2008 Technical Session

Planetary Data System Technical Session 

Engineering Node, Pasadena, CA

September 24-25, 2008

If you have questions that are not answered here, contact Emily Law (818)354-6208, emily.s.law@jpl.nasa.gov.

Time and Place

The PDS Technical Session will be held: 8:15 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Wednesday September 24 8:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Thursday September 25

All sessions will be held in the Building 171 Room 246 at JPL 4800 Oak Grove Drive Pasadena, CA 91109-8099


Wednesday September 24 Morning Session: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1001

Check-in Visitor Control8:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Introductions (logistics, agenda) (Dan)8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
PDS 2010 overview, core principles and requirements (Dan)9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Fundamental Issue Part I9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
(Discussion Lead: Mitch)
BREAK10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Fundamental Issue Part II10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
(Discussion Lead: Mitch)
LUNCH11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Wednesday September 24 Afternoon Session: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1002

PDS 2010 System Architecture Plans, Scope, and Principles1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(Discussion Lead: Sean)
BREAK3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Data Structure Approach3:15 PM – 4:45 PM
(Discussion Lead: Steve)
Day-1 wrap up and review of notes & actions (Dan)4:45 PM – 5:15 PM

Wednesday September 24 Evening Dinner

IL Fornaio Italian Restaurant in Old Town Pasadena6:45 PM

Thursday September 25 Morning Session: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1001

Check-in Visitor Control8:15 AM – 8:45 AM
Agenda Updates and Logistics8:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Data Integrity & System Topics9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
(Discussion Leads: IMG, EN)
System Architecture Views and Models10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
(Discussion Lead: Sean)
BREAK10:30 AM – 10:45 AM
System Architecture Core Services and Definitions10:45 AM – 11:15 AM
(Discussion Lead: Sean)
System Architecture Migration Planning11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
(Discussion Lead: Sean)
LUNCH11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Thursday September 25 Afternoon Session: Telecon Number: (818)354-3434 Meeting ID: 1002

Discussion and Recommendations for the Data Architecture1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
(Discussion Lead: Steve)
BREAK3:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Wrap up, review of notes, actions & MC Recommendations (Dan)3:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Adjourn4:30 PM


From JPL: 4-3434 Outside: 818-354-3434 Meeting ID: 1001 Wednesday/Thursday Morning Session 1002 Wednesday/Thursday Afternoon Session =============================================================== Procedure for telecon participation: — From JPL telephones, dial 4-3434 — From local, off-Lab telephones, dial (818) 354-3434 — From long distance, use the following procedure: 1. Dial (800) 367-5754 2. Upon hearing the tones, press 5-7-5 (the numbers for J-P-L) 3. At the second dial tone, press 4-3434 4. When prompted, dial the corresponding meeting code



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Access to Meeting

Once you arrive at JPL security gate, the security guard will guide you to the visitor parking area. Cross the street from the visitor parking area, register at JPL Visitor Center. Either Dan or Emily will be there to escort you to the meeting. Dan’s cell phone is (818)653-5363 and Emily’s is (818)667-5535 should anyone has any problems.


Coffee/tea and refreshments will be available in the meeting room both days. There are also soft drink and snack vending machines in the building and cafeterias where they serve lunch. A group dinner will be held on Wednesday September 24 at 6:45 p.m. at the IL Fornaio Italian Restaurant located at 24 West Union Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 (626)683-9797.


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Internet Access

You may bring a laptop to the meeting.

The JPL Guest Internet access uses DHCP so you do not need to know a specific address. Your laptop must be configured to use DHCP. There are no restrictions on the JPL Guest Internet access.

The wireless Network Name (SSID) is broadcasted: JPLGuestInternet. It will be available in the meeting room. To log on: Open a web browser and go to any JPL external web site. You will be redirected to a Terms of Service page before you can continue. You must read the Terms of Service and click the Agree button.

Restrictions apply to use of the JPL Guest Internet service include: Users cannot access resources on the JPL Intranet, although they can connect to the JPL public web site (https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/) and the MeetingPlace web site (http://meetingplace.jpl.nasa.gov). In addition, they cannot use the JPL mail (smtp) server for sending e-mail. Therefore, we recommend that visitors launch the corporate VPN client to access e-mail services.