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Title: LIST Discussion Activities and Structure in Phase A

LIST Discussion Activities and Structure in Phase
  • Tom Prince
  • US LISA Mission Scientist
  • December 11, 2004

Overview some questions
  • What activities should the LIST undertake during
    Phase A/Formulation
  • - Which studies? (e.g. analogues to WG1 studies)
  • - Which documents?
  • e.g. Science Management Plan, Data analysis plan
  • Any "reviews"?- e.g. Technology Plan
  • Outreach? Workshops? Conferences? Talks?
  • (Celebration dinners)
  • How should the LIST be structured after it is
  • Working group structure? Relation to ITATs
  • Size, makeup of membership?
  • What would help the LIST carry out its work
    during Phase A?
  • Funding support (modest) for study activities?
  • Monthly telecons?
  • Task-oriented web site

LISA Charter LISA International Science Team
. . . Tom Prince U.S. LISA Mission Scientist,
25th LISA LSST 15-05-01
March 2001 (Revised May 2001)   Introduction
  The purpose of this committee is to provide
input and guidance to NASA and ESA that can be
used to help assure the optimum scientific return
from the bilateral LISA mission and to ensure a
preparedness for analyzing LISA data. This is an
international committee, nominally half selected
by ESA and half selected by NASA. LISA is
tentatively scheduled for launch in 2009-10.
Functions   The LISA International Science Team
(LIST) will serve as the scientific coordinating
body and advisory committee to the Office of
Space Science, NASA Headquarters, and to the LISA
study office at ESTEC. The committee will report
formally to the NASA Headquarters LISA Program
Scientist, within the Structure Evolution of
the Universe (SEU) Theme at NASA, and to the and
to the Coordinator of Fundamental Physics
Missions at ESA Head Office, within the
Scientific Programme Directorate. In practice,
the LIST will also advise the respective NASA
and ESA LISA management offices and Phase A
planning team The committee will organize
working groups on specific scientific issues as
required to carry out its coordinating and
advisory responsibilities. The functions of the
LIST are as follows   (1) The LIST will
consider and review the optimizing of the LISA
mission to achieve the greatest scientific return
within the program constraints. The LIST will
serve as representatives of the U.S. and European
scientific community that wish to participate in
LISA and make use of its scientific results.
  (2) The LIST will discuss all scientific
aspects of the LISA mission and advise NASA and
ESA on topics related to, for example, scientific
goals and design requirements, policy on the
scientific use of the satellite, international
arrangements, the operation of the satellite,
data analysis software, uniform standards and
portability of data and software, or data
archiving. The LIST will be asked to produce
written input on these subjects. The most
important topic will be a set of science
requirements and goals, together with a
prioritization of these requirements and goals.
Detailed work on topics such as science and
design requirements will be carried out through
working groups as described further in (3)
below.   (3) The LIST will undertake studies and
provide recommendations on topics requested by
NASA or ESA or the LISA development offices, for
example, evaluation of design tradeoffs in the
light of science requirements and goals. The
LIST will carry out these studies through the
formation of working groups that focus on a
specific topic. The working groups will report
to the LIST and typically include one or more
members from the LIST. Additional membership in
the working groups will be drawn from the
scientific community and from the LISA
development offices. The working groups will
have a finite tenure appropriate to the study
being undertaken.
(4) The LIST will serve as an advocacy group for
the LISA mission and represent the constituency
of potential LISA users. The LIST will be
responsible for encouraging the direct
participation of the scientists in LISA through
the mechanism of working groups. In addition,
the LIST is expected to suggest processes and
structures, such as workshops, open meetings, or
other opportunities through which the broad
scientific community can become informed about
LISA and contribute to the mission, thus
providing ways for new individuals and groups to
become involved. The LIST will also provide
recommendations on education and outreach, to
best engage the public in this mission.
    Membership   The membership of the LISA
International Science Team will consist of
approximately 20 members, selected half from
institutions in the United States and half from
ESA member states. US members will be selected
by the LISA Program Scientist. The initial term
of membership will be nominally 3 years but may
be extended. The LIST will have two Co-chairs,
one from Europe and one from the US, who will
each report to the respective agencies any advice
or findings as appropriate. The US Co-chair is
the US LISA Mission Scientist.
Meetings   The LIST will meet approximately two
times per year, as required, for (typically) one
to two day meetings. Meetings will be called and
agendas will be set by the LIST Co-Chairs.
Meetings may alternate between the US and Europe.
    Funding for Travel   On the U.S. side,
logistical planning for meetings and travel
expenses for attendance at LIST meetings will be
provided through contractor support to the US
LISA Mission Science Office at NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory. Working group activities
of US scientists will also be funded, as
appropriate, through the US LISA Mission Science
Drafting a Science Management Plan for LISA
  • Tom Prince
  • Karsten Danzmann
  • LISA Science Team Meeting
  • July 5-6, 2003

