FSW 2014 Call For Participation

2014 Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software

Beckman Institute at the California Institute of Technology

December 16-18,2014
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Important Note

Update: December 15, 2014. Final Agenda

Please see DinnerRSVP form. The dinner will be at El Portal Restaurant at 6:30 pm on Day-2, Wednesday at December 17, 2014. The restaurant is located at 695 E. Green Street, Pasadena, CA 91101. Space is limited for this event.

Location of Workshop: The 2014 Workshop on Spacecraft Flight Software will be held in the Beckman Institute Auditorium (not to be confused with the Beckman Auditorium) on the Caltech Campus. Address: 400 S. Wilson Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106 (Between Del Mar and California). The Beckman Institute is visible from California Blvd. This is what the building looks like: BeckmanInstitutePhoto.

Visitor Parking: Campus visitors may park in any commuter (unreserved) stall on campus with a daily or weekly permit. Permits are required in all campus lots between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Visitor permits are available at automated pay stations at the following locations: Structure #1 (on Wilson Avenue, on the 400 block) LINK: Structure 1

To register as an attendee, please fill out the registration form.

Important Dates

  • First Call for Presentations: Monday July 28th, 2014
  • (Extended) Abstract Deadline: Monday Nov 10th, 2014
  • Acceptance Notification: Monday Nov 17th, 2014
  • Workshop: December 16-18, 2014

About the Workshop

With the advent of faster processors and advanced hardware architectures, the modern spacecraft is highly reliant upon flight software for mission success. Software is integral to most of the spacecraft subsystems ranging from power to propulsion to instrument operations. Additionally, spacecraft developers are moving beyond providing only infrastructure to creating applications that can revolutionize how these vehicles are operated and how data is processed on-board.

This workshop provides an opportunity to present current flight architectures, novel approaches to mission solutions, and techniques for flight software development, integration, test and verification in an informal and open setting that facilitates communication across organizations and agencies. The following is a list of relevant subject areas:

  • Flight software engineering and testing
  • Autonomy
  • Model based software development
  • Navigation, fault management, and command sequence control
  • Onboard communication
  • Space network protocols
  • Onboard data processing
  • Software modeling, simulation and testbeds
  • Spacecraft software architectures
  • Agile software development
  • Flight processors and operating systems
  • Planning, tasking and execution
  • Systems engineering
  • Software Verification and Validation
  • Testing Technologies
  • Lessons learned

The Aerospace Corporation, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and Southwest Research Institute are the Founding Sponsors of the Flight Software Workshop. Additional sponsorship opportunities exist for 2014 workshop. Please send inquiries to the organizing committee.

Organizing Committee

  • Dr. Alan Unell, The Aerospace Corporation, Chair
  • Amalaye Oyake, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Robert Klar, Southwest Research Institute
  • Subodh Harmalkar, The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Workshop Hotels and Lodging

Unfortunately, there are no hotel packages available. The following hotels are located with a one mile radius of the event.

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The 2014 Flight Software Workshop is sponsored by following organizations: