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Automation of Equipment/System Isolation and Safety Tag-out for Maintenance…

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Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
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One Alewife Center Suite 210 Cambridge, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Automation of Equipment/System Isolation and Safety Tag-out for Maintenance Actions
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-12-C-4130
Award Amount: $999,937.00


Beacon"s vision for this topic is to create an innovative tag-out capability coupled with the ability to capture human work performance data and provide that data to analysis tools such as the Engineering & Supportability Decision System (ESDS) and MFOM. Utilizing tag-out for this research effort is based upon the need for improving the tag-out process within the Navy. It is also an attractive proxy for exploring new approaches to management and support because it is a well-defined process that can be improved. Finally, this is an important area of exploration because it is one of the major elements of maintenance and is not well understood from a supportability and readiness perspective. We envision a multi-faceted solution that not only works for the sailor today, but points the way to future innovation in readiness and supportability in the future. Our vision is centered on creating a solution along three vectors: - Supporting the tag-out process of maintenance, making it more efficient and cost effective - Capturing, sharing and analyzing work performance data in order to inform the ESDS model - Utilizing the tag-out process as a proxy for understanding the usefulness of the capture of human performance data

Principal Investigator:

Ml Mackey
(617) 453-5503

Business Contact:

Mike MacEwen
(617) 453-5501
Small Business Information at Submission:

Beacon Interactive Systems
One Alewife Center Suite 210 Cambridge, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 043211201
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No