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GSAW 2012 Agenda, Presentations, & Tutorials

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Monday, Feb. 27, 2012
Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012
Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

Tutorials
Chairs: Mike Hogan, Chet Woodson, The Aerospace Corporation

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

B. CyberSecurity in the Acquisition Process: The Transformed Risk Management Process
Instructors: Daniel Faigin, The Aerospace Corporation; Ron Ross, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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

D. Advanced Technologies for Organizing and Sharing Ground System Data
Instructor: Magdi Carlton, Semantics4g.com

E. Engineering Space Systems with Off-the-Shelf (OTS) Software
Instructors: Lisa Brownsword, Patricia Oberndorf, Software Engineering Institute

F. Introduction to Ground System Development
Instructors: James Anderson, Donald Town, James Shneer, The Aerospace Corporation

G. Strategies for XML Telemetry and Command Exchange (XTCE)
Instructors: Glen Gray, Harris Corporation; Kevin Rice, Global Science and Technology; Gerry Simon, Kratos Technology & Training Solutions (KTTS) Integral Systems

H. Robust Software Testing
Instructors: Suellen Eslinger, Karen Owens, The Aerospace Corporation

I. Using Open Source Software in Ground Systems
Instructor: Walt Scacchi, Institute for Software Research, University of California, Irvine

J. Introduction To Satellite Communications
Instructors: Rob Andzik, Randy Culver, Jeff Papenfuss, AMERGINT Technologies

 

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Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2013

Session 1: Space Communications
Chair: Carl Sunshine, The Aerospace Corporation

Introduction and Announcements
Frank Fong, GSAW 2012 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

An Innovative Monitoring- and Control-System at GSOC and Weilheim Ground Station
Armin Hauke, Thomas Ohmüller, Udo Häring, German Space Operations Center

An Architecture for AFSCN Ground Interface Modernization
Bharathi Devi, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center; Lance Williams, The Aerospace Corporation

Preparing Future Mission Data Systems for Secure Space Communications
Michael Koller, Max Pignède, Pier Bargellini, European Space Agency (ESA) / European Space Operations Centre (ESOC); Álvaro Manchado, GMV

 

Session 2: Keynote Session
Chair: Frank Fong, GSAW 2012 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Welcome Address (no charts)
Dr. Wanda Austin, President and CEO, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address (charts not available)
Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Commander, Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center

 

Session 3: Frameworks
Chair: Todd Kaiser, The Aerospace Corporation

Framework for Compatible Satellite Command & Control
Tom Sullivan, The Aerospace Corporation

The European Ground Systems – Common Core (EGS-CC) Initiative
Nestor Peccia, Anthony Walsh, Mauro Pecchioli, European Space Agency (ESA) / European Space Operations Centre (ESOC); Juan María Carranza, ESA/ESTEC; W. Bothmer, OHB System; Pierre-Yves Schmerber, Paolo Chiroli, Thales Alenia Space; Johannes Rueting, EADS Astrium Space Transportation; Pascal Parmentier, EADS Astrium Satellites, Marie-Claire Charmeau, CNES; Michael Geyer, DLR

Open Plug-N-Play Modular Architecture for Signal Processing, Tracking, and Exploitation Research (MASTER)
Mark Lamb, Tim Olson, Tim Streeter, Northrop Grumman

 

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

Leading NRO IT in Today’s Changing Financial Climate
Jill T. Singer, Chief Information Officer (CIO), National Reconnaissance Office

 

Session 4: Service-Based Approaches
Chair: Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

The Challenge of Euclid SGS (Science Ground Segment) Architecture
Maurice Poncet, CNES

Prototype Flight Dynamics Ground System Leveraging a Service-Oriented Architecture and Reusable COTS Services
Sara Case, Wsam Gazi, a. i. solutions, Inc.
Kirill Lokshin, Amit Puri, Felix Tao, Ingenicomm, Inc.; Shahram Tehranian, Abhishek Agarwal, Avaya Government Solutions, Inc.

