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APPLYING TECHNOLOGY TO OPERATIONAL GOALS

March 27-30, 2006
Manhattan Beach Marriott
Manhattan Beach, California


GSAW2006 Agenda, Presentations, & Tutorials

Monday March 27, 2006

Tutorials
 

A. Ground Systems for Satellite Operations Primer and Acquisition Considerations
Instructors: Sheri Benator, Mel Cutler, Marilyn Dubas, Jim Shneer, David Bart,
The Aerospace Corporation

B. Information Assurance Engineering (IAE) for Space Systems
Instructors: Timothy Lelesi, Charles Lavine, The Aerospace Corporation

C. Requirements and Modeling: A Structured Approach
Instructor: Steven Heidorn, The Aerospace Corporation

D. CCSDS Short Course

Instructors: Mike Williams, Brian Safigan, Avtec Systems, Inc.

F. Evolutionary Acquisition and Spiral Development

Instructor: Peter Hantos, The Aerospace Corporation

G. Integrated Hardware and Software Reliability and Availability Modeling for Software Intensive Ground Systems

Instructor: Myron Hecht, The Aerospace Corporation

H. Software Acquisition Best Practices

Instructor: Suellen Eslinger, The Aerospace Corporation

I. From Goals to Sequences: Using Automated Planning and Scheduling Technology to Automate Spacecraft Operations

Instructors: Russell Knight, Steve Chien, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Ari Jonsson, NASA Ames Research Center


Tuesday March 28, 2006
Session 1:
Keynote Session
 

Introduction and Announcements
Sam Cantrell, GSAW2006 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

William Ballhaus Jr., President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

Lt. Gen. Michael Hamel, Commander, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center


Session 2:
Satellite Control Interoperability

Chair: Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Exchanging Databases with Dissimilar Systems using CCSDS XTCE
Mario Merri, Jennifer Muller, European Space Agency / European Space Operations Center
Jonathan Gal-Edd, Curtis Fatig, Ronald Jones, Kevin Rice, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Amalaye Oyake, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Joseph Moholt, Montana State University

Progress in Creation of National Standards for U.S. Government Agency Space Vehicle Command and Telemetry Ground Operations
John Pietras, Global Science & Technology
Lt. Robert Thompson, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Experience With Expanding Air Force Satellite Control Interoperability
1st Lt. Rob Thompson, USAF
Van Husson, Honeywell DataLynx
Ken Riley, Universal Space Network


Session 3:
Net-Centric Approaches

Chair: Ron Owens, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Net Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) Applicability to Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) within the DoD Satellite Command and Control Community of Interest (COI)
Patrick Rocke, Charles Noble, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems & Solutions

The Network-Centric Operations Industry Consortium

Sheryl Sizelove, The Boeing Corporation

A Grid-of-Grids Service Architecture for Net-Centric Operations
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University


Session 4:
Framework Architectures

Chair: Larry Bergman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
 

What do “Services” Look Like in a Service Oriented Architecture? The Role of COTS
Kevin Kreitman, The Aerospace Corporation

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Implementation Framework for Satellite Mission Control System Software Design
Soon Hie Tan, Kudari Isaiah Thimothy, Nanyang Technological University

Implementing a Ground Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
John Hohwald, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions

Integrating the Federal Enterprise Architecture with the Department of Defense Architecture Framework, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library and the Reference Architecture for Space Data Systems
Ramon Williams, Steven Hudock, Eliud Bonilla, Steve Britton, Northrop Grumman Information Technology


Session 5:
Planning Executable Programs

Chair: Rick Johnson, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Mission Assurance-Driven Processes for Software-Intensive Ground Systems
Suellen Eslinger, The Aerospace Corporation

Architectural Aspects of Long-Lived Ground Systems
Charles Hammons, Software Engineering Institute

Determining the “To Be” Cost of Using COTS SW
Lt. April Morgan, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
Tony Dietl, Tecolote
Julie Cohen, Software Engineering Institute
Rhonda Murillo, The Aerospace Corporation


