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GSAW 2019 Agenda, Presentations, & Tutorials

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Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019

Tutorials
Chair: Anil Agrawal, The Aerospace Corporation

A. Model-Based Systems Engineering for Ground Systems
Instructors: Mark McKelvin and Myron Hecht, The Aerospace Corporation

B. An Overview of Ground Systems for Satellite Operations
Instructors: James Anderson and Donald Town, The Aerospace Corporation

C: Agile/DevOps Development and Agile Acquisition
Instructors: Supannika Mobasser, Curt Holmer, and Brook Cavell, The Aerospace Corporation

D: Improving Security of Ground System Software
Instructor: Brandon Bailey, TMC Technologies

E: Understanding Multicore, Virtualization, and Containerization
Instructor: Donald Firesmith, Software Engineering Institute

F: CCSDS Course—Review of the International Standards for Space Communications
Instructor: Robert Ritter, Integral Marketing, RT Logic

G: Introduction to Satellite Communications
Instructors: Rob Andzik and Brian Willette, AMERGINT Technologies Inc.

H: DevSecOps: Build Secure Deployment Pipeline to Deploy Secure Applications
Instructor: Hasan Yasar, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

I: Build a Machine Learning Infrastructure in the Ground Enterprise for Space Missions
Instructor: Zhenping Li, Arctic Slope Technical Services (ASTS)

J: Cloud Architecture Design Patterns
Instructor: Chris Warack, The Aerospace Corporation

K: Introduction to Space Domain Task Force (SDTF) Specifications— XTCE, GEMS, SOLM, XUSP, and C2MS
Instructors: Brad Kizzort, Peraton, Inc.; Gerry Simon, Kratos Integral Systems; Luis Rodriguez, AMERGINT Technologies; and Jay Bugenhagen, ASRC Federal Technical Services

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Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019

Session 1: Keynote Session

Announcements and Introduction
Rick Johnson, GSAW 2019 Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Welcome Address
Dr. Malina Hills, Senior Vice President, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Col. Thomas Rock, Senior Materiel Leader, Range and Network Division, Space and Missile Systems Center, United States Air Force

Session 2: Building Smarter
Chair: Denny Ly, The Aerospace Corporation

The Foundation of Making “Smarter Ground Systems”
Donald Sather, The Aerospace Corporation

Creating Smarter Ground Systems Through Architectures, Communications, Frameworks, Modeling, Ontologies and Standards Steven MacLaird, Object Management Group (OMG)

Cognitive Radio Communications for Reduced Interference
Chris Badgett and Mark Dale, Kratos RT Logic

Session 3: Managing the Trade Space
Chair: Antonio Sanders, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

The Agile Program Office
Barton Hackemack and Suzanne Miller, Software Engineering Institute

Enterprise Monitoring (EM) for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) Ground System (GS)
Mike Drumheller and Don Anderson, Peraton

Featured Lunchtime Speaker
Chair: Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Parker Solar Probe Mission  (If you any issues viewing this file, download to your desktop to view embedded videos.)
Eric Melin, Parker Solar Probe Ground Software Lead, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Session 4: Cybersecurity
Chair: Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Application Software Security Scanning
Lyle Barner, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Streamlining Security Testing and Security Risk Management as Part of a Secure System Engineering Framework at ESA
Marcus Wallum and Daniel Fischer, European Space Agency

End-to-End Cyber Range for Space Systems
Brandon Bailey, TMC Technologies

Session 5: Intelligent Systems
Chair: Michael Williams, The Aerospace Corporation

Near Earth Object Detection Using Artificial Intelligence
Jon Neff, Nicholas Perlongo, and Anatoliy Zaremba, The Aerospace Corporation

Transforming Unstructured Data into Insight for Anomaly Detection in Exploration Ground Systems  (If you any issues viewing this file, download to your desktop to view embedded videos.)
Kyongsik Yun and Thomas Lu, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Mega-Constellation Control Centres
Enrique Fraga Moreira and Juan Carlos Gil, GMV Aerospace and Defence

Leaning into Large Ground System Vulnerabilities with Machine Learning
David Wilson, Addy Moran, Joshua Welch, and Michael Worden, Raytheon Company

Session 6: Modeling Complexity
Chair: Mario Merri, European Space Agency

A Model-Based Systems Engineering Approach to Simulate Strategic and Tactical Performance in TCPED Ground Systems
Henry Mottesheard, National-Geospatial Intelligence Agency

Course of Action Modeling and Visualization in Augmented Space (CAMVAS)
Arthur Tucker, James Curbo, and Bob Berardino, Johns Hopkins University/ Applied Physics Laboratory