 

Session 5: Virtualization
Chair: Mark Walker, Kratos Integral Systems International

Virtual Ground Station Mission Operations Center
Greg Shreve, Northrop-Grumman Information Systems

Real Licensing for Virtualized COTS
Jeremy Jacobsohn, Gonzalo Garcia, Theresa Beech, Alicia Kavelaars, GMV

Leveraging Virtualization for Spacecraft Operations
Sen Yao, The Boeing Company

KVM and Hypervisor Security
Matthew Gaston, CMU/SEI Cyber Innovation Center

 

Session 6: Systems Engineering Elements
Chair: Navneet Mezcciani, The Aerospace Corporation

One Piece at a Time
Brad Kizzort, Harris Corporation; Rob Andzik, AMERGINT Technologies

Why Not Create Standard Tests?
Rob Andzik, AMERGINT Technologies

Evolving Ground System Engineering Practices to Meet the Needs of Future Space Missions
Kathleen Crean, Oleg Sindiy, Patricia Lock, Brian Giovannoni, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/California Institute of Technology; Kevin Bonanne, Purdue University

 

Session 7: Working Group Previews
Chair: Anil Agrawal, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group Previews
Working Group 11A Preview
Expanding Access to Satellite Information through the Compatible Satellite C2 Framework
Don Sather, Ron Nishinaga, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group 11B Preview
Ground System Transition Working Group
Jonathan Davis, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group 11C Preview
Flight Software Effects on Ground Systems
Alan Unell, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group 11D Preview
Assessing the “Cyber‐Resiliency” of Space Ground Systems
Frank Belz, Jandria Alexander, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group 11E Preview
Cloud Computing for Spacecraft Operations II
Ramesh Rangachar, Intelsat; Mark Walker, Kratos Integral Systems International

Working Group 11F Preview
Lessons Learned from Developing Net-Centric and Service-Oriented Ground Systems
Eltefaat Shokri, Mary Nichols, The Aerospace Corporation

 

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Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012

 

Session 8: Keynote Session
Chair: Thom McVittie, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Introduction and Announcements
Frank Fong, GSAW 2012 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Dawn C. Meyerriecks, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

 

Session 9: Data Management
Chair: Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Juno Instrument Data Pipeline Monitoring a.k.a. “Where’s My Data?”
Maddalena Jackson, Marla Thornton, Vance Heron, Lydia Pat Dubon, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Benefits of Ground Plug and Play (PnP) Architecture
Troy Schneider, Lockheed Martin

 

Session 10: Case Studies
Chair: Steve Benkufski, The Aerospace Corporation

TELMA: The Astrium Satellites Framework for In‐Orbit Satellites Support
Patrick Pleczon, Stéphane Roche, Astrium Satellites

The MPCS Multimission Telemetry Processing and Display Ground System—Its Use in the Mars Science Laboratory Mission and Beyond
Josh Choi, Lloyd DeForrest, Marti DeMore, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Allocation of Satellite Mission Control Functions to Subsystems – Integration or Separation
Byoung-Sun Lee, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)

Hummingbird – An Open Source Ground Segment for Small Satellites
Gert Villemos, Logica

 

Session 11: Working Groups
Chair: Anil Agrawal, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11A: Expanding Access to Satellite Information through the Compatible Satellite C2 Framework
Don Sather, Ron Nishinaga, The Aerospace Corporation

This session will present a panel of Joint Satellite Compatibility Committee (JSCC) members that will focus on architectures based on a Compatible Satellite C2 framework. The JSCC organizations include AFSPC, NRO, ORS, and NASA Goddard. The panel will discuss the challenges and solutions to access satellite information for an enterprise of satellite programs from the Compatible Satellite C2 framework. The session will also present a live demonstration of the SMC/SN prototype of the framework.