Session 6:
Technologies and Tools

Chair: David Bart, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Special Problems and Solutions for Multi-Task and Data Flow Control in High-performance Ground Processing System Based on Parallel Computing
Wanjun Zhang, Dingsheng Liu, Guoqing Li, Wenyi Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Space and Ground Trades for Human Exploration and Wearable Computing
Mark Lupisella, John Donohue, Dan Mandl, Vuong Ly, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Corey Graves, North Carolina A&T State University
Dan Heimerdinger, Valador, Inc.
George Studor, John Saiz, Paul DeLaune, John Grunsfeld, NASA Johnson Space Center
William Clancey, NASA Ames Research Center

Tool Development for Distributed System Architectures
Chris Durachka, Thomas Grubb, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Wednesday March 29, 2006

Session 7:
Keynote Session

Chair: Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 

Introduction and Announcements
Sam Cantrell, GSAW2006 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

NASA's Exploration Software Challenges and Expectations
Matthew Barry, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Technical Integration Lead (Software), Constellation Program Office


Session 8:
Autonomous Operations

Chair: Hernan Ojeda, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Reducing Autonomy Risks through Rational Selection of Verification and Validation Strategies
Barry Boehm, Ray Madachy, LiGuo Huang, University of Southern California
Julian Richardson, NASA Ames Research Center
Dan Port, Rick Kazman, University of Hawaii

Flying the ST-5 Constellation with “Plug and Play” Autonomy Components and the GMSEC Bus
(video clip)
Daniel Mandl, Robert Shendock, Steven Coyle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Ken Witt, Jason Stanley, Institute for Scientific Research, Inc.

Progressive Autonomy for Optimized Mission Design and Operations
Cindy Kurt, United Space Alliance

Automated Systems: What Technology Can (and Cannot) Do
John Urbano, Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems
Pete Phillips, The Aerospace Corporation
James Valenti, NPOESS Integrated Program Office

 
Session 9:
Securing Space Communications

Chair: Jennifer Lombardi, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Integration of Generic Data Security Features in the CCSDS Packet TM/TC Standards
Daniel Fischer, University of Luxembourg / European Space Agency
Thomas Engel, University of Luxembourg
Mario Merri, European Space Agency

The Impact of Quantum Information Technology on Space System Security
Leo Marcus, Walter Buell, Richard Ma, Steven Moss, The Aerospace Corporation


Session 10:
Working Groups
Chair: Sergio Alvarado, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Session 10A: Toward a Standard for Goal-Based Operations
Chairs: Daniel Dvorak, Kenny Meyer, Richard Morris, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Robert Cummings, Bonnie Triezenberg, The Boeing Company
John Gersh, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Several factors in modern space missions point to the need for operation (and interoperation) of systems via specifications of intent or policy or "goals". The needs appear not only in NASA's exploration and science missions and in defense systems but more generally in network based systems comprised of diverse subsystems. Goal-based operation overcomes limitations of current practice based on time-ordered command sequences (uplink) and channelized telemetry (downlink). The purpose of this working group is to identify the issues and set an agenda for a longer-term effort to establish standards for goal-based operations. The session will begin with an overview of the concept of goal-based operations and the motivations for it. We will then examine the breadth of topics to be considered in a standards effort, such as: representation of goals, human supervisory dialogue with goal-operated systems, goal and status visualization, planning and execution, resource management, fault protection, verification and validation, and operations process. This working group is intended to be a community-building activity.

Toward Standards for Goal-Based Operation
Daniel Dvorak, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


“And you’re doing that why?” Musings on goal-based dialogue
John Gersh, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Goal-based Operations
Michel Ingham, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Wideband GapFiller Activity-Based Commanding
Andrew Rowland, The Aerospace Corporation


Session 10B: Information Assurance as an Engineering Discipline in NSS
Chair: Charles Lavine, The Aerospace Corporation

Information Assurance (IA) has emerged as an important component in the development and operation of space systems. Changes in government policy, communications and information technology, and government organizational responsibility have resulted in a new framework for IA acquisition, engineering, and sustainment for National Security Space. The establishment of IA as a true engineering discipline requires that an IA acquisition and engineering discipline be applied to space systems. Additionally, new IA research priorities need to be considered. This workshop will address several issues involved with moving IA from an art to an engineering discipline.

