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Chris Knight Presents on and Demonstrates Core Flight System Software Bus Networking Architecture
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Chris Knight Presents on and Demonstrates Core Flight System Software Bus Networking Architecture

On Thursday, May 29, Chris Knight gave an invited Lunch & Learn (L&L) presentation on, and demonstration of, the core Flight Software System (cFS) Software Bus Networking (SBN) architecture to an audience of over fifty attendees from across the Agency. Attendees had a wide range of experience with cFS, flight software, publish-subscribe architectures, and software development, and participated via Microsoft Teams. The discussion touched on many architectural aspects of cFS.

BACKGROUND: CFS is a Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) -led open source flight software system that is a platform and project-independent reusable software framework and set of reusable software applications. It is and has been in use on a number of flight missions, such as the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE), the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbier (LRO), an the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) missions. SBN is an open-source cFS application that provides seamless integration of multiple cFS processors. Mr. Knight has led the development of SBN since 2015, in support of an Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project in collaboration with Johnson Space Center (JSC) to demonstrate cFS for manned space flight systems (now targeting Gateway missions).

Mr. Knight is the cFS Change Control Board (CCB) representative for NASA Ames and regularly attends CCB meetings and contributes to the continued development and adoption of cFS.

NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: Autonomous Systems and Operations (ASO) project, Advanced Exploration Systems (AES) program, Human Exploration Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD)

CFS CCB TEAM: Chris Knight & Elizabeth Timmons (GSFC CCB member and organizer of the L&L series)

POINT OF CONTACT: Chris Knight, christopher.d.knight@nasa.gov

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