  • Overview
  • Programme Schedule
  • Project Science Management (Project Roles)
  • Science Community Participation (Science Team,
  • Science Operations
  • Data Products
  • Data Rights and Publication Policy
  • Outreach and Press Releases

Outline (I)
  • Overview
  • Programme Schedule
  • Project Science Management (Project Roles)
  • 3.1 Project Scientists
  • 3.2 Mission Scientists

Outline (II)
  • Science Community Participation (Science Team,
  • 4.1 Formulation Phase
  • LISA Internation Science Team
  • (History, selection, charter, structure,
  • Community Involvement
  • (Conferences, outreach)
  • 4.2 Implementation Phase
  • Science Team
  • (How selected? charter)
  • Announcements of Opportunity for participation
  • 4.3 Operations Phase
  • Science Team
  • (How selected?, number)
  • Announcements of Opportunity for participation
  • (Support for science investigators)

Outline (III)
  • Science Operations
  • 5.1 Overview of operations
  • (Flight and ground-segment operations)
  • 5.2 Architecture
  • (including overall flow diagram for science data)
  • 5.3 Data centers
  • (how many?)
  • 5.4 Key roles and responsibilities
  • (Project/university responsibilities)
  • 6. Data/Software Products
  • 6.1 Levels of products
  • (Define Level 0, Level 1, Level 2 products)
  • 6.2 Archive products
  • (Define archival products, e.g. source catalog,
    diffuse flux results)
  • 6.3 Schedule

Outline (IV)
  • Data Rights and Publication Policy
  • 7.1 Data from calibration and check out
  • (Who has access? Science results?)
  • 7.2 Initial data release
  • (Proprietary data period? Who has access rights
    to the initial data?)
  • 7.3 Publications
  • (Policy for publication of initial results, later
  • Outreach and Press Release
  • 8.1 Policy for Press Release
  • (Coordination between various parties)
  • 8.2 Outreach
  • 8.2.1 Objectives
  • 8.2.2 Coordination

Supplementary Slides
Outline (1)
(Includes overall Mission Schedule w/ emphasis on
Outline (2)
(History, Selection, Charter, Structure,
(Conferences, Outreach)
(Selection, Charter, Structure, Activities)
(Opportunities for participation, data analysis
Outline (3)
Outline (4)
Science Management Plan (Overview)
  • Scope
  • Participation of scientists and science community
    in the LISA mission
  • Project science roles, science team, science
    data, outreach
  • Schedule Drivers
  • NASA needed for various formulation products,
    e.g. project data plan
  • ESA previously stated as needed for LISA Phase A
  • Set Dec 2002 target date for 1st draft
  • Revisit?
  • Steps
  • Karsten/Prince produce draft outline to define
    scope (done)
  • Used exisiting Science Management Plans as
    templates (Plank, Integral, First)
  • LIST discussion of draft outline agreement on
    scope (July, 2003)
  • Assign section drafts (Karsten/Prince July,
  • Small working group to meet to review progress
    (November, 2003)
  • Discussion of draft sections at LIST meeting
    (December, 2003)