NASA SBIR 2016 Solicitation

FORM B - PROPOSAL SUMMARY


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 16-2 H12.01-7824
PHASE 1 CONTRACT NUMBER: NNX16CJ45P
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Task Analysis Visualization and Data Management Tool
PROPOSAL TITLE: 5D Task Analysis Visualization Tool Phase II

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Control Point Corporation
110 Castilian Drive, Suite 200
Goleta, CA 93117 - 3028
(805) 882-1884

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Jonathan Todd Dorny
jonathan.dorny@control-pt.com
110 Castilian Dr., Suite 200
Goleta, CA 93117 - 3028
(805) 882-1884 Extension :107

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ed Marcarelli
ed.marcarelli@control-pt.com
110 Castilian Drive, Suite 200
Goleta, CA 93117 - 3028
(805) 882-1884 Extension :101

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 6
End: 8

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Task Analysis Visualization and Data Management Tool is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?
No

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
The creation of a five-dimensional task analysis visualization (5D-TAV) software tool for Task Analysis and Workload Planning using multi-dimensional visualization will have significant positive impacts on the optimization of human-centered design at NASA. Recent research identified a 40% improvement in task analysis accuracy and efficiency using 3D visualization. Employing enterprise data management innovation, configuration management, and loosely-coupled reusable libraries provides a unified data-driven 5D model portraying total complexity (risk, resources, workload, and duration) and process flow including conditional paths. Critical path and conflicts are accentuated with user controlled sensitivity thresholds for filters, indicators, notifications. The software tool promises increased awareness for human factors, project management, operations personnel, and system designers improving efficiency, accuracy, and understanding. Robotic activity developers and small spacecraft swarming coordinators are provided with an intuitive 3D design representation. These improvements will lead directly to improved system design, optimization of human and system allocations and conservation of resources for long-duration missions including sustainable habitats. The 5D-TAV tool's open architecture integrates open source software to provide the 2D rendering and 3D model views, filters, rotations, and controls necessary for successful task analysis optimization to ensure mission success.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The Five-Dimensional Task Analysis Visualization (5D-TAV) will prove valuable for use in NASA Human Factors analysis for long duration missions that include self-sustaining environments with limited resources. The tool can be applied to any complex system development effort that incorporates complex human operations or system design in a collaborative engineering environment. Integration of sensor data will enable mission control be alerted to off-nominal conditions during mission execution and to quickly determine a recovery plan. Robotics will benefit from the tool to design complex routines such as autonomous robots for unassisted maintenance or checking of personnel health, equipment health, and consumable status with automatic assessment of risk, error handling, and resource optimization. New researchers for small spacecraft can utilize the tool for defining and controlling tasks allocated to different spacecraft for coordinated swarming.
Additional applications include:
- Development of training solutions for high stress environments
- Remote / Autonomous control of equipment and systems
- Emergency preparedness and emergency response
- Integrated workforce planning and program management
- Optimization of field service and sustainment support across enterprises
- Code development performance metrics

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Existing CPC projects with Army and Navy can all take advantage of the 5D-TAV capabilities for workforce planning, supply chain management, obsolescence control, and condition-based maintenance (CBM) optimization. There are additional opportunities with the Army and Navy to develop service-wide applications to support complex system planning, management, and support requirements.
Applications include but are not limited to:
- Development of training solutions and measure effectiveness
- Remote / Autonomous control of equipment and systems
- Emergency response planning and training
- Integrated workforce planning and program management
- Optimization of field service and sustainment support across enterprises
- Code development performance metrics
- Task allocation for coordinated autonomous vehicle interaction
For many of our existing government customers, marketing of this tool is a logical extension to work we are now performing. Acceptance by key stakeholders such as PEO-GCS, CERDEC and CECOM will provide us with the opportunity to broaden its usage across those organizations. The tool will also become an available component of our commercial Business Management System (BMS) portal software sold to the Army. We have successfully marketed components of the BMS to other government and commercial customers. CPC is moving into the business of providing software as a service (SAAS) and the 5D-TAV is a strong addition to our developing software product line.

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Analytical Methods
Data Fusion
Knowledge Management
Mission Training
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Process Monitoring & Control
Project Management
Robotics (see also Control & Monitoring; Sensors)
Software Tools (Analysis, Design)

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