PROGRAMMATIC AND INDUSTRIAL BASE (PIB)

Objective: The JANNAF Programmatic and Industrial Base (PIB) Committee was created with the approval of the JANNAF Charter by the Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in 2014. Its focus is on providing a mechanism for DoD and NASA to collaboratively identify and manage risks and issues within the propulsion industrial base, and to work together to solve them. This requires an integrated understanding of each program's plans and key decision points, and how those decisions may impact the propulsion industrial base. PIB activities include industrial base assessments, which identify risks and opportunities with respect to skills, knowledge, and experience; identification of commonality, innovative acquisition, and partnership opportunities; integrated assessments to identify rocket propulsion industrial base (RPIB) rationalizational opportunities; special actions from senior agency, department, or Executive Office of the President (EOP) leadership; and information provided to decision makers for either situational awareness or policy decisions.

The PIB Large Liquid Propulsion Working Group (LLPWG) seeks presentations on the topic of reusability practices for the following technical areas:

  • Propulsion systems - engines, valves, propellant flow systems: design for reusability, post flight inspection/refurbishment, certification for reuse
  • Safety and Mission Assurance practices specifically related to reusable launch vehicles
  • Thrust Vector Control and associated systems such as hydraulics for reusable launch vehicles: design for reusability, post flight inspection/refurbishment, certification for reuse
  • Primary structural considerations for reusable launch vehicles: design for reusability, post flight inspection/refurbishment, certification for reuse

When submitting a PIB abstract, select PIB Mission Area I (Launch Vehicle Reusability). Accepted PIB presentations will be scheduled for a single session, the date to be announced.

Session Chair:
Mr. N. Wayne Hale, Special Aerospace Services / Boulder, CO
Telephone:  (303) 717-6746
Email:         n.w.hale@specialaerospaceservices.com

PIB Co-Chairs:
Dr. Christine M. Michienzi, OUSD(A&S) Industrial Policy / Alexandria, VA
Telephone:   (571) 372-6242
Email:          christine.m.michienzi.civ@mail.mil

Dr. Thomas M. Brown, NASA MSFC / Huntsville, AL
Telephone:   (256) 544-0559
Email:          thomas.m.brown@nasa.gov

JHU WSE ERG Technical Representative
Mr. Kirk V. Sharp, JHU WSE Energetics Research Group / Columbia, MD
Telephone:  (228) 864-5423
Email:         ksharp@erg.jhu.edu