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March 26-29, 2007
Manhattan Beach Marriott
Manhattan Beach, California


GSAW2007 Agenda, Presentations, & Tutorials

Monday March 26, 2007

Tutorials
 

A. Building Solid Ground System Architectures: Architecture Principles and UML Views
Instructor: Jeff Garland, CrystalClear Software

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

C. CCSDS Short Course
Instructor: Rob Ritter, Avtec Systems

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

Instructor: Myron Hecht, The Aerospace Corporation

E. Agile Development --> Agile Acquisition?

Instructor: Peter Hantos, The Aerospace Corporation

F. QUASAR: a Method for the QUality Assessment of System ARchitectures

Instructor: Peter Capell, Software Engineering Institute

H. Open Source Software Methods in Ground Systems
Instructors: Stuart Kerr, Michael Gorlick, Brooks Davis, Samuel Gasster, Jorge Seidel, Mark Thomas, The Aerospace Corporation

I. Software Testing for Mission-Critical Ground Systems

Instructor: Suellen Eslinger, The Aerospace Corporation


Tuesday March 27, 2007
Session 1: Keynote Session
 

Introduction and Announcements
Sam Cantrell, GSAW2007 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

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

Keynote Address
Brig. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center


Session 2: Architectures and Frameworks
Chair: Anil Agrawal, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Mission Operations Services by the CCSDS: A Step towards the Future
Mario Merri, European Space Agency

Transformational Satellite Communications System (TSAT) Network Architecture
Vineet Mehta, Joshua Haines, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center;
Jeff Pulliam, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions;
Scott Boone, The Aerospace Corporation

Leveraging Commercial Off-the-Shelf Solutions for Architecting the Mobile User Objective System’s (MUOS) Ground System
Maureen Jackson, SPAWAR, PEO Space Systems;
Danny Dayton, The Aerospace Corporation


Session 3: Automated Mission Planning and Scheduling
Chair: Jonathan Becker, The Aerospace Corporation
 

The ESTRACK Management & Scheduling System
Nestor Peccia, Gian Calzolari, European Space Operations Center;
M. Niézette, M. Götzelmann, VEGA Informations-Technologien GmbH

Automation in Space Network Access System (SNAS) for NASA's Tracking Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS)

Rose Pajerski, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering, University of Maryland;
Keiji Tasaki, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Session 4: Working Groups
Chair: Sergio Alvarado, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 4A: Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) Working Group
Chairs: Sergio Alvarado, Phil Schmidt, Sheri Benator, The Aerospace Corporation

The Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) Working Group session is the fifth 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 on and elucidate high-level recommendations for improving the representation, development, and analysis of software architectures.

Managing the Complexity of Your Large-Scale Software Architecture and Design
Richard Anthony, General Dynamics


QUality Assessment of System Architectures and their Requirements (QUASAR)
Peter Capell, Software Engineering Institute

Architecture from the Systems Engineering Perspective
Hans-Peter Hoffmann, Telelogic

Architecture Tradeoff Analysis: A Disciplined Approach to Balancing Quality Requirements
Azad Madni, Intelligent Systems Technology, Inc.


Additional Panelist:
Sean Kelly, Lockheed Martin, IS&GS


Session 4B: Human Systems Integration (HSI): Tools and Techniques
Chair: Suzanne Dawes, The Aerospace Corporation

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in human systems integration. As a result of the United States Air Force (USAF) Scientific Advisory Board in 2004, updates to the National Security Space (NSS) Acquisition Policy, and a recent SMC policy letter on human systems integration, there is an interest in—and need for—development of tools and techniques that can be used in the development of operational systems that support the skill, knowledge, and abilities of operators, maintainers and users. Integration of users across the system lifecycle represents 40–60% of lifecycle costs. Space systems acquisitions have inherent human systems integration challenges: increasing information demands on operators, requirements for operators to perform jobs in new/different ways, continuing pressure to reduce manpower, and a desire to limit the exposure of personnel to threats. This workshop will address how and where HSI can help in space systems development, and will include a mix of presentations and panel discussions.

