LANGUAGES: German (native), English (fluent), French (basics)
EDUCATION: Dipl.-Ing. Mech. Engineering/Thermodynamics
ASSIGNMENT: Team & Project Manager
EXPERIENCE: 1980-1985 System Engineer at VFW-Fokker/MBB Munich
• Thermal analysis of fighter A/C cooling systems
• Flight performance evaluation TORNADO fighter A/C
• Dev./qual. test engineering for fighter A/C cooling systems
• Member of international development team for EUROFIGHTER
Since 1985 at Airbus DS GmbH (former ASTRIUM, EADS-ST, Dasa, ERNO)
Thermal/TPS engineering of various national/international projects
ECS 1-5, DFS 1-4, DFS Thermal, Spacelab D1/D2, FEI, INSPECTOR.
ERA, PARES, Pre-X, IXV, EXM
Thermal/TPS H/W & System Engineering
• EURECA, DFS satellites and Spacelab payloads
• General engineering team member HERMES at DASSAULT, Toulouse
• European EVA-Suit, ERA OBC/EES for ISS,
• SHEFEX I+II TPS experiments responsible
Project/Study Manager ESA / EU Projects
ESA MARSNET, R&T SPFI, DLR Engine Eyeball, DLR ULTIMATE Metallic TPS, INTAS Study
#0652, ESA IRDT, ESA IRT, ESA FLPP2-MERIT, ESA HMS, ESA GSTP-SPFI,
EU SMARTEES, EU HYDRA, ESA FLPP3 - IWTI & ETI
PUBLICATIONS: more than 70 papers & publications at inter-/national conferences, journals & books
Novel Cryogenic Thermal Protection Systems (TPS) for application on upper stages of future launchers have been recently developed. Systems under consideration are those applied inside the hydrogen tank as well as external surfaces of hydrogen and oxygen tanks.
Currently a status of TRL 3 has been achieved and the next phase has been commenced heading for TRL 5-6.
For the other side of the temperature scale new TPS concepts have been proposed to extent the application ranges of re-usable materials towards higher performance parameters. These concepts are named SMARTEES and HYDRA and introduce new materials in the area of re-entry thermal protection systems. Both systems have been brought to a much higher technology maturity and were studied by a wide spread European consortium of institutes and companies including NCSR “Demokritos” from Greece.
This presentation reviews the status achieved so far for both cryogenic and re-entry TPS and provides an overview about the activities currently on-going and such envisaged for the near future.