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GSAW 2011 Agenda, Presentations, & Tutorials

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Monday, Feb. 28, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011

Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

Tutorials
Chairs: Mike Hogan, Sam Cantrell, The Aerospace Corporation

A. System Life Cycle Security Engineering
Instructors: Thuy Nguyen, Cynthia Irvine, Naval Postgraduate School

B. Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Software Infrastructure for System Integration
Instructors: Steven Fonseca, AdeptArch; Ugo Corda, Independent Consultant

C. Introduction to Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DODAF) Version 2.0
Instructor: Ann Reedy, Federated Enterprise Architecture Certification (FEAC) Institute

D. Establishing a Foundation for Harmonization with an Introduction to Ground Systems
Instructors: Jim Anderson, Jim Shneer, Donald Town, The Aerospace Corporation

E. Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) Tutorial
Instructors: Robert Ritter, RT Logic; Brian Safigan, Avtec Systems, Inc.

F. The Effective Use of Architecture Standards for Software Technology Readiness Assessments
Instructor: Peter Hantos, The Aerospace Corporation

G. Introduction to Satellite Communications: Telemetry and Command Paths
Instructors: Rob Andzik, Randy Culver, Mark McMillen, AMERGINT Technologies

H. Strategies for XML Telemetry and Command Exchange (XTCE)
Instructors: Glen Gray, Brad Kizzort, Harris Corporation; Gerry Simon, Integral Systems, Inc.

I. Software Acquisition Best Practices
Instructor: Suellen Eslinger, The Aerospace Corporation

 

 

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Session 1: Keynote Session

Introduction and Announcements
Jonathan Becker, GSAW 2011 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Welcome Address
Dr. Wanda Austin, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address (no charts)
Lt. Gen. John T. “Tom” Sheridan, Commander, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

 

Session 2: Harmonizing Through Standards
Chair: Frank Fong, The Aerospace Corporation

CCSDS: Harmonization Exemplified
Mike Kearney, NASA MSFC EO-01

Cross-Agency Collaboration and Standards for Conjunction Assessment
David Finkleman, Center for Space Standards and Innovation; David Berry, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Maj. Duane Bird, USSTRATCOM; Nancy Ericsson, Denise Kaya, AFSPC

Can Harmonization Be Achieved via Standardization?: New Concrete Opportunities from the CCSDS Mission Operations Services
Mario Merri, European Space Operations Center

 

Session 3: Small Satellite Solutions
Chair: Larry Bergman, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Small Satellite Ground Systems Architecture for the Combined DOD and Non-DOD Users
Capt. Walter Kilar, Andrew Ho, USAF ESC; Rhonda Murillo, Paul Streander, The Aerospace Corporation; Capt. James Crane II, USAF AFRL/Space Electronics Branch; Jeffrey Janicik, Innoflight, Inc.

Ground Systems for Small Satellites: Simple, Fast, Inexpensive — but Effective
Andrew Kwas, Greg Shreve, Northrop Grumman Information Systems; Adam Yozwiak, Cornell University

Scheduling and Operations Optimization of New Small Satellite Constellations
James Cutler, Sara Spangelo, University of Michigan

 

Featured Lunchtime Speaker
Chair: Mal De Ponte, The Aerospace Corporation

Ubiquitous Service Making Space & Ground Truly Global
Dr. Pete Rustan, Director of Mission Support Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office

 

Session 4: Special Speaker Session
Chair: Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Next-Generation Ground Systems Definition and Development Support
Dr. Barry Boehm, Director of Research, Stevens-USC Systems Engineering Research Center

 

Session 5: Network Modeling and Simulation
Chair: Kalyani Rengarajan, The Aerospace Corporation

Collaborating Networks: Assessing the Value of Using Networks Outside of Your Span of Control
Daniel Heimerdinger, Shawn Hosp, Exostrategies, Inc.

Modeling and Simulation of Ground Communication Architectures for Space Networks
Michael Fuentes, Kul Bhasin, Seth Matthews, NASA Glenn Research Center

 

Session 6: Modernizing the Ground
Chair: Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation

Successful Integration, Test, and Delivery of a System with a Key Government Furnished Property/Equipment Dependency
Peter Jenson, Bruce Thrower, Jim Bloise, Northrop Grumman

Consolidation of Ground Control Stations for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems Command Technology Center
Michael Brunskill, Glenda Mendiola, U.S. Army PEO Intelligence, Electronic Warfare & Sensors; Susan Campbell, PEO Missiles and Space; John London, Space and Missile Defense

Intelsat’s Experience in Harmonizing Ground Systems
Ramesh Rangachar, Intelsat

 

Session 7: Service-Based Approaches
Chair: Mark Walker, Integral Systems, Inc.

