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SAWE Provides AWBS Training at Sierra Nevada Corporation at Moody AFB

SAWE Blog - Wed, 2019-08-21 07:00

The Society of Allied Weight Engineers instructor, Harold Smoot, travelled to Sierra Nevada Corporation’s facility at Moody Air Force Base (Valdosta, Georgia) to provide Automated Weight and Balance System (AWBS) training to a group of Sierra Nevada Corp students.  The students were presented with all the new features of Version 10 of the US Air Force’s Automated Weight and Balance Software in a hands-on training class. The class began with a discussion of the terms and developmental history of AWBS, minimum system requirements, and software installation followed by a complete overview of the software features to support weight control programs for military aircraft.

AWBS training students and instructor Harold Smoot (far right) stand in front of an A-29 Embraer Super Tucano aircraft. 

For those individuals or organizations interested in attending or arranging for an on-site training class, see http://sawe.org/training/awbs for a complete course description and utilize our contact page to learn more http://sawe.org/contact.

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SAWE Scholarship Recipient Follow up

SAWE Blog - Mon, 2019-08-12 07:40

SAWE’s scholarship awards are making a difference in the successful career development of member’s children and grandchildren.  We don’t often get this type of follow up feedback from scholarship recipients.  It’s rewarding to know more about the career paths of the students.

Sean Greiner, an SAWE Scholarship recipient, recently sent SAWE the following message:

I wanted to extend my sincere appreciation for supporting me throughout my undergraduate career at Clemson University. I recently graduated in May and am continuing on in my education as I seek a medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Words cannot express the difference that your scholarship has made in my education. 

Because of your financial support, I was able to devote significant time to experiments in a DNA repair lab at Clemson. The work that I have done, in concert with many other lab members, will be published in scientific journals in the coming years and we hope will significantly add to our knowledge about DNA repair pathways and metastatic melanoma. 

Thank you again for your support. 

Sincerely,

Sean Greiner”

John Hargrave, President, replied:

Sean, SAWE would like to congratulate you for your recent graduation from Clemson.  We appreciate your thoughtfulness in sharing news of your accomplishments and future plans with us.  It’s great to know more about you as an SAWE scholarship recipient and the direction of your career path.

We wish you the best in all of your future endeavors.  SAWE membership is very proud of you and we’re honored to have participated in your career development. 

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SAWE working to produce Recommended Practices for Airline Passenger and Bag Weights

SAWE Blog - Sat, 2019-07-20 01:13

SAWE is partnering with the Society of Aircraft Performance and Operations Engineers (SAPOE) to generate a recommended practices (RP) document that will produce standards for the development of standard average weights to be used in passenger carrier operations.
The FAA has recently released Advisory Circular 120-27F Weight and Balance Control. Revision F deviates most significantly from previous versions of AC120-27 in that standard weights for passengers and bags are no longer specified. The AC provides guidance to the operators stating that passenger and bag weights should be calculated based on (1) use of Center for Disease Control National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (for body weights) and (2) use of surveys (for body weights where NHANES data are not appropriate and for all bag weights).
The reluctance of the FAA to publish results in AC 120-27 allows for a possibility for inconsistent application of statistical methods. The major problem with the AC is that it will lead to varying and inconsistent practices and assumptions among different carriers, as a result of the desire to have each operator responsible for development of its own standard weights. Analysis of the CDC NHANES data for body weights and design, execution and analysis of bag surveys are highly technical tasks requiring personnel with specific skill sets. Variability due to inappropriate application of methods and even due to pursuing an opportunity to obtain a competitive advantage will result in nonsensical standard weights. For example, the same passenger and their bags will be assumed to have different weights on each airline they fly.
To address these concerns, SAPOE created a “Tiger Team” in January 2017. The Tiger Team’s primary focus is to develop standards to be used in (1) analysis of CDC NHANES body weights, and (2) construction of checked and carry-on baggage surveys. Engineers from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Allegiant, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, American Airlines, NetJets, American Aeronautics, Boeing and Airbus have been involved as Tiger Team members. The Tiger Team has been meeting regularly with the following planned activity:
• Publication of an industry standard weight for passengers and bags
• Development of the industry standard weights to be accomplished using agreed-upon methods
• CDC NHANES data analysis will be published for body weights (unclothed) – a fresh NHANES survey is due to be published this fall
• Carry-on and checked bag weights will be surveyed by participating operators.
• Data will be shared and SAPOE members will have access to results
• Standard average weights and best practices documentation (user guidance) will be published by SAPOE (format to be determined)
• Work with FAA to revise weight & balance program Op Specs (A096/A097/A098/A099) to accommodate the necessary changes
• Work with SAWE to create a Recommended Practices standards document
If you are interested in working on this project – data collecting, data analysis or development of the RP, please contact Mike Byham at michael.byham@aa.com.

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Passing of Ian (Mac) MacConochie

SAWE Blog - Tue, 2019-07-16 07:55

It is with regret we pass along the passing of a Hampton Roads SAWE member on June 20, 2019. Information on his career, involvement in SAWE, services to be held on August 3rd and 4th in Yorktown, VA and Charlottesville, as well as his obituary are posted to the HR website https://www.sawe.org/hamptonroads/2019/06/30/sawe-hr-member-ian-mac-macconochie-obituary/

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2019 Conference Awards

SAWE Blog - Wed, 2019-06-26 07:32

The SAWE is proud to be able to confer recognition to our members via the presentation of awards.  These awards are handed out at the conclusion of the International Conference at the Awards Banquet.  The basic categories are: Membership Awards; Paper Awards; President’s Awards; and Publication Awards.

MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

There are four categories of Membership Awards, which are determined by a multi-step process that begins with a person receiving a nomination for a award and continues with an assessment by the Awards Committee consisting of Honorary Fellows.  The Awards Committee presents the year’s prospective awardees to the Board of Directors, who vote on each nominee, and then those who receive the Board of Directors approval are revealed at the Awards Banquet and receive their Award.

This year, we honored three individuals for their continued and sustained service to the SAWE.  The Board of Directors approved the elevation of two members to Fellow and one to Honorary Fellow.

Fellow Awards

Fellows are those who have achieved Distinction in Mass Properties Engineering or who have Materially Contributed to the advancement of the Society.  .

The first member elevated to Fellow was Ms. Amanda Cutright.  Amanda was co-chair of the 78th Annual SAWE Conference, was an SAWE Outstanding Young Engineer in 2011, nominated for Outstanding Young Engineer of the Year by the Peninsula Engineering Council in 2012 and INCOSE in 2013.  Ms. Cutright was the mass properties lead for the Orion MPCV Pad Abort 1 Flight Test and has been lead system engineer on multiple programs.  She has authored 3 papers, including one SAWE paper, and starred in an SAWE podcast.

The Board of Directors also approved the elevation of Mr. Nicholas Marickovich to Fellow.  Nick works at Newport News Shipbuilding where he has received two Shipbuilding Excellence Awards (2011 and 2018), and in a feat of endurance has hiked over 2000 miles on the Appalachian Trail and written a paper describing the mass properties aspects of this endeavor.  Mr. Marickovich has served in the Hampton Roads Chapter as Secretary and Director.  More significantly, Mr. Marickovich served as Deputy Vice President of the SAWE for Publications, and has now taken over the role of Vice President – Publications.

Honorary Fellow Awards

Honorary Fellows are those who have achieved Eminence in Mass Properties Engineering or have made Outstanding Contributions to the advancement of the Society.

This year, Mr. Errol Oguzhan was raised to Honorary Fellow status.  Errol has chaired/co-chaired two SAWE International Conferences, in 2001 and 2017.  Mr. Oguzhan was instrumental in integrating Training into the International Conference curriculum and is a major reason for many mass properties practitioners to come to conferences.  Mr. Oguzhan chaired a committee that is looking at ways to increase technical interchange while lowering costs to members who attend or would like to attend conferences.  Mr. Oguzhan is our incoming SAWE Senior Vice President.

PAPER AWARDS

The SAWE evaluates every paper submitted, and assigns a numerical rating to each paper.  This numerical rating is used to determine which paper or papers deserve special commendations.  For Student Papers, the top three papers receive a cash prize along with their certificates.  Other paper submissions vie for the Best Paper Award, named for founding member Mike Hackney.  In special cases, a Special Merit Award may be given for an outstanding paper.  This year, in Norfolk, two papers were granted Special Merit Awards.

