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Semantic Language and Tools for Reporting Human Factors Incidents

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
90734
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
084756
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Traclabs, Inc.
100 Northeast Loop 410 Suite 520 San Antonio, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Semantic Language and Tools for Reporting Human Factors Incidents
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX09CE37P
Award Amount: $99,758.00
 

Abstract:

Incidents related to impaired human performance in space operations can be caused by environmental conditions, situational challenges, and operational deficiencies. Detecting, reporting, and correlating related incidents are key to preventing future incidents. NASA has made significant progress in standardizing the reporting of aviation incidents by developing electronic forms for reporting incidents. While such forms improve report consistency, incident data are not represented in a way that enables computer-based reasoning across reports (e.g., automatic linking of related reports.) TRACLabs proposes to develop a human factors incident-reporting tool for gathering incident data, documenting data in incident reports, and archiving incident data. We will define an XML-based semantic language for incident reporting to capture information about human factors incidents, including multi-modal data. We will develop software for authoring incident reports using this language, archiving these reports, and searching the archives using incident semantics. This project is innovative in defining an incident reporting language that uses an ontology-based vocabulary. This enables improved tools for gathering incident data, and for authoring and archiving incident reports. The semantic indexing provided by the use of incident reporting language permits more sophisticated search of archives, including automatic identification of prior incidents potentially relevant to the current incident.

Principal Investigator:

Debra Schreckenghost
Principal Investigator
8324150109
schreck@traclabs.com

Business Contact:

Jim Anderson
CEO
8324154407
janderson@traclabs.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TRACLabs Inc.
100 N.E. Loop 410, Suite 520 San Antonio, TX 78216

EIN/Tax ID: 202601412
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No