Title of Presentation: The NASA Real Time Mission Monitor – A Situational Awareness Tool For Managing Experiment Assets

Primary (Corresponding) Author: Michael Goodman

Organization of Primary Author: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Co-Authors: Richard Blakeslee, John Hall, and Philip Parker


Abstract:  The NASA Real Time Mission Monitor (RTMM) is a situational awareness tool that integrates satellite, aircraft state information, airborne and surface instruments, and weather state data for field experiment management.  RTMM optimizes science and logistic decision-making during field experiments by presenting timely data and graphics to the users to improve real time situational awareness of the experiment's assets.  The RTMM is proven in the field as it supported program managers, scientists, and aircraft personnel during the NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses experiment during summer 2006 in Cape Verde, Africa.   The integration and delivery of this information is made possible through data acquisition systems, network communication links and network server resources built and managed by collaborators at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center (DFRC) and Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).   RTMM is evolving towards a more flexible and dynamic combination of sensor ingest, network computing, and decision-making activities through the use of a service oriented architecture based on community standards and protocols.