GSAW 98: Ground System Architectures Workshop

Program Schedule


Wednesday February 25, 1998


Session 1
Keynote Session
Session Chair: Dennis Plunkett


Introduction/Announcements
Judy Kerner, GSAW 98 Chair

Welcome Address
E.C. Aldridge, Jr., President, The Aerospace Corporation

Future Satellite Operations Architecture
Maj. Gen. Robert S. Dickman, DoD Space Architect

The Value of Architecture
John Salasin, DARPA Program Manager, EDCS Program


Session 2
Technology Perspectives
Session Chair: Judy Kerner


Conflicts Among Architecture Evaluation Criteria
Barry Boehm, USC - Center for Software Engineering

Essentials of Successful Product Line Practice
Linda Northrop, Software Engineering Institute


Session 3
Product Lines
Session Chair: Sergio Alvarado


A Software Reuse Initiative inside the NRO
John Ohlinger, National Reconnaissance Office

COTS AI Technologies for Satellite Control
Capt. Steve Lindsay, Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate

Product-Line Development Metrics
Nancy Eickelmann, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Company


Session 4
Impact on System Interoperability
Session Chair: Charles Simmons


Security, Monitoring and Control of the Re-engineered Hubble Space Telescope Control Center System
Caleb M. Principe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Secure Web Command and Control
James H. Langston, Computer Sciences Corporation

An Architecture to Promote the Commercialization of Space Mission Monitor and Control
Michael K. Jones, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Distributed System Interoperability Perspectives: Software Architecture Perspective on System Interoperability
Janis Putman, Mitre Corporation


Session 5
COTS and Legacy Software Integration
Session Chair: Phillip Schmidt


Dynamic Languages and Dynamic Architectures: Causal Effects Resulting from the Incremental Evolution of Satellite Ground Station Systems
Vincent J. Kovarik Jr., Software Technology Inc.

OO Architecture for the ICO ground system
Brian F. Gilmer, Hughes Space & Communications

Product Line Development Through Systematic Reuse Using Commercial Processes
Jeffrey A. Shaw, Raytheon Systems Company


Session 6
Space/Ground Tradeoffs
Session Chair: Brian Gallagher


Use of a Design-to-Debris Prototype in Space-Ground Trades
Rex D. Pendley, Computer Sciences Corporation

Managing Automation and Autonomy
Dave Welch, AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation

Key Mission Systems Engineering Trades For Determining Satellite System Architecture
Paul Nussbaum, TRW

The Aerospace Concept Design Center
Rhoda G. Novak, The Aerospace Corporation


Thursday February 26, 1998


Session 7
Keynote Session
Session Chair: Rodney Gibson


Announcements
Charles Simmons, GSAW 98 Co-Chair

An NRO Vision for Ground Systems Architecture
Brig. Gen. Howard J. Mitchell, Director, Communications Systems Acquisition and Operations

Ten Common Misconceptions about Software Architecture
Philippe Kruchten, Director of Process Development, Rational Software Corporation


Session 8
Architecture Evaluation
Session Chair: Ron Nishinaga


Research Directions in Software Architecture
Capt. Mark J. Gerken, Air Force Research Laboratory - Information Directorate

A COTS Based Reference Architecture for Satellite Ground Systems
Kevin Hassett, Computer Sciences Corporation

Evaluation Criteria for Satellite Ground Systems
Charles Simmons, The Aerospace Corporation

An Evaluation of Object Oriented Architecture Models for Satellite Ground Systems
Sergio J. Alvarado, The Aerospace Corporation


Session 9
Emerging Technologies in SGS Development
Session Chair: Charles Simmons


Architectural Implications of Common Operator Interfaces
Richard N. Taylor, University of California, Irvine

Derivation of Design Patterns and Frameworks in the Construction of Satellite Ground Systems
Dan Port, USC - Center for Software Engineering

Agent Based Adaptive Computing for Ground Stations
Rodney Price, TRW


Overview of Breakout Sessions

Architecture Evaluation: Criteria, Methods, Tools
Barry Boehm, USC - Center for Software Engineering

COTS and Legacy Software Integration Issues
Dennis Smith, Software Engineering Institute

Space/Ground Tradeoffs
Robert K. Wilson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Architectural Implications of Common Operator Interfaces
Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation


Breakout Session 1
Architecture Evaluation: Criteria, Methods, Tools
Session Chair: Barry Boehm


Security, Monitoring and Control of the Re-engineered Hubble Space Telescope Control Center System
Larry Barrett, Orbital Sciences Corporation

Product-Line Development Metrics
Nancy Eickelmann, Microelectronics and Computer Technology Company

Interoperability Conflict Analysis
Rose Gamble, University of Tulsa

Object-Oriented Ground System Management
James A. Hager, Pennsylvania State University

Software Architecture Dependence Analysis
Debra J. Richardson, University of California, Irvine

Evaluation Criteria for Satellite Ground Systems
Charles Simmons, The Aerospace Corporation


Breakout Session 2
COTS and Legacy Software Integration Issues
Session Chair: Dennis Smith
Session Co-Chair: Rhoda Novak


An Open, Reconfigurable Computing Approach to Space Data Communications Processing
Jay Costenbader, TSI TelSys Inc

Michael Grier, Raytheon Systems Company

Arthur T. McClinton, Mitretek Systems

Larry McQueary, Storm Control Systems, Inc.

The NEAR Test and Mission Operations Ground System: Case Study in Rapid Development using the EPOCH 2000 Spacecraft Command and Control Product
Bill Stratton, Integral Systems

The Role of Scalable, Client/Server Technologies in Emerging Space Ground Systems
Paul A. Thoreson, L-3 Communications


Breakout Session 3
Space/Ground Tradeoffs
Session Chair: Robert Wilson


Virtual Ground Station Technology Development Planning
Nevin A. Bryant, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Key Mission Systems Engineering Trades For Determining Satellite System Architecture
Paul Nussbaum, TRW

Use of a Design-to-Debris Prototype in Space-Ground Trades
Rex D. Pendley, Computer Sciences Corporation

Managing Automation and Autonomy
Dave Welch, AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation

Reducing O & M Costs by Breaking Paradigms
Robert Zmarzlak, TRW Space & Electronics Group


Breakout Session 4
Architectural Implications of Common Operator Interfaces
Session Chair: Carl Sunshine
Session Co-Chair: Mary Rich


System Architectural Issues with Common Human Interface Requirement
Len Bass, Software Engineering Institute

JTA/COE HMI Considerations
Samuel E. Bowser, The Aerospace Corporation

Experience with Supporting Multiple R&D Satellites from a Common Ground System
Elaine K. Cline, Lockheed Martin Technical Organization

Levels of Standardization
Garrett Goldfield, The Aerospace Corporation

Issues in Integrating COTS Products into a Consistent User Interface in CERES
Richard J. Grich, Storm Control Systems, Inc.

Experience in Defining a Common HMI for DoD Satellite Control and its Applicability to Other Satellite Ground System Components
Debbie Hankins, Lockheed Martin Federal Systems

User Interface in MAGIC
Capt. Steve Lindsay, Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate

SMC HMI Standard Definition Status and Plans
Maj. Robert Mullany, SMC/AXE

Implementing OS/COMET in a Model-View-Controller Architectural Framework
Dean C. Oswald, Software Technology Inc.

Architectural Implications of Common Operator Interfaces
Richard N. Taylor, University of California, Irvine


Friday February 27, 1998


Summary Session
Plenary Session Summary
Rami Razouk, The Aerospace Corporation

Breakout Session Outbriefs

Architecture Evaluation: Criteria, Methods, Tools
Barry Boehm, USC-Center for Software Engineering

COTS and Legacy Software Integration Issues
Dennis Smith, Software Engineering Institute

Space/Ground Tradeoffs
Robert K. Wilson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Architectural Implications of Common Operator Interfaces
Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation


Panel Session
Ground System Architecture Issues
Session Chair: Rami Razouk


Barbara V. Anderson, Coordinator, Advanced Systems, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Barry Boehm, Director, USC-Center for Software Engineering

Col. Alan I. Kirschbaum, Director of Systems Engineering, SMC

Philippe Kruchten, Director of Process Development, Rational Software Corporation

Linda Northrop, Manager, Product Line Systems Program, Software Engineering Institute

Carl Sunshine, Principal Director, Program Support, Satellite Control & Spacelift Range Division, The Aerospace Corporation


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