During this phase, future concepts and service needs are identified to address operational needs and opportunities. This typically includes the evaluation of system and operational shortfalls, issues, constraints, and metrics. New automation systems are proposed to address the identified needs. The automation concept will then be defined along with the concept’s functional requirements. At the conclusion of this phase a prototype concept is developed and ready for testing.

Key Automation Themes During Automation Design

Automation Stories Related to Automation Design

Automation Design

New Automation concepts are identified and defined to address operational needs.

Testing, Validation, & Assurance

Automation is finalized and prepared for system-wide deployment.

Change Management

The newly developed automation system is integrated into existing operations.

Operational Use

Automation is deployed into operations where it is monitored and maintained.