2009 MC Meeting

Planetary Data System Management Council Face-to-Face Meeting

Engineering Node, Pasadena, CA August 18-19, 2009

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 MC Face-to-Face will be held at the Avery Dining Hall (Bldg 99 on campus map), on Cal Tech Campus 9:00 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. Tuesday August 18 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Wednesday August 19 In addition, the PDS2010 working group splinter sessions will be held at different locations on Cal Tech campus as follows: Data Design Working Group – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday August 17 at Conf Room 139 of Moore Lab (Bldg 93 on campus map) System Design Working Group – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday August 17 at Conf Room 239 of Moore Lab (Bldg 93 on campus map)


Day 1 – August 18 (9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 9:00 Welcome – Local logistics – agenda (Dan, Steve, Emily, et al.) 9:10 PDS status – Ed Grayzeck, PM report Bill Knopf – news HQ PE viewpoint Reta Beebe – news CS viewpoint, IPDA (oral) -VEX update 10:00 PDS 2010 Intro and Design Overview – Dan Crichton Break 11:00 Data Model Overview – Anne Raugh 11:45 Example – Phoenix TellTale Character Table – Lyle Huber 12:00 Lunch break 1:15 System Design – Sean Hardman 2:15 XML Adoption – Sean Hardman Break 3:30 Data Transformations – Anne Raugh 3:45 Data Provider Engagement – Elizabeth Rye 4:00 User Engagement – Reta Beebe 4:15 LADEE candidate mission – Lyle Huber 4:25 Standards Ref Plan – Elizabeth Rye 4:40 Project Plan and Next Steps – Dan Crichton 5:00 Executive session (Reta Beebe, MC) – new action items (oral) 5:30 Adjourn 6:45 Group dinner Day 2 – August 19 (8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) 8:00 Action items – Ed Grayzeck (handout only) 8:10 Follow-up discussion on 2010 (management, impacts, …) 9:10 Reprocessing Data Policy (superseded,archive_status) – Dick Simpson, Elizabeth Rye 10:00 Revise PAG, APG for ITAR App (tentative) – Dick Simpson Break 10:45 ITAR and PDS – Bill Knopf 11:00 Metrics and PDS & SMD – Bill Knopf 11:20 MIWG – Emily Law 11:30 NDWG/schedules – Dave Williams 11:40 PMWG (SDSC and RAID inventory) progress report – Ed Grayzeck, Dan Crichton 12:00 Group picture and LUNCH 1:00 Tool Development – Sean Hardman, Josh Ganderson/Laura Baalman 1:30 Google and PDS – Jay Trimble/ Mark Rose 2:00 PDS policy on pre-proposal endorsements – Mike A’Hearn 2:15 Phobos-Grunt and Russians – Mike A’Hearn, Chuck Acton 2:30 PDS and Chinese – Tom Stein, Dave Williams 2:45 Kaguya and PDS – Ray Walker 3:00 Executive session (Reta Beebe, MC) 4:00 adjourn

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Phone: 866-717-0239 Passcode: 6791290 Information is the same for both days.


MC Management Items (PPT)

PDS2010 MC Overview (PPT)

DDWG Progress (PPT)

Phoenix Tell Tale (Simple Table) & LADEE (PPT)

System Design (PPT)

XML Adoption (PPT)

Data Transformation (PPT)

Data Provider Engagement (PPT)

User Feedback / Engagement (PPT)

Standards Reference Plan (PPT)

PDS2010 Project Plan and Next Steps (PPT)

An Alternative View (PPT)

Archive Status (PPT)

Reprocessing (PPT)

MIWG Report (PPT)

NDWG Report (PPT)

PMWG Report (PPT)

Tool Development – EN (PPT)

Tool Development – Google Funded Search (PPT)

Tool Development – Product Level Search (PPT)

Tool Development – Tool Prototypes Update (PPT)

Tool Development – User Research Survey (PPT)

New Frontiers & Discovery (PPT)

Phobos SRM (PPT)

PDS & Chinese (PPT)

PDS & Kaguya (PPT)


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The parking structure closest to our meeting place, the Avery Dining Hall, is Structure #4 (Holliston Structure, bldg 66 on campus map) on Holliston Ave just south of Del Mar Blvd. You are required to display a permit parking on campus. Daily permits ($6/day) are available at automated pay stations at all parking structures and lots. Please click here for more details.


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Coffee/tea and refreshments will be available in the meeting room both days. A group dinner will be held on Tuesday August 18 at 6:45 p.m. at McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant located at 111 N. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA 91101


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