Jane T. Malin, Debra Schreckenghost and Dan Ryan
The Space Propulsion Robust Analysis Tool (SPRAT) project is developing technology support Space Shuttle ground operations personnel as they manage and carry out mission preparation analysis and related analyses in missions. The initial SPRAT prototype provides intelligent support and automation for mission analysis set-up and documentation for Propulsion consumables analysis. SPRAT models the actions taken by flight support personnel during mission preparation and uses this model to generate an action plan. SPRAT represents mission preparation actions as they relate to planning and scheduling, and thus provides a general action representation for a broad range of tasks.