The most direct targets for transition of this proposed effort are the large number of intelligent consumables management systems needed for the several systems onboard various future manned and unmanned spacecraft. By showing its ability to create high-quality responses to consumables events with greatly reduced manpower and expertise, MAESTRO will clearly illustrate its advantages over the status quo. Because it will be an open system that other developers could use to create intelligent consumables management, a large number of intelligent consumables applications can be quickly developed. Since MAESTRO is specifically designed to easily interface with Diagnosis, Adaptive Execution, and Planning engines, such developers will have their choice. And additional interfaces can be developed over time to increase the number of such options. There is a potential to automate the majority of consumables management decision-making at NASA, even for low earth orbit, with a corresponding savings in highly skilled manpower. Additional applications are various types of ground processing at KSC.
On the commercial side, Stottler Henke already sells Aurora and associated customization services to private companies. Commercial product and service sales related to Aurora have already resulted in over $8 million in revenue. MAESTRO improvements can be readily incorporated into Aurora and sold through existing sales channels. And beyond NASA there is a large number of real-time diagnosis, replanning/rescheduling, and execution problems that MAESTRO could be readily adapted to such as oil refineries, power plants, factories of all types, etc. And many of these potential MAESTRO users are already Aurora customers.