Agenda

Mobile System Development: Amputation by Antenna (Almost)…
Suzanne Dawes, Milo Whitson, The Aerospace Corporation


Is Less More When Using and Creating Checklists?
Jennifer Rousey, Janeen Sharma, Northrop Grumman Corporation


Session 4C: Ground Systems Standardization and Commonality: Benefits, Risks and Obstacles
Chair: Miriam Nadel, The Aerospace Corporation

There is general agreement that some standardization of spacecraft ground systems can reduce the cost of both development and operations. However, the real-world experience in using common ground systems has been mixed. This working group will address the practical issues associated with standardization, commonality, and reuse within ground systems across all life cycle phases. The working group will be primarily discussion-oriented. There will be six panelists with backgrounds in military, civil, and commercial space and with experience in both U.S. and international environments. Acquisition, oversight and operational experience will be represented, as will the views of vendors of ground system solutions. Panelists will provide brief introductory remarks about both positive and negative aspects of their experiences with standardized ground systems. The remainder of the session will consist of discussions among the working group participants.

Background

Ground Segment Standardization and Commonality: Benefits, Risks and Obstacles
Geri Chaudhri, Sid Hollander, The Aerospace Corporation

Ground Systems Standardization and Commonality: Benefits, Risks and Obstacles
Mario Merri, European Space Agency


Session 4D: A Notional, Network-Centric Ground System and Emerging Standards
Chairs: Craig Lee, Scott Boone, The Aerospace Corporation
Fred Mervine, Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium and IBM

Service-oriented architectures (SOAs) based on web and grid service standards are key supporting technologies for network-centric operations. This working group session will present a series of talks that will introduce the overall concept of service-oriented architectures and present work being done in the Ground Systems Working Group of the Network-Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC) on a reference model for netcentric ground systems. These discussions will be a "deep dive" to reinforce plenary presentations on this subject, which will hopefully include Gen. Harry Radeuge (ret.) of Deloitte & Touche, who recently became the head of NCOIC.

Besides introducing and discussing the notion of netcentric reference models, we will include talks by program office representatives on how the related service architectures can actually be leveraged to help manage system interfaces. Service definitions are essentially defined in Interface Control Documents (ICDs) using natural language. These definitions can be more formalized using SOA service definitions, and perhaps even a registry could be used as part of the ICD to record and desseminate current definitions.

Standards will enable the adoption of SOAs and the realization of their benefits. Hence, we will also present talks on the "harmonization" of the web and grid service standards that are being developed across organizations such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Open Grid Forum (OGF), the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), and the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Systems (OASIS).

The integration of standard tools for presenting and managing geospatial information will also have clear benefits for satellite ground systems. The Open GIS Consortium (OGC) has an established user-base for the Web Map Service, Web Feature Service, and Web Catalogue Service standards. There is strong joint interest between OGC and OGF to grid-enable these capabilities, and initial efforts in this direction will be presented.
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Session 4E: Ground System Acquisition Best Practices
Chairs: Nestor Peccia, European Space Operations Center/European Space Agency
Gail Johnson-Roth, Mary Jo Gura, The Aerospace Corporation

Ground system acquisition best practices, by definition, are practices that have been identified through experience as being significant contributors to successful acquisition. Best practices are targeted toward reducing downstream development risk and thereby improving mission success. Representatives from acquisition agencies and programs will discuss ground system acquisition best practices from each of their respective organizations. Invited speakers will also be asked to address their big issues and challenges in acquiring ground systems. Audience participation will be encouraged in a question-answer session following each presentation; and audience members will actively contribute to an exercise to identify and capture the remaining challenges we face in acquiring ground systems. The goal of this workshop is to identify a set of best practices to provide a consistent and integrated approach to ground system acquisition throughout the acquisition life cycle, as well as to identify on-going acquisition challenges for these complex systems.

