On May 4, 2011, the Scheduling, Training Administration, and Records System (STAR( was selected as the Ames Research Center nominee for NASA’s Software of the Year (SOY) 2011 competition. This prestigious award is designed by NASA Headquarters to recognize developers for exceptional software created for, or owned by, NASA. The award includes the NASA Software Medal and monetary compensation of up to $100,000 for the software development team.
To qualify for nomination, the software must have been officially released within the last three years; have a Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of 7 or higher; comply with NASA software development standards and security procedures; and be compliant with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
BACKGROUND: STAR is NASA’s next-generation training management system for crew, instructors, and flight controllers. It is planned to replace the existing Training Administration Management System (TAMS), the Flight Operations Curriculum Administration System (FOCAS), and a host of approximately 100 disparate tools with an enterprise system that provides integrated curriculum development and documentation, customized training plans, scheduling of personnel and facilities, training event feedback, and other training resources. All modules have been designed for maximum efficiency and interoperability. In an iterative process, event feedback has been used to help optimize training plans.
NASA PROGRAM FUNDING: The STAR project is an Mission Operations Directorate (MOD)-funded effort to develop the next-generation training management system for astronauts, flight controllers, and instructors. It is funded for FY11 by the Space Shuttle Program (SSP), International Space Station Program (ISSP), and Constellation Program (CxP) through an Intercenter Task Agreement (ITA) between JSC-MOD and ARC-TI.
DEVELOPMENT TEAM: Ilya Avrekh, Lionel Delmo, Jeffrey Lee, Shu-Chun (Jenessa) Lin, Quit Nguyen, Mei Wei, and May Windrem
PROJECT MANAGEMENT TEAM: Ames: Richard Papasin and Ernest E. Smith; JSC: Aaron Allcorn
Contact: Richard Papasin