2013 PDS4 Operational Readiness Review

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

Time and Place

The Review will be held at the Building B16W, Room N76/80 of the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Campus Map

Goddard Visitor Center 8800 Greenbelt Road – Code 130 Greenbelt, MD 2077 9:30AM – 5:15PM Tuesday September 17 9:30AM – 5:15PM Wednesday September 18 9:30AM – 2:00PM Thursday September 19 Eastern Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Terms of Reference

Documents: PDS4 Terms of Reference


Day 1: Tuesday 17-September-13
PresentationStart TimeTitle and Presentation MaterialsPresenter
Overview of ORR
9:30 AMCharge to the boardTBD
PDS4 Background and Overview
110:00 AMProject description, overall plan, and status [PDF]Crichton
210:45 AMPDS Level 3 Requirements [PDF]Crichton
311:30 AMLADEE and MAVEN overview, requirements, commitments [PDF]Beebe
412:00 PMSoftware Process, Documentation and Release Cycles [PDF]Law
12:30 PMWorking LUNCH (meal brought in)
51:30 PMReviews and RFAs [PDF]Law
62:00 PMPDS4 CCB for V1.0 [PDF]Neakrase
LADEE and MAVEN Overview
72:30 AMPDS4 LADEE Support [PDF]Neakrase
83:00 PMPDS4 MAVEN Support [PDF]Mafi
93:45 PMPDS4 PhoenixBeta Test [PDF]Neakrase
104:15 PMPDS4 Demonstration [PDF]All
4:45 PMRecapBoard
5:15 PMAdjourn
Day 2: Wednesday 18-September-13
PDS4 Technical Design and Implementation
119:30 AMPDS4 System Architecture and Operations Concepts [PDF]
1210:30 AMPDS4 Information Model and Standards Support for LADEE/MAVEN [PDF]
1311:45 AMPDS4 Standards Documentation [PDF]
12:15 PMWorking LUNCH (meal brought in)
141:15 PMPDS4 Software Tools and Services for LADEE/MAVEN [PDF]
152:00 PMPDS3 to PDS4 Transition Support for LADEE/MAVEN [PDF]Crichton
162:30 PMPDS4 System Testing for LADEE and MAVEN [PDF]Law
Release, Deployment Plans and Schedule
173:30 PMBuild 4 Release and Deployment Plans [PDF]Law
184:15 PMSummary [PDF]Crichton
4:45 PMRecapBoard
5:15 PMAdjourn
Day 3: Thursday 19-September-13
Board Discussions
9:30 AMCrichton
10:00 AMBoard
10:30 AM
11:30 AM
12:30 PM
2:00 PM

WebEx and Dial-in Information

TBD Tuesday, September 17, 2013 WebEx Meeting Number: 991 675 931 Topic: PDS ORR Day 1 WebEx URL: https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/j.php?ED=162539732&UID=0&PW=NMWM2MDU5Y2Fk&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D Wednesday, September 18, 2013 WebEx Meeting Number: 991 752 818 Topic: PDS ORR day 2 WebEx URL: https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/j.php?ED=162539667&UID=0&PW=NOTdkZmUzYWQw&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D Thursday, September 19, 2013 WebEx Meeting Number: 991 752 818 Topic: PDS ORR day 3 WebEx URL: https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/j.php?ED=162539667&UID=0&PW=NOTdkZmUzYWQw&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D The following is identical for all 3 days: Meeting start time: 8:30 am, Eastern Time (New York, GMT-04:00) WebEx Meeting Password: pds!2011 Audio Dial-In: 1-866-328-8761 Meeting ID: 1001 To Start WebEx: 1. Go to WebEx URL listed above. 2. Enter your name and email address. 3. Enter the meeting password: pds!2011 4. Click “Join Now”. 5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen. For WebEx assistance 1. Go to https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/mc 2. On the left navigation bar, click “Support”. WebEx will automatically setup Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by clicking this link: https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php To check whether you have the appropriate players installed for UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files, go to https://nasa.webex.com/nasa/systemdiagnosis.php IMPORTANT NOTICE: The meeting service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session. –>


Project Management Documents

  • PDS4 Project Plan composes the overall plans for PDS4 implementation, documentation, review, test, transition, data migration, training and resources.
  • Project Life Cycle depicts the PDS4 Project life cycle in support of LADEE and MAVEN.
  • PDS Software Management Plan establishes and governs the lifecycle development approach for software being developed at JPL for the PDS.
  • Operations Concept describes how the PDS4 data architecture and the PDS4 software system work across the PDS federation throughout the PDS Archive Lifecycle.
  • PDS4 Project Schedule shows PDS4 implementation milestones. It is updated on a monthly basis.

Requirements Documents

  • PDS Level 1, 2 and 3 Requirements is the set of high-level requirements that define the characteristics and features of the federated PDS system.
  • PDS4 Level 4 and 5 General System Requirements addresses the general software requirements for services, applications and tools within the PDS4 system. Detailed component’s L4 and L5 requirements are included in the Software Component’s Requirements and Design Documents (see “Software Design Documents” section below).
  • PDS4 Information Model Requirements defines the requirements for the fourth generation of the PDS Information Model.
  • Requirements Mapping traces how requirements are derived from PDS Level 3 to PDS4 Level 4 and 5.

Review Support Documents

Architecture Document

  • PDS4 System Architecture Specification conveys the system architecture for the PDS4 system in a manner that is understandable to the broad spectrum of PDS stakeholders but is intended for the designers and developers of the PDS4 system.

Software Design Documents

Model/Standards Documents

  • PDS4 Concepts provides an introduction to PDS4 key concepts — the view from 10,000 feet, avoiding gory details.
  • Data Provider’s Handbook provides a cookbook to guide data providers step-by-step through the process of developing an archive.
  • Standards Reference is one of the two fundamental reference documents for PDS4. You will need this as you work your way through the Data Provider’s Handbook and as you prepare an archive.
  • Data Dictionary is the other fundamental reference for PDS4.
  • Information Model Specification provides details on the design of the Information Model.
  • Version 1 Examples: Released on May 7, 2013, these examples correspond with Build 3b of PDS4.
    • PDS4 Example Products – (ZIP)
    • PDS4 Example Archive – (ZIP)
  • CDF Documents for providing CDF data to PPI.

Test Documents

The following report provides an executive summary of Build 3b testing demonstrating its readiness for data providers from LADEE and MAVEN in support of the Interface Control Agrement (ICD) between PDS and the missions.

The following documents are artifacts for testing of Build 3b infrastructure prior to deployment to Operations in June 2013.

The following documents are artifacts for Testing of Build 3b tools and services deployed ATMOS and PPI using PHX bundle created by ATMOS and LADEE-like/MAVEN-like bundles generated by EN.

Test Traceability maps test cases to requirements from PDS4 Level 5, back up to PDS Level 4 and 3.

LADEE Interface Documents

  • ICD is the LADEE LDEX PDS Interface Control Document
  • SIS is the LADEE LDEX PDS Software Interface Specification

ORR Panel Report and Response

Other web sites

Comment Form

Comments & Recommendations (.doc)

Maps, Parking, Access

Direction to Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 Direction to Goddard Space Flight Center Main Campus


Recommended Hotel: Greenbelt Marriott 6400 Ivy Lane Greenbelt, Maryland 20770 USA Phone: (800) 676-5975 for reservation Other choices for lodging can be found: HERE


Morning and afternoon refreshments will be available.


Please check Weather of Greenbelt, Maryland.

Internet Access

Wireless Internet Access will be available. Access instructions will be provided upon arrival.