Fill 'er up! A Functional Analysis of a Cryogenic Propellant Depot at Earth-Moon L1

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7 pm at Huntsville-Madison County Main Public Library Main Auditorium, with Tom Perrin, Senior Ground Operations Systems Engineer at MSFC.

Join HAL5 as we welcome Tom Perrin, who will review current developments on building the next generation of space infrastructure. The talk presents a functional analysis for a remotely operated cryogenic propellant depot. Selected studies and concept papers are reviewed to synthesize a concept of operations (ConOps) for a propellant depot. Top-level functions are taken from the ConOps, decomposed, and allocated to lower levels. These are depicted in functional flow block diagrams. Functional and system/subsystem interfaces are identified using N2 diagrams.

About Tom Perrin

Mr. Tom Perrin is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds an MS in Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and an MS in Space Studies the University of North Dakota. He has a 30 year history working in military and civil space. His military work includes architecture development for the Army use of space to support tactical operations, and a preliminary design for a tactical reconnaissance satellite. His NASA work includes Space Shuttle (Spacelab) payload operations, business development for small and large NASA contractors, and systems engineering for the Hinode Solar Observatory and the Ares I rocket. Mr. Perrin is employed by Aerodyne Industries, LLC of Cape Canaveral, FL and currently works at Marshall Spaceflight Center as a Senior Ground Operations Systems Engineer supporting the development of the Space Launch System (SLS).

The event is free and open to the public. A social will be held after the meeting.