A Review of Technical Requirements for Lunar Structures: Present Status
Alexander M. Jablonski, PhD is program manager/defense scientist at the Defence R&D Canada Ottawa (DRDC Ottawa), on secondment from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). He received his BSc and MS degrees in civil engineering (structures) at the Technical University of Kracow, Poland, MS in mechanics and materials engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and PhD in structural dynamics at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has more than 28 years experience in the R&D and reconnaissance projects, strategy planning, and project management. He worked in Poland, Finland, Germany, and in the United States and now since 1982 he works in Canada. His initial career in Canada started in 1988 in the field of structural dynamics and earthquake engineering at the Dynamics Laboratory, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council (NRC) in Ottawa. In 1992, he joined Directorate of Space Mechanics, Space Technology Branch, Canadian Space Agency, where he worked on various space projects as dynamics research engineer and research scientist (the Lens Antenna Deployment Demonstration (LADD) test article, Observations of Electrical field Distribution in Ionospheric Plasma Unique Strategy (OEDIPUS C) and Bistatic Observations with Low Altitude Satellites (BOLAS) missions). He was Tether Technology Project Leader in 1993−2000. During the period 1998−1999 he was one of eight managers working for Space Plan Task Force (SPTF), CSA, to formulate Canada’s space plan under the leadership of Dr. Karl Doetsch,
VP and chairman of SPTF. Then he worked for Space Science Program as academia and research institution liaison, being responsible for the CSA Grants and Contributions Program. Dr. Jablonski is the author and the co-author of more than 50 design projects of structures built for various industries and more than 85 publications (papers, reports, manuals and guidelines) on various aspects of space engineering and dynamics. He is recipient of a number of professional awards and is Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI).