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Space-Based Solar Power
a.k.a Space Solar Power, SSP, or SBSP

Limitless Clean Energy from Space

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Four sessions, across 2 days, an all-star line-up of SSP pundits lay out the whys and wherefores for one and all. These researchers stand upon the shoulders of several hundred scientists, engineers, policy analysts, economists, and space enthusiasts who have built the foundation of the leading candidate for mankind’s ultimate source of renewable energy. Every presenter has accepted the challenge to present fresh, original material.

SSP has gained attention worldwide recently. Space activity is advancing rapidly. Many nations are contributing, and our speakers come from all over the globe. We welcome your attention and interest at this historic event.

Who should attend? You. And your friends and colleagues. SSP is multi-disciplinary. It’s really, really hard. We’re all working on how to make the engineering scale, the infrastructure available, the regime established, and the business case closed. The reason you should attend is that we’re getting it figured out at last. You will learn about multiple architectures, analyses, and enabling technologies, each driving towards abundant, clean, affordable sun power. This is the kind of convergence you see right before a major breakthrough.

Come take notes. Ask questions. Congregate at breaks and network. Mix it up and make it happen!

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Preliminary Agenda and Scheduled Speakers



Friday: Room: Palatine
Session 1: "Timing, Budget, Economics, and Commercialization of SBSP"
Topics to be covered include cost and financing of SSP, regulatory framework, and challenges in energy, environment, and economics. Kick-off man is the mighty Gordon Woodcock, who will be speaking from Rocket City, USA. Introduced here will be a clever new architecture for SSP that is more intriguing than might appear at first glance.
Time: 10 am - 10:30 am
Virtual Presentation Title: Space Solar Power Cost and Financing
Gordon Woodcock (Bio)
Boeing Retired; Former President of the L5 Society; Former Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee
Time: 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Presentation Title: Space Solar Power and Energy, Environmental, Economic Challenges
Darel Preble (Bio)
President, Space Solar Power Institute
Time: 10:50 am - 11 am
Break
Time: 11 am - 11:25 am
Presentation Title: Regulatory Framework for Space Solar Power
Deliana Ernst (Bio)
Consultant, Rose Line BV
Time: 11:25 am - 11:50 am
Presentation Title: Space Mirrors for Ground Photovoltaic (PV)
Lewis Fraas (Bio)
President, JX Crystals, Inc.
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm
Lunch
Session 2: "Components, Infrastructure, and Enabling Technology for SBSP"
Learn more about America’s leading technologist on SSP hardware, Mr. Paul Jaffe, and the sandwich module work he has been doing at the Naval Research Laboratory. Attitude and orbital mechanics will be reviewed, plus propulsion concepts for in-orbit transportation. Use of asteroidal materials will be discussed - a hot topic in 2013 with the bevy of commercial announcements in this area. This is also a great session to learn why SSP is so important for you, and for posterity.
Time: 2 pm - 2:30 pm
Presentation Title: Space Solar Power Sandwich Module Testing
Paul Jaffe (Bio)
Electronics Engineer, Researcher, and Integration and Testing Section Head, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Time: 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm
Presentation Title: Conceptual Design on the Sandwich Solar Power Satellite
Nobuyuki Kaya (Bio)
Dean, Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University, Japan
Time: 2:50 pm - 3 pm
Break
Time: 3 pm - 3:10 pm
Presentation Title: To Be Announced
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Time: 3:10 pm - 3:20 pm
Presentation Title: To Be Announced
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Time: 3:20 pm - 3:50 pm
Presentation Title: Attitude and Orbital Dynamics of Space Solar Power
Ian McNally (Bio)
PhD Researcher, University of Glasgow, UK
Time: 3:50 pm - 4 pm
Break
Time: 4 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Presentation Title: Spacefaring logistics to enable SSP
Mike Snead (Bio)
President, Spacefaring Institute LLC
Time: 4:30 pm - 4:55 pm
Presentation Title: Propulsion Laser ETO, In-Orbit Transportation
Keith Henson (Bio)
Founder, L5 Society
Time: 4:55 pm - 5:25 pm
Presentation Title: Emerging Commercial Markets for Space Minerals and Energy
Brad Blair (Bio)
General Partner, NewSpace Analytics LLC
Saturday: Room: Palatine
Session 3: "Architecture, Pathways to Success, and Obstacles for SBSP"
The inestimable Mr. John Mankins, perhaps SSP's leading citizen and proponent, starts us off with a special session on the SPS-ALPHA concept, the most recent and most advanced federally-funded SSP development work. This invited talk is a must-attend! Following up will be two great policy discussions, one on the Solar High/Boeing study, and an in-depth comparative assessment of an entire cislunar infrastructure supporting SSP. Grab your ears - your head may explode!
Time: 10 am - 10:50 am
Presentation Title: SPS-ALPHA
John C. Mankins (Bio)
President, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC
Time: 10:50 am - 11 am
Break
Time: 11 am - 11:25 am
Virtual Presentation Title: Update of Solar High/Boeing Study
Hubert Davis (Bio)
Retired Consultant
Time: 11:25 am - 11:50 am
Presentation Title: In-space Infrastructure for Space Solar Power
John Strickland (Bio)
NSS at-Large Director, Region 3
Session 4: "Motivation, Urgency, Scope, and Collaborations for SBSP"
Tie your shoelaces for this wild ride. Oh, what a line-up of fascinating people! Visual, conceptual, abstract, fast. And deep, meaningful, hair prickle intensity. A beautiful pearl featured here will be an update on R&D activities in Japan by Professor Emeritus Yoshi Ohkami. Many of my dearest colleagues are presenting. You’ll walk away with stars in your eyes.
Time: 2 pm - 2:50 pm
Presentation Title: Five-Nation WPT Demo with moderated floor discussion
Don Flournoy (Bio)
Professor of Telecommunications, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University
Time: 2:50 pm - 3 pm
Break
Time: 3 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Presentation Title: A Brief Report of R&D Activities in Japan from 2001 to 2012 and beyond
Yoshiaki Ohkami (Bio)
Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Japan
Time: 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Virtual Presentation Title: Alternative Strategies for Space Solar Power
Royce Jones (Bio)
President, Exploration Partners LLC.
Time: 3:50 pm - 4 pm
Break
Time: 4 pm - 4:10 pm
Presentation Title: To Be Announced
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Time: 4:10 pm - 4:20 pm
Presentation Title: To Be Announced
NASA/NSS Student Space Settlement Contest Presentation
Time: 4:20 pm - 4:50 pm
Presentation Title: Solar System Properties/Resources
Seth D. Potter (Bio)
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI
Time: 4:50 pm - 5 pm
Break
Time: 5 pm - 5:30 pm
Presentation Title: Settlement and Space Solar Power
Peter Curreri (Bio)
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Time: 5:30 pm - 6 pm
Presentation Title: Suspending Disbelief - Unbundling Space Power Systems to foster applications of Space-to-Space Power Beaming
Gary Barnhard (Bio)
Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc.



Speaker's Bio



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Gary Barnhard
Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc.

Mr. Barnhard is a robotic, space, and computer systems engineer -- a self described synergistic technological philanthropist, entrepreneur, and serial venture capitalist.

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Brad Blair
General Partner, NewSpace Analytics LLC

Geologist, mining engineer and mineral economist consulting from Idaho Springs, Colorado on advanced mining and aerospace technology as well as the future economic use of space resources. Began researching lunar in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) in 1989 under NASA Space Exploration Initiative (SEI) funding as a graduate student at the Colorado School of Mines. During the summer of 1999, Brad was a visiting professional at the NASA/JSC Exploration Office, where he learned and practiced the art of cost estimation in support of a design reference mission for human Mars exploration. From 2001-2005, he and a small team at Colorado School of Mines conducted research for NASA on topics related to ISRU. Since that time Brad has worked under US and Canadian government research contracts, and has consulted for aerospace and mining industry clients on ISRU design and economic analysis as well as advanced technologies. He directly participa ted as a competitor in two NASA centennial challenges, and is currently advising and building NewSpace startup companies.

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Peter Curreri
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Dr. Curreri has been a scientist with NASA since 1981. In the two years prior to joining NASA he was a finalist in the second Space Shuttle Astronaut selection process, and an assistant professor at the University of Florida. He has authored over 90 technical publications, and has been Principal Investigator on 12 NASA research grants and Co-Principal Investigator on 2 Shuttle Spacelab flight experiments. He was the Mission Scientist for three Spacelab Missions, United States Microgravity Payload missions 2, 3, and 4, for which he was awarded the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal. His past positions at NASA include leadership of Marshall's Biological and Physical Space Research Laboratory, Division Lead Scientist for Exploration and Marshall's scientist lead for Lunar Oxygen Production. He is currently serving as technical, scientific and manufacturing lead on various rocket materials research projects.

speaker
Hubert P. (Hu) Davis
Retired Consultant

USAF in Korea, USAFIT, EAFB NASA Apollo, Vehicle Manager LM-5, Eagle, head of NASA JSC Advanced Systems Office under Dr. Max Faget, Consultant to NAE and U.S. Department of Defense Assessments of SBSP, Independent Analyst of SBSP 2010-2013.

speaker
Deliana Ernst
Consultant, Rose Line BV.

