Presentation on theme: "AIAA Emerging Technologies Committee Presentation Energy & Water & Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring Roger Hartman Associate Fellow Sandia National."— Presentation transcript:
AIAA Emerging Technologies Committee Presentation Energy & Water & Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring Roger Hartman Associate Fellow Sandia National Laboratory
Roger Hartman -- Resume BS Aeronautical Engineering, USAF Academy 1969 MS Aeronautical Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology PE Certified Professional Logistician (Society of Logistics Engineers) Assistant Professor, Aeronautics, USAF Academy Lt Col, USAF (Retired), 21 years service including Program Manager, Relay Mirror Experiment, SDIs most significant on-orbit directed energy success Almost 19 years at Sandia National Laboratories, including Military Liaison, International Programs (Sandia manager for cooperative counter proliferation program in the former Soviet Union), program lead for helping the FAA develop and field its current method for scheduled airline oversight –Currently Manager of the Sandia – FAA Airworthiness Assurance Non- Destructive Inspection Validation Center (AANC) –Lead developing NDI technologies for metals, composites, and metal/composite structures, working with the FAA, industry, academia, domestic and international. –Support the FAAs Continuing Airworthiness Assurance program
Vision for AIAA as National Leader for Energy & Water Technology AIAA could play a role in helping make sound decisions on –Energy & Water –Structural health monitoring for smart systems including aerospace Technology generally not well understood at the national level, so we make important decisions on political grounds. Assured availability of affordable energy is a national security issue and the US needs organizations like AIAA to participate in the debate if were to move to a science-based solution.
Vision for AIAA as National Leader for Aircraft Structural Health Monitoring Structural Health Monitoring: Offers the potential to significantly reduce downtime and increase uptime ratios – economic and safety benefits. Already being pioneered in aviation.
Vision for AIAA as National Leader for Energy Technology Policy Energy: We are not approaching this from a engineering system approach –Whats the problem? Inadequate domestic sources? Really? Or maybe not… –Poor comparison of sources energy stores: gas in therms, coal in BTU or tons, petroleum in barrels, nuclear either not discussed at all or in various measures, wind in megawatts, etc. How do you have a coherent public discussion of these? –Theoretical capacity and the ability to deliver on demand are not the same thing. How much electricity can a wind turbine deliver when the wind isnt blowing? –Issue: We have X amount of domestic sources. Today we need Y energy, tomorrow Z. How do we reduce, then eventually eliminate our need for foreign energy sources? –Assured availability of affordable energy is a national security issue and the US needs organizations like AIAA to participate in the debate if were to move to a science-based solution rather than more of the same. More of the same is leading us down a path to nowhere. –System solution includes wise use of wind, petroleum, coal including modern technologies that allow us to use coal in an environmentally-friendly way, nuclear, geothermal, conservation, etc, and should not rule out nuclear reprocessing and breeders with the possibility of unlimited hydrogen and desalinated water. (Note: we have more energy in domestic coal reserves than the world has in known petroleum reserves. Dont ignore it!) –This will be a controversial debate. AIAA can play a key role along with other national technical societies by helping to clearly identify what can be done now, what could reasonably be done tomorrow, and what it would take to move from where we are to where we could be and need to be.
Vision for AIAA as National Leader Water –AIAA issue? –Why not? We need it, well need more of it, and it is part of a total system solution for energy. –We have a growing population and in many areas, a shortage of both energy and good water. –Nuclear energy allows desalinating sea water and making hydrogen. Hydrogen should play a role in a national energy strategy. System solutions. –Its a closed solution – desalinate, pump it to wherever you need it, eventually winds up back in the atmosphere and ocean. AIAA Role & Impact? –The ability to contribute positively to the technology side of the debate. –How we deal with these and other key issues will directly affect your grandchildrens quality of life.
Summary We have pressing national problems (energy, natural resource availability and use) before us. Without science- and engineering-based solutions, we will not solve them. Assured availability of affordable energy is a national security and economic survival issue Our national security and your childrens and grandchildrens futures are on the line. AIAA in concert with other professional organizations can help inform the debate. Given that we have the ability and the vital importance of the topic, I believe we are obligated to get involved.