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Software Tool Tracks Potentially Hazardous Software Commands
August 16, 2011

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Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center have developed a software tool that tracks and manages hazardous commands, associated hazard reports, and restricted commands. The tool currently provides configuration management for more than 30,000 entries for the International Space Station (ISS) and maintains various comments and information captured about each hazardous command. The database allows users to ask queries that enable trending analyses that are useful in identifying data inconsistencies. The software automates the task of comparing large data sets against previously stored data sets, facilitating the immediate identification of any data changes or additions. Analysis can be completed in minutes using this software versus the hours or days associated with other applications.


  • Automated: Automates software safety-related tasks, reducing the potential for introducing operational errors and issues
  • Efficient: Reduces the overall time required to perform each cycle review
  • Sophisticated: Enables trending analysis to help identify data inconsistencies


  • Organizations contemplating developing and maintaining hazardous software commands and associated data for space vehicles and other complex designs with extremely high reliably and redundancy requirements

Licensing and Partnering Opportunity

This technology is being made available through JSC's Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office, which seeks to transfer technology into and out of NASA to benefit the space program and U.S. industry. NASA invites companies to consider licensing this technology for commercial applications.

Contact Information

If you would like more information about this technology or about NASA's technology transfer program, please contact:

Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office
NASA's Johnson Space Center
Phone: 281-483-3809
E-mail: jsc-techtran@mail.nasa.gov

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