Presenters/Panelists/Demoists
Joint SATOPS Compatible Committee (JSCC)
Don Sather, The Aerospace Corporation

NASA and Compat C2
Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

SMC/RN Compatible Satellite C2 (Sat C2)
Vinay Swaminathan, SMC/RN

Multi-Mission Satellite Operations Center Ground System Architecture (MMSOC GSA)
Tiffany Morgan, SMC/SDTC

NRO Mission Architecture
LtCol Joseph Gueck, National Reconnaissance Office

Doug Harris, The Aerospace Corporation (no charts)

Framework for Compatible Satellite Command & Control
Tom Sullivan, The Aerospace Corporation

Goddard Mission Services Evolution Center “GMSEC” GSAW Demo
Dan Smith, Matt Handy, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Sara Case, a.i. Solutions (no charts)

 

Session 11B: Ground System Transition Working Group
Chair: Jonathan Davis, The Aerospace Corporation

The Ground System Transition Working Group will bring together diverse panelists and participants to discuss standardization and lessons learned for transitioning space programs from development to operations. The working group will involve a panel and discussion format.

Other organizations who are planning a system transition or who have executed transitions of their systems, will be asked to participate on the panel. The working group will consist of brief presentations and a guided discussion with a question and answer session. As a goal, this working group will identify common issues and processes to share with the community.

Presenters
Transition Working Group Overview
Jonathan Davis, The Aerospace Corporation

Panelists
Pre-Acquistion:
Col. Janet Grondin, Chief Space Lift Range and Network Sys Division

Acquisition & Dev:
John Morris, GM-15, AEHF Chief Engineer

Transition Execution:
Jeffrey Vance, RT Logic, Business Area Mgr for Digital Products

Post Transition:
Ben Huber, The Aerospace Corporation, GPS Sys Engineer

 

Session 11C: Flight Software Effects on Ground Systems
Chair: Alan Unell, The Aerospace Corporation

There are significant areas where flight software impacts the ground telemetry, increasing vehicle telemetry, and the increased involvement in the ground to support poorly designed/tested software. In particular, the discussion should try to elicit techniques that foster more collaboration between space and ground to minimize negative impacts. These should include modeling and analysis, prototyping, and system engineering topics such as architecture.

There will be a panel comprised of government, industry, commercial, and FFRDC representatives who will share their experiences.

Presenters/Panelists
Flight Software Effects on the Ground
Suzanne Dawes, The Aerospace Corporation

Contingency Management: Allocating Requirements Between Flight and Ground Software
Myron Hecht, The Aerospace Corporation

What’s Coming on Spacecraft: Next-Generation Distributed Satellite Bus Information Systems
Lawrence Miller, The Aerospace Corporation

Managing the Impacts of Flight Software Changes on the Ground Software Element
Mark Reid, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab

JAXA’s Approach: Standardization of Flight Software
Takahiro Yamada, JAXA/ISAS

 

Session 11D: Assessing the “Cyber‐Resiliency” of Space Ground Systems
Chairs: Frank Belz, Jandria Alexander, The Aerospace Corporation

It is a source of concern that increasingly mission success in space will depend upon mission resilience (or “resiliency”) in the presence of attacks conducted in Cyberspace. Mission resilience is directly dependent on the ability of critical mission stakeholders to expand or at the very least maintain access to spacebased, mission-critical information, even when that information is the target of cyber attacks.

In this working group, we will explore the extent to which it is possible to assess the resilience of space/ground systems to hostile actions and adverse conditions in their “cyber environment.” This exploration will include the presentation of case studies and emerging techniques. It will span the system lifecycle phases including: pre-acquisition; development; operations and maintenance; and decommissioning. A panel and all working group participants will engage in an open discussion driven by provocative questions designed to help us all to gain a better handle on the degree to which it is possible to distinguish fact from myth, achievement from goal, and essentials from incidentals.

