About the SOFIA Data Cycle System
The SOFIA Data Cycle System was initially developed under cooperative agreement
between NASA and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), in
conjunction with the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of
California, Los Angeles (till 2006). Development has continued under NASA
contract to USRA. The SOFIA Proposal Tool (SPT) is based on the Astronomer's
Proposal Tool (APT) developed by the Space Telescope Science Institute.
It was retired and replaced by Unified SOFIA Proposal Observation Tool (USPOT)
built on Spitzer Proposal Observation Tool (Spot).
Current USRA Team:
Li Sun, Thomas Lau, Dr. Kaori Nishikida, John Fenwick, Dr. Lan Lin, Dr. Liz Moore
Current NASA AMES MMOC and Code-IO IT Team:
Robert Perez, Jack Biesiadecki, Randy Castro
NASA Development Team:
Dr. Sean Colgan
USRA Senior Science Advisor / User Support
Dr. William Vacca, Dr. Edward Chambers
People who were part of the development team but have since left:
Robert Krzaczek, Francis Nelbach, Neill Callis, Jonathan Adams, Miguel Charcos-Llorens
Prof. Harvey Rhody, Patrick Stein, Scott Lawrence, and William Hoagland.
Prof. Mark Morris, J. Milburn, David Goorvitch