Design and Application of an Electronic Logbook for Space System Integration and Test Operations

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In the highly technological aerospace world paper is still widely used to document space system integration and test (I&T) operations. E-Logbook is a new technology designed to substitute the most commonly used paper logbooks in space system I&T, such as the connector mate/demate logbook, the flight hardware and flight software component installation logbook, the material mix record logbook and the electronic ground support equipment validation logbook. It also includes new logbook concepts, such as the shift logbook, which optimizes management oversight and the shift hand-over process, and the configuration logbook, which instantly reports on the global I&T state of the ... continued below

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Kavelaars, Alicia T. & /SLAC /Stanford U., Dept. Aeronaut. Astronaut. October 10, 2006.

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In the highly technological aerospace world paper is still widely used to document space system integration and test (I&T) operations. E-Logbook is a new technology designed to substitute the most commonly used paper logbooks in space system I&T, such as the connector mate/demate logbook, the flight hardware and flight software component installation logbook, the material mix record logbook and the electronic ground support equipment validation logbook. It also includes new logbook concepts, such as the shift logbook, which optimizes management oversight and the shift hand-over process, and the configuration logbook, which instantly reports on the global I&T state of the space system before major test events or project reviews. The design of E-Logbook focuses not only on a reliable and efficient relational database, but also on an ergonomic human-computer interactive (HCI) system that can help reduce human error and improve I&T management and oversight overall. E-Logbook has been used for the I&T operation of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Large Area Telescope (LAT) at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC). More than 41,000 records have been created for the different I&T logbooks, with no data having been corrupted or critically lost. 94% of the operators and 100% of the management exposed to E-Logbook prefer it to paper logbooks and recommend its use in the aerospace industry.

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  • Report No.: SLAC-R-816
  • Grant Number: AC02-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/893297 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 893297
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc883996

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Kavelaars, Alicia T. & /SLAC /Stanford U., Dept. Aeronaut. Astronaut. Design and Application of an Electronic Logbook for Space System Integration and Test Operations, report, October 10, 2006; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc883996/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.