Acquisition Strategies for Service-Oriented Architected Spacecraft Command and Control Systems
Geri Chaudhri, The Aerospace Corporation

Strategies for Developing Web-Based Satellite Operations
Brad Kizzort, Harris Corporation

ISIS-SOL Mock-Up: Key Features Induced by the Adoption of New Standards
Pierre Bornuat, Pierre-Alban Cros, Christophe Pipo, CS Communications & Systems Marie-Laure Anadon, Paul Gelie, CNES

 

Session 8: Working Group Previews
Chair: Anil Agrawal, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group Previews
Working Group 12A Preview
Beyond “Shall Statements”: Modernizing Requirements Engineering
Leyna Cotran, Lockheed Martin Space Systems and University of California, Irvine

Working Group 12B Preview
Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) Working Group 2011
Sheri Benator, Sergio Alvarado, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group 12C Preview
Harmonizing Compatible Satellite C2 Architectures for an Enterprise of Mission Programs
Ronald Nishinaga, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group 12D Preview
Mission Assurance
Julie White, Al Hoheb, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group 12E Preview
Technology Investments for Emerging Cyber Strategies
Frank Belz, Jandria Alexander, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group 12F Preview
Cloud Computing for Spacecraft Operations
Ramesh Rangachar, Intelsat; Mark Walker, Integral Systems, Inc.

 

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

 

Session 9: Keynote Session
Chair: Rick Johnson, The Aerospace Corporation

Introduction and Announcements
Jonathan Becker, GSAW 2011 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Nestor Peccia, Head of Data Systems Infrastructure Division, European Space Operations

 

Session 10: Challenges in Cybersecurity
Chair: Mike Hogan, The Aerospace Corporation

Solving the Cross Domain Command and Control Challenge in Satellite Ground Systems
Anthony Furiga, Richard Anthony, Marian Cantu, General Dynamics C4 Systems

Certification and Accreditation of Space Systems
Randy Blaisdell, The Aerospace Corporation

 

Session 11: Implementing Shared Capabilities
Chair: Sam Cantrell, The Aerospace Corporation

NASA Space Network (SN) Ground Segment Sustainment (SGSS) Architecture Based on DOD Architecture Framework
Kul Bhasin, NASA Glenn Research Center; Alan Jeffries, Jeffries Technology Solutions, Inc.; Wes Eddy, MTI Systems/NASA Glenn Research Center & Goddard Space Flight Center; Jeffrey Lubelczyk, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Ground SW Integration in Various Enterprise Bus Architectures: Lessons Learned from Recent Experiences
Jeremy Jacobsohn, Gonzalo Garcia, Theresa Beech, Alicia Kavelaars, Thomas Morel, Cesar Talon, GMV Space Systems

Joint SATOPS Compatibility Committee (JSCC) — Harmonization in Action
Gayla Walden, Don Sather, The Aerospace Corporation

Technology Transition Effort for a Future AFSCN Antenna System
Capt. Joe Spagnolia, Lt. Alex Paul, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

 

Session 12: Working Groups
Chair: Anil Agrawal, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12A: Beyond “Shall Statements”: Modernizing Requirements Engineering
Chairs: Leyna Cotran, Lockheed Martin Space Systems and University of California, Irvine; Eric Dashofy, The Aerospace Corporation

It is well known that fixing latent defects in requirements costs tens or hundreds of times as much as fixing an implementation defect. In this way, requirements represent our greatest challenge — and our greatest opportunity — to address cost and schedule issues that plague complex information systems.

Nonetheless, the theory and practice of requirements engineering remain widely divergent. We continue to elicit requirements through informal communication, document them using non-rigorous natural language, and evaluate them with little more than engineering judgment. In the classroom, we teach idealized notions: that requirements and design can be kept fully separate, that existing formal methods are practical, and that requirements rarely evolve and change. Though practitioners and academicians openly admit that both perspectives are flawed, a practical middle ground has been elusive.

In this working group, we will attack key open questions: How can we harmonize requirements engineering approaches with modern techniques for architecture, implementation, and testing? Should we continue to try to separate requirements engineering from design? Are there practical, rigorous ways to capture requirements that are better than English-language sentences? What is the appropriate relationship between system and software requirements? What should we be teaching the next generation of engineers about requirements?