Introducing Intuitive MBSE for the Ground Segment, Starting with the Euclid Mission
Mehran Sarkarati, Marcus Wallum, Daniel Fischer, Frank Keck, and Todor Stoitsev, European Space Agency

Session 7: Working Group Previews
Chair: Michelle Carter, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11A: The Making of “Smarter Ground Systems”—Brainstorming
Lead: Donald Sather, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11B: Intelligent Systems/Machine Learning for Space Ground Systems
Leads: Thomas Kashangaki and Daniel Balderston, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11C: Creating Smarter Ground Systems through Cybersecurity Prototyping, Testing and On-orbit Experiments
Leads: Scott Niebuhr and Michelle Yohannes, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11D: Achieving a Smarter Ground Enterprise Through Model-Based Engineering
Leads: Ryan Noguchi and Robert Pettit IV, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11E: Cloud Computing and Big Data Technologies for Ground Systems IX
Leads: Ramesh Rangachar and Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11F: Smarter Acquisition with Agile Approaches
Leads: Supannika Mobasser and Jodene Sasine, The Aerospace Corporation

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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

Session 8: Keynote Session
Announcements
Rick Johnson, GSAW 2019 Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Introduction
Dr. Charles Gustafson, Senior Vice President, Engineering and Technology Group, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address
Dr. James Reilly II, Director, US Geological Survey

Session 9: Flexible Architectures
Chair: Joanne Succari, The Aerospace Corporation

Disaggregation through Aggregation: Creating a More Resilient Ground Segment through a Single Enterprise Architecture
Gerry Simon and Brian Bone, Kratos RT Logic

Deploying a Ground System in 45 Minutes or Less
Scott Reinfeld, Amazon Web Services

IT Innovation to Enable Smarter Ground Systems
Daniel Brennan, Oracle National Security

Session 10: Looking Forward
Chair: Donald Sather, The Aerospace Corporation

Software-Defined Technologies for “New Space” Ground Systems
Krzysztof Wegrzynek, ICEYE

Experiments in Using Blockchain Technology for Satellite and Ground Station Communications
Jack de La Beaujardiere, SGT KBRWyle

Trust, Verify, and Authorize with DevSecOps
Hasan Yasar, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 11: Working Groups

Session 11A: The Making of “Smarter Ground Systems”—Brainstorming
Lead: Donald Sather, The Aerospace Corporation

It is said the only constant in the world is change. To meet the challenges of an ever- changing threat and technology environment missions and enterprises themselves need to become flexible, responsive and cost effective to meet current and future needs. While new algorithms, analytic “apps”, software paradigms and cool human interfaces are essential and keep users from drowning in data they are just the most upper layers of a mission system or an even larger responsive enterprise. In the past, IT infrastructure was treated much as the foundation of a house – built once and largely forgotten until it fails. Typically, in the past, a replacement infrastructure, much like a house foundation, required the “tear down and rebuilding” of the entire system to replace it and was quite time consuming (not to mention expensive). Can future ground systems (“smart” or not) still operate in this fashion and be successful in the long term? In the past, the introduction of new capabilities into a system took months or even years to become operational, will this speed be enough to match future needs? Probably not. So, what constitutes a “smarter ground system” and what does it take to build a successful one? What constitutes a “successful” system of the future?

Presentations:

Building Smarter Ground Systems for Smarter Spacecraft Teams in Smarter Organizations
Dan Smith, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Kongsberg Satellite Services
Katherine Monson, KSAT

Session 11B: Intelligent Systems/Machine Learning for Space Ground Systems
Leads: Thomas Kashangaki and Daniel Balderston, The Aerospace Corporation

Adaptive, reliable automation and intelligent decision making are essential for the success of our space ground systems. The challenge is finding the proper balance between human control and autonomy. Applied intelligent systems and machine learning technologies have begun to address these challenges through self-evolving, efficient, and value-focused capabilities. These approaches, however are often misunderstood, misapplied, too complex or costly to sustain, or insufficient for mission needs. In addition, un-realized opportunities exist for applying established, or rapidly emerging technologies, solutions and architectures to the area of ground system space control and mission processing.

