17–19 September 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Space Standards and Architectures Workshop

11 September 2017
0800-1700 hrs


This workshop is intended for individuals and organizations that desire to increase their teams’ understanding of the benefits of and the usability of (1) Space Standards and (2) Architecture Framework. The audience should be spaceflight mission planners, designers and engineers that seek guidance on the broad space standards environment and techniques to “harvest” the most beneficial standards to be applied to their missions. The workshop is for mission users, not standards developers.  This applies to all engineering domains, but is especially valuable where systems interface across organizational boundaries. 

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understand the role and interaction of the Standards Development Organizations involved specifically in open space standards.
  • Understand the Business Case for open space standards and how standards are a component of commercial best practices.
  • Understand the basic elements of standard architecture, including views, and the role of standards in an architecture. Functional, Service, Systems and Operations Views are discussed in detail.
  • Learn which standards are applicable to different missions. Discuss the Space Infrastructure Foundation Mission Applicability Guide. Discuss Special Cases.
  • Learn how organizations, professionals and missions/projects can be involved in the development, update and use of open space standards.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Business case
  • Overall Architecture
  • Architectural Views
  • Communication Architecture
  • Implementation
  • Standards by Mission Domain (Overview)
  • Earth Observing
  • Other LEO
  • Deep Space
  • Human Spaceflight
  • Launch
  • Mission Environment
  • Other Mission Types
  • Special Factors
  • Standards Development
  • Wrap-up

Workshop Instructors

Mr. Frederick A. Slane
Academia: Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Aerospace Enigineering. Master’s Degrees in Physics and International Business
Military: 28 years, primarily on military space operations (SST Vandernberg, US Space Command Space Operations Center), development (EHF Comm, Space Based Radar, ORS, Coalition space operations), test (EELV), and acquisition.
Standards development: AIAA SEC, SPA COS Chair, Space Launch COS (inlcuding NRO studies), ISO TC20/SC14 (former WG chair, current US TAG Chair)
Work: USAF, Ball Aerospace, Technology Service Corporation, Space Infrastructure Foundation, Engineering Systems, Inc., AIAA Associate Fellow 

Mr. Mike Kearney
1978 - University of Kentucky, B.S. in Electrical Engineering
1979-80 - Contractor at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, on control systems for the Space Shuttle launch complex.
1980-93 – NASA MOD at JSC, working first in data and communications systems and eventually becoming the Chief Data Systems Architect in Mission Control Houston
1994-98 – NASA ISS Program Office at JSC, negotiating the development of international interfaces between all of the ISS international agencies’ mission control centers.
1998-2015 – NASA MSFC, serving as the Mission Operations Laboratory’s Lead Technology
Manager. During the last 8 years, he served as Chairman and General Secretary of CCSDS, managed the CCSDS Secretariat and served on other committees such as the Interagency
Operations Advisory Group and the SpaceOps Committee

Mr. Ramon Krosley
Academia: Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science
Consultant to DoD and NASA
Standards development: AIAA Spacecraft Plug and Play Architecture, CCSDS Spacecraft OnBoard Information Systems/Electronic Data Sheets.


Please contact Jason Cole if you have any questions about courses and workshops at AIAA forums.

Workshop Registration

Please select the Space Standards and Architectures Workshop as an extra ticket within the registration process for AIAA SPACE Forum. You do not need to be registered for AIAA SPACE Forum to register for the workshop. Click here to register.

Dates to Remember

  • Abstract Deadline: 08 Feb 2018
  • Manuscript Deadline: 16 Aug 2018
  • Early Bird Reg Deadline: 27 Aug 2018
  • Cancellation Deadline: 04 Sep 2018

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