Reevaluation Form 1329A

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					                        NASA INVENTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS BOARD
                              SPACE ACT AWARD CASE REEVALUATION FORM

     NASA Case Number                                     Title                                             Date
  ARC-15041-1                       The Morning Report: Advanced Proactive Safety and             5/15/06
                                                 System Monitoring Tool


           Contributor Name                                 Employer                          Percentage of Contribution
  Irving C. Statler                   NASA Ames Research Center                             5.88%
  Thomas R. Chidester                 FAA (formerly NASA)                                   5.88%
  Loren J. Rosenthal                  Battelle Memorial Institute                           5.88%
  Thomas A. Ferryman                  Battelle / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory      5.88%
  Robert E. Lynch                     Battelle Memorial Institute                           5.88%
  Gary L. Prothero                    ProWorks Corporation                                  5.88%
  Brett G. Amidan                     Battelle / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory      5.88%
  Robert E. Lawrence                  Battelle Memorial Institute                           5.88%
  Paul D. Whitney                     Battelle / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory      5.88%
  Amanda M. White                     Battelle / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory      5.88%
  Alan R. Willse                      Battelle / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory      5.88%
  Scott K. Cooley                     Battelle / Pacific Northwest National Laboratory      5.88%
  Chris Mosbrucker                    ProWorks Corporation                                  5.88%
  Adi L. Andrei                       ProWorks Corporation                                  5.88%
  Timothy P. Romanowski               ProWorks Corporation                                  5.88%
  Daniel E. Robin                     ProWorks Corporation                                  5.88%
  Jason W. Prothero                   ProWorks Corporation                                  5.88%

Change in Case Status:
Has there been a significant change in the value of this contribution since the last evaluation? Please elaborate by
describing the increased significance from a technological, scientific, humanitarian or commercial point of view. Has
further development of this contribution occurred? Has usage by NASA, other government agencies or commercial
entities increased? Describe any enhancements.
    The Morning Report has been commercialized.
       The Morning Report has been licensed to SAGEM Avionics, Inc who services a large number of air carriers in
       the U.S. and in Europe with hardware and software for on-board acquisition of flight-recorded data as part of the
       FOQA (Flight Operational Quality Assurance) program. At its recent Users Conference, SAGEM announced
       that The Morning Report would be incorporated in its next product release in 2006. More recently, SAGEM
       announced that, when they release the latest version of their Analysis Ground System (AGS) to 130 airlines
       worldwide, it will include the “Morning Report of Atypical Flights” capability at no additional cost.
       Three other vendors of similar products have contacted the Technology Partnership Division regarding licensing
       agreements. Teledyne Controls has submitted an application for license. Austin Digital, Inc is in continuing
       discussions and the third company has said they are interested, but not yet ready for it. We expect that The
       Morning Report will find widespread use throughout the aviation industry.
    The Morning Report will be used to identify atypical flights from aggregated data across multiple U.S. air
     carriers to bring system-wide issues to the attention of decision makers.
   The Morning Report of Atypical Flights has become recognized by the aviation industry as a significant
   contribution to the achievement of proactive management of safety risk by demonstrating its capability to
   identify unexpected, operationally significant events or trends that could compromise aviation safety. This
   reputation was gained during its testing and evaluation that occurred at air carriers by our technical team
   working in collaboration with each airline’s safety experts, who will be the prime users of the system, and
   during the subsequent operational use of The Morning Report by a few carriers.
   To date, The Morning Report has been of benefit only to individual airlines using it solely on their own data.
   However, recent developments have broken the barriers on the use of proprietary data and have opened new
   vistas for use of The Morning Report to identify systemic issues common across air carriers.
   In 2005, the aviation community collaborated in the formation of the Voluntary Aviation Safety Information
   Sharing Process (VASIP) the purpose of which is to establish a process to identify events or trends in the
   aviation system that could compromise its safety. Subsequently, the Voluntary Safety Information Sharing
   (VSIS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) was formed for the purpose of implementing the VASIP, and,
   under its auspices, the airlines, the pilots’ unions, and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) agreed to
   develop a distributed national archive of FOQA data. (For additional information on VASIP, see
   http://www.alpa.org/DesktopModules/ALPA_Documents/ALPA_DocumentsView.aspx?itemid=2416&Module
   Id=3052&Tabid=256 .)
   The individual carriers who have seen the benefit of The Morning Report motivated the interest of the VSIS
   ARC. As a result, we will be granted access to the distributed national archive of FOQA data in order to
   demonstrate to the VSIS ARC an adaptation of The Morning Report for discovering systemic issues from
   aggregated information. We expect that, subsequent to its demonstration in 2006, the nine major air carriers
   currently participating in the national archives of flight data will endorse the use of The Morning Report to
   analyze aggregated data for systemic issues. We anticipate the growth will continue as new air carriers join in
   the distributed national archive. The value to the industry of The Morning Report will increase exponentially as
   it grows from serving the individual air carriers by enabling each to monitor its own performance into the same
   capability applied across air carriers to monitor the performance of the entire system. Further, each air carrier
   will be able to compare its performance to the results of the analyses of the aggregated data across all carriers.
   The Morning Report is expected to become the cornerstone of a revolutionary new approach to maintaining
   aviation system safety in the environment of a rapid growth of air traffic.
 The Morning Report will be used to support new thrusts of the Aviation Safety Program.
   The thrusts of the newly reformulated Aviation Safety Program offer new opportunities for the adaptation of the
   capability to identify the unexpected. For example, the core technology can be extended to address a need of the
   Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) project for on-condition maintenance. In its current
   application, The Morning Report performs its analyses overnight of the previous day’s flights to support
   strategic decisions for flight operations. In support of the IVHM concept, each subsystem would be monitored
   continuously until a reliable signature is obtained of its normal operation in each phase of flight. The statistical
   analysis underlying the capability of The Morning Report will be enhanced to identify a deviation from that
   normal operation in nearly real time. The finding would be linked automatically to an electronic database of the
   history of maintenance logs for that aircraft and to the maintenance manuals to identify the most likely causal
   factors and the recommended correction. This information would be available upon landing or, possibly,
   downloaded prior to landing.
 The Morning Report has been recognized as having value outside of aviation.
   Under separate funding, Battelle/PNNL (the contractor credited with developing the concept) is investigating
   the possibility of adapting the approach to
    The electrical power grid generation and distribution system to identify typical patterns, atypical events, and
      precursors to significant events, thereby helping to avoid costly blackouts.
          Cyber security efforts to identify atypical message traffic that may indicate nefarious activities.
    The Morning Report has received international recognition.
         In 2005, The Morning Report was the recipient of two prestigious awards in recognition of its innovation and of
         its significance to the aviation industry.
         R&D magazine selected The Morning Report as one of the top 100 most technologically significant new
         products worldwide in 2005.
         In addition, during the ceremonies honoring the recipients of the 2005 R&D Award, The Morning Report was
         further honored by being awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for the Product with the Greatest Impact on Safety
         (one of only three categories of Editor’s Choice Awards).


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