Panelists
Attackers Change in Motivation & Technique
Dawn C. Meyerriecks, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

Michael Koller, European Space Agency / ESOC

Peter Reiher, The Aerospace Corporation

Jean Michael, The Aerospace Corporation

Participant Presenters
Deb Bodeau, MITRE: Cyber Resilience Engineering Framework

Rich Graubart, MITRE: Cyber Resilience Engineering Framework

Daniel Faigin, The Aerospace Corporation: 800-53 and CNSSP 12 Updates include resiliency

 

Session 11E: Cloud Computing for Spacecraft Operations II
Chairs: Ramesh Rangachar, Intelsat; Mark Walker, Kratos Integral Systems International

This working group will be a combination of presentations and group discussion on the topic of cloud computing for space operations. Presenters 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.

The main objective of the working group is to continue the development and improvement of a roadmap for developing and migrating to cloud environment and to identify the tools/vendors to consider at each step of the roadmap.

Presenters/Panelists
Application Development for the Cloud: A Paradigm Shift
Ramesh Rangachar, Intelsat

Space Flight Dynamics as a Service (SFDaaS)
Haisam Ido, Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI)/NASA GSFC

A Cloud-Based Reference Model and Deployment Roadmap for Satellite Ground Systems
Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

Cloud Computing Applications in Space System Acquisitions (no charts)
Charles Tang, The Aerospace Corporation

Heterogeneous, High‐Performance Cloud Computing (charts not available)
Steve Crago, University of Southern California / Information Sciences Institute

 

Session 11F: Lessons Learned from Developing Net-Centric and Service-Oriented Ground Systems
Chairs: Eltefaat Shokri, Mary Nichols, The Aerospace Corporation

Net-Centricity and Service-Oriented Architecture (NC/SOA) have been mandated by DoD and espoused in many other arenas for ground system architectures. As with any new technology, there has been a mixture of hype and reality about the effectiveness of NC/SOA technologies, and paradigms for building agile, evolvable, and interoperable systems. Some have considered NC/SOA an ultimate technology for building evolvable and interoperable systems, while others have considered it a fad.

In commercial markets, there have been some successes and reports from the field on what works and what does not. This has led the community to converge on defacto lessons learned and guidelines on the effective use of NC/SOA. Unfortunately, this has not been the case in DoD and other mission critical system domains. Early reports indicate struggles applying NC/SOA technologies and architectures in some pilot and early adopter systems. This Working Group seeks to share the practitioner’s experience in fielded satellite ground systems.

Moderator
Daniel Balderston, The Aerospace Corporation

Presenters
SOA Experiences GPS-OCX
Murray Conarty, Raytheon

DCGS-IC Lessons Learned (no charts)
Michael Loomis, The Aerospace Corporation

Architecting Net-Centric Access to Environmental Intelligence
Morris Brill, Fritz VanWijngaarden, Northrop Grumman

GMSEC Overview (no charts)
LaMont Ruley, NASA

GPS User Equipment (no charts)
David Goldstein, The Aerospace Corporation

Common Data Modeling for Net-Centric Sharing (charts available upon request)
Maryann Hutchison, The Aerospace Corporation; Patricia Oberndorf, Carnegie Mellon University – Software Engineering Institute

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Session 12: Evening Session (Parallel Presentations)
Chair: Navneet Mezcciani, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12A: Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE): Software Architecture Recommendations for Net-Centric and Service-Oriented Ground Systems
Sergio Alvarado, Sheri Benator, The Aerospace Corporation

This session provides an opportunity for sharing experiences, lessons learned, case studies, approaches, and research related to software architecture. This will be a working session with emphasis on developing software architecture recommendations that build upon the outcomes of this year’s Working Group 11F “Lessons Learned from Developing Net-Centric and Service-Oriented Ground Systems.” Prospective participants are encouraged (but not required) to attend the Working Group 11F.