(Discussion Working Group - No Charts)

Session 10C: Network Centric Ground Systems Technologies: Grid, Web and SOA Technology, and Challenges for Their Adoption
Chair: Craig Lee, Kevin Kreitman, The Aerospace Corporation

This session will begin with an exploration of the key technologies that support Net Centric operations: Service Oriented Architecture, Web/Grid computing technologies, their maturity, and the emerging standards and practices. We will follow with a discussion based on case studies of the promise of these technologies for DoD, space, and related applications, as well as the challenges to their adoption and some of the apparent conditions for success: the issue of "Winning Hearts and Minds" for program success.

Introduction: Winning Hearts and Minds
Kevin Kreitman, The Aerospace Corporation


Winning Hearts and Minds: Stories from the Front
Kevin Kreitman, The Aerospace Corporation


Update on NCO, SOA, Grids (supplement)
Shirley Tseng, Infinite Global Infrastructures


Dot.com Lessons Learned
Brian Thomas, BAE Systems


A Grid-of-Grids Service Architecture for Net-Centric Operations: Further Discussion
Geoffrey Fox, Indiana University


Ground System Working Group
Fred Mervine, IBM


Session 10D: Weather Related Service Management (WRSM)
Chair: David Morabito, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

As more instruments are being placed in space, the accompanying increased demand in bandwidth has caused an upward move in space-ground link frequencies. Ka-band will soon over take X-band as the frequency of choice for deep space communications as well as near-Earth applications. Migration to higher frequencies has created the need to provide weather data collection, processing, and forecasting services to address the effect of weather on satellite links. This workshop will focus on weather-related services and their management as applied to fade mitigation in satellite applications.

Working Group Agenda
David Morabito, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Opening Remarks
Wallace Tai, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


WRSM Operations Concept
Robert Sniffin, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


MRO Ka-band Demonstration
Shervin Shambayati, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Ka-band Radio Science Experiments
Sami Asmar, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Ka-band Radar Observations at AFRL
Paul Desrochers, John Roadcap, Air Force Research Laboratory


Weather Related Space Service Management
Tom Shaw, OITC


RF Propagation Research
Roberto Acosta, NASA Glenn Research Center


Diversity Benefits for Millimeter Wave Satellite Communications, with Cloud Correlation Functions
Paul Christopher, PFC Associates

Sky Monitoring Techniques using Thermal Infrared Sensors
Sabino Piazzolla, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Session 10E: ACE4: Architecture-Centric Evolution of Software-Intensive Systems
Chairs: Sergio Alvarado, Phil Schmidt, The Aerospace Corporation

The Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) Working Group Session is the fourth of a GSAW series to promote the central role of software architectures during the acquisition and development of software-intensive systems. The ACE Session provides a forum for software-intensive system experts, users, developers, and researchers to collaborate and elucidate high-level recommendations for improving the representation, development, and design of software architectures. Specifically, the ACE Session focuses on the evolution, evaluation, and elaboration of descriptive/prescriptive architectures with respect to the activities and artifacts underlying the system acquisition and development lifecycle.

Architectures
Col. Michael Coolidge, SMC/EA


Reference Architectures: A Research Perspective
Eric Dashofy, Institute for Software Research, University of California, Irvine


Moving from 4+1 to the 5+2 View Modeling of Architecture: ULCM Views as Extensions of Architectural Views
Peter Hantos, The Aerospace Corporation


Tails of Developing a Common Ground Architecture
Leeha Herrera, The Johns Hopkins University


Role of the PMO’s Software Division
1Lt DeWitt Latimer IV, Space Radar Integrated Program Office


SMC/XR VISION: GSAW 2006
Lt. Col. Page, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center


Challenges and Approaches to Architectural Analysis in the Evolution of SW Intensive System Architectures
Phillip Schmidt, The Aerospace Corporation


Aerospace Chief Software Engineering Advisory Council: GSAW 2006
Frank Sisti, The Aerospace Corporation


Session 10F: Strategies for Monitoring and Managing During System Acquisition and Development
Chair: Rosalind Lewis, The Aerospace Corporation

Acquisition and development of software-intensive-systems involves monitoring and managing many conditions and decisions related to the system (or program). How can information improve understanding the system condition? How can information enhance effective decision making about the system? This workshop will explore techniques and research results that demonstrate the utility of collecting and applying specific system information. Methods for understanding the organizational impact on systems and making risk management investment decisions will be explored. Also, research results for software-intensive-system development indicators and sustainment decisions will be presented.

