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9AEROSPACE AMERICAOCTOBER 2011October 2011A P U B L I C A T I O N O F T H E A M E R I C A N I N S T I T U T E O F A E R O N A U T I C S A N D A S T R O N A U T I C SA conversation with Roger CroneAirships on the riseDefending against cyber threatsThe Fundamentals of Aircraft Combat Survivability Analysis and Design, Second EditionBest Seller!Winner of the Summerfield Book Awardoonny This book belongs on the desk of everyone who works in the survivability eld. DENNIS A. FENNStrategic Development, Boeing Phantom Works The only book on the aircraft survivability discipline that speaks to both the operator and the engineer. The bible of aircraft survivability! MAJOR ROBERT WANNA MANN Chief, B-2 Branch, Wright-Patterson AFB The best book on this subject available in the public domain. LINA CHANG Lockheed Martin Ball illustrates clearly the complexity of dealing with an attack on aircraft . Although the publication focuses on military aircraft, both xed-wing and helicopters, there are clear implications and lessons to be gleaned for commercial airliners, which have now also become potential targets. ROBERT WALL, in Aviation Week and Space Technology ROBERT E. BALL Naval Postgraduate School 2003, 889 pages, HardbackISBN: 978-1-56347-582-5 List Price: $104 AIAA Member Price: $79.95Also available in eBook format at ebooks.aiaa.orgFundamentals of Aircraft and Airship Design: Volume IAircraft DesignLELAND M. NICOLAI and GRANT E. CARICHNER AIAA Education Series 2010, 883 pages, Hardback ISBN: 978-1-60086-751-4List Price: $119.95AIAA Member Price: $89.95 From RAINBOW to GUSTO: Stealth and the Design of the Lockheed BlackbirdPAUL A. SUHLER Library of Flight 2009, 284 pages, Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60086-712-5List Price: $39.95AIAA Member Price: $29.95 Order 24 hours a day at aiaa.org/books10-0509Coverat the command post of the North american air defense Command Cheyenne Mountain Complex, workers mustbe vigilant against cyber attacks. read about cybersecurity measures on page 22.FeaturesdepartMeNtsAerospace America (ISSN 0740-722X) is published monthly, except August, by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. at 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Va. 20191-4344[703/264-7500]. Subscription rate is 50% of dues for AIAA members (and is not deductible therefrom). Nonmember subscription price: U.S. and Canada, $163, foreign, $200. Single copies $20 each. Postmaster: Send address changes and subscription orders to address above, attention AIAA Customer Service, 703/264-7500. Periodical postage paid at Herndon, VA, and at additional mailing offices. Copyright 2011 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., all rights reserved. The name Aerospace America is registered by the AIAA in the U.S.Patent and Trademark Office. 40,000 copies of this issue printed. This is Volume 49, No. 9.October 2011aiaa Meeting schedule B2aiaa News B5Meetings programs B16Calls for papers B23BulletiNPage 8Page 4Page 11Page 18Page 28deFeNdiNG aGaiNst CyBer tHreats 22With hacking rising exponentially, countering the cyber threat to both military and civilian assets has become a top U.S. priority.by James W. CananairsHips oN tHe rise 28Airships are evolving into huge platforms capable of operating in wide networks and providing broad battlefield views.by J.R. WilsonperspeCtives oN tHe rus-M Booster projeCt 36Plans for building Rus-M, Russias next-generation crew-carrying space booster, face mounting problems.by James Obergeditorial 3Where, and how,do we go from here?iNterNatioNal Beat 4Europe gears up for cyber warfare.asia update 8Electrifying flight.WasHiNGtoN WatCH 11Facing decisions...later.CoNversatioNs 14With Roger Krone.iNdustry iNsiGHts 18Protecting profits as defense markets decline.out oF tHe past 42Career opportuNities 44Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach, Fourth Edition Daniel P. RaymerList Price: $104.95 AIAA Members: $79.952006, 869 pages, Hardback, ISBN: 978-1-56347-829-1 This highly regarded textbook presents the entire process of aircraft conceptual designfrom requirements denition to initial sizing, conguration layout, analysis, sizing, and trade studiesin the same manner seen in industry aircraft design groups. Interesting and easy to read, the book has almost 900 pages of design methods, illustrations, tips, explanations, and equations, and has extensive appendices with key data essential to design. The book is the required design text at numerous universities around the world and is a favorite of practicing design engineers.Raymerimplies that design involves far more than drawing a pretty shape and then shoe-horning people, engines, and structural members into it. It involves art. Raymers book covers not only aerodynamics, stability, and stress analysisbut also the interstitial stuff about general arrangement and the interplay of competing design considerations that are really the grout that holds a design together. Peter Garrison, from Flying