Wed, Sep 22, 2021 @ 03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars
Speaker: Aaron Brandis, NASA Ames
Talk Title: Dragonfly Titan Entry and Descent System and DrEAM Instrumentation Suite
Abstract: This presentation will discuss the entry and descent phase for the Dragonfly missions arrival at Titan, a moon of Saturn. Dragonfly is a rotorcraft lander mission designed to take advantage of Titan's environment to sample materials and determine surface composition in different geologic settings, and even to search for chemical signatures that could indicate water-based and/or hydrocarbon-based life. The DrEAM instrumentation suite will take measurements of pressure, temperature and heatflux around the aeroshell during the Dragonfly entry.
Biography: Dr Brandis is a senior research scientist employed by AMA Inc in the Aerothermodynamics branch at NASA Ames Research Center. He is the PI for NASA Entry Systems Modeling project, Dragonfly aerothermal lead and PI for Dragonfly Titan entry instrumentation, known as DrEAM. His research focuses on shock layer radiation with the NEQAIR code and EAST shock tube facility.
Host: AME Department
More Info: https://usc.zoom.us/j/97427241653?pwd=UGd2aXY2b3dsQkxMdzdvcnNBMjRJZz09
Location: Seaver Science Library (SSL) - 202
Audiences: Everyone Is Invited
Contact: Tessa Yao