
9 COE CST Member Universities The University of Texas Medical Branch
Member University Strengths The University of Texas Medical Branch
AST R&D Management Structure OFFICE OF COMMERCIAL SPACE TRANSPORTATIONDEPUTY ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR CHIEF ENGINEER Director of Research AST COE Management Plan AST R&D Coordination Plan COMSTAC R&D Coordination Center of ExcellenceAST COE Mgt Council USG Partners Non-Member Univ, Groups Research Entities Planning Committee Coordinating Committee Technical Monitors Sr. Steering Committee CESTAC (Industry) R&D Task Proposal Process COE CST Member Universities Member University Coordination
Research Areas & Dependencies 1. Space Traffic Management & Operations 2. Space Transportation Ops, Technologies & Payloads 4. Space Transportation Industry Viability 3. Human Spaceflight 2.1 Ground System & Ops Safety Techs 1.1 Orbital 1.2 Suborbital 2.2 Vehicle Safety Analyses 1.3 NAS Integration 2.3 Vehicle Safety Systems & Techs 1.4 Spaceport Operations 1.5 Integrated Air/Space Traffic Management 2.4 Payload Safety 2.5 Vehicle Ops Safety 3.1 Aerospace Phys & Medicine 4.1 Markets 3.2 ECLSS & Habitability 4.2 Policy 3.3 Human Factors 4.3 Law 3.4 Human Rating 4.4 Regulation 3.5 Personnel Training 4.5 Cross-Cutting Topics
Conclusion • Upcoming COE CST Events • November 9-10: First COE CST Annual Technical Meeting (ATM-1), Boulder CO • 26-27 March: ESIL-2, Greenbelt MD (AAS Goddard Memorial Sypmosium) • For more information… www.coe-cst.org