Investigation into System Functionality and Decomposition as an Extension to Previous Mars Exploration Studies (Joint Presentation with AIAA) by Steve D’Urso, Program Coordinator and Lecturer - Aerospace Systems Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , AIAA Associate Fellow Wednesday, February 05, 2013 Location: Boeing Bldg. 305, Conf. Rm. 190C Networking/Lunch: 11:00 a.m. Presentation: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Abstract: The Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Illinois established a graduate level program in Aerospace Systems Engineering in 2011. The core curriculum is framed by real-world complex systems development problems. This emphasizes systems thinking and the approaches required for defining objectives, functionality, and requirements leading to program discovery phase architecture and synthesis. Assignments investigate and report on aspects of a large complex system and its individual component systems. This presentation will cover the results of a study of Mars exploration surface systems as an extension to the NASA Mars Design Reference Mission Five. This study is a continuation of a previous class’s Mars mission study, which focused on the in-space transit between Earth and Mars. No reservations required, but please contact John Fiore (John.S.Fiore@boeing.com or 314-232-2328) by COB Jan. 31 if you plan to attend for a headcount and badging for non-Boeing attendees. Non-Boeing attendees, please contact Mike Mobley for meeting escort (cell: 314-378-8632) No cost, please plan to bring lunch or to purchase lunch from Bldg 300 Cafeteria Directions: Building 305 is located at 325 James S McDonnell Boulevard Hazelwood, MO 63042 The intersection of McDonnell Blvd. and Lindbergh Blvd. It is the closest building in the complex to the intersection.