Invited Speakers
:

David Eccles
Principal Director
Missile Defense Division
The Aerospace Corporation
Nestor Peccia
Head of Data System Infrastructure Division
Ground Systems Engineering Department
European Space Agency (ESA)
Suellen Eslinger
Distinguished Engineer
Software Engineering Subdivision
The Aerospace Corporation
Sherry Stukes
Research Task Manager
Ground Software Systems Engineering
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Software Acquisition Best Practices for Ground Systems
Suellen Eslinger, The Aerospace Corporation


ESA Ground System Acquisition Best Practices
Nestor Peccia, ESA


JPL Ground System Acquisition Best Practices and Future Trends
Sherry Stukes, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology


Session 4F: Early Software Discipline for Ground Systems
Chairs: DeWitt Latimer IV, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center
Francis Sisti, The Aerospace Corporation

Today's ground systems rely on complex software to capture, translate, and process data from satellites into actionable information for decisionmakers and warfighters. However, software management and engineering disciplines are typically ignored in the early life of a program. Strangely, other technology disciplines tend to be well represented in the early phase. Why is there a disconnect? Are there demonstrable examples of success? We'll examine some of the cultural barriers and disconnects between software and other disciplines. Moreover, we'll address an acquisition structure that did embrace software very early in a program's life cycle, demonstrating that software discipline can and should be applied early in a program.

Cost Estimation for Secure Software & Systems Workshop Introduction
Edward Colbert, Barry Boehm, USC Center for System & Software Engineering


Early Software Discipline for Ground Systems: The Incremental Commitment Model
Jo Ann Lane for Barry Boehm, USC Center for System & Software Engineering


New Tools for Spacecraft Simulator Development
Mauro Pecchioli, European Space Agency


Session 4G: Goal-Based Operations
Chairs: Daniel Dvorak, J. Richard Morris, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mark Lupisella, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

This working group will discuss the emerging operations concept that is based on goals rather than command sequences. Unlike commands, goals provide an explicit, declarative representation of operator intent that drives closed-loop control. Goal-based operations (GBO) reduces operational complexity and human error because it focuses on what to do, rather than how to do it, with the how-to-do-it logic specified in goal elaborators and goal achievers. GBO enables in situ decision-making, meaning that more control loops can be closed locally at the site of activities, without human-in-the-loop delays. In missions subject to infrequent or time-delayed communications with Earth, goal-based operations enables more effective use of expensive assets through selective use of autonomy.


Wednesday March 28, 2007
Session 5: Special Speaker Session
 

Introduction and Announcements
Sam Cantrell, GSAW2007 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Space Program Acquisition: Systems Engineering & Programmatic Improvements
Marilee Wheaton, The Aerospace Corporation


Session 6: Challenges of Returning to the Moon and Beyond
Chair: Larry Bergman, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
 

NASA Ground Network Support of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter; 1st movie clip; 2nd movie clip
Bruce Schupler, Michael Anderson, Honeywell Technology Solutions;
Roger Clason, Stephen Currier, Marco Midon, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA’s Exploration Initiative: Retooling the Approach to Mission Systems
Steve Rader, NASA Johnson Space Center;
Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Command & Control for the Constellation Program
Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center;
Jay Trimble, NASA Ames Research Center;
Tom McVittie, Jet Propulsion Laboratory;
Mark Severance, NASA Johnson Space Center

 
Session 7: Service-Oriented Architecture Approaches
Chair: Mary Rich, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Some Performance and Security Findings Relative to a SOA Ground Implementation
John Hohwald, Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems and Solutions

A Methodology for Mapping from a Service Oriented View of the Ground Segment to a Component Based View
Gert Villemos, TERMA GmbH

Flow Webs: Architecture and Mechanism for Sensor Webs; (paper)
Michael Gorlick, Grace Peng, Michael McAtee, Mark Thomas, Samuel Gasster, The Aerospace Corporation


Session 8: Innovative Solutions
Chair: Ron Owens, The Aerospace Corporation
 

An Updated Status of the Experiments with Sensor Webs and OGC Service Oriented Architectures to Enable Global Earth Observing System of Systems (GEOSS)
Dan Mandl, Stephen Ungar, Troy Ames, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center;
Rob Sohlberg, University of Maryland; Stuart Frye, MitreTek


Framework Concept for Satellite Operations
Gonzalo Garcia, GMV Space Systems, Inc.


