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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$999,937.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N00024-12-C-4130
Agency Tracking Number:
N053-160-0408
Solicitation Year:
2005
Solicitation Topic Code:
N05-160
Solicitation Number:
2005.3
Small Business Information
Beacon Interactive Systems
One Alewife Center, Suite 210, Cambridge, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
932206311
Principal Investigator:
ML Mackey
Founder&CEO
(617) 453-5503
ml.mackey@beaconinteractive.com
Business Contact:
Mike MacEwen
Founder&President
(617) 453-5501
mike.macewen@beaconinteractive.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
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

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