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JeTSI at NoMagic World Symposium

JeTSI Modelers attended the NoMagic World Symposium.

JeTSI has been on the forefront of applying Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) services and products utilizing the Department of Defense Architectural Framework (DoDAF) on large aerospace projects.  We have been working with NASA and NOAA on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground Project (GP) since 2010. The JPSS GP spans the globe, with two Ground Terminal sites on each pole, plus communications provided by NASA’s Space Network geosynchronous communications satellites. The JPSS GP has numerous interfaces to other weather programs, NASA support organizations, other NOAA entities, other civil agencies and elements of the Department of Defense.

Leveraging UPDM, JeTSI worked with NASA to develop a very complete and detailed model of the JPSS GP. This architecture allowed NASA to execute its technical management activities with minimal resources, and to communicate the systems concepts and nuances throughout the life cycle. The full benefit of this work will be realized when the JPSS-2, JPSS-3, and JPSS-4 satellites are deployed over the next decade without having to re-develop the technical baseline for each new deployment.

JeTSI also leveraged the JPSS GP architecture to assist NOAA’s Office of Satellite Ground Services (OSGS) in charting the overall NESDSIS ground system architecture into the next decade. For both NASA and NOAA, JeTSI has been in a unique position to support major system trades (capability, cost, and schedule) as NOAA charts its new course into the future of weather satellites.

JeTSI at GSAW

JeTSI supported NOAA’s Office of Satellite Ground Services (OSGS) at the Ground System’s Architecture Workshop (GSAW). OSGS hosted a working group focused on Enabling Game-Changing Innovation Through Model-Based Engineering. Ground Enterprise Architect Services (GEARS), developed using the Magic Draw modeling tool, ties together the enterprise and the products and services it delivers. The working group’s overview will take a look at the end to end Enterprise Architecture activities along with a discussion on lessons learned and next steps in moving forward along with a demo of the GEARS EA model.

Working group presentation: NOAA/NESDIS Ground Enterprise Architecture: Results, Lessons Learned & Next Steps

To  learn more about JeTSI’s model based engineering expertise, visit our DoDAF page.

AMS 2017 Presentation Slides

JeTSI team member Laura Ellen Dafoe presented  “Characterization of the Data Volume Generated by the S-NPP Mission to Support Decisions Regarding Data Downlink Resource Management” during the 2017 American Meteorological Society’s 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems in Seattle, WA in January.

Additionally, team members, Dr. Stephen Marley and Laura Ellen Dafoe, were co-authors along with Alexander Werbos (AER) and T.S. Zaccheo on “A Collaborative Approach for Algorithm Operationalization”during the 7th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations.

Click the links above to view the presentation slides. The recorded presentations will be available in late February through the AMS 2017 website.

JeTSI at AMS 2017

We are pleased to announce that JeTSI team member, Laura Ellen Dafoe, has been selected to provide a presentation at the American Meteorological Society’s 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems to be held in Seattle, Washington January 22-26, 2017. Laura Ellen Dafoe will present “Characterization of the Data Volume Generated by the S-NPP Mission to Support Decisions Regarding Data Downlink Resource Management” on Thursday, January 25.

The presentation will take a look at the volume and rate of the data from the six S-NPP data sources analyzed and characterized for the time period April 2012 through December 2015. This characterization supports S-NPP and JPSS Program decisions on satellite data downlink resource management as well as concepts of operations and requirements for future missions. Understanding the variability of the data generation supports optimal and low risk operational decisions on data downlink operations.

Additionally, team members, Dr. Stephen Marley and Laura Ellen Dafoe, are co-authors along with Alexander Werbos (AER) and T.S. Zaccheo on “A Collaborative Approach for Algorithm Operationalization” being presented on Tuesday, January 24.

 

Environmental Information in Every Decision – EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, Conference is being held this week in Darmstadt, Germany bringing together meteorologists, scientists and researchers from around the world to share their experience and knowledge during plenary, poster and workshop sessions.

Presenting in Poster Session 1, “Environmental Information in Every Decision” by Philip Ardanuy (INNOVIM), David Green (NASA Applied Sciences Program Office), George Komar (NASA Earth Science Technology Office), Dr. Stephen Marley (JeTSI), Peter Neilley (The Weather Business), and Carl Schueler (Schueler Consulting).

