We expect the full-scope Task Analysis Data Processing and Enhanced Representations (TAPER) to have immediate and tangible benefit for NASA. In particular, TAPER will help maintain and track updates to Task Analyses as inputs to Master Task Lists (MTL), and communicate that information across engineering teams on large scale engineering projects. We will extend through a representative and targeted Requirements Analysis of the NASA Task Analysis process by incorporating the innovations developed under TAPER. Implementing these tools will enable scientists conducting TAs, engineers performing system design, and operations specialists developing procedures throughout the engineering process. TAPER's data management and model import services will also enable more effective testing and sharing of TA models when combined with novel TA model visualizations that support scientists, engineers, and operations specialists. These capabilities will ultimately result in increased utility of TA results to support system design, procedure development, and the validation of design and procedures.
We see two approaches to commercializing the technologies developed under this program. First, they can be licensed to other commercial entities that will use them directly or incorporate them as added functionality to their commercial products. In particular, we will look at businesses that use Task Analysis as part of their requirements development process as potential licensees of this technology. Second, we will incorporate this new technology into our AgentWorks' software, which will both increase its appeal as a commercial product and enable us to use the tool to provide consulting services based on AgentWorks to customers within the DoD, other Federal agencies, and commercial markets.