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Orlando INCOSE and AIAA - March 2014 Meeting

INCOSE Orlando

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

Orlando INCOSE and AIAA - March 2014 Meeting

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Lou Glaros 
Lockheed Martin Fellow


Thursday,  20 March 2014


Dinner & Networking: 5:45-6:15pm

Chapter Business: 6:15pm

Guest Speaker Presentation 6:30-7:30pm


The meeting is open to all; you do not need to be an INCOSE member to attend.

If you are not a member, we invite you to become a member of the Orlando Chapter of INCOSE at https://www.incose.org/cc_orders/joinINCOSE.cfm


None. Dinner is provided courtesy of INCOSE Orlando chapter with RSVP


About the Presentation:

Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) is a key technology in flight vehicle engineering, without which most airborne or space-based craft couldn't function. Steeped in a rich legacy of applied mathematics, GNC is often practiced as a balance between theory, analytical rigor, and the constraints of engineering design and manufacturing...sort of an "equal opportunity employer" for both the math geeks and mechanical practitioners amongst us. This eclectic presentation will walk the audience through a whirlwind tour of GNC as applied to different aerospace vehicles, emphasizing the historical traditions from which applied mathematics has morphed into engineering solutions and from which intuitive designs have led to exciting math discoveries.

About the Speaker

Like many of the Baby Boomer Generation Lou was greatly influenced by SPUTNIK and the early space race and, inspired by the first moon landings, set his mind on becoming a "ROCKET SCIENTIST", designing and building cool flying machines and satisfying his urge to remain a math geek. So off to Purdue University he trekked and 4 1/2 years later, in late 1973, snuck out with an MS in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; specializing in flight mechanics, optimization theory, and "plotting vast amounts of data by hand". After graduation he headed to Florida where he took his first... and only... job in the GNC Department at what was then Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin). During the next 40 years, he worked on most of the company's major missile and sensor programs, pushing the state of the art in several amazing technologies... including an early supersonic flight demonstration of Integral Rocket Ramjet propulsion, the first ever tactical implementation of a Stellar Inertial Navigation System, advanced orbital guidance mechanizations for space defense applications, and integrated detection and tracking systems for surveillance and guidance closure. His technical specialties include flight mechanics, aided inertial navigation, missile guidance, inertial tracking, and optimal estimation. He is a Distinguished Member of the Group Technical Staff at LM Missiles and Fire Control and an LM Corporate Engineering Fellow. In 2012 he was selected as the MFC Engineer of the Year and awarded for Technical Excellence at the Lockheed Martin NOVA Awards in Washington, DC. Outside of work, Lou is an avid hiker, runner, and cyclist and has also written four books on the fine art of canoe paddling. He resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife, Carol, close to his daughter, Melissa, and four grandchildren; Clint Jr., Ethan, Joseph, and Angie. Still a kid at heart, he can and does play as hard as them...though he has to quit a little sooner.

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When & Where

UCF Business Incubator – Central Florida Research Park, Room 116
3267 Progress Drive
Orlando, FL 32826

Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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INCOSE Orlando

The mission of the Orlando chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) is to foster the definition, understanding, and practice of World Class Systems Engineering in industry, academia and government.

We host monthly meetings and tutorials that provide a wide range of technical topics important to engineers in the Orlando area from aerospace and defense to bio-medical.

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