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El Segundo, CA
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Fourth Ground System Architectures Workshop
February 23-25, 2000
The Aerospace Corporation
El Segundo, California

GSAW2000: Agenda and Presentations

Wednesday February 23, 2000

Session 1
Keynote Session
Session Chair: Wanda Austin

Introduction and Announcements
Sergio Alvarado, GSAW2000 Chair

Welcome Address
Michael J. Daugherty, Executive Vice President, The Aerospace Corporation

Operational Requirements in a COTS Environment
Col. David K. Shiller, Deputy Director of Requirements, Headquarters Air Force Space Command

The MBASE Life Cycle Architecture Milestone Package, No Architecture Is An Island
Barry Boehm, Director, USC-Center for Software Engineering

Session 2:
Ground Systems and Future Technology
Session Chair: Mary Rich

Enterprise Approaches to Integrating Satellite Systems
Morris Brill, TRW

Distribution Transparencies For Integrated Systems
Janis Putman, MITRE Corporation

Applying the Extensible Markup Language (XML) for Spacecraft Ground System
Database Interchange

Gerry Simon, Lockheed Martin Mission Systems

Overview of Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1: COTS Impacts to the O&M Phase of C&C Centers
Ron Kohl, AverStar, Inc.

Breakout Session 2: Business Cases and Acquisition Strategies
Marilee Wheaton, TRW

Breakout Session 3: Satellite Control Architectures and Interoperability: Promise and Problems
Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation

Breakout Session 4: Architectural Evaluation for Product Lines
Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 3:
Impact of Standards
Session Chair: Phillip Schmidt

Information Technology Standardization Directions at the NRO
Samuel Bowser, The Aerospace Corporation

Space Object Technology Group (SOTG) Software Integration Standards
Dean C. Oswald, Software Technology Inc.

The Space Object Technology Group Reference Architecture
Michael Grier, Raytheon Company

Session 4:
Analysis and Tradeoffs
Session Chair: Mark Maier

Using Statecharts in Software Architecture Analysis
Marcio Dias, University of California, Irvine

Plug-n-Analyze: An Integrated Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Framework
Hoh In, Texas A&M University

The Concept Design Center’s GST: A Meta-Architecture for Evaluating Ground-Centric Space Ground Trades
Mel Cutler, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 5:
Flexible Architecture
Session Chair: Walter Green

Flexible Architecture Supporting Space and Ground Tradeoffs
Bryant G. Cruse, Altair Aerospace Corporation

Rich Software Interconnections
Nikunj Mehta, University of Southern California

Ground Station Information Architecture Design Methodology
April Gillam, The Aerospace Corporation

Agent-Based Support Environment for Flexible Architectural Analysis of Embedded Component-Based Systems
Phillip Schmidt, The Aerospace Corporation

Thursday February 24, 2000

Session 6:
Technical Keynote Session
Session Chair: Dennis Plunkett

Satellite Control Network Evolution
Col. Randy Odle, Deputy Director, Satellite and Launch Control Systems Program Office

More on Software Architecture and Product Lines: SEI Update
Linda Northrop, Director, Product Line Systems Program, Software Engineering Institute

Evolving Legacy Systems
Carol Staubach, Director, Ground Systems Program Office, National Reconnaissance Office

Session 7:
Evaluation and Lessons Learned
Session Chair: Patricia Mangan

Applying Software Architecture Evaluation to Systems Acquisition
Lawrence G. Jones, Software Engineering Institute

CCT Development, Lessons Learned
John Ohlinger, National Reconnaissance Office

Defining the Right Requirements: An Avoidable Pitfall in Rehosting Legacy Ground Systems to Modern Architectures
Hank Sielski, Computer Sciences Corporation

COTS-Based Systems (CBS): COTS Software Lessons Learned, Recommendations, and Conclusions
Suellen Eslinger, The Aerospace Corporation

Breakout Session 1:
COTS Impacts to the O&M Phase of C&C Centers
Session Chair: Ron Kohl, AverStar, Inc.

Perspectives on Impact of Using COTS Software on Long-term System Costs
Chris Abts, University of Southern California

Impacts/Benefits of COTS during Operations/Maintenance Phase FUSE Lessons Learned
Pat Cappelaere, Interface & Control Systems, Inc.

Beyond the First Generation: Trends in Evolving and Sustaining a COTS Based Satellite Ground System
Frederick C. Karres, GeoSpace, Inc.

Defining The Right Requirements: An Avoidable Pitfall in Rehosting Legacy Ground Systems to Modern Architectures
Hank Sielski, Computer Sciences Corporation

Breakout Session 2:
Business Cases and Acquisition Strategies
Session Chair: Marilee Wheaton, TRW

Personal Computers in Satellite Command & Control Systems
Jeffrey Davis, Raytheon C3I

e-Business for Any Business ...Even Space
Joe Duffy, Oracle Service Industries

Ground System Architecture Workshop 2000 The Impact of Team Performance on Design Costs
Jairus Hihn, JPL

Software Cost Estimation Issues for Future Ground Systems
Nancy Kern, The Aerospace Corporation

Survey of Business and Technical Considerations for Product Line Development
Daniel R. Vanderwarker, The Aerospace Corporation

Cost as An Independent Variable (CAIV) Trades Using COCOMO® II
Lori Vaughan, TRW

Breakout Session 3:
Satellite Control Architectures and Interoperability: Promise and Problems
Session Chair: Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation

Enterprise Ground System Architecture (EGSA) Independent Research & Development Project
Morris Brill, TRW

The Impact of Evolving Standards on Space Operations
Bryant G. Cruse, Altair Aerospace Corporation

CSOC The Business of Space
Daniel Heimerdinger, Lockheed Martin

Universal Space Network Providing An Alternative to Dedicated Networks
Greg Hollister, Universal Space Network

Breakout Session 4:
Architectural Evaluation for Product Lines
Session Chair: Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

The Concept Design Center’s GST: A Meta-Architecture for Evaluating Ground-Centric Space Ground Trades
Mel Cutler, The Aerospace Corporation

Using Statecharts in Software Architecture Analysis
Marcio Dias, University of California, Irvine

Plug-n-Analyze: An Integrated Architecture Tradeoff Analysis Framework
Hoh In, Texas A&M University

Linda Northrop, Software Engineering Institute

Building a Satellite Ground Application From Reusable Components: Lessons Learned
Carol LeDoux, The Aerospace Corporation

CCT Lessons Learned What We Did, Why We Did It, and What We Would Do Differently
John Ohlinger, National Reconnaissance Office

Control Channel Toolkit: Open Architecture-Based Product Line Development
Jeffrey A. Shaw, Raytheon Systems Company

Friday February 25, 2000

Summary Session

Plenary Session Summary
Rami Razouk, The Aerospace Corporation

COTS Impacts to the O&M Phase of C&C Centers
Ron Kohl, AverStar, Inc.

Business Cases and Acquisition Strategies
Marilee Wheaton, TRW

Satellite Control Architectures and Interoperability: Promise and Problems
Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation

Architectural Evaluation for Product Lines
Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Panel Session
Perspectives on: Better, Faster, Cheaper
Session Chair: Rami Razouk, The Aerospace Corporation

Barry Boehm, Director, USC-Center for Software Engineering
Lt. Col. Kenneth Robinson, Program Manager, MILSATCOM Integrated Satellite Control System
Linda Northrop, Director, Product Line Systems Program, Software Engineering Institute
Richard N. Taylor, Director, UC Irvine, Institute for Software Research
Jeff Voas, Vice President, Reliable Software Technologies Corp.

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