Mission Data System
FEATURED TECHNICAL DOCUMENTS
Human-Rated Automation and Robotics -- A Design Handbook for Robust Operations, Control, and Fault Management This handbook was the product of the JPL internal R&D task entitled Human-Robotic Lunar Surface Operations in 2010. The task explored the use of goal-oriented control methodology as a solution to ensure safety in complex systems that include both autonomous robots and humans (initially focusing on the context of lunar surface operations). CL#10-4977
Mission Data System Whitepaper -- Guidelines for Proposal Evaluation The MDS approach differs from traditional engineering approaches that treat the systems and software disciplines as separate and distinct activities. MDS consolidates capabilities that are traditionally-engineered and planned as separate development investments. Consequently, engineering managers may find it challenging to make an apples-to-apples comparison between an MDS proposal and a traditional proposal. This whitepaper poses a set of questions whose answers evoke the overall analytic, design and functional benefits that are integrated into MDS. Our goal is to help a technical manager make accurate cost and capability comparisons between proposals based on MDS and those based on traditional methods. CL#08-1556
MDS Trade Brochure Glossy brochure describing MDS goals and products.
MDS Adapters Guide Step-by-step guide to the process of adapting MDS frameworks according to requirements developed through state analysis to build control system software.
MDS C++ Framework Description Overview of the C++ software frameworks.
Training MaterialsPresentation material associated with MDS State Analysis training courses.
State Analysis for Software Engineers 2008 Revision Introduction to State Analysis for system engineers and software developers. Introduces the process of State Analysis for defining control system requirements, and carrying them through to architectural patterns in software.
State Analysis for Software Engineers Introduction to State Analysis for system engineers and software developers. Introduces the process of State Analysis for defining control system requirements, and carrying them through to code by adapting MDS frameworks..
State Analysis for System Engineers Introduction to State Analysis for system engineers. Introduces the process of State Analysis for defining control system requirements.