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Assessment of the NASA Space Shuttle Program's problem reporting and corrective action system
Author(s): David J. Korsmeyer; John A. Schreiner
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Paper Abstract

This paper documents the general findings and recommendations of the Design for Safety Program's Study of the Space Shuttle Program's (SSP) Problem Reporting and Corrective Action (PRACA) System. The goals of this Study were; to evaluate and quantify the technical aspects of the SSP's PRACA systems, and to recommend enhancements addressing specific deficiencies in preparation for future system upgrades. The Study determined that the extant SSP PRACA systems accomplished a project level support capability through the use of a large pool of domain experts and a variety of distributed formal and informal database systems. This operational model is vulnerable to staff turnover and loss of the vast corporate knowledge that is not currently being captured by the PRACA system. A need for a Program-level PRACA system providing improved insight, unification, knowledge capture, and collaborative tools was defined is this study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4389, Component and Systems Diagnostics, Prognosis, and Health Management, (20 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434236
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David J. Korsmeyer, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)
John A. Schreiner, NASA Ames Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4389:
Component and Systems Diagnostics, Prognosis, and Health Management
Peter K. Willett; Thiagalingam Kirubarajan, Editor(s)

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