The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Olivia J. Pinon

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Dr. Olivia J. Pinon

Research Engineer II
Chief, Manufacturing Systems & Process Design Branch
Weber, Rm 100
olivia.pinon (at) asdl.gatech.edu

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Mathematics and Physics, 2000, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon - France
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2003, Institut des Sciences et Techniques de l'Ingénieur de Lyon, Lyon - France
  • Master of Science (Dual Major), 2005, Mechanical Engineering & Wood Science and Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR - USA
  • Master of Science, Space Studies, 2006, International Space University, Strasbourg - France
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Aerospace Engineering, 2012, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA - USA

Research Interests

  • Systems Design and Modeling
  • Manufacturing Influenced Design
  • Technology Portfolios Evaluation and Selection
  • Decision Making in Systems Engineering & Management
  • Application of Data Analytics to address problems in engineering and air transportation
  • Air Transportation System, Air Traffic Management and Airport Operations
  • Development, integration and implementation of NextGen/SESAR concepts and procedures

Current Research

  • Manufacturing Influenced Design (MInD) Production Optimization

Project overview: Development of a framework that leverages the existing Manufacturing Influenced Design (MInD) framework to support the investigation of production planning’s impact on aircraft design and enable rapid trade studies and concept selections at early design stages

  • NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) Analysis Framework (AAF) Database Prototyping and User Support

Project overview: Development of a web-based visualization environment that leverages the NASA ARMD Analysis Framework (AAF) to support the exploration and analysis of research portfolios and better support strategic planning

  • Winning Program

Project overview: Support Dassault Systemes’ understanding of a UAS conceptual design process; Help demonstrate capability of the DS Winning Program (WP) tool suite to support such process from A to Z

  • Airborne Wind Electric Generator (AWEG)

Project overview: Evaluation of the design and the technical feasibility of a 1MW airborne wind electric generator operating at altitudes up to 2,000 feet or even higher (for special use or restricted airspace)

Past Research

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the National Airspace System

Project overview: Development of an evaluation framework to help assess the impact of regulatory & technological requirements on UAS/NAS performance and safety and support the future integration of UAS in the NAS

  • Value Assessment of Enhanced Capabilities

Project overview: Investigate approaches that quantify the benefit of infusing new design methods or tools into the design process; provide a quantitative assessment of conceptual design errors and their impact on detailed design; provide a statistical approach to estimating rework cost

  • Business Process Management (BPM) Tools and Processes

Project overview: Development of a business process management relational framework to improve the existing HR management framework; facilitate the active and effective management of approved work, delivered efficiently, on time, and on budget; provide performance measurement of planned work against key performance indicators and highlight problem areas ; Better align competency and capacity with customer requirements and forecast demand

Publications

Book Chapters

  1. D. N. Mavris and O. J. Pinon, A Systems Engineering Approach to Aircraft Design, in Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, eds R. Blockley and W. Shyy, John Wiley: Chichester, DOI:10.1002/9780470686652.eae597, Published 15th June 2012

Journal Papers

  1. O. J. Pinon, E. Garcia and D. N. Mavris, A Strategic Assessment of Airport Technology Investments, Submitted to Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies, Currently addressing peer reviewers’ comments
  2. S. Sundaresan, S. Phelan, Z. Tang, O. J. Pinon, Z. Liu and D. N. Mavris, Manufacturing Influenced Design: A Methodology and Application for the Early Phases of Design, In preparation for Journal of Engineering Design
  3. P. Burgain, O. J. Pinon, E. Feron, J-P Clarke and D. N. Mavris, Optimizing Pushback Decisions to Valuate Airport Surface Surveillance Information, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp 180-192, March 2012
  4. O. J. Pinon, D. N. Mavris and E. Garcia, Harmonizing European and American Aviation Modernization Efforts through Visual Analytics, Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 48, No.5., September-October 2011

