Pre-Conference Focus Day

March 31, 2020

9:50 - 10:00 Chairman Opening Remarks

The Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute is a national effort aiming to bring together DoD, DoE, NASA, academic and industry hypersonic research to address current shortcomings and advance the state-of-the-art in hypersonic vehicle simulation. With the overall goal of accelerating technology development to transition superior defense capabilities for the US, HSVI’s efforts in the hypersonic flight are tangential to this total Force effort.

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Dr. Russ Cummings

Managing Director, DoD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute
United States Air Force Academy

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Scott Morton

DoD HPCMP CREATE Air Vehicles Project Manager
US Army ERDC Information Technology Laboratory

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Dr. Graham Candler

Associate Department Head, Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics Department
University of Minnesota

10:45 - 11:30 Traditional Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Investigations for Hypersonic Flight

Dr. Phillip Ligrani - Eminent Scholar in Propulsion, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Alabama at Huntsville

Building off his first session with IDGA at our inaugural Hypersonic Weapons Summit, Dr. Ligrani will join us once more to provide a thorough review on his and University of Alabama's efforts to guide the development of heat transfer and fluid mechanic to enable continued hypersonic flight capability.

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Dr. Phillip Ligrani

Eminent Scholar in Propulsion, Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Alabama at Huntsville

11:30 - 12:15 Morning Networking Break


12:15 - 13:00 Keynote Remarks: Strategic Overview of DoD Acquisition and Sustainment Efforts for Future Hypersonic Dominance

The Honorable Ellen M. Lord - Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Office of the Secretary of Defense

In order to meet the next-generation of hypersonic capabilities, it will take a streamlined acquisition roadmap that integrates high-level service and DoD priorities. Under Secretary Ellen M. Lord, USD for Acquisition and Sustainment, will provide a strategic overview of DoD acquisition efforts as it relates to future hypersonic dominance. 

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The Honorable Ellen M. Lord

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment
Office of the Secretary of Defense

13:00 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

The Defense Technical Information Center has served the information needs of the Defense Community for nearly 70 years, delivering the tools and data needed to empower the research and engineering enterprise to accelerate ongoing technological developments. this session will highlight some of their collaborative research efforts. 

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Roger Garay

Enterprise Portfolio Analyst
Defense Technical Information Center

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Dr. Joe Bonivel, Jr.

Subject Matter Expert
Defense Technical Information Center

14:45 - 15:00 Chairperson's Closing Remarks

15:00 - 15:00 End of Focus Day