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Predicting the Cognitive Performance of Individuals and Teams

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Award ID:
66884
Program Year/Program:
2003 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O032-3073
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Barron Associates, Inc.
1410 Sachem Place Suite 202 Charlottesville, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: Predicting the Cognitive Performance of Individuals and Teams
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: W81XWH-04-C-0060
Award Amount: $99,927.00
 

Abstract:

The objectives of this SBIR Phase I research program are to design and implement an unobtrusive methodology that can be used to rapidly and easily predict individual and team cognitive readiness to perform critical missions. The methodology proposedherein provides a rich decisional framework for cognitive readiness assessment in complex environments. Among the attributes offered by the approach are design flexibility (e.g., in choosing the measures that correlate with cognitive performance), dynamicupdating, automatic and proper handling of inconsistency and uncertainty, and the ability to facilitate team decision making and understanding. As part of the Phase I effort, a prototype Self Team Assessment Tool (STAT) for assessing individual and teamcognitive readiness will be developed and tested. In conducting the R&D program, Barron Associates, Inc., a company with a strong track record in the proposed decisional methodology, will collaborate with Dr. Stephanie Guerlain of the University ofVirginia (UVA), an expert in cognitive engineering and team evaluation methodology. Testing of the Phase I prototype STAT tool will be conducted on teams of UVA Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) midshipmen as subjects.

Principal Investigator:

B. E. Parker,
Sr. Research Scientist
4349731215
parker@barron-associates.com

Business Contact:

David G. Ward
Chairman
4349731215
barron@barron-associates.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

BARRON ASSOC., INC.
1160 Pepsi Place, Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22901

EIN/Tax ID: 541243694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No