Main Conference Day 2

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm Chairman's Opening Remarks

Rex Jordan - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Rex Jordan

Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Accelerating the Development and Delivery of Hypersonic Capabilities

Major General Frédéric Parisot - Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programmes, French Air Force

·        Current French Air Force modernisation efforts to accelerate the fielding of hypersonic weapons

·        Roadmap to bringing hypersonic systems online

·        Necessary collaborative and technological next steps


Major General Frédéric Parisot

Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Programmes
French Air Force

1:20 pm - 1:30 pm Q&A SESSION

·        Supporting near-term utilisation by accelerating high-speed aerothermodynamic capability development

·        High-speed, high temperature non-equilibrium flows around flying vehicles

·        Facilitating aerothermodynamic capability development through academic partnership efforts 


Dr. Ivett Leyva

Program Officer, Engineering and Complex Systems Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Air Force Research Laboratory

1:50 pm - 2:00 pm Q&A SESSION

·        Streamlining the hypersonic acquisition roadmap

·        Integrating high-level service and US DoD priorities

·        US DoD hypersonic mission capability needs

·        Strategic overview of US DoD acquisition efforts 


Ms Marcia Holmes

Deputy Director for Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology)

2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Q&A SESSION

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Leg Stretch & App Networking

·        The importance of hypersonic vehicle signatures

·        Physical processes that generate signatures

·        Computational modeling of signature processes

·        Assessment of the models using flight data


Dr. Iain Boyd

Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Faculty Director of National Security
University of Colorado

3:05 pm - 3:15 pm Q&A SESSION

·        Numerous technical challenges are currently present which have vital influences on the performance, stability, delivery, reach of disruption and lethality, and strategic capabilities of hypersonic weapons

·        In the thermal-fluid sciences areas, related physical phenomena offer some of the most daunting challenges ever faced by scientists and engineers because of inter-related, coupled, and three-dimensional interactions between a plethora of simultaneous physical effects

·        Within the presentation, discussion of these effects will be provided, with special focus on shock wave structure and influences, especially in relation to coupled and interacting hypersonic phenomena

·        Avenues will also be considered where university personnel will be able to make important contributions, such as development and testing of improved instrumentation and diagnostic tools, and development of new experimental tools, numerical models, and prediction algorithms to represent different, coupled, and interacting hypersonic phenomena


Dr. Phil Ligrani

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

3:35 pm - 3:45 pm Q&A SESSION

·        Background and history of hypersonic flight and early approaches—the art of partial simulation

·        The current challenges for hypersonic vehicle simulation—why it is difficult to predict many aerothermodynamic features for hypersonic vehicles

·        How the history of funding for hypersonic programs has hampered progress toward improved hypersonic vehicle simulation

·        The Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute’s approach to making measurable improvements for hypersonic simulation 


Dr. Russell Cummings

Director of DoD HPCMP Hypersonic Vehicle Simulation Institute
US Air Force Academy

4:05 pm - 4:15 pm Q&A SESSION

4:15 pm - 4:25 pm Closing Remarks & End of Online Event

Rex Jordan - Senior Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Rex Jordan

Senior Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton