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Julie LoftisJulia Loftis
Goddard's Integrated Lunar Information Architecture for Decision Support (ILIADS)

Wednesday, September 12 2007
Building 3 Auditorium - 3:30 PM
(Refreshments at 3:00 PM)

Recognizing the need to apply lunar Science data to critical Exploration decisions, Goddard scientists and engineers conceived of an evolutionary architecture and GIS-like tool to offer ESMD. As an IRAD-funded effort, ILIADS leverages GSFC's unique breath and depth of scientific knowledge, and proven capabilities in developing applied scientific information systems. It is unique in its extensibility: the shareware desktop "xGIS" can be extended by scientists developing models and derived products in whatever tool(s) they choose. ILIADS has been called a "model-based" or "what-if" GIS, because it will allow exploration engineers to interactively explore various alternatives. ILIADS is designed to evolve and grow over time as our knowledge of the moon increases, and as new exploration needs come up.

As Assistant Chief for Technology of the Information Systems Division, Julie Loftis was involved in the conception of ILIADS. For ten years prior to that she led the Advanced Architectures and Automation Branch, developing such technologies as the "Adaptive Sensor Fleet (ASF)", the "Scientist's Expert Assistant (SEA)", the "Science Goal Monitor (SGM)", and the "Interoperable Remote Component (IRC) architecture". She is currently working in Goddard's New Opportunities Office


IS&T Colloquium Committee Host: Ben Kobler