Onedof Turntable Designer Aleks Bakman



EDUCATION:    Master of Science Degree.  Georgia Institute of Technology.  School of Mechanical Engineering.  Atlanta, GA, 1992-1995.  Studied fluid dynamics, robotics, turbodynamics, tribology, rheology, material science, advanced dynamics and vibrations. Thesis work: designed, built and tested Elastohydrodynamic (EHD) Simulator.
WORK EXPERIENCE:   1995-current, the USA aerospace industry, flight hardware analysis engineer, providing crucial input into design of many aircraft, spacecraft, and space launch vehicles.
OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Mr. Bakman has designed many exotic mechanisms performing with exact precision. All of his inventions are used commercially. His first patent Aleks had received at the age of 22 for inventing a computer for an unmanned mining 250 meter long robot working without electricity.  Later, while in graduate school he designed and successfully tested a surgical tool for operations on the human cornea using a microscopic supersonic water jet. 

1998.  In 1998 NASA had decorated the designer of the ONEDOF TURNTABLE Aleks Bakman with this medallion because Aleks had participated in development, testing and test data processing of the pulsating tube cryocooler that is used on Webb Space Telescope. Bakman's role was the analysis and reduction of vibration caused by pulsating tube cryogenic process, explained on the NASA page linked below. NASA page
1999.  AWARDED: special NASA medallion
for participating in experiments on board of Space Shuttle Columbia.

2011.  Onedof Turntable
Developed, manufactured and hand assembled.

Offered for sale directly from the designer.

2007 and 2013.  Boeing 787 The Dream Liner.

Structural analysis of the wing.

2008.  Sikorsky Heavy Lift Helicopter CH-53K. 

Structural analysis of the airframe and landing gear.

2007.  Boeing 747 Freighter.

Structural analysis of the engine attachment.

2006.  Sikorsky Helicopter
SH-60 Seahawk.

Structural analysis of the airframe. 

2003-2005. Orion Crew Module

Design trade study.  Structures of the crew module and service module.  Mechanisms.

2005.  Phoenix, Mars Lander. 

Structural analysis of the solar panel installation.

2003-2004.  Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) and High Resolution Image Science Experiment (HIRISE)
see current PICTURES FROM MARS).

Structural analysis of all structures, propulsion components, mechanisms, and installation of scientific and navigation instruments.

Launched and deployed successfully in 2005 on Atlas 5 launch vehicle.  MRO is still working on Mars orbit in 2015, for 10 years instead of planned 3.5 years.  NASA plans three more years of mission.

2005.  Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter (JIMO).  Concept design and structural analysis of the heat radiator and other components for the electric propulsion, structures and mechanisms.   

In much reduced form called JUNO launched on Atlas 5 rocket in 2011.  Currently on the way to Jupitor.  Orbital insertion is planned for 2016

1995-2000. Atlas 5 rocket common core booster and
Centaur 3 upper stage.

Analysis of the RD180 engine steering mechanism, engine interfaces, structural barrel, propellant, pressurization and vent ducts, tanks, inter-stage adapter, staging mechanisms, payload adapters, payload fairing. 

The 100% mission success.

German passenger airship
LZ 129 Hindenburg.
Aleks was not involved with it in 1935, and look what happened!


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