We look forward to your participation!

Beyond Shall Statements: Modernizing Requirements Engineering
Leyna Cotran, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company & University of California, Irvine

Requirements Engineering at the Margins: Avoiding Technological Hubris through Alternative Approaches
Ban Al-Ani, University of California, Irvine

Requirements Working Group
John Farley, Lockheed Martin

GSAW 2011 Requirements Working Group
Andrea Richards, Raytheon

Requirements Engineering as a Failed Discipline
Richard Taylor, Institute for Software Research, University of California, Irvine

Requirements Working Group
Emil White, Lockheed Martin

 

Session 12B: Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) Working Group 2011
Chairs: Sheri Benator, Sergio Alvarado, The Aerospace Corporation

The Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) Working Group Session is the ninth 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 analysis of software architectures.

This year’s topic will be: Architecture Techniques and Challenges: Harmonizing New and Reuse Application and Infrastructure Software.

The working group will be focused on sharing experiences, lessons learned, cases studies, approaches, and research related to software architecture development and analysis. The focus this year will be on integrating and harmonizing new, reuse, commercial, and open source application and infrastructure software.

Reuse: Dealing With The Hand You’re Dealt
Jonathan Haulund, AEHF Program Office, United States Air Force

Beyond the Code: Lessons Learned in Software Reuse
Amanda Ragan, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Architecture: Controlling Chaos by Defining Complex Interdependencies
Brian Giovannoni, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Integrating Legacy Software: Lessons and Hurdles John Chobany, The Aerospace Corporation

Ground System as an Enterprise – Software Architecture Considerations
Gerald Dittberner, Harris Corporation

Modeling and Evolving Software Product Line Architectures (PLAs)using Change-Sets and Relationships
Scott Hendrickson, University of California, Irvine

Cataloging and Detecting Architectural Bad Smells
Joshua Garcia, University of Southern California

 

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Session 12C: Harmonizing Compatible Satellite C2 Architectures for an Enterprise of Mission Programs
Chair: Ronald Nishinaga, The Aerospace Corporation

This session will include a panel of members of U.S. and European government space organizations presenting the progress achieved on their Satellite C2 architecture initiatives. For the U.S., the broader harmonization across organizations will be discussed as viewed by the Joint Satellite Compatibility Committee (JSCC). JSCC organizations include AFSPC, NRO, ORS, and NASA Goddard. ESA will describe their successes developing common systems and approaches across multiple space agencies and many missions. The panel will discuss the challenges and solutions to harmonizing their architecture to address needs and requirements for an enterprise of programs. A live demonstration of the SMC/SCNG Compatible Sat C2 prototype will also be conducted.

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Session 12D: Mission Assurance
Chairs: Julie White, Al Hoheb, The Aerospace Corporation

Mission assurance for space equipment and space systems has a relatively large body of work for guidance/compliance. These do not make clear which portions would be applicable to ground systems. Thus, ground system developers rarely use this body of work at all.

This session will define Ground System Mission Assurance, recap the published results from last year’s very successful working session “What Contributes to Ground Systems Mission Assurance,” and then convene a panel to discuss Ground Systems Mission Assurance, “What Works, What Doesn’t Work.”

After the break, the session will provide presentations on emerging standards and their application.

Mission Assurance for Ground Systems
Julie White, Al Hoheb, The Aerospace Corporation

An Increase in Software Testing Robustness: Enhancing the Software Development Standard for Space Systems
Suellen Eslinger, The Aerospace Corporation

Ensuring Mission Ops Team Success Throughout the Lifecycle
Jody Gunn, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

The Role of Process: What Works and What Doesn’t
Rick Hefner, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Mission Operation Ground Software Systems Product Assurance @ ESA
Mario Merri, ESA

Ground System Test Standard: Replacing cancelled Mil-Std-1833
Brian Shaw, The Aerospace Corporation

 

Session 12E: Technology Investments for Emerging Cyber Strategies
Chairs: Frank Belz, Jandria Alexander, The Aerospace Corporation

The world is becoming more aware of the security challenges being played out in the ubiquitous, highly internetworked computational infrastructure called cyberspace. Easily developed, highly sophisticated and devastating cyber attacks and offensive campaigns can render a priori built-in “point solution” cyber defenses ineffective. This is leading to a shift in the strategies for addressing cyber challenges, in which greater attention is now being given to highly coordinated, cooperative, distributed, dynamically adaptive “cyber operations” and the technologies needed to support such operations.