Student Papers First Prize – $1,000

University of Colorado Team – Marcos Mejia, Alexander Sandoval, Alexis Sotomayor, Ashley Montalvo, Brandon Santori, Brindan Adhikari, Colin Chen,Junzhe He, Michely Tenardi, and Quinter Nyland – Paper S3725 HERMES: Hazard Examination Reconnaissance Messenger for Extended Surveillance

Second Prize – $750

NASA Space Habitat Intern Team  – Maxwell Devoe (University of Albany), Ariel Tokarz (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Samuel Park (University of California San Diego) – Paper S3726 Toolchain Integration for Space Habitat Design

Third Prize – $500

NASA Intern – Brittany Johnston (Old Dominion University) – Paper S3730 Path To Be An Engineer

Mike Hackney – Best Paper Award

Anjie Emmett – Paper 3710 Application of The Law of Propagation of Uncertainties To A Weight And CG Measurement System

Special Merit Award

Colin MacFarlane and Manuela Bucci – Paper 3719 Modernising Ship Stability: Lightship Evolution Diagnostics With In- Service Stability Measurements

Special Merit Award

Giorgio Previati and Federico Ballo – Paper 3727 Trifilar Pendulum: Non-Smalloscillations And Calibration

PRESIDENT’S AWARDS Zimmerman – VP Technical

The VP-TD authored several blog and journal entries with the expressed intent on encouraging the SAWE membership to continue to excel and inculcate the Mass Properties message within their communities and companies.  A new, easy-to-use PowerPoint Template was issued to bring uniformity and readability to our visual presentations – for this I would particularly like to thank Mr, Doug Fisher of the San Diego Chapter for his excellent aid in developing this template.  Other authoring duties were shared with Honorary Fellow Alan Titcomb in distilling the results of the Mass Properties Survey into a concise presentation that can be used by our members to help receive backing for mass properties activities within their organizations.  Also assisted me with writing the letter to the over 200 leaders of industry and government organizations informing them of what SAWE was doing to address the risks and opportunities in mass properties discipline. In appreciation, SAWE  President would like to recognize his service to the organization and mass properties community.

Damian Yañez

SAWE as the Director of the Southeast Chapter.  As one of the original authors of the 2000 revision to the SAWE Engineering Handbook, Damian saw the need to once again step up and upgrade this key document.  By converting the decades-old handbook text and tables to the current Standards and Practices’ MS Word Template, he improved the accuracy, legibility and consistency of the Handbook, and made it much more conducive to future upgrades.  His efforts also provided a mentoring opportunity to get new members involved with SAWE, and to familiarize them with our SAWE technical resources.  Damian acted as the project leader, chief editor of the entire document, and conversion author for several sections.  This effort involved hundreds of hours of his personal time.  Damian also recruited other members to assist in this endevour:

  • Peter Stubbers
  • Ross Campbell
  • Dell Ruff
  • Thomas Tanner
  • Luis Alberto Lopez

We look forward to Damian and his expanding team’s final result planned for release next May of 2020, where we will fully acknowledge the completed efforts of this team’s two-year commitment.  In appreciation, SAWE President would like to recognize Damian’s leadership and service to the organization and mass properties community.

Yi-Ling Tam and John Hargrave

President Bill Boze appointed this special committee as a result of the 2018 Mass Properties Survey, with Yi-Ling Tam as the chair and John Hargrave as the co-chair. In December 2018, Yi-Ling and John attended a two-day American National Standards Institute (ANSI) seminar to learn what was required to achieve ANSI accredited personnel certification, in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17024 standard. 

The committee was expanded in February to include: Clint Stephenson, Andy Schuster, Dan Rowley, John Nakai, Jeff Cerro, Robert Zimmerman, and Darren Gamble.   With Yi-Ling’s and John’s leadership, they and their committee

  • Reviewed and assessed the ANSI/ISO requirements.
  • Performed a gap analysis revealed that about 150 new policies/procedures would be required to be written
  • Created a certification scheme to ANSI/ISO requirements
  • Established sub committees
  • Conducted a 2019 marketing survey of our community of SAWE members & partners
  • And briefed us at this conference on Monday of their activity and plan going forward.

The SAWE President would like to recognize their service to the organization and mass properties community.

Publication Awards Best Website award:  Los Angeles Chapter

The LA Chapter website had good aesthetics, had been updated recently, and all the links presented were functional.  A good example for any chapter getting ready to start or update their website.

Best Journal Article:  Making a Thriving Career in Mass Properties Engineering, by Robert Zimmerman

This article appeared in the Winter 2019 edition of Weight Engineering (Vol 78 Issue 2).  This very well written, highly recommended article contained advice for the Mass Properties Engineer at any stage of their professional life.

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2019 Conference Vendor and Sponsor Presentations

SAWE Blog - Wed, 2019-06-26 07:18

Every year the SAWE conducts an International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering.  This is a major undertaking and requires support from our officers, the host committee, and from our Corporate Partners, Conference Sponsors, and Vendors.  Our Vendors and Sponsors host booths and give presentations during the conference.  These presentations allow conference attendees to experience the products and services our vendors and sponsors provide to the Aerospace, Marine, Offshore, Land and Allied industries.

However, only a small proportion of SAWE members are able to attend a conference.  Therefore, these presentations reach only a small portion of their potential audience.  Starting with the just concluded 78th International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering held in Norfolk Virginia in May, the SAWE will be making these presentations available to all who visit our website.  It is our sincere desire that these presentations will aid our members in making decisions as to what products and services they choose to enhance their company’s products and the members’ capabilities as mass properties practitioners.

The 2019 Vendor and Sponsor presentations are available on the SAWE website at:

https://www.sawe.org/2019conf_vendor_presentations

Please visit this page and learn what resources are available for your own use as an engineer and for your projects which require mass properties control.

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NASA STEM Webinar – Explore Moon to Mars: Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test

SAWE Blog - Wed, 2019-06-12 04:55

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EDPC) is hosting a webinar that will feature and upcoming Orion flight test, mass properties, and give educators tools to further engage, excite, and teach K-12 students about the role of mass properties in mission success!  Please share this event with educators and teachers you know that would enjoy this opportunity!

Synopsis: Explore Moon to Mars: Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test

This summer, NASA plans to conduct the Ascent Abort-2 (AA-2) flight test. This milestone event will verify flight capabilities of Orion’s Launch Abort System (LAS), a key step in fulfilling NASA’s mission to go back to the Moon and then on to Mars. During this free 60-minute webinar, educators will have a chance to hear from anOrion flight test engineer about AA-2 and the critical role mass properties plays in spacecraft design. This webinar will also highlight NASA resources and hands-on activities for engaging your students with Orion and AA-2 (webinar addresses NGSS PS1, PS2 & ETS1).

Presenters

Amanda Cutright – Orion Flight Test Management Office

Kristyn Damadeo – Langley Public Affairs Office

Rosemary Smith – Langley Office of STEM Engagement

Anne Weiss – Langley Office of STEM Engagement

Dates/Times

Thursday, June 13, 2019 (5-6 PM Eastern; 2-3 PM Pacific)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 (5-6 PM Eastern; 2-3 PM Pacific)

Online Registration Links

June 13th: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=453368&

June 26th: https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=453372&

Please join us for the “Explore Moon to Mars: Orion’s Ascent Abort-2 Flight Test” webinar and also learn about another opportunity regarding professional development credit via a Digital Badge titled “Balancing Act – Spacecraft Mass Properties”!

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Standards and Practices – A Call to Action

SAWE Blog - Tue, 2019-06-11 18:51

At the kickoff of Standards and Practices Day at the 2019 International conference in Virginia, I talked about donuts.

An internationally known chain of donut shops noticed their sales dropping. To find out why, they asked their customers if there was a problem with the donuts. The answer was no – the donuts were as good as ever. But sales kept dropping. Then the donut shop asked a different question: what do the customers think of their donut shop experience? The response surprised them: the donuts were great, but the coffee was bad. That’s something the owners had not considered: get better coffee, sell more donuts. And it was only learned because the donut shop asked an open-ended question, allowing the customers to communicate what was important to them.

SAWE Recommended Practices (RPs) are a vital resource available to a wide range of customers. Mass Properties Engineers refer to them. Companies and government agencies require their use. But there are significant gaps in what our RPs cover. As the new Vice President of Standards and Practices, my role is to shepherd the development of new RPs and the revision of existing ones to ensure they stay relevant to our customers.

But what to do first?

At the International conference I asked all of the Industry Committees to emulate the donut shop and  ask their customers what is important to them. Understanding their customer priorities will allow the Industry Committees to know which RPs to focus on and will motivate them to complete their tasks on time.

My call to action is this:

By the end of 2019, each Industry Committee should document their customers’ needs, the Committee’s priorities, and the time-based plans to create Recommended Practices which support their customers’ needs.

This does not mean that all current work should stop. A small number of RPs, such as those being converted to ANSI standards, have been identified by the SAWE  executive as high priorities and should continue to be worked. I have asked the Industry Committees to review and update the development schedule for each of these to ensure they will be published on time to meet the customer needs.

Developing and updating Recommended Practices is a vital part of ensuring the SAWE remains a professional society relevant to our industry needs. The Industry Committees need volunteers to help with this important work. If you wish to help out, please contact me at standards@sawe.org.

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RP G-1 Public Review

SAWE Blog - Tue, 2019-06-04 13:34

RP G-1, Mass Properties Control for Ground Vehicles, is currenlty under public review until June 15, 2019. The link for the public review site is below. Comments can be made at this same site.

http://www.sawe.org/technical/rp/publicreview

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Standard Available for Public Review

SAWE Blog - Tue, 2019-06-04 06:40

The SAWE and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) recently held internal polling of the authors of ANSI/AIAA S-120A-2015, Mass Properties Control for Space Systems, who voted to reaffirm this standard for another five years.  This standard and recommended practice apply to space vehicles, upper stage vehicles, injection stages, payloads, reentry vehicles, launche vehicles, and ballistic vehicles. This standard is intended to convey minimum requirements applicable to space system development.

Public comments are now sought by July 29, 2019.  Send all comments to Hillary Woehlre at hillaryw@aiaa.org.

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SAWE International Conference and the coming year

SAWE Blog - Fri, 2019-05-24 13:49

The SAWE International Conference just held by the Hampton Roads chapter was very nice and informative. Thanks to all (Corporate Partners and Company Members, host committee, individual participants, etc…) involved in making it happen.

I enjoyed both the Aerospace and Marine sessions as it allowed me to maximize my technical intake having to choose between many topics of interest. It would be nice if the SAWE can continue to offer multiple tracks at these conferences. That means individuals writing papers. Start forming your ideas now as I’d wager the content at this conference spurred many to the thinking “how can I use this experience to write about an experience of my own”.

I also enjoyed getting reacquainted with my fellow SAWE-ers in person. Whether being invited to a meal, chatting about life / work / SAWE in the hospitality suite, or enjoying one of the outings together like the dinner cruise, there are always smiling faces there to greet you, and even wish you well on your journey forward once the conference is done. As new Executive Director Bill Boze states, face to face interactions provide lasting memories.

Best Wishes as we approach our American holiday Memorial Day. I’m going to take the time to recharge, spend time with family, and maybe even grill an award winning hamburger. Afterwards, I will get back to the business of SAWE.

My Executive Vice President membership and projects team will be in touch with your chapters. We need to kick off the remainder of the year focusing our efforts on the goals of building up your chapters through membership and project support. This will support goals of your region as well as goals of the society laid out by new President John Hargrave.

I look forward to a prosperous 2019-2020 SAWE year.

Sincerely,

Clint Stephenson, SAWE Executive Vice President

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Wednesday Conference Highlights

SAWE Blog - Wed, 2019-05-22 16:21

The day started with an open forum on weight control. The forum was very interactive with a lot of great points across the industries. Conversation included how we, mass property engineers, see things differently and we need speak up on mass properties, how smaller companies or subcontractors may need the support to ensure they are going in the right direction, remembering that smaller companies likely don’t have a mass properties engineer, incentives vs. penalties, cost of a pound or the value of a pound, and tying weight to performance. Lot of other great points and conversations occurred. These forums are great for everyone to see all the different point of views across the industries and across companies big and small.

Dan Otlowski of Space Electronics started off Aerospace Session 1 with a presentation on measuring weight and CG of manned spacecraft. Damian Yanez presented to the group the Welcome to SAWE presentation he has worked on. The presentation goes into detail the benefits to SAWE for both new members and potential corporate sponsors. This is open for members to use and chapters — great way to try and reel in new members! Amanda Cutright, NASA Langley Research Center, finished out the morning with a presentation on the Ascent Abort 2 for the Orion spacecraft. We do not want have crew members launched without the ability to abort. AA-2 is the next flight test in the exploration systems development program.

The afternoon Aerospace Session started with Dudley Cate, NAVAIR (retired) provided a presentation on weight and design data for WWII era aircraft. I am personally looking forward to being able to read this paper! Larry DiSano, Ensinger, finished the session with a presentation on Thermoplastic Composites for small parts.

We can’t say it enough, thank you to all our vendors who presented throughout the week!

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Spirit of Norfolk

SAWE Blog - Wed, 2019-05-22 07:52

Last night a large group of us went on a dinner cruise on the Spirit of Norfolk. It was a perfect night for this, the weather was great and as you can see by the sunset, it was a beautiful night. If you have the opportunity to attend these type of events during conferences, I highly recommend it. It is always a good night!

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S&P Day

SAWE Blog - Tue, 2019-05-21 08:08

Today is Standards & Practices Day. Each of the following industries is holding meetings: Airline Affairs, Ground Vehicles, Marine Industry, Military Aircraft, Missiles and Space, and Offshore Industry.

The day started with an overview from Andy Schuster. Just a reminder of the comment tracking for S&P public review on the SAWE website. Documents are often posted for the public review from members of the society. Even if a document is not posted for a review, you can document a comment and when the document is under its 5 year review the comment will already be documented. The site to do this is http://sawe.org/rp

Incoming VP S&P, Doug Fisher, discussed his goals for his term and how he hopes we can and will be successful.

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Monday Conference Highlights

SAWE Blog - Mon, 2019-05-20 16:30

We started off the conference with opening speaker, Dawn Schaible, Director of Engineering at NASA Langley Research Center. She provided insight to NASA Langley’s past, present, and future. She overviewed NASA’s planned return America to the moon in 2024. This will include America’s first woman to step foot on the moon.

Anne Weiss and Rosemary Smith followed up with a rousing and eye opening presentation on how learning is changing for children. We need to reimagine learning and we need to inspire the future STEM students

The Statistics Session 1 had great presentations by Doug Fisher, Manuela Bucci, and David Hansch. Manuela was presented with honorary mention for her paper with Colin MacFarlane.

Bill Boze, John Hargrave, and Yi-Ling Tam presented after lunch on the Mass Properties Certification SAWE is working towards. They reviewed the benefits for SAWE and its members, market survey results that have helped build their roadmap, and a notional model. If you want to be involved in the certification process, please contact Yi-Ling

Anjie Emmett started off the afternoon statistics session. Having worked on the abort system for the Orion space crew module, she discussed applying the law of propagation of uncertainties. Robert Hundl followed with an overview of evaluating Center of Gravity Envelope using a probabilistic approach. He went over Monte Carlo Simulations in Excel and how we can use these for sensitivity studies as well as providing us with a sense of risk.

I ended the day with Nick Marickovich’s presentation on his journey on the Appalachian Trail and how backpack weight effected this. Great presentation!

I would love to hear how the other sessions went and your thoughts on the day and the presentations!

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Conference Flickr Site

SAWE Blog - Mon, 2019-05-20 08:48

The link to the Flickr site mentioned this morning is linked below. Please add pictures and check out pictures from the conference!

https://www.flickr.com/groups/sawe/pool

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Welcome to Norfolk

SAWE Blog - Sun, 2019-05-19 11:33

The international conference in Norfolk is under way! The board of directors met yesterday, your chapter directors were in attendance. Talk to your chapter director if you wish to find out more of what type of items were voted on and discussed!

The welcome reception is tonight from 6-8!

Check back here for posts throughout the week!

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International Space Station sighting at Norfolk conference

SAWE Blog - Thu, 2019-05-16 14:24

There are some prime opportunities to see the International Space Station go overhead during the upcoming conference. Saturday morning and night, it will reach a max height of a whopping 80+ degrees overhead. Check out the link below for your opportunities.

https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/view.cfm?country=United_States&region=Virginia&city=Norfolk#.XN21JJWWy9E

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