Checklist Execution Software Service (CHESS)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0147-14-C-7917
Agency Tracking Number: B13B-004-0105
Amount: $98,321.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA13-T004
Solicitation Number: 2013.B
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2013
Award Year: 2014
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2014-03-20
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2014-10-19
Small Business Information
TX, Suite 520, San Antonio, TX, 78216-1234
DUNS: 193786014
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Arthur Molin
 VP of Software Development
 (281) 636-5592
 amolin@traclabs.com
Business Contact
 David Kortenkamp
Title: President
Phone: (281) 461-7886
Email: korten@traclabs.com
Research Institution
 University of Colorado Colorado Spr
 Jugal Kalita
 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO, 80918-
 (719) 255-3432
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Many organizations have personnel performing complicated tasks at consoles. In many cases these tasks are defined by checklist procedures, complicated lists of the actions that need to be taken, as well as the readings that show the action was taken correctly. In the past, these checklists have been presented to personnel as paper documents, which have severe limitations and impose significant burdens on the personnel and organizations in terms of finding the proper procedure, ensuring that the procedure is up-to-date, executing it, and updating it as technology changes. TRAClabs, Inc, proposes a unique system to capture the knowledge of the checklist in an electronic format, present it to the personnel through a computer, and track the progress of the work items in a database; we call this software suite the Checklist Execution Software Service, or CHESS. In order to do this, our team will leverage existing software that we developed for NASA to do similar tasks. Our system will provide automated help to the user on the task at hand, keep track of place in a frequently complex set of work tasks, improve situational awareness, and streamline the methods of creating and disseminating checklists.Approved for Public Release 14-MDA-7663 (8 January 14)

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