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Architecture and Functionality of the Advanced Life Support On-Line Project Information System (OPIS)An ongoing effort is underway at NASA Amcs Research Center (ARC) tu develop an On-line Project Information System (OPIS) for the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Program. The objective of this three-year project is to develop, test, revise and deploy OPIS to enhance the quality of decision-making metrics and attainment of Program goals through improved knowledge sharing. OPIS will centrally locate detailed project information solicited from investigators on an annual basis and make it readily accessible by the ALS Community via a web-accessible interface. The data will be stored in an object-oriented relational database (created in MySQL(Trademark) located on a secure server at NASA ARC. OPE will simultaneously serve several functions, including being an R&TD status information hub that can potentially serve as the primary annual reporting mechanism. Using OPIS, ALS managers and element leads will be able to carry out informed research and technology development investment decisions, and allow analysts to perform accurate systems evaluations. Additionally, the range and specificity of information solicited will serve to educate technology developers of programmatic needs. OPIS will collect comprehensive information from all ALS projects as well as highly detailed information specific to technology development in each ALS area (Waste, Water, Air, Biomass, Food, Thermal, and Control). Because the scope of needed information can vary dramatically between areas, element-specific technology information is being compiled with the aid of multiple specialized working groups. This paper presents the current development status in terms of the architecture and functionality of OPIS. Possible implementation approaches for OPIS are also discussed.
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Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Hogan, John A.
(Rutgers Univ.)
Levri, Julie A.
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Morrow, Rich
(Lockheed Martin Space Operations Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Cavazzoni, Jim
(Rutgers Univ.)
Rodriquez, Luis F.
(National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council Houston, TX, United States)
Riano, Rebecca
(Purdue Univ.)
Whitaker, Dawn R.
(Purdue Univ.)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Computer Systems
Meeting Information
Meeting: 34th International Conference on Environmental Systems
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Country: United States
Start Date: July 19, 2004
End Date: July 22, 2004
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