NASA SBIR 2008 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 08-2 O3.01-9462
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Crew Health and Safety Including Medical Operations
PROPOSAL TITLE: Medical Operations Decision Support System

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
S&K Aerospace
63066 Old Highway 93
St Ignatius, MT 59865 - 9008
(281) 480-1453

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Arthur Molin
63066 Old Highway 93
St Ignatius, MT 59865 - 9008
(281) 636-5592

Expected Technology Readiness Level (TRL) upon completion of contract: 7 to 8

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)
Risks associated with possible medical events during space missions are challenging to identify and manage. Resources must be applied judiciously and risk must not be ignored. NASA's researchers need the capability to identify the risks that arise from the potential medical events, gather all of the published evidence that is available, analyze the probability and severity of the risks, plan to mitigate the risks, investigate the interdependencies between risks and mitigation strategies, track and control the information, and support informed decisions about risks and risk mitigation strategies.

S&K Aerospace (SKA) proposes an innovative Web-based system to support the continuous management of medical risk for future space missions. We propose to provide users with the ability to create and maintain a repository of medical risk information, including information about the probability of the risks and the severity of the outcomes. Users will be able to associate outside data with the risk information to support the decisions made regarding the risks. Users will also be able to plan mitigation strategies for the risks, to plan risk mitigation strategies across multiple missions, and to balance the interactions between risk mitigation strategies on a single mission. A continuous risk management system requires that the risks be re-evaluated as contributing factors change, as additional information is learned about the probabilities and consequences of the risks, and simply as time passes.

POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
This product will support NASA researchers in the identification and analysis of medical risks for future manned space mission, as well as planning, tracking, and controlling the risk mitigation strategies that will be used to handle those risks.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Non-NASA commercial applications include risk assessment and risk mitigation planning in any of a wide range of arenas, including business and project management. The project can be developed in any of a number of different ways, including a generalized risk assessment and management system, or a toolkit for building domain-specific risk management applications.

NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.

Autonomous Reasoning/Artificial Intelligence
Biomedical and Life Support
Data Acquisition and End-to-End-Management
Human-Computer Interfaces

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