Deliana Ernst is a highly experienced lawyer, having worked for 18+ years with Big4, Nike and Shell. She has a background in international corporate tax and finance and holds an advanced Master's degree in Energy and Environmental Law from the University of Leuven (Belgium). Deliana established herself as an independent consultant and specializes in energy and climate policy and energy market regulation. She possesses a detailed and thorough knowledge of energy-related legislation together with current economic developments in the energy markets.

speaker
Don Flournoy
Professor of Telecommunications, Scripps College of Communication, Ohio University

Founding editor of the Online Journal of Space Communication, and author of Solar Power Satellites: Springer Science and Business Media, 2012. He was Vice President of the Board of Directors, Society of Satellite Professional International for two terms, 2002-2008, and Co-chair of the SSPI Academic Council. A former Dean in three universities, and 15-year Director of a Research Institute, Prof. Flournoy has taught and written about Satellites and Space Communication since 1984. The international Sunsat Design Competition: Visualizing Space Solar Power, being launched at ISDC-D.C., was created and managed by Ohio University students under his supervision.

speaker
Lewis Fraas
President, JX Crystals, Inc.

Lewis M. Fraas, Ph.D., is the president of JX Crystals, one of the major innovators in concentrated sunlight solar cells and modules. Before joining JX Crystals, Dr. Fraas worked at Hughes Research Labs, Chevron Research Co, and the Boeing High Tech Center. Dr. Fraas has spearheaded the development of high-power-density solar cells and complete concentrating photovoltaic and thermophotovoltaic systems. Dr. Fraas wrote the first paper describing the 40% efficient triple junction concentrator solar cell now entering high volume production. In 1989, his group at Boeing demonstrated the first 35% efficient multijunction cell. He has degrees from Caltech, Harvard, and USC and he has authored 2 books, 200 technical publications, and over 50 patents.

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Keith Henson
Founder L5 Society

Keith's life is scattered over electronics, space engineering, memetics, cryonics, nanotechnology, evolutionary psychology and free speech to name just a few. He has run his own businesses and acted as a consultant since a 1972 dismissal for refusing to certify an electronic module for nuclear power plant use that failed to meet the required MTBF (Mean-Time-Between-Failure) specification.

VIP
Paul Jaffe
Electronics Engineer, Researcher, and Integration and Testing Section Head, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.

Paul has worked on over a dozen NASA and Department of Defense space missions, including SSULI, STEREO, TacSat-1, TacSat-4, and MIS. He developed standards and lead spacecraft computer hardware development as part of the Department of Defense's Operationally Responsive Space effort. He served as a coordinator and editor of NRL's Space Solar Power (SSP) study report and is presently the principal investigator for an SSP-related research effort. His current primary role is as the Electrical Segment Lead for the Weather Satellite Follow-on (WSF) program in which he manages a large, multidisciplinary team. Paul is also active in educational and STEM outreach. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Maryland.

speaker
Nobuyuki Kaya
Dean, Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University, Japan

Nobuyuki Kaya received his B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1973, 1975, and 1986, respectively. He is a professor in the Department of Computational Science, Graduate School of System Informatics, Kobe University. He is now the Dean of the Graduate School of System Informatics from 2012.

speaker
John C. Mankins
President, Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC

Internationally recognized leader in space systems and technology innovation, and as a highly effective manager of large-scale technology R&D programs. (Bio)

speaker
Ian McNally
PhD Researcher, University of Glasgow, UK

Ian McNally holds a Masters degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Edinburgh and also a M.Sc. in Space Mission Analysis and Design from the University of Glasgow. On completion of my M.Sc. in October 2011 I began a Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Glasgow with a research focus on Solar Power Satellites (SPSs). So far I have studied the orbital dynamics of SPSs and optimisation of SPS systems. I am currently a visiting scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