This working group will focus on an important set of questions that any space mission, whether commercial, scientific, military or intelligence in nature, must face as it comes to grips with the cyberspace challenges and the emerging strategies to address them. These questions address the implications of the “cyber strategy shift” on technology investments and vice-versa.

For example: are current and planned investment strategies successful? Is new technology development required? Is the importance of technology over emphasized? Are the requirements for technologies consistent with the nature of cyber operations, including critical requirements like timeliness? In the past, our technology investments have focused mostly on individual tool procurement, with little attention to a system view, and little consideration of how tools should be integrated to achieve more synergistic and strategic or enterprise effects. Is this problematic?

Other questions we might ask include: have we considered the technical and operational complexity of cyberspace and the implications on acquisition of space systems, and in particular ground systems? Have we considered time and space compression of cyber attacks — the real-time nature of cyber conflict, up to and including actual cyber warfare? Have we considered distributed system behaviors, both on the ground, and between ground and space segments, and how it effects our implementation of cyber capabilities? Do we design architectures to address the cyber operational requirements? What are the implications of all these realities on our cyber investments?

Participants in this working group will be challenged both to provide answers to such questions, and to introduce similar questions that are particularly important to them.

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Session 12F: Cloud Computing for Spacecraft Operations
Chairs: Ramesh Rangachar, Intelsat; Mark Walker, Integral Systems, Inc.

This working group will be a combination of presentations, panel discussions, and free format discussions on the topic of cloud computing for space operations. Presenters and panelists will include spacecraft operators with interests and accomplishments with virtualization, providers of ground system and cloud computing products and services, and experts in the subject of cloud computing from other domains.

Topics and discussions will include:

  1. A survey of where spacecraft operators are with respect to cloud computing and where they want to go
  2. Identification of prerequisites (such as virtualization) for cloud computing
  3. Benefits and motivations
  4. Barriers
    a. Technical
    b. Organizational, political, and business risk-related
  5. How comfortable are operators in using this technology for development, test, and production?
  6. What is the level of interest in public, private, and hybrid a cloud configurations?

A main objective of the working group is to develop a road map for developing and migrating to cloud environment and to identify the tools/vendors to consider at each step of the road map.

Working group format:

  1. Presentations:
    a. Introduction to cloud computing by Ramesh Rangachar
    b. Presentations by cloud providers, ground system providers, and ground system users for satellite operations — 15 minutes each.
    c. Presentations from NASA and other space agencies (TBC). Two presentations will last no more than 15 minutes each.
    d. Total number of presentations not to exceed eight
  2. A panel of three experts who will ask questions to presenters, answer questions from presenters
  3. Conclusions to be summarized by the panel

Integral Systems EPOCH Demo: Cloud Computing
Mark Walker, Integral Systems

Cloudy Inside: Use of Cloud Computing in Ground Systems Development
Jeremy Jacobsohn, GMV

Cloud Computing @ JPL Science Data Systems
Emily Law, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

iCORE: A GEOINT Processing Framework and Incubator
Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

Matsu: An Elastic Cloud Connected to a SensorWeb for Disaster Response
Daniel Mandl, NASA/GSFC

 

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Session 13: Evening Session (Parallel Presentations)
Chair: Rick Johnson, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 13A: Information Security Transformation for National Security Space (Enhancing our Cybersecurity Defenses)
Chairs: Daniel Faigin, Charles Lavine, The Aerospace Corporation

Part 1: Transforming the Risk Management Paradigm Presentation with discussion: A Life Cycle Risk Management Framework

This presentation will provide a high-level overview of the upcoming transformation of the current Certification and Accreditation (C&A) paradigm into the Risk Management Framework. It will focus on the basis and rationale of this transformation, and how the ever-changing nature of the cyber threat has led to a need for a stronger control set and agile assessment. It will introduce participants to the new NIST 800-53R3 control set; the NIST 800-37R1 risk management framework, the extension of this approach to National Security Systems from CNSS 1253, and the risk assessment and enterprise views of NIST 800-30 and NIST 800-39.

Panel discussion: Transforming our Approaches: How Do We Adapt Ground Systems for the Risk Management Framework

This panel will serve as a catalyst for discussion of how the new Risk Management Framework will be integrated into our NSS ground system acquisitions.

Part 2: Life Cycle Security System Engineering

Presentation with Discussion: A Ground System Life Cycle Security System Engineering Approach

This presentation will focus on information system security engineering and how this is to be integrated into the ground system acquisition process. It will look at how information system security engineering is a key emphasis in the 800-39 Risk Management Framework. The presenter will pick some specific controls out of the 800-53R3 control catalog to highlight key security system engineering concepts for NSS ground systems.

