NAIF Node Report Chuck Acton. PDSMC 4/3-4/2008 Washington D.C. Background Info. The “SPICE Boys”. Chuck Acton. Nat Bachman. Ed Wright. Boris Semenov. NAIF’s Funding. NAIF gets funding via Bill Knopf in three chunks NAIF node of the PDS (just like what you get)
NAIF Node: $350K ---> 1.25 FTE
Core SPICE: $465K ---> 1.66 FTE
AMMOS funding is for Toolkit porting, bug fixes, and support for AMMOS SPICE users. Plus implementation of a small new tool of general use.
See next chart for list of major customers
NAIF Web Metrics for 2007
The new geometric event finder subsystem, and perhaps the JNI interface, might contribute to a “geometry engine” capability, if that sort of thing should ever come to the forefront at the PDS or IPDA or individual node level.
*AMMOS = Advanced Multi-Mission Operations System