Open Source for Space Mini-Workshop

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Invited Talks on the use of Open Source in Space

The "Open Source for Space" Mini-Workshop is a one-day virtual seminar within the 2021, IEEE International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology (SMC-IT), featuring talks and invited presentations on the use of Open Source software and even hardware in the space industry. It will occur on Friday, July 30, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM, PDT.

Open Source technologies playing an ever increasing role in space systems. Software such as the
RTEMS Operating System, the NASA Core Flight System (cFS), F-Prime (which controls the Mars Helicopter), AIT-AMMOS, Open-MCT, and the Ball Aerospace Cosmos Ground Data System comprise some of the Open Source Software in wide use today.

The Mini-Workshop will be chaired by Dr. Gerardo Cruz-Ortiz who is the Associate Branch Head, Flight Software Systems Branch, and Deputy Program Manager for NASA’s Core Flight System (cFS).

The Mini-Workshop format will include invited presentations, contributed presentations, and technical demonstrations. If you are interested in attending this one-day seminar please REGISTER here.


10:00 AM Introduction Dr. Gerardo Cruz-Ortiz, NASA GSFC
10:15 AM FRET - The Formal Requirements Elicitation Tool Dr. Anastasia Mavridou, NASA ARC
10:35 AM Introduction to cFE/cFS Dr. Gerardo Cruz-Ortiz, NASA GSFC
11:00 AM RENODE and Open Source Platform Simulation Michael Gielda, Antmicro
11:20 AM Introduction to F-Prime Jeff Levison, NASA JPL
11:40 AM RTEMS - A Real Time Operating System for Space Dr. Joel Sherrill, OAR Corporation
12:00 PM LUNCH BREAK Slack Channel
1:00 PM Space ROS - Robot Operating System for Space Amalaye Oyake, Blue Origin
1:20 PM Nyx, An Open Source Space Astrodynamics Toolkit Chris Rabotin, Masten Space Systems
1:40 PM 42, General-Purpose Simulation of Spacecraft Attitude and Orbit dynamics Eric Stoneking, NASA GSFC
2:05 PM OpenMCT Jay Trimble, NASA ARC
2:25 PM Group Discussion Michael Aguilar, NASA LaRC, Retired

Date: July 30th, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM PDT
Location: Zoom

Contact: opensourceforspace AT protonmail DOT com