speaker
Yoshiaki Ohkami
Professor Emeritus, Keio University, Japan

Dr. Ohkami obtained Doctoral Degree in Control Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology and worked for National Aerospace Laboratory as research engineer on spacecraft attitude control and large space systems (1968-1992). During this period, he worked as visiting researcher at UCLA under NASA/MSFC contract (1972-1974) and Deputy Director for Space Station Program Office of Japan (1985-1986). He worked as professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (1992-1999), and at Keio University (1999-2005) while serving as Research Inspector at JAXA Space Center (1999-2005). Currently, he serves as Executive Advisor after finishing the Dean of Graduate School of Systems Design and Management, Keio University. Major fields of his research include the Strategic Systems Engineering, Dynamics and Control of Complex Mechanical Systems, and Field Robotics. He is a fellow of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers and the INCOSE, and life members of IEEE, SICE and Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences. He is awarded Academic Prizes from JSME, SICE, and others.

speaker
Seth D. Potter
Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at IUPUI

Seth Potter has worked extensively in the aerospace industry, where his experience has included space-based solar power, wireless power transmission, robotic satellite servicing, lunar/planetary mission design, radar system design, and solid-state science. He is currently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy at Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, as well as the NSS Board of Advisors. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Science from New York University, as well as Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Physics from Columbia University. He resides in Southern California, where he serves on the Board of Directors of the OASIS – Los Angeles Chapter of NSS, as well as the Council of the Los Angeles – Las Vegas Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).


speaker
Darel Preble
President, Space Solar Power Institute

Darel Preble was advanced systems analyst for twelve years for Southern Company and wrote white papers on SSP in 1994, 1995, and 1996 for the electric power and aerospace industries on his time. He left Southern's strategic planning group in 1997 and incorporated the institute in association with Georgia Tech to understand the technology, business and energy policies necessary for utility-scale adoption of SSP. He organized, chaired and moderated "The Great Debate - Moon or Mars?" at the ASCE Space and Robotics 2000 conference (Glenn Research Center video GRC-401). He chaired the business case analysis section of the DoD's National Security Space Office's landmark 2007 SBSP study which was used to help justify Reaction Engines' SKYLON. His interests span commercial aerospace and utility-scale energy. Darel is married and lives in Atlanta, GA. He holds a BA in Physics from Vanderbilt University; MSA, Systems Mana gement (R&D Forecasting), George Washington University; and MA, Physics(Theoretical Nuclear Physics), Georgia State University.

speaker
Royce Jones
President, Exploration Partners LLC


speaker
Mike Snead
President, Spacefaring Institute LLC.

Contributed to space agriculture with his former wife Carolyn Meinel and to studies on vapor phase manufacturing and the use of low pressure, high heat capacity pseudo fluids with Dr. Eric Drexler.

speaker
John Strickland
NSS at-Large Director, Region 3

John has two BA degrees: in Anthropology and in Computer Science.NSS at-Large Director from Region 3. Joined the American Rocket Society (A parent of the AIAA) in 1961. Attended the launch of Apollo 10 and the first space shuttle launch. In 1975-6, joined the National Space Institute and the L5 Society, and have been a member for 34 years. John served as NSS Region 3 Director from 2004-2006 and am currently an At-large NSS Director, elected in 2010. John is a member of the Space Settlement Committee and Chair of the Awards Committee, and was on the Roadmap Committee 2010-2011. In 1988, John was the creator and designer of the NSS Heinlein award, and worked on the design for the Von Braun and O’Neill Awards.

VIP
Gordon Woodcock
Boeing Retired; Former President of the L5 Society; Former Chairman of the NSS Executive Committee

59 years experience in aerospace engineering, including over 100 technical papers and articles. Worked for Boeing, NASA, Space America, and Gray Research consulting on flight simulation development, image processing, propulsion, and mission architecture. Mr. Woodcock was president of the L-5 Society when it merged with NSI to become NSS.




About ISDC 2013 SSP Track Chair, Dr. Peter Schubert

VIP

Dr. Schubert is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology (PS&T) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). He serves as Director for the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy (LugarEnergyCenter.org), named after long-time Indiana Senator Dick Lugar. Schubert has published 80 technical papers in 9 distinct fields. He holds 35 patents in the US, 8 more in the EU, and has about 20 more pending. From 2007-2011 he was principal investigator on a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project on in situ resource utilization (ISRU). Peter is a member of AIAA and is on their Space Colonization Technical Committee. Within the NSS, Schubert is serving his 1st 2-year term on the Board of Directors, representing Region 6, the US upper Midwest. He started the Organization for Space Energy Research (OSER-SSP.org) a funded research not-for-profit with the goal of an objectively-optimized SSP architecture for which we can all advocate with one voice.






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