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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-12-C-4130
Agency Tracking Number: N053-160-0408
Amount: $999,937.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
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, -
DUNS: 932206311
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 ML Mackey
 Founder&CEO
 (617) 453-5503
 ml.mackey@beaconinteractive.com
Business Contact
 Mike MacEwen
Title: Founder&President
Phone: (617) 453-5501
Email: mike.macewen@beaconinteractive.com
Research Institution
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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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