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Richard MullinixRichard Mullinix
Integrated Space Weather Analysis System, a software engineer's perspective

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Building 3 Auditorium - 11:00 AM
(Coffee and cookies at 10:30 AM)

The integrated Space Weather Analysis System (iSWA) was developed to resolve a critical agency challenge: to accurately specify and forecast both the large-scale and local space environments and their probable impacts for NASA missions. The iSWA system also addressees the technical challenge of presenting actionable space weather information in a form that is both easily accessible and useful to the NASA customer.

Development of the iSWA system has been a joint activity between NASA HQ Office of the Chief Engineer and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (The Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate, and the Science and Exploration Directorate). ISWA is situated within and based on the Space Weather Laboratory's Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC), which provides real-time forecasts using the most advanced space weather models currently available. CCMC is supported by the Heliophysics Division at NASA/HQ and by the National Science Foundation.

The resulting iSWA system is a flexible, web-based dissemination system for NASA-relevant space weather information that combines forecasts from state-of-the-art space weather models with concurrent space environment information from observations. iSWA is customer configurable and adaptable for use as a powerful decision-making tool, providing mission managers and decision-makers with personalized "quick look" space weather information, detailed insight into space weather forecasts, and tools for historical impact analysis.

Richard Mullinix is a Computer Scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, code 587. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from University of Maryland at College Park as well as a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Maryland at College Park. He has been at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center since 2000, starting as a co-op, and has been working with the Community Coordinated Modeling Center since 2010.
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