Colloquium: September 13, 2011

Exploration Design Reference Missions

Patrick Troutman

TUESDAY: September 13, 2011 2:00 P.M. in the H.J.E. Reid Auditorium


The presentation will give a current snapshot of what NASA is calling the Capability Driven Framework (CDF), the Design Reference Missions (DRMs) for crewed exploration of the solar system along with the supporting capabilities that enable the missions. The DRMs have been developed over the last nine months by the Human spaceflight Architecture Team (HAT) and the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG).


Patrick TroutmanPatrick A. Troutman graduated in 1984 from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a BS in Aerospace & Oceanographic Engineering along with a minor in Computer Science. Since this time he has worked for NASA LaRC as a contractor and a civil servant developing and utilizing analyses capabilities in support of space system studies, leading several space station redesign and risk mitigation studies, and leading systems analysis related to future space scenarios including managing the NASA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts (RASC) program. He also led studies for NASA that led to recommendations for future human exploration scenarios in the 2015 era that were eventually incorporated into the Vision for Space Exploration. Mr. Troutman currently serves as the lead for human exploration architecture integration for the NASA Human Spaceflight Architecture Team (HAT) and as the human exploration strategic analysis lead at Langley.