NASA Spinoff Database: Data Management System

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1997
Reference Number: JSC-SO-204
Category: Computer Technology
Origin: Information Handling System Developed for The Space Shuttle and Early Space Stations

CENTRA 2000 Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Auto-trol technology, obtained permission to use software originally developed at Johnson Space Center for the Space Shuttle and early Space Station projects. To support their enormous information-handling needs, a product data management, electronic document management and workflow system was designed. Initially, just 33 database tables comprised the original software, which was later expanded to about 100 tables. This system, now called CENTRA 2000, is designed for quick implementation and supports the engineering process from preliminary design through release-to-production. CENTRA 2000 can also handle audit histories and provides a means to ensure new information is distributed. The product has 30 production sites worldwide.

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Page Number in Published book: 104
Manufacturer: Centra 2000, Inc.

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