[amsat-bb] Survey on Core Concepts for Space Industry Software Development Practices and Attitudes

Brandon Shirley Brandon.Shirley at sdl.usu.edu
Sun Sep 13 06:05:33 UTC 2015

I am sending this survey out to the AMSAT mailing list because I believe it will reach technically minded individuals involved in varied aspects of the space industry.

Survey: Core Concepts - https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jp3RTKGUExYpQF

You have received this email because of your interest in or involvement with the space industry. We greatly need your participation. Dr. Stephen Clyde & Brandon Shirley in the Department of Computer Science at Utah State University are conducting a set of surveys to find out more about software development practices and attitudes in the space industry, specifically flight, ground, and testing software. We are asking that anyone involved or that has been involved in software development that relates to space industry participate in this survey.
The survey set is currently made of six surveys that will be distributed over the course of a few months. Each survey stands on its own: opting to not participate in one survey does not exclude you in any way from participating in any subsequent surveys. Likewise, participating in one survey does not obligate to you participate in any subsequent surveys. The surveys are as follows:

1)    SISDPA : Core Concepts
2)    SISDPA : Development Preferences
3)    SISDPA : Open Systems Architecture and Modularity
4)    SISDPA : Security
5)    SISDPA : Network
6)    SISDPA : Reuse, Interoperability, Portability, Code Complexity

Note that the order above does not indicate order of distribution. You can you use the link below to access the "Core Concepts" survey.
We greatly need your participation and your responses to the surveys will make a meaningful contribution to this research while allowing you an opportunity to reflect on you current software development practices and how these practices affect the projects on which you have and will work. This survey set will be used to determine the path of future research, as well as increase the body of knowledge that relates to software development practices and attitudes in the space industry.

You can access the "Core Concepts" survey of the Space Industry Software Development Practices and Attitudes survey set using the following link:

You can also copy and paste the following URL into your address bar if you prefer not to use the provided link: https://usu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8jp3RTKGUExYpQF

See http://brandon.bluezone.usu.edu/Files/LOISpaceSoftwareAttitudes_Final.pdf for the Letter of Intent (LOI) that explains your role as a participant should you choose to participate. If you have questions please direct them to Brandon Shirley, via email b.l.s at aggiemail.usu.edu, the LOI lists additional contact information.
Once the survey set is closed, we will analyze the data, and generate results. We will seek publication of these results in a conference or journal.


Brandon Shirley, MS
Brandon.Shirley at sdl.usu.edu
Mobile: (435) 994 - 9165

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