20 July 2001 Assessment of the NASA Space Shuttle Program's problem reporting and corrective action system
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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.
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David J. Korsmeyer, John A. Schreiner, "Assessment of the NASA Space Shuttle Program's problem reporting and corrective action system", Proc. SPIE 4389, Component and Systems Diagnostics, Prognosis, and Health Management, (20 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434236; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.434236


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