NASA FISO Presentation: Large Supersonic Ballutes - Testing and Applications.
Now available is the June 29, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speakers were Erich Bandeau and Ian Clark of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) who discussed "Large Supersonic Ballutes: Testing and Applications".
Erich Brandeau is a Mechanical Engineer in the Entry, Descent, and Landing and Formulation group at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He worked on NASA's Low Density Supersonic Decelerator team since joining JPL in 2012 and was part of the team conducting Supersonic Flight Dynamics Tests. He holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ian Clark is a Systems Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a specialist in the area of Planetary Entry, Descent, and Landing (EDL), and is the Principal Investigator of NASA's Low- Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) Project. Dr. Clark is the recipient of a number of awards including the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the JPL Lew Allen Award, and the JPL Explorer Award. He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also previously served as a Visiting Assistant Professor and managed the EDL research group.
Listen to podcast of "Large Supersonic Ballutes - Testing and Applications" telecon: