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Project Title: Assessment of the U.S. Air Force's Astrodynamic Standards

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-10-05         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Air Force Studies Board DEPS
Board on Mathematical Sciences & Their Applications DEPS
Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board DEPS

Day, Dwayne

Subject/Focus Area:
Math, Chemistry and Physics; National Security and Defense; Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Assessment of the U.S. Air Force's Astrodynamic Standards: Meeting 1
October 11, 2011 - October 12, 2011
745 Space Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80915

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Andrea Rebholz
Phone: 202-334-2857



Tuesday, October 11, 2011


10:45 am Reasons for NRC Study Doug Beason, AFSPC Chief Scientist

11:45 am Working Lunch: Continue Discussion

12:30 pm TBD TBD

1:30 pm The Atmospheric Density Model Bruce Bowman, Peterson AFB

2:30 pm Break (15 minutes)

2:45 pm Astrodynamic Interoperability Denise Kaya, AFSPC, A9

3:45 pm Special Perturbation Accuracy Denise Kaya, AFSPC, A9

4:45 pm The Mitre Study Larry Grimaldi, Mitre

5:45 pm Break (30 minutes)

6:15 pm Working Dinner at Restaurant TBD

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


7:30 am Room Opens (breakfast available in meeting room)

8:30 am Meeting Convenes: Opening Remarks Chair, Paul Nielsen
Vice-chair, Terry Alfriend

9:00 am Astrodynamic Standards Dave Finkleman, ISO and AGI

10:30 am Break (15 minutes)

10:45 am FFRDC study Zack Folcick, Lincoln Lab

11:45 am ODTK Jim Woodburn, Analytical Graphics

12:15 pm Working Lunch: Continue Discussion

The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:

This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.
Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

Updated Sept 30, 11am Eastern.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Paul Nielsen
Terry Alfriend
Ryan Russell
Yanping Guo
James Miller
Bill Schonberg
Dan Scheeres
Don Saari
Sid Sridharayn
John Emmert
Aubrey Poore
Michael Bloomfield
Tim Maclay
Robert Morris

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Planning and speakers for the second meeting. Dates for the third meeting. Schedule for completing report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No materials provided to committee in closed session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: October 18, 2011