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Space Systems are increasingly complex, with large trade spaces that require consideration of many elements. By applying systematic processes in SatCom space system architecture studies, decision makers gain insight into both the advantages and disadvantages of different options to support future courses of action. Architecting space systems requires a big-picture view of the problem being addressed, including understanding current shortfalls and future needs. In the course of an architecture study, many tools and processes are used to identify options, understand the risks associated with the options, and to run excursions within the trade space. In this workshop, an overview of architecting space systems will be presented, with a discussion of principles, tools, techniques and processes that may be applied to develop and evaluate concepts for Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) on current national programs.

• Learn about some of the tools and techniques for SatCom system architecture development
• Explore the process of SatCom system architecture evaluation
• Example of application
 

• Directors of J6
• Heads of Space Branch
• MilSatCom Programme Managers
• Heads of C4ISR
• Directors of Network Services
• Heads of Space Policy

Workshop LEADER

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Jamie Dronen

Director, MILSATCOM Future & International Programs, The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation

 

The Aerospace Corporation is a not-for-profit company that operates a U.S. federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) dedicated solely to assuring mission success. Aerospace provides leadership support in all fields and disciplines of research, design, development, acquisition, operations, and program management. The corporation’s unique depth of talent in a broad array of scientific and engineering disciplines, ability to provide objective analysis, and freedom from conflict of interest allows us to provide leaders with the information they need to make the right decisions.

Workshop programme

12:30 Registration and Coffee

13:00 Opening Remarks and Introductions

13:15 Overview of Framework for Performing Architecture Trade Studies for Space Systems

14:15 Afternoon Tea

14:30 Conducting a SatCom Space System Architecture Study using the Portfolio Decision Support Tool (PDST)

16:30 Closing remarks and discussion

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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