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SE3000 Winter AY14 Colloquiums

by Bill Solitario



The SHARC SV3, Expanding Options in Persistent Autonomous Ocean Systems

Mr. Graham Hine
Senior Vice President of Mission Services
Oil & Gas Technical Director
Liquid Robotics, Inc.
was held Thursday, February 13



Mr. Hine will present the SHARC SV3, a new platform for long range and long endurance ocean missions. Design decisions will be discussed, and development and testing processes reviewed. The capabilities of this new platform are just being unlocked, and the platform needs to demonstrate that lessons have been learned from its predecessor, the SHARC SV2, introduced in 2008.


Graham Hine serves as Senior Vice President of Mission Services for Liquid Robotics, Inc. in Sunnyvale, California. His experience with the Wave Glider system began in 2006, when he joined the Jupiter Foundation Wave Glider program to assist in the development of prototypes of the oceangoing autonomous surface vehicle. When Liquid Robotics, Inc. was formed in 2007, he became CIO and program manager for its first major contract. He subsequently served in a variety of leadership roles and is also the Oil and Gas Technical Director, acting as the primary liaison between LRI and its joint venture with Schlumberger, Liquid Robotics Oil & Gas. Graham received degrees in management and software engineering from Claremont McKenna College, California, and Columbia University, New York City.


Systems Engineering through different lenses: from Military Space Systems to Commercial Airplanes

Mr. John D. Hearing
Commander, USN (ret)
Boeing Commercial Airplanes
was held Thursday, February 27





CDR Hearing, a 1991 graduate of NPS, has had the unique experience of applying the skills he learned in Monterey to a wide variety of problems, ranging from Space Systems to Unmanned Systems to Commercial Airplanes.  He observes that while on the surface, these world appear to have very different challenges, the challenges they offer to systems engineers (and others) and the skills sets required to solve them are not that different. 


John Hearing an NPS graduate and retired NAVY CDR  is a Systems Engineering analyst for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he leads a variety of efforts on Knowledge Management, including development of a common Systems Engineering Playbook for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, creating a system for capture of lessons learned for all Boeing commercial airplane programs, and developing a methodology for assessing the maturity of technical designs for commercial airplanes.

Wayfinding 101 - Or - A Simple System Made Complicated in 3 Easy Steps 

Jennifer Maples, A.A.E.
Aviation Superintendent
City of Phoenix Aviation Department
was held Thursday, March 6



If asked, most people will give you their opinion about something they don’t like.  At airports, military bases, hospitals, campuses, and many large facilities, wayfinding is often at the top of the list of complaints. This session will explore the complexities of wayfinding systems, their components, external factors, and ultimately how to engineer a system that works.Ms. Maples returns to discuss “Wayfinding” as applied to large facilities.  At airports, military bases, hospitals, and campuses, Wayfinding is often at the top of the list of complaints. This session will explore the complexities of Wayfinding systems, their components, external factors, and ultimately how to engineer a system that works. Ms. Maples was a Colloquium guest speaker twice in 2013 to deliver Systems Engineering Challenges on the PHX Sky Train Project in August and Communicating Project Requirements in October.



Upcoming Colloquium Events (Link Coming Soon)

Solitario, William (Bill) (CIV)




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