In two decades, nearly-deployed constellations of US/European polar-orbiting and geosynchronous meteorological/environmental satellite systems will approach the end of their planned operational lifetimes. As the needs of weather services users continue to grow, they demand a broader suite of applied environmental services. Our ability to deliver these enhanced services is directly coupled to the pace and state of technology maturation. The poster depicts several classes of decisions (public/private; corporate/ commercial; real-time/tactical/strategic) and how intersections of technology maturation and evolving societal needs can drive concepts for exploitation of emerging technologies for, and data collected from, a future satellite observing systems generation.

For news on the conference, visit the EUMETSAT Facebook page.

JeTSI Published Papers

JPSS Program Visualized

The NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio has created an excellent description and visualization of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Program. NOAA has partnered with NASA to implement the series of polar orbiting environmental satellites which began with the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership satellite (S-NPP) and is continuing with the development and planned launch of JPSS-1 and JPSS-2.

JeTSI is proud to be part of the system engineering and architectural team developing and implementing the JPSS program with NASA and NOAA.

View the video telling the JPSS story and its Multi Mission Concept of Operations.

 

AMS 2016 Presentation Slides

JeTSI team member Dr. Stephen Marley presented “O2R2O – A 21st Century Approach to the Operationalization of Weather Science” at the 12th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems during the 2016 American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Click the link above to view the presentation slides.

 

JeTSI at AMS 2016

JeTSI team member Dr. Stephen Marley was selected to provide a presentation at the 12th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems during the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting.

Dr. Stephen Marley will present “O2R2O – A 21st Century Approach to the Operationalization of Weather Science” on Thursday, January 14.

This presentation will explore the application of new technologies for the operationalization of weather science. It will review the current practices within the NOAA/NESDIS enterprise and identify how emerging technologies might be integrated into a more flexible architecture that provides for the efficient integration of the latest weather science understanding into operational use.

The meeting be held in New Orleans, Louisiana January 10-14, 2016

The presentation slides will be posted on our website after the conference is held. You will be able to find them in the Published Papers link at www.jetsi.com.

Press Release AMS 2016

JeTSI Presentation Accepted – GSAW 2016

Jeffries Technology Solutions, Inc. (JeTSI) is pleased to announce that our submission to GSAW 2016 has been accepted as part of the “Enterprise Approaches” session scheduled for the morning of March 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Architecture from Concept through Acceptance Test: Reducing Technical Management Costs for Systems-of-Systems” will show how Unified Profile for MoDAF and DoDAF (UPDM) was critical in achieving a new level of technical insight, technical management, and cost control. With the advent of the UPDM in DoDAF 2.0, along with implementations of UPDM provided by various commercial tools (e.g., MagicDraw by No Magic), the long anticipated potential to reduce costs and enhance the technical management of large Systems-of-Systems using “architecture” is beginning to be realized. UPDM’s relational model infrastructure removes the engineers from having to ensure every relationship, every interface, and every perspective remains consistent with each update to the model. This allows the Systems Engineering group to unleash the true power of the “architecture” throughout the life cycle, from Concept Definition and now through Acceptance Testing.

JeTSI has been on the forefront of this new technical management paradigm applying DoDAF modeling to the Constellation Program and providing key support for the Space Network Modernization Ground Sustainment System. Working since 2010 with NASA and NOAA on the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Ground Project (GP), JeTSI is also leveraging the JPSS GP architecture to assist NOAA’s Office of Satellite Ground Services (OSGS) in charting the overall NESDSIS ground system architecture into the next decade. For both NASA and NOAA, JeTSI has been in a unique position to support major system trades (capability, cost, and schedule) as NOAA charts its new course into the future of weather satellites. This presentation will present the highlights of these efforts, and how UPDM was critical in achieving this new level of technical insight, technical management, and cost control.

The presentation slides will be posted on our website after the conference is held. You will be able to find them in the Published Papers link.

Press Release GSAW 2016

 

JeTSI Supports Give to Science Day

Jeffries Technology Solutions, Inc. (JeTSI) is pleased to once again support the Society for Science & the Public’s (SSP) Give to Science Day.

SSP engages the public in scientific research and education. They inspire young people around the world through their competitions – the Intel Science Talent Search, the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, and Broadcom MASTERS – and their publications – Science News and the freely available Science News for Students.

Support SSP through their website – www.societyforscience.org.

Press Release JeTSI Supports Give to Science Day