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Enhancing DSN Operations Efficiency with the Discrepancy Reporting Management System (DRMS)The DRMS is the Discrepancy Reporting Management System used by the Deep Space Network (DSN). It uses a web interface and is a management tool designed to track and manage: data outage incidents during spacecraft tracks against equipment and software known as DRs (discrepancy Reports), to record "out of pass" incident logs against equipment and software in a Station Log, to record instances where equipment has be restarted or reset as Reset records, and to electronically record equipment readiness status across the DSN. Tracking and managing these items increases DSN operational efficiency by providing: the ability to establish the operational history of equipment items, data on the quality of service provided to the DSN customers, the ability to measure service performance, early insight into processes, procedures and interfaces that may need updating or changing, and the capability to trace a data outage to a software or hardware change. The items listed above help the DSN to focus resources on areas of most need.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
External Source(s)
Chatillon, Mark (Canberra Deep Sea Communications Complex Kingston, Australia)
Lin, James
Cooper, Tonja M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2003
Subject Category
Documentation and Information Science
Distribution Limits
Discrepancy Reporting Management Systems (DRMS)
Deep Space Network (DSN)