The Architecture-Centric Evolution (ACE) session is the tenth 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. The focus this year will be on techniques and experiences related to developing or modifying architectures to balance enterprise considerations with individual mission needs.

 

Session 12B: Special GSAW—SPIN—INCOSE-LA Event
Topic: Profligate Systems Engineering
Speaker: Dawn C. Meyerriecks, Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Acquisition, Technology, and Facilities, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)

The complexity of current and future engineering endeavors continues to increase non-linearly as we demand more and more integration of and inter-relationship between our devices and our data. Because no one individual or small team can track, let alone manage, all their dependencies, we tend to build more and more “slop capacity” into each level of the stack. But when budgets go south and we need to recover efficiencies without sacrificing effectiveness, then what?

 

Session 12C: Satellite Tracking, Telemetry and Commanding (TT&C) Users Exchange Forum
Laureen Branting, The Aerospace Corporation

In this session the satellite TT&C user community (i.e., operators and vehicle engineers) will provide input on improvements and features that they would like from the TT&C ground software developers. The ground software developers will have an opportunity to educate the satellite TT&C user community about possible enhancements to include in the TT&C ground software. The goal of this session is to provide a forum for the satellite TT&C user community and the TT&C software developer community to identify needs, exchange ideas and gain better insight into the challenges and opportunities in developing TT&C ground software. Topics for this session include: standardized/common user interface, data access, tool-box to build analysis tools, visualization tools, and training. Additional areas of discussion may include exploring commercial (i.e. COTS), open source and/or program unique tools.
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Thursday, March 1, 2012

 

Session 13: Keynote Session
Chair: Rick Johnson, The Aerospace Corporation

Introduction and Announcements
Frank Fong, GSAW 2012 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Best Presentation Award

Keynote Address
Dr. Willie Krenz, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, The Aerospace Corporation

 

Session 14:Panel Discussion: Expanding Access to Information
Chair: Kalyani Rengarajan, The Aerospace Corporation

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

Panelists
John Couluris
Director, Launch and Mission Operations, SpaceX

Daniel Crichton
Program Manager, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Lt. Col. Todd Hoover
Commander, Space Operations Squadron and Deputy Chief, Operations Division, Aerospace Data Facility-East (NRO)

Nestor Peccia
Head of Data Systems Infrastructure Division, European Space Operations Center, European Space Agency

Helene Skratt
Assistant Principal Director, Cross Program Engineering and Operations, MILSATCOM Division, The Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Trevor Sorensen
Project Manager, Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 

Session 15: Summary Session
Chair: Anil Agrawal, The Aerospace Corporation

Working Group Outbriefs
Session 11A: Expanding Access to Satellite Information through the Compatible Satellite C2 Framework
Don Sather, Ron Nishinaga, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11B: Ground System Transition Working Group
Jonathan Davis, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11C: Flight Software Effects on Ground Systems
Alan Unell, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11D: Assessing the “Cyber‐Resiliency” of Space Ground Systems
Frank Belz, Jandria Alexander, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11E: Cloud Computing for Spacecraft Operations II
Ramesh Rangachar, Intelsat; Mark Walker, Kratos Integral Systems International

Session 11F: Lessons Learned from Developing Net-Centric and Service-Oriented Ground Systems
Morris Brill, Northrop Grumman; Eltefaat Shokri, The Aerospace Corporation

Workshop Summary
Dan Balderston, Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

Closing Remarks
Frank Fong, GSAW 2012 General Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

 

End of General Workshop

 

Sessions C16-C19
Special Session Agenda – held at The Aerospace Corporation

Session C16: Keynote Session
Introduction and Announcements
Jonathan Becker, Classified Workshop Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

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

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

Session C17: Plenary Session
Presentations

Session C18: Plenary Session
Presentations

Session C19: Plenary Session
Presentations

 

Closing Remarks

Networking Hour

End of GSAW 2012

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