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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-08-C-4147
Agency Tracking Number: N053-160-0278
Amount: $2,595,800.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: 2005
Solitcitation Topic Code: N05-160
Solitcitation Number: 2005.3
Small Business Information
9500 Innovation Drive, Manassas, VA, -
Duns: 945837219
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Eric Rustici
 Principal Investigator
 (860) 449-1273
Business Contact
 Christine Sigety
Title: Business Manager
Phone: (703) 368-6107
Research Institution
The system discussed in this proposal aims to overcome the complexity of the tag-out process execution by bringing technical drawings to life with supplementary metadata. This new information will include the identifying information for components on the drawing, and also the relationships between them. Consequently, generating a new tag-out becomes a visually guided process where selecting individual components automatically highlights their isolation paths and other affected components. The user can interact with the drawing to select and deselect components, or entire isolation chains, ultimately constructing an optimal and complete tag-out. In addition, by integrating the new tag-out system into the existing NTDPS environment, relationships to related maintenance activities can be identified and exercised to provide the user with a seamless and efficient view of the entire ship’s maintenance picture.

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