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Aerospace engineer

Sumio Kato, Japanese aerospace engineer. Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japanese Rocket Society, Japan Society of the Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

Background

Kato, Sumio was born on November 11, 1948 in Takahama, Aichi, Japan. Son of Yukinori and Shinae Kato.

Education

Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, 1972. Master of Aeronautical Engineering, Kyoto University, Japan, 1975. Doctor of Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan, 1993.

Career

Engineer Fuji Electric Limited company, Yokosuka, Japan, 1975—1979, Ichihara, Japan, 1979—1982. Engineer, assistant manager Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Kakamigahara City, Japan, 1982—1990. Assistant manager space technical research department Gifu Technology Institute, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., 1990—1995, manager space technical research department, 1995—2001.

Staff officer and technical specialist aerospace research department, engineering division Aerospace Company, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd., Japan, since 2001.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for in space structure/mechanism. Patents for in thermal protection materials of re-entry capsule. Development of atmospheric re-entry capsule 'USERS/Rapid eye movement sleep' heat shield system.

    Development of geodetic satellite 'AJISAI'. Research in inflatable space structure. Research in large space structure/vibration control technology.

    Development of ablative materials for re-entry capsules. Development of numerical simulation of ice accretion and anti-icing system of an aircraft.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals (Technology Paper award Japan Society of Aeronautical and Space Sciences, 1997).

Membership

Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Japanese Rocket Society, Japan Society of the Aeronautical and Space Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Mountain climbing, travel.

Connections

Married Mami Yamashita, May 20, 1986.

father:
Yukinori Kato

mother:
Shinae Kato

spouse:
Mami Yamashita