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.