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MODEL-BASED METHODOLOGY FOR TERRAIN-FOLLOWING DISPLAY DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2273
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2273
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: MODEL-BASED METHODOLOGY FOR TERRAIN-FOLLOWING DISPLAY DESIGN
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $496,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF THIS STUDY IS TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A MODEL-BASED METHODOLOGY FOR TERRAIN-FOLLOWING DISPLAY DESIGN AND EVALUATION. THE BASIC APPROACH CENTERS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PILOT/SYSTEM MODEL THAT INTEGRATES GENERAL KNOWLEDGE OF HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE WITH SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF AIRCRAFT AND AVIONICS CAPABILITIES PECULIAR TO THE TERRAIN-FOLLOWING MISSION. THE PROPOSED MODEL INTEGRATES SEVERAL STATE-OF-THE-ART SUB-MODELS, COVERING VISUAL PERCEPTION, INFORMATION FUSION, DISCRETE DECISION-MAKING, AND CONTINUOUS CONTROL. WE PROPOSE TO USE IT TO PROVIDE PREDICTIONS OF PILOT/SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, AS A FUNCTION OF TF DISPLAY CONFIGURATION, WITHIN A FORMAL STRUCTURE PROVIDED BY A PROCEDURE-ORIENTED METHODOLOGY, TO MINIMIZE THE REQUIREMENT FOR SUBJECTIVE DISPLAY DECISIONS. WE PROPOSE TO EVALUATE FEASIBILITY OVER THREE TASKS: 1) DEVELOPMENT OF A DEMONSTRATION MODEL AND METHODOLOGY; 2) EVAUATION VIA DESIGN EXAMPLE; AND 3) METHODOLOGY SPECIFICATION FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT. A FINAL REPORT WILL SUMMARIZE THE PHASE I STUDY OBJECTIVES, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER WORK.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Greg L Zacharias
6174913474

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc.
55 Wheeler St Cambridge, MA 02138

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