Recognizing Common Patterns of Software Acquisition Failures
Suellen Eslinger, The Aerospace Corporation


Integrating Software Cost and Quality Modeling for Program Risk Management
LiGuo Huang, University of Southern California


Identifying and Mitigating Risk Across Organizational Boundaries In Software-intensive Space System Programs
Richard Adams, The Aerospace Corporation


Sustaining Software-Intensive Systems - A Conundrum
Mary Ann Lapham, Carnegie Mellon University


Affiliate Meetings
 

"Evolution or Revolution: Dealing with Ground Segment CSOS (Complex Systems of Systems) in the Real World"

Co-sponsored with Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN) and LA Metro SigSoft
Speaker: Nestor Peccia, Head, Data System Infrastructure Division, Ground Systems Engineering Department, European Space Agency


Thursday March 30, 2006
Session 11:
Keynote Session

Chair: Mary Rich, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Introduction and Announcements
Sam Cantrell, GSAW2006 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Harmonizing Ground Segment CSOS (Complex System of Systems) in Europe: "As Difficult as a Tyrannosaurus Rex Turning Vegetarian"
Nestor Peccia, Head, Data System Infrastructure Division,
Ground Systems Engineering Department, European Space Agency


Session 12:
Panel Discussion: Applying Technology to Operational Goals

Chair: Mark Walker, PanAmSat Corporation
 

Moderator
Marilee Wheaton
General Manager, Systems Engineering Division
The Aerospace Corporation

Panelists
Jean-François Kaufeler, Head of Ground System Engineering Department
European Space Agency / European Space Operations Center

Kathy Kelly
Director, Office of Satellite Operations
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Tobias Nassif
Vice-President, Space Operations
PanAmSat Corporation

Brig. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski (Speaking in her behalf: Lt. Col. Lani Smith, MILSATCOM Joint Program Office) (chart)
Director, Military Satellite Communications Joint Program Office
Space and Missile Systems Center

Donald Walker
Senior Vice President, Systems Planning and Engineering
The Aerospace Corporation


Session 13:
Summary Session

Chair: Pat Maloney, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group Outbriefs
 

Session 10A: Toward a Standard for Goal-Based Operations
Daniel Dvorak, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Session 10B: Information Assurance as an Engineering Discipline in NSS
Charles Lavine, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 10C: Network Centric Ground Systems Technologies: Grid, Web and SOA Technology, and Challenges for Their Adoption
Craig Lee, Kevin Kreitman, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 10D: Weather Related Service Management (WRSM)
David Morabito, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Session 10E: ACE4: Architecture-Centric Evolution of Software-Intensive Systems
Sergio Alvarado, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 10F: Strategies for Monitoring and Managing During System Acquisition and Development
Rosalind Lewis, The Aerospace Corporation

Workshop Summary
Judy Kerner, Mary Rich, The Aerospace Corporation
Mark Walker, PamAmSat Corporation

Closing Remarks

Sam Cantrell, GSAW2006 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

End of General Workshop


Birds-of-a-Feather Meetings / Affiliate Meetings
Locations and additional meetings to be announced

"Satellite Control Interoperability"
(BY INVITATION ONLY)
Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation


Classified Session
Held at The Aerospace Corporation

Session C14
:
Keynote Session
Welcome Address
Wanda Austin, Vice-President, National Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Special Joint Keynote
Donald Grass, National Reconnaissance Office
Robert Brunngraber, National Reconnaissance Office


Session C15:
Roadmaps and Multi-Decision Methods

Parsing Ground Objectives from Complex Mission Objectives

Horizontal Integration of the NRO's Ground Architecture

Enterprise Framework


Session C16:
Service-Oriented Architectures for National Security Space Information Systems

Next Generation Architecture for Increased Mission Effectiveness and Integration via a Community of Interest Construct

NRO Ground Software Study: Improving Software Acquisition

Closing Remarks

Social Hour

Workshop Conclusion


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