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EEG-BASED METRIC FOR FLIGHT DECK WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
10530
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10530
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: EEG-BASED METRIC FOR FLIGHT DECK WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE PHASE I EFFORT WILL EVALUATE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING AN ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPH (EEG) BASED REAL-TIME METRIC FOR USE IN FLIGHT DECK WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT AND FUTURE SELF-ADAPTIVE AUTOMATED COCKPITS. THE APPROACH WILL CENTER ON THE USE OF THE STEADY-STATE VISUAL EVOKED RESPONSE (SSVER), AND INVOLVE ACTIVE PROBING UNDER A RANGE OF PERCEPTUAL AND COGNITIVE LOADING CONDITIONS. ON-LINE SSVER MEASUREMENTS WILL BE PROCESSED TO YIELD WORKLOAD-SENSITIVE SSVER MODEL PARAMETERS WHICH WILL BE INCORPORATED IN A VER-BASED METRIC, FOR REAL-TIME WORKLOAD AND MENTAL STATE ASSESSMENT. WE PROPOSE TO EVALUATE THIS METRIC VIA FIVE TASKS. WE WILL: 1) HOST THE CURRENT SSVER MEASUREMENT SYSTEM ONTO A PC; 2) IMPLEMENT A SIMULATED FLIGHT DECK MANAGEMENT TASK; 3) CONDUCT A VALIDATION EXPERIMENT TO DEMONSTRATE THE PROPOSED METHODOLOGY; 4) SPECIFY AND EVALUATE CANDIDATE METRICS, BASED ON THE EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS; AND 5) ASSESS FEASIBILITY OF PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT AND OUTLINE A PHASE II PROGRAM. A FINAL REPORT WILL SUMMARIZE THE STUDY'S OBJECTIVES, FINDINGS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FURTHER WORK.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Greg L Zacharias
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc
55 Wheeler St Cambridge, MA 02138

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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No