This second year of the GSAW “Intelligent Systems / Machine Learning for Space Ground Systems” working group will explore deeper the questions of:

  • Where do intelligent systems and machine learning currently exist in space ground systems?
  • What underlying parts of the space ground systems, enterprise and operations are suited to intelligent systems and machine learning
  • What emerging capabilities and technologies are being developed in the community
  • What are real-world impediments for adoption
  • What capability and technology gaps exist and might seed further research and investment

Presentation:

Framework for Trusted Operations of Autonomous Systems
Ronald Birk and Stephen Marley, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11C: Creating Smarter Ground Systems through Cybersecurity Prototyping, Testing and On-orbit Experiments
Leads: Scott Niebuhr and Michelle Yohannes, The Aerospace Corporation

This working group will include participants from the civil, commercial, defense and intelligence communities. Purpose of the Cybersecurity Working Group is to present an array of topics to enhance Space Mission Resiliency. Additionally, this working group will focus on the efforts to assess relevant cyber vulnerabilities to Ground Systems and architectures. Some topics will include:

  • Cybersecurity and Space Ground Architecture
  • Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) for Space Systems
  • Air Force Research Lab Cyber Quantification Framework (CQF). Tool to model and performance tune space systems from advanced cyber threats
  • Cyber SATS
  • Structured Methodology to handle cyber threats
  • Space Mission System prototyping and assessment via leveraging the
  • National Cyber Range

Presentations:

A Better Space Mission Systems Threat Assessment by Leveraging the National Cyber Range
Chuck Allen and Jonathon Doubleday, The Aerospace Corporation

Eirene Sceptre Cyber Defense Services
Nick Cohen, The Aerospace Corporation

MACB: Machine Learning Based Anomaly Detection in 1553 Bus Commands Behavior Manipulation
Mohammad Mozumdar, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11D: Achieving a Smarter Ground Enterprise Through Model-Based Engineering
Leads: Ryan Noguchi and Robert Pettit IV, The Aerospace Corporation

In this Working Group Session, we hope to foster a mutually beneficial discussion of the community’s lessons learned and best practices in Model-Based Engineering (MBE). As in previous years, we plan to facilitate an open discussion of the issues and concerns of MBE to encourage broad participation from the assembled participants. We plan to open the session with a very brief presentation that sets the stage, but we have found that the discussion evolves on its own accord, leads the group in directions we can’t predict in advance, and results in the beneficial emergence of insightful conclusions and the identification of key challenges and opportunities that face the community.

In keeping with this year’s GSAW theme, we would like to focus the working group’s discussions on how MBE can help enterprises to re-architect and re-engineer themselves to become smarter, more efficient, and more effective. We would like to share lessons learned from model-based engineering efforts, to understand how these modern methods and tools are able to improve organizations’ ability to achieve agility, enable greater proactivity, and capitalize on advances being made in machine learning, intelligent systems, automation, and innovative accelerated development processes.

(No Presentations for this Working Group)

Session 11E: Cloud Computing and Big Data Technologies for Ground Systems IX
Leads: Ramesh Rangachar and Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

This is the ninth year of this working group. The main objective of the working group is to continue discussion on the adoption of cloud computing and Big Data in satellite ground systems. The Cloud Reference Model and Roadmap produced by Aerospace will be used to frame the discussion. The working group will focus on:

State of the art in cloud computing and Big Data;

  • Cloud and Big Data reference models;
  • Cloud-based ground systems;
  • Cloud and Big Data technologies;
  • Cloud security, standards, and compliance;
  • Acquisition strategies for cloud-based systems;
  • Cloud computing economics; and
  • Cloud performance management.

This working group will consist of two parts. Part 1 will include presentations, case studies, and demonstrations related to cloud computing and Big Data for ground systems. Part 2 will be a town hall meeting on cloud computing and Big Data for ground systems.

Presentations:

NOAA/NESDIS Enterprise Data Management (EDM) and Enterprise Product Generation (EPG) Proving Ground in the AWS Cloud
Rich Baker, Solers, Inc.

ESOC’s Successes, Complications and Opportunities in using Cloud Computing and Big Data Technology
James Eggleston, European Space Operations Centre

Embracing Chaos
Onik Quddus, Booz Allen Hamilton

Cloud Enabled Architecture for the NESDIS Ground Enterprise
Kathryn Shontz, NOAA Office of System Architecture and Advance Planning

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Session 11F: Smarter Acquisition with Agile Approaches
Leads: Supannika Mobasser and Jodene Sasine, The Aerospace Corporation

Agile software and system development is no longer a new topic for the Government sector. Several programs have gradually started to embrace agile methods. Ground software systems usually have large scale and high complexity, hence, there is a big challenge to use agile as it is used in commercial software-intensive industry. Additional challenge is how to smartly apply agile, not only to the software system development, but to the whole ground system acquisition life-cycle. What should we do differently so that we can have smarter acquisition strategies? This working group will provide an opportunity for agile practitioners to share their experiences and learn from others on several topics regarding challenges in agile acquisition on the following topics:

  • Smarter checkpoints and feasibility evidence
  • Smarter roles and responsibilities
  • Smarter tools and techniques
  • Smarter quality assurance
  • Smarter practices and antipatterns

Presentation:

Smarter Acquisition with Agile Approaches
Supannika Mobasser and Jodene Sasine, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 12: Evening Session

Session 12A: Building the Smarter Enterprise – Examples
Leads: Donald Sather and Michael Campbell, The Aerospace Corporation

Infrastructure is the 80% of the technical iceberg most people don’t see because it is hidden by application and visualization layers as opposed to water. What are the challenges to fielding an infrastructure? What has been done or tried by others? Panelists will present both current and future approaches to build and field flexible enterprise infrastructures that are amenable to change from both a technical and tactical perspective. One will present an architecture that is implemented another how two organizations plan on deploying an enterprise both with discussion to follow.

