Steering Committee for NASA Technology Roadmaps, National Research Council, National Academies. "Appendix N: TA11 Modeling, Simulation, and Information Technology and Processing." NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities: Restoring NASA's Technological Edge and Paving the Way for a New Era in Space. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2012.
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NASA Space Technology Roadmaps and Priorities
Some discussion in the workshop focused on data systems (especially regarding science data), and the presenters handled engineering data and science data interchangeably, but NASA handles these two domains very differently. Every mission has its own Context-Driven Content Management system to do configuration management, which is part of product data lifecycle management. It was suggested that there should be an effort to advance the state-of-the-art and share that technology across missions for systems engineering and intelligent data understanding. It was said that the solution does not have to be homogenous, as missions really are different. Finally, it was noted that technology for smaller missions has not been addressed, i.e., common buses. There was agreement that there will not be a large mission in the coming years, and smaller missions are becoming more and more expensive.