NASA SBIR 2018-I Solicitation

Proposal Summary

 18-1- A2.01-4853
 Flight Test and Measurement Technologies
 Electronic Procedure Verification and Workflow Management System
SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
TRACLabs, Inc.
100 North East Loop 410, Suite 520
San Antonio , TX 78216-1234
(281) 461-7886

Principal Investigator (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
David Kortenkamp
100 North East Loop 410, Suite 520 San Antonio, TX 78216 - 1234
(281) 461-7886

Business Official (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
David Kortenkamp
100 North East Loop 410, Suite 520 San Antonio, TX 78216 - 1234
(281) 461-7886
Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) :
Begin: 3
End: 4
Technical Abstract

Procedures play a large role in successfully operating complex test equipment. They provide step-by-step instructions for system check-out, experimental set-up, test plans, and responding to off-nominal situations. As NASA  moves away from traditional paper procedures to more flexible electronic procedures, there is an opportunity for a more flexible and efficient electronic procedure review, approval, and publishing process.The proposed workflow management system would automatically route new or changed procedures via web servers to reviewers, collect comments and revisions for display back to the procedure author, perform automated procedure verification, and keep an audit trail from procedure development through procedure publication. By tying into the NASA identity management system, electronic sign-off would be more efficient than physical signatures. A simple interface that allows “one click” verification and publishing of a new or revised procedure once all approvals have been given would greatly increase the usefulness of electronic procedures in test environments.  TRACLabs has an existing electronic procedure platform, PRIDE, that is currently used by many NASA projects, including the X-57 program, and commercial companies. TRACLabs proposes to extend its PRIDE platform by developing an innovative procedure workflow management system that can be customized for each organization.

Potential NASA Applications

Aeronautical test procedures for projects such as the X-57 Maxwell

Standard operating procedures for human spaceflight such as Orion or Deep Space Gateway (DSG)

Ground operating procedures for robotics missions such as Resource Prospector or Mars 2020

Ground operating procedures for satellites such as TDRSS

Potential Non-NASA Applications

Operating procedures for oil field equipment

Assembly and maintenance procedures for sophisticated equipment such as drill bits or satellites

Commercial space launch and cargo vehicles ground procedures

Petrochemical refining and operations standard operating procedures

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