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Seminar: Assured Autonomy for Learning-enabled Systems - Mar. 4

March 1, 2024

James Ferlez DARPA Innovation Fellow Monday, Mar. 4 | 9:30 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: The last decade has marked a fundamental paradigm shift in autonomous systems design: autonomous systems can now be designed by allowing machines to learn for themselves, most successfully using Neural Network (NN) models. However, autonomous...

Rendering of OSIRIS-REx at Bennu

Seminar - OSIRIS-REx: To Bennu and Back - Mar. 15

This seminar will recount the two-year proximity operations and remote sensing campaign at Bennu, including the dramatic sample collection event and the events leading to the landing of the sample capsule in Utah...

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Seminar: Orbital Carrying Capacity and its Implication on Space Sustainability - Mar. 8

Feb. 26, 2024

Richard Linares Associate Professor, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT Friday, Mar. 8 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: The rapid growth of active satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) poses challenges to safe and responsible space operations. MIT Astrodynamics, Space Robotics, and Controls Lab (ARCLab), directed by Prof...

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Seminar: Machine Learning-enhanced Predictive Modeling in Air Traffic Management - Mar. 6

Feb. 26, 2024

Yutian Pang Machine Learning Research Engineer, Thales Wednesday, Mar. 6 | 9:30 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: National Airspace Systems (NAS) are cyber-physical systems that require swift air traffic management (ATM) to ensure flight safety and efficiency. With the surging demand for air travel and the increasing complexity of aviation...

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Seminar: Materials Engineering Enabling Space Exploration in the Most Extreme Environments - Mar. 1

Feb. 19, 2024

Daniel Polis Vice President of Engineering, Sierra Space Friday, Mar. 1 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) operates near absolute zero temperatures. The Dream Chaser ® vehicle must survive Mach 25. To meet these extreme demands, traditional materials must be extensively characterized, altered,...

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Seminar - Dust in the (Solar) Wind: Investigations of Orbital Debris and Asteroid Evolution - Feb. 19

Feb. 13, 2024

Christine Hartzell Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland Monday, Feb. 19 | 9:30 a.m. | AERO 114 Abstract: The interaction of charged particles with the local plasma environment is of interest in a variety of space applications. This talk will focus on two specific applications: 1. the design of...

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Seminar - Discovery of Faint Space Objects: An Efficient and Versatile Methodology - Feb. 21

Feb. 12, 2024

Tam Nguyen Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 9:30 a.m. | AERO 111 Abstract: Detection of faint space objects with limited a priori state knowledge can enable advanced capabilities across multiple domains, including space situational awareness, planetary defense, and planetary science. To detect objects fainter than the...

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Seminar - Autonomy, AI, and Space Systems: An AFRL Perspective - Feb. 23

Feb. 12, 2024

Scott Erwin Chief Scientist, Space Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Friday, Feb. 23 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: This talk will begin with a short overview of the current national and international driving forces that are influencing the evolution of human use and exploitation of the...

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Seminar: Naval Nuclear Propulsion - Feb. 2

Jan. 24, 2024

Clare Atzert Director, Surface Ship Systems, Naval Reactors Friday, Feb. 2 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: The presentation will provide an overview of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program. For this portion of the brief, I will provide a summary of the mission of the Program, as well as...

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Seminar - Aerospace Guidance: From Apollo to Artemis and Beyond - Jan. 26

Jan. 18, 2024

Ping Lu Professor, Aerospace Engineering, San Diego State University Friday, Jan. 26 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: Aerospace Guidance is a relatively young technical area, having only emerged as a stand-alone specialty during the Apollo Program. Today, with NASA’s Artemis Program aiming to send astronauts back to the...

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