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AIRBORNE DATA LINK COCKPIT MANAGEMENT AND DISPLAY

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14697
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14697
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CARLOW INTERNATIONAL, INC.
20856 Waterbeach Pl Potomac Falls, VA 20165
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: AIRBORNE DATA LINK COCKPIT MANAGEMENT AND DISPLAY
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

RESEARCH WILL BE CARRIED OUT ON INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS ANDFLIGHT CREW PERFORMANCE IN RELATION TO FUTURE DATA LINK COMMUNICATIONS (DLC) SYSTEMS. IT IS EXPECTED THAT AVAILABILITY OF CRITICAL INFORMATION IN THE COCKPIT FROM DLC SYSTEMS WILL FACILITATE IMPROVED TRANSPORTATION EFFICIENCY AND SAFETY. HOWEVER, THERE MAY BE SOME PRICE IN TERMS OF CREW WORKLOAD. TASK ANALYSIS AND HUMAN FACTORS INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS WILL BE APPLIED TO FLIGHT CREW TASKS IN SEVERAL FLIGHT PHASES. TASKS WILL INCLUDE BASELINE AIRCRAFT CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT TASKS AS WELL AS THOSE ASSOCIATED SPECIFICALLY WITH DLC. OBJECTIVES WILL INCLUDE ANALYSES OF TASK SEQUENCE TIMING AND INFORMATION UTILIZATION TO INVESTIGATE POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF DLC ACTIVITIES ON FLIGHT CREW PERFORMANCE. IT IS CONSIDERED POSSIBLE THAT INTERACTION WITH COCKPIT DLC SYSTEMS COULD IMPACT THE TIME REQUIRED TO COMPLETE CRITICAL TASK SEQUENCES. THESE ISSUES WILL BE INVESTIGATED USING FLIGHT CREW TASK MODELS EXECUTED UNDER SIMWAM WHICH IS A COMPUTER APPLICATION DEVELOPED BY CARLOW TO SIMULATE THE OPERATION OFA MAN-MACHINE SYSTEM AS A NETWORK OF TASKS. SIMWAM MODELS WILL INCLUDE EFFECTS OF DLC TASK ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS PROCESSES AND PARAMETERS REPRESENTING VARIOUS FLIGHT CONDITIONS AND EVENTS. STATISTICAL DATA OUTPUT BY SIMWAM WILL BE USED TO PERFORM THE REQUIRED ANALYSES.

Principal Investigator:

Mark Kirkpatrick Phd
Senior Vice President
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Carlow Associates Inc
8315 Lee Highway Fairfax, VA 22031

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