Friday, February 28, 2014 at 12:00pm
Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall, 253
Ezra's Round Table/Systems Seminar: Matthew Ferringer (The Aerospace Corporation) - Challenges and Success on the Way to Transforming Design and Planning Decisions
From aiding our understanding of climate change, to providing precise location and time information anywhere on the earth, satellite constellations have become a critical part of our global infrastructure. The architecting of these complex systems, whose costs can exceed billions of dollars, are traditionally accomplished through a slow evolutionary process of incremental learning and implementation. In the previous decade, decision support research at The Aerospace Corporation has led to a paradigm shift in the way we conceive, design, and architect satellite constellations serving national security, civil and commercial space programs. The framework originally developed to support the decision making associated with satellite constellations has been extended to accelerate innovation for a variety of other fields. Changing the way we think about complex design and planning decisions has been met with may challenges and successes over the years and today’s seminar is about that journey.