(No Presentations for this Evening Session)

Session 12B: Building Capacity of NextGen Technology Professionals through STEM Programs
Leads: L. DeWayne Cecil, Destination SPACE and Judy Kerner, The Aerospace Corporation

GSAW will host an evening session devoted to STEM education. The first half of the session will feature presentations by students ranging from high school to graduate level and by professionals and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educators from many sectors of the economy who will describe their unique journeys and experiences with STEM education.

The second half of the session will feature a panel that will draw upon professionals across industry, government, and academia. Panelists will come from the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Council on Systems Engineering, the Society of Women Engineers, Seton Hall University, Embry Riddle University, Auburn University, the University of Southern California, and other high school and university programs, as well as from industry. The panel will provide an opportunity for discussion of next steps to address challenges, improve collaborative methods, and strengthen the role science and engineering professionals play in fostering continued innovation and interest in STEM focused educational programs.

Presentations:

Parallel Agile Software Development
Barry Boehm, USC Systems Engineering Research Center

Using Machine Learning to Model Satellite Behavior
Kim Cates, KBRwyle

STEM Education: Student and Educator
Kathy Dooley, Destination SPACE

Destination SPACE (Satellite Program for Aerospace-Centered Education) and STEM
L. DeWayne Cecil, Lauren Ballard, and Austin Gleydura, Destination SPACE

SWE K-12 Outreach Programs
Rachel Morford, SWE FY19 Director of Advocacy

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Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019

Session 13: Keynote Session

Announcements
Rick Johnson, GSAW 2019 Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Best Presentation Award Introduction
Chris Wallisch, Systems Director, Civil Space Programs Operations Development Directorate, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address (File to be uploaded soon.)
Tim Deaver, Director, US Space Systems, Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.

Session 14: Panel Discussion: Creating Smarter Ground Systems
Chair: Kalyani Rengarajan, The Aerospace Corporation

Moderator
Marilee Wheaton
Systems Engineering Fellow, The Aerospace Corporation

Panelists

Tim Deaver
Director, US Space Systems Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.

James Deckert
Ground Chief Architect Range and Network DivisionSpace and Missile Systems Center United States Air Force

Alessandro Donati
Head of the ESA Advanced Mission Concepts and Technologies Office European Space Operations Centre (ESOC)

Dr. Craig Knoblock Executive Director
Information Sciences Institute

Chris Mattmann
Associate Chief Technologist and Innovation OfficerNASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Jamie Morin
Vice President, Defense Systems Operations
The Aerospace Corporation

Session 15: Summary Session
Working Group Outbriefs

Session 11A: The Making of “Smarter Ground Systems”—Brainstorming
Lead: Donald Sather, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11B: Intelligent Systems / Machine Learning for Space Ground Systems
Leads: Thomas Kashangaki and Daniel Balderston, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11C: Creating Smarter Ground Systems through Cybersecurity Prototyping, Testing and On-orbit Experiments
Leads: Scott Niebuhr and Michelle Yohannes, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11D: Achieving a Smarter Ground Enterprise Through Model-Based Engineering
Leads: Ryan Noguchi and Robert Pettit IV, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11E: Cloud Computing and Big Data Technologies for Ground Systems IX
Leads: Ramesh Rangachar and Craig Lee, The Aerospace Corporation

Session 11F: Smarter Acquisition with Agile Approaches
Leads: Supannika Mobasser and Jodene Sasine, The Aerospace Corporation

Workshop Summary
Supannika Mobasser, The Aerospace Corporation

Closing Remarks
Rick Johnson, GSAW 2019 Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

End of General Workshop

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

Session C16: Keynote Session
Announcements
Denny Ly, Classified Workshop Chair, The Aerospace Corporation

Introduction
Dorothy Arbiter, General Manager, Ground and Communications Division, The Aerospace Corporation

Keynote Address

Session C17: Plenary Session

Presentations

Session C18: Plenary Session

Presentations

Session C19: Panel Discussion
Chair: Dewanne Phillips, The Aerospace Corporation
Moderator

Dorothy Arbiter
General Manager, Ground and Communications Division
The Aerospace Corporation

Panel Discussion

Closing Remarks

Networking Hour

End of GSAW 2019

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