Magazine It was as if this book was written specically for me and brought closure to theoretical concepts with understanding. James Montgomery, Homebuilder and StudentGreat bookvery easy to understand and clear explanations. Chi Ho Eric Cheung, University of Washington 08-0180r1Best Seller!Phone: 800.682.2422 or 703.661.1595Fax: 703.661.1501E-mail: aiaamail@presswarehouse.comPublications Customer Service, P.O. Box 960, Herndon, VA 20172-0960Winner of the Summereld Book Award and the Aviation/Space Writers Association Award of Excellence. RDS-STUDENT: Software for Aircraft Design, Sizing, and Performance, Enhanced and Enlarged, Version 5.1List Price: $104.95 AIAA Members: $79.952006, CD-ROM, ISBN: 978-1-56347-831-4The companion RDS-STUDENT aircraft design software is a valuable complement to the text. RDS-STUDENT incorporates the design and analysis methods of the book in menu-driven, easy-to-use modules. An extensive users manual is provided with the software, along with the complete data les used for the Lightweight Supercruise Fighter design example in the back of the book. BuyBoth and Save! Aircraft Design textbook and RDS-STUDENT software.ISBN: 978-1-56347-830-7 just $149.95 (List)or $114.95 (AIAA Members)Long before Atlantis touched down for the last time, the discussion abouthow the U.S. would take crews to and from the international space stationhad been going on in full force. The government might falter on NASAs development of the new spacelaunch system; the multipurpose crew vehicle might still have years to go inits development schedule, but commercial efforts appeared to be progressing.And one thing was sureuntil the next U.S. launch vehicle and crew carrierwere ready, the venerable Russian Soyuz-Progress combination would guar-antee us assured access to the ISS. It was this assurance that made us comfort-able with the notion of standing down the space shuttle.But now, things seem to be slowly unraveling. On August 24, an un-manned Progress spacecraft carrying three tons of food and supplies to thespace station failed to achieve orbit, as the third stage of the Soyuz-U rocketshut down prematurely. As the experts work to determine the exact cause ofthe problem, the vehicles are grounded. Nobody will be visiting the stationanytime soon.Eyes then turned to the U.S. front, where commercial vehicles seemed tobe making progress. For example, after an aborted first launch in June 2010,SpaceX seemed quite close to being ready to supply the ISS with cargo, if notyet crew. But then it became clear that during a Falcon 9 launch with thecompanys reusable Dragon space capsule, which is meant for both cargo andthen crew, the vehicle suffered an engine anomaly. The Dragon did in factsuccessfully reach orbit; however, it does mean more research must be donebefore NASA is prepared to send astronauts aboard.Another recipient of NASA Commercial Crew Development funds, BlueOrigin, suffered a setback when its unmanned spacecraft had to be destroyedduring a test flight.No one ever said space was easy, and no one expects these vehicles andcapsules to jump from paper to space. However, the Progress failure hasbrought the need for a launch vehicle into stark relief.Meanwhile, NASA has finally announced its plans for its space launch sys-tem. It will use a liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propulsion system, in-cluding the RS-25D/E from the shuttle program for the core stage and the J-2Xengine for the upper stage. It will also use solid rocket boosters for the initialdevelopment flights. The rocket is still years away, but at least there is now aplan in place. This vehicle is meant not only to travel to the station but also tocontinue onward, beyond low Earth orbit.In the interim, the venerable Atlas V and Delta IV, both with superb trackrecords, stand ready to rise to the task. While we are building a new vehicleto take us to destinations beyond LEO, why not use what we have at hand to get us where we need to be now? All these vehicles need is human ratingand a crew vehicle. And those vehicles could be ready long before a newride comes along.Elaine CamhiEditor-in-Chiefis a publication of the American Institute of Aeronautics and AstronauticsElaine J. CamhiEditor-in-ChiefPatricia JeffersonAssociate EditorGreg WilsonProduction EditorJerry Grey, Editor-at-LargeChristine Williams, Editor AIAA BulletinCorrespondentsRobert F. Dorr, WashingtonPhilip Butterworth-Hayes, EuropeMichael Westlake, Hong KongContributing WritersRichard Aboulafia, James W. Canan,Marco Cceres, Craig Covault, LeonardDavid, Philip Finnegan, Edward Goldstein, Tom Jones, James Oberg,David Rockwell, J.R. WilsonFitzgerald Art & Design Art Direction and DesignBrian D. Dailey, PresidentRobert S. Dickman, PublisherCraig Byl, Manufacturing and DistributionSTEERING COMMITTEECol. Neal Barlow, USAF Academy; MichaelB. Bragg, University of Illinois; Carol Cash,Carol Cash & Associates; Basil Hassan, Sandia;Mark Lewis, University of Maryland, RobertE. Lindberg, National Institute of Aerospace;Mark