Conference Papers

  1. J. Domercant, O. J. Pinon, N. Knisely and D. N. Mavris, An Evaluation Framework for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System, to be presented at AVIATION 2014, Atlanta, GA, 16-20 June 2014
  2. Z. Tang, O. J. Pinon and D. N. Mavris, Identification of Key Factors in Integrating Aircraft and the Associated Supply Chains during Early Design Phases, to be presented at AVIATION 2014, Atlanta, GA, 16-20 June 2014
  3. D. J. L. Siedlak, T. M. Schmidt, O. J. Pinon and D. N. Mavris, A Methodology for the Parametric Exploration of the Impact of Production Planning on the early Stages of Design, to be presented at the ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC 2014), Detroit, MI, June 9-13, 2014
  4. S. I. Briceno, O. J. Pinon, B. Laughlin and D. N. Mavris, Addressing Integration Challenges in the Design of Complex Aerospace Systems, NAFEMS World Congress (NWC), Salzburg, Austria, June 9-12, 2013
  5. O. J. Pinon, E. Garcia and D. N. Mavris, Evaluating Flexibility in Airport Capacity-Enhancing Technology Investments, 28th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Brisbane, Australia, September 23-28, 2012
  6. D. N. Mavris and O. J. Pinon, Chapter 1: An Overview of Design Challenges and Methods in Aerospace Engineering, Invited Paper in Complex Systems Design & Management, Omar Hammami, Daniel Krob and Jean-Luc Voirin (Eds), Springer, January 2012
  7. M. R. Ellis, C. L. Mize, S. Venkatram, O. J. Pinon, S. I. Briceno and D. N. Mavris, Development of a Public Registry for the Future Evaluation of NextGen Technology Transfer Benefits, 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 20-22, 2011
  8. O. J. Pinon, D. N. Mavris and E. Garcia, A System Dynamics Approach to the Evaluation of Airport Technology Portfolios, 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Virginia Beach, Virginia, September 20-22, 2011
  9. D. N. Mavris, O. J. Pinon and E. Garcia, Modélisation et Visualization pour l’Aide à la Décision, Invited Paper, Les Entretiens de Toulouse – Rencontres Aérospatiales, Toulouse, France, May 3-4, 2011
  10. D. N. Mavris, O. J. Pinon and D. Fullmer Jr, Systems Design and Modeling: A Visual Analytics Approach, Invited Paper, 27th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Nice, France, September 19-24, 2010
  11. O. J. Pinon, D. N. Mavris and E. Garcia, Development of an Options-Based Approach to the Selection of Adaptable and Airport Capacity-Enhancing Technology Portfolios, 27th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Nice, France, September 19-24, 2010
  12. M. R. Ellis, O. J. Pinon, S. I. Briceno, D. N. Mavris and Y. Gawdiak, Identification and Evaluation of Technology Transfer Benefits: Definition of a Registry in Support of the Strategic Development of NextGen Architectures, AIAA 2010-9248, 10th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Fort Worth, Texas, September 13-15, 2010
  13. P. Burgain, O. J. Pinon, E. Feron, J-P Clarke and D. N. Mavris, On the Value of Information Within a Collaborative Decision Making Framework for Airport Departure Operations, Session Best Paper Award, 2009 IEEE/AIAA 28th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Orlando, Florida, October 2009
  14. O. J. Pinon, D. N. Mavris and E. Garcia, A Visual Analytics Approach to the Qualitative Comparison of the SESAR and NextGen Efforts, AIAA 2009-6902, 9th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Hilton Head, South Carolina, September 2009
  15. O. J. Pinon, K. Fry and J-P Clarke, The Air Transportation as a Supply Chain, AIAA-2009-6199, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 10-13, 2009
  16. O. J. Pinon, D. N. Mavris and E. Garcia, A Methodological Approach for Airport Technology Evaluation and Selection, AIAA-2008-8965, 26th Congress of International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS), Anchorage, Alaska, September 14-19, 2008
  17. J.E. Reeb, J.W. Funck, C.C. Brunner, O.J. Pinon and M.C. Salichon. The Devil is in the Details, but a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, Forest Products Society 59th International Convention, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, June 19-22, 2005

Reports

  1. International Air Transport Association (IATA), The IATA Technology Roadmap Report, Contributed to the IATA Technology Roadmap Report, 3rd Edition, June 2009
  2. International Air Transport Association (IATA), The IATA Technology Roadmap Report, Contributed to the IATA Technology Roadmap Report, 2nd Edition, December 2008
  3. International Space University Masters Program 2006 Team Project Report, FERTILE Moon: Feasibility of Extraction of Resources and Toolkit for In-situ Lunar Exploration, 138 p., May 2006

Theses

  1. O. J. Pinon, A Methodology for the Valuation and Selection of Adaptable Technology Portfolios and its Application to Small and Medium Airports, Ph.D. Thesis, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, March 2012
  2. O. J. Pinon, Characterization of the Dynamical Environment on the Surface of Asteroid 433 Eros Using a Polyhedron Shape Model, Individual Research Project, ISU Library, August 2006
  3. O. J. Pinon, Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Study the Influence of Log Yard Sorting on Sawmill Processing Efficiency of Small-Diameter Timber, Masters Thesis, Department of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, May 2005

Service

  • Reviewer: Journal of Aircraft (AIAA), Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE)
  • Member of the AIAA Air Transportation Systems Technical Committee (March 2010 - Present)
  • Alumni Mentor in the 2012-2013 Mentor Jackets program
  • Session Chair, AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (2011)
  • Session Co-Chair, AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference (2009)
  • Financial Coordinator, European Student Association (ESA) (February 2008 - September 2013)

Fellowships/Scholarships

  • Thales, Air Systems Division (August 2007 - December 2010)
  • European Space Agency (ESA): Scholarship of 12,500 Euros towards ISU tuitions (August 2005 - August 2006)

Memberships

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Soaring Society of America (SSA)