[CESG] CMC comments to CCSDS Strategic Plan

Shames, Peter M (312G) peter.m.shames at jpl.nasa.gov
Fri Feb 7 13:46:45 EST 2014


I have reviewed the CMC comments on the Strategic Plan, and its current contents.  I am not sure what the first comment relates to "SEA plan of work does not seem to contain approved documents (documents in CWE but number missing)" because there are no document numbers on most of the other project entries in the CWE that I looked at and documents are not assigned numbers by the CCSDS Tech Editor until they are well along in maturation.  Future / longer term projects would not have document numbers assigned.

We (SEA) could propose other mid term and long term projects that would be valuable to the CCSDS, but given the limited resources that the CMC and agencies have made available these would be purely speculative.  The items that I would gladly include, if that sort of speculative plan is what is desried, are the following:

  1.  RASDS review and extensions, to add a Services view (used in the SCCS-ADD and useful in MOIMS and CSS), and to add a SysML mapping for the different views.  We have had some practical use of this in various architecture work I have done in the last couple of years.
  2.  CCSDS Reference Architecture, to provide, at a minimum, a high level mapping of how all of the CCSDS areas and WGs, and their major product groupings, fit together.  This would also answer one of the CMC requests, but we cannot do it without resources.
  3.  We already included the Time Correlation and Synchronization Services.  As a forward looking project this will be required in the era of Solar System Internetworking (SSI).  Right now we are defining a set of protocols that assume synchronized clocks on distant assets, but we have defined no way to do that synchronization.
  4.  We also included the reference information architecture, with a full and interoperable SOA specification, in the draft Strategic Plan.  This is not yet in the project set, but we can add it to that if that is acceptable as a future project.

If the CMC would like to see future projects like these in the Strategic Plan, and also inserted into the Project Framework, I would be happy to provide them.  It will, of course, be most meaningful only if there is some hope of resources from more than one agency to actually accomplish these tasks.  Please let me know how you wish to proceed.

Best regards, Peter

From: Nestor Peccia <Nestor.Peccia at esa.int<mailto:Nestor.Peccia at esa.int>>
Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 3:45 AM
To: CCSDS Engineering Steering Group - CESG Exec <cesg at mailman.ccsds.org<mailto:cesg at mailman.ccsds.org>>
Cc: CMC <cmc at mailman.ccsds.org<mailto:cmc at mailman.ccsds.org>>
Subject: [CESG] CMC comments to CCSDS Strategic Plan


SLS and MOIMS updated sections are the only ones received

Dear all,

Please find attached the marked-up Strategic Plan with the CMC compiled comments.

Schedule is as follows:

  *   AD to deliver  to Nestor its related updated section by end January 2014
  *   Nestor to deliver new version of the first sections of the Plan (Page 1 - 10) by end Jan 2014
  *   New version of Strategic Plan to CESG for review by mid Feb 2014
  *   Last comments from CESG on 24th Feb 2014
  *   Issue of Strategic Plan Issue 1 to CMC by end February 2014 (1 month prior to next CCSDS technical meeting)

The first file contains all the CMC comments and the second includes the comments in the doc.

[attachment "CCSDS Strat Plan Compilation of Comments - Dec 2013.doc" deleted by Nestor Peccia/esoc/ESA] [attachment "CCSDS-StratPlan-A01x1y1x1-d11v0-5Dec13-CompCmts.docx" deleted by Nestor Peccia/esoc/ESA]

In addition, Juan Miro has prepared a presentation (attached below)
[attachment "CCSDS Strategic Roadmap 131210 rev1.pptx" deleted by Nestor Peccia/esoc/ESA]

with comments per area, shown below and for your consideration. One of the main point of discussion at CMC was:

  *   AD to state either that the Area has no long term objectives (2018-2020+) and once the work is completed the Area will be closed. or to include the missing long term objectives in the Plan


  *   SEA plan of work does not seem to contain approved documents (documents in CWE but number missing)
  *   SEA midterm focus is timeline exchange
  *   SEA long term plan is to standardise time services; this was discussed a long time ago in CMC but not approved; is it still a valid prospect?


  *   MOIMS Goal 1 “Spacecraft Conjunction Data Exchange” and Goal 5 “Digital Repository Criteria” have no on-going nor future work planned
  *   Mid-term objectives (2017-2018) only for MO services
  *   No long terms objectives (2019-2010) defined
  *   Workplan for Tele-robotics is yet to be defined


  *   Service Management goals defined in the long term, but no approved documents
  *   Generic File Transfer is missing from the Strategic Plan although a BoF has been established and concept paper is being elaborated


  *   Only short term (2014-2015) workplan defined


  *   RF&M: short and mid-term plan are defined
  *   Coding schemes and synchronisation short, mid and long-term plans identified
  *   Space Data Link protocols workplan to be elaborated between 204 and 2018
  *   Data compression and Space Data link security workplans only cover the short term
  *   Optical comms workplan is the only goal covering the long term


  *   SIS Goal 1 “Use of Internet standards” has no associated workplan
  *   No goal covers the long term (beyond 2017


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