VEGA Launcher: Operational Control Centre
Jacques Tanguy, Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales;
Mauro Cardone, European Space Agency


Session 9: Interoperable Communications
Chair: Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Harmonization of USG Satellite Ground Systems
Lance Williams, Northrop Grumman; Larry Ledlow, NOAA Fairbanks Command and Data Acquisition Station; Lt Jason Spindler, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Expanding Interoperability between the AFSCN and Commercial Networks
Richard Campion, Van Husson, Stephanie Gonzales, William Hitzeman, James Baker, Bounmy Sesum, Honeywell Technologies Solutions

Application of ANSI Standards for Ground Transfer of Space Vehicle Command and Telemetry
John Pietras, Global Science & Technology, Inc.

 
Session 10: Simplicity through Standards
Chair: Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation
 

Interoperability and Standards Across the Entire Space Enterprise
David Finkleman, Center for Space Standards and Innovation

Standardised Ground Data Systems Implementation: A Dream?
Mauro Pecchioli, Yves Doat, Colin Haddow, Serge Moulin, Nestor Peccia, European Space Agency/European Space Operations Center

Ground Equipment Monitoring Service (GEMS)
Rob Andzik, Real Time Logic Inc.


James Webb Space Telescope XML Database and CCSDS XTCE
Jonathan Gal-Edd, Curtis Fatig, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Mario Merri, European Space Agency


Evening Session
Chair: David Bart
, The Aerospace Corporation

 

Is System Virtualization Driving the Future of System Security?
Gary Ramah, Deep Space Network Security, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

General-Purpose GPU Computing and the Multicore Future
Scott Michel, The Aerospace Corporation

Open Discussion with NASA Exploration Interoperability Team
Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

 

Thursday March 29, 2007
Session 11: Keynote Session
Chair: Pat Maloney, The Aerospace Corporation


 

Introduction and Announcements
Sam Cantrell, GSAW2007 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Donald Grass, Ground Mission Manager, National Reconnaissance Office

 
Keynote Session
Chair: Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
 

Keynote Address
Chris Scolese, Chief Engineer, NASA Headquarters


Session 12: Panel Discussion: Addressing Complexity Through Simplicity
Chair: Mark Walker, IntelSat
 

Moderator
Willie Krenz
General Manager, Computers and Software Division,
The Aerospace Corporation

Panelists
Barry Boehm (charts)
Director,
Center for Software and Systems Engineering
University of Southern California

Vanessa Griffin
Director of Ground Systems Division
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

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

Tobias Nassif
Vice President,
Long Beach Satellite Operations Center,
Intelsat

Brig. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski
Commander, Military Satellite Communications Systems Wing,
Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

Nestor Peccia
Head, Data System Infrastructure Division,
Ground Systems Engineering Department,
European Space Agency/European Space Operations Center

Steve Rader
Computing Systems and Interoperability (CSI)
Systems Integration Group (SIG) Technical Lead,
Constellation Program Office,
Systems Engineering & Integration Office,
National Aeronautics and Space Administration – Johnson Space Center


Session 13: Summary Session

Working Group Outbriefs
 

Session 4A: Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) Working Group
Sergio Alvarado, Phil Schmidt, Sheri Benator, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 4B: Human Systems Integration (HSI): Tools and Techniques
Suzanne Dawes, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 4C: Ground Systems Standardization and Commonality: Benefits, Risks and Obstacles
Miriam Nadel, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 4D: A Notional, Network-Centric Ground System and Emerging Standards
Craig Lee, Scott Boone, The Aerospace Corporation;
Fred Mervine, Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium and IBM

Session 4E: Ground System Acquisition Best Practices
Nestor Peccia, European Space Operations Center/European Space Agency;
Gail Johnson-Roth, Mary Jo Gura, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 4F: Early Software Discipline for Ground Systems
DeWitt Latimer IV, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center;
Francis Sisti, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 4G: Goal-Based Operations
Daniel Dvorak, J. Richard Morris, Jet Propulsion Laboratory;
Mark Lupisella, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Workshop Summary

Tim Travis, Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation


Closing Remarks

Sam Cantrell, GSAW2007 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

End of General Workshop



Classified Workshop
Held at The Aerospace Corporation

Session C14
: Keynote Session
Introduction and Announcements
Welcome Address
Keynote Address

Session C15: Plenary Session
Presentations

Session C16: Plenary Session
Presentations

Closing Remarks

Networking Hour

Workshop Conclusion


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