Panel discussion: Transforming our Approaches: How Do We Integrate Security System Engineering into the Life Cycle This panel will serve as the catalyst for discussion on how to adapt our acquisition approach to integrate security engineering and information security requirements into the requirements engineering process, as well as how to move to enterprise-level views of security. Also discussions will address the notion of minimizing complexity to increase assurance.

The Evolving Risk Management Framework for Ground Systems
Daniel Faigin, The Aerospace Corporation

 

Session 13B: Special GSAW-SPIN-INCOSE Event
Topic: Agile Practices in a Nanosatellite Design Laboratory
Speaker: Dr. James Cutler, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

Agile and modern software design practices were a crucial enabler for the recent development of the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s first satellite, the Radio Aurora Explorer (RAX). RAX is a joint venture between the University of Michigan and SRI International. Its primary mission objective is to study large plasma formations in the ionosphere, the highest region of our atmosphere.

These plasma instabilities are known to spawn magnetic field-aligned irregularities (FAI), or dense plasma clouds known to disrupt communication between Earth and orbiting spacecraft. The initial schedule required delivery of the satellite within 10 months of funding distribution. Launch actually occurred 26 months after the start date. The team consisted primarily of students. The schedule and processes had to work around complex student calendars and rigorous Air Force test dates.

This talk will discuss practices that were adopted from agile programming paradigms during RAX development. The talk will describe the satellite, the various software systems implemented, and present initial flight summaries. The talk will also address the steps involved in getting the ground

Agile Practices in a Nanosatellite Design Laboratory
James Cutler, University of Michigan

 

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

 

Session 14: Keynote Session
Chair: Thom McVittie, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Introduction and Announcements
Jonathan Becker, GSAW 2011 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Dr. James Reuther, Director for Strategic Integration, Office of Chief Technologist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Headquarters

 

Session 15: Panel Discussion: Harmonization: Challenges and Opportunities
Chair: Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Moderator
Asya Campbell
Principal Director, Software Engineering Subdivision, The Aerospace Corporation

Panelists
Dr. James Cutler (charts)
Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan

Juan Miro (charts)
Head of the Ground Systems Engineering Department, European Space Operations Center (ESOC), European Space Agency (ESA)

Lt. Col. Brian Oelrich
Advanced Control Segment Program Manager, SMC/GPGX, Space and Missile Systems Center

Don Sather
Principal Director, Chief Engineer’s Office, Launch and Satellite Control Division, The Aerospace Corporation

Gerry Simon
Systems Engineering Manager/System Architect, Integral Systems, Inc.

Dan Smith
Manager, Goddard Mission Systems Evolution Center, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

 

Session 16: Summary Session
Chair: Todd Kaiser, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group Outbriefs
Session 12A: Beyond “Shall Statements”: Modernizing Requirements Engineering
Leyna Cotran, Lockheed Martin Space Systems and University of California, Irvine; Eric Dashofy, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12B: Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) Working Group 2011
Sheri Benator, Sergio Alvarado, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12C: Harmonizing Compatible Satellite C2 Architecture for an Enterprise of Mission Programs
Ronald Nishinaga, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12D: Mission Assurance
Julie White, Al Hoheb, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12E: Technology Investments for Emerging Cyber Strategies
Frank Belz, Jandria Alexander, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12F: Cloud Computing for Spacecraft Operations
Ramesh Rangachar, Intelsat; Mark Walker, Integral Systems, Inc.

Workshop Summary
Dan Balderston, Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Closing Remarks
Jonathan Becker, GSAW 2011 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

 

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Sessions C17-C20
Special Session Agenda – held at The Aerospace Corporation

Session C17: Keynote Session
Introduction and Announcements
Todd Kaiser, Classified Workshop Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Welcome Address
Dr. Mal De Ponte, Senior Vice President, National Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Jan Janssen, Director, Ground Enterprise Directorate, National Reconnaissance Office

Dr. Sherri Stephan, Multi-intelligence Programs, Senior Acquisition Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Session C18: Plenary Session
Chair: Jonathan Becker, The Aerospace Corporation

Presentations

Session C19: Plenary Session
Chair: Thomas Gallini, The Aerospace Corporation

Presentations

Session C20: Plenary Session
Chair: Sergio Alvarado, The Aerospace Corporation

Presentations

Closing Remarks

Networking Hour

 

End of GSAW 2011

 

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