• As the NASA Technical Fellow for Guidance, Navigation, and Control, I invite your participation in the GNC Community of Practice (CoP). Your comments and suggestions are welcome. Neil Dennehy

  • Passive thermal control and thermal protection maintains vehicle and component temperatures within acceptable limits without the use of powered systems (with the exception of heaters) or pumped fluids. Passive Thermal (CoP)

  • Loads and structural dynamics is a specialty branch of structural and mechanical engineering that deals with the determination of the vibration response of structures subjected to dynamic (time varying) forces. L&D Community of Practice (CoP)

  • The Materials Technical Discipline Team (TDT) provides technical expertise for the resolution of Agency-wide issues related to materials and processes.

  • The NESC Shell Buckling Knockdown Factor (SBKF) Project was established to develop and validate new analysis-based shell buckling design factors for Ares-I and Ares-V metallic and composite launch vehicle structures. The analysis makes use of improved "knockdown factors" that allow for a less conservative design.

  • NASA provided technical advice to the Chilean government based on the agency's long experience in protecting humans in the hostile environment of space.

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Structures Loads and Mechanical Systems (SLAMS)

Electro-magnetics as Applied to Actuators and Motors
November 20, 2014
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Blumenstock, Kenneth A (Bio)

Guidance Navigation and Control

Navigation Filter Best Practices
January 21, 2015
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Carpenter, Russell

EMI Test & Measurement/Antenna Fundamentals

Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): Day 2, Part 1, Antenna Fundamentals for EMC
April 08, 2014
EMI Test & Measurement/Antenna Fundamentals
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Javor, Ken (Bio)
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): Day 2, Part 2, Lab Demonstration
April 08, 2014
EMI Test & Measurement/Antenna Fundamentals
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Javor, Ken (Bio)
Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC): Day 1, EMI Test & Measurement Principles
April 07, 2014
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Javor, Ken (Bio)

Guidance Navigation and Control

Fundamentals of Linear Stability
September 17, 2014
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Lebsock, Ken (Bio)
Implementation Challenges for Multivariable Control: What You Did Not Learn in School
June 18, 2014
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Sanjay, Garg (Bio)
X-15 Flight 3-65-97 Accident Analysis: A Fresh Look at the Role of the MH-96 “Self-Adaptive” Flight Control System
May 28, 2014
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Orr, Jeb (Bio)
Fundamentals of Image Processing for Terrain Relative Navigation (TRN)
April 16, 2014
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Johnson, Andrew (Bio)
Fundamentals of Vision Based Navigation
February 26, 2014
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Christian, John (Bio)
The Evolution of Guidance, Navigation, and Control in Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing
May 15, 2013
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San Martin, Miguel (Bio)
Fundamentals of Kalman Filtering and Estimation
March 20, 2013
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D'souza, Chris (Bio)
Space Asset Protection
February 20, 2013
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Seftas, Randy (Bio)
An Overview of Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Estimation
January 16, 2013
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Crassidis, John (Bio)
Fundamentals of Adaptive Control
November 28, 2012
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Gregory, Irene (Bio)
Fundamentals of Aircraft Flight Control
October 17, 2012
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Burken, John (Bio)
Fundamentals of Spacecraft Attitude Control
July 18, 2012
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Starin, Scott (Bio)
Fundamentals of Launch Vehicle Flight Control System Design
May 16, 2012
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Rakoczy, John (Bio)
Fundamentals of Deep Space Mission Design
March 21, 2012
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Byrnes, Dennis (Bio)
Fundamentals of Piloted Spacecraft Handling Qualities
January 18, 2012
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Bilimoria, Karl (Bio)
Fundamentals of Aircraft Engine Control
November 16, 2011
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Sanjay, Garg (Bio)

High Voltage Workshop

High Voltage Power Supply Design Workshop - Day 2
October 23, 2012
High Voltage Workshop
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Battel, Steve (Bio)
High Voltage Power Supply Design Workshop - Day 1
October 22, 2012
High Voltage Workshop
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Battel, Steve (Bio)

Structures Loads and Mechanical Systems (SLAMS)

Light-weight, High Performance Acoustic Suppression Technology Research and Development
September 24, 2014
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Kolaini, Ali (Bio)
Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels at NASA
August 06, 2014
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Grimes-ledesma, Lorie (Bio)
Force Limited Vibration Testing: A Review of Existing and New Methods
June 23, 2014
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Kolaini, Ali (Bio)
Ball Bearings 101
April 23, 2014
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Leveille, Alan R (Bio)
Utilization of the Building-Block Approach in Structural Mechanics Research
April 02, 2014
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Rouse, Marshall (Bio)
From Simulations to Mars – Integrated ADAMS/GNC Skycrane Simulations Help Curiosity Rover Make Perfect Touchdown on Mars
February 28, 2014
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Peng, Chia-yen (Bio)
Preliminary Design Methods and Compendium for Spacecraft Deployables
January 31, 2014
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Farley, Rodger (Bio)
History and Qualification of All-Metal Pressure Vessels at NASA
November 06, 2013
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Grimes-ledesma, Lorie (Bio)
Qualifying Flight Hardware to Shock Environments
October 23, 2013
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Kolaini, Ali (Bio)
Metal Fatigue Part 2
June 07, 2013
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Patin, Raymond (Bio)
Metal Fatigue Part 1
May 22, 2013
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Patin, Raymond (Bio)
An Overview of Fastener Requirements in the new NASA-STD-5020
April 26, 2013
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Wingate, Robert (Bio)
The Craig-Bampton Method for Dynamic Model Reduction
March 15, 2013
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Gordon, Scott (Bio)
Buckling, Shells, Knockdown Factors, and Validation Testing
November 16, 2012
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Hilburger, Mark (Bio)
Analysis & Test Validation to Develop MSL EDL Loads for the Mobility Deploy Event
September 28, 2012
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White, Chris (Bio)
Large Space Vehicle Lift Off: Problem Definition and Assessment
June 27, 2012
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Mackey, Alden (Bio)
Verification and Validation of Structural Analysis Models
May 30, 2012
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Hamm, Kenneth (Bio)
Lubricant Selection for Space Mechanical Systems
April 27, 2012
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Dube, Michael (Bio)
An Alternate Damage Potential Method for Enveloping Nonstationary Random Vibration
March 30, 2012
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Irvine, Tom (Bio)

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