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A System for Enabling Distributed Visualization and Collaboration (EDVAC)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
82723
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N071-089-0331
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: 2007
Title: A System for Enabling Distributed Visualization and Collaboration (EDVAC)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0174
Award Amount: $69,728.00
 

Abstract:

Modern military operations rely on the ability of intelligence personnel to manage large volumes of dynamic information from heterogeneous sources. The intelligence process is necessarily a cooperative effort, and collaborative reasoning about that data and its visual representations must be efficient across display systems. One promising approach to improving the design of collaborative display systems is to exploit how operators use and share qualifiers of information, or meta-information. We propose to design and demonstrate a system for Enabling Distributed Visualization and Collaboration (EDVAC). Three core components characterize our approach. First, we will perform a cognitive task analysis on a specific scenario to develop a structured categorization of sources and types of information and meta-information, and identify difficulties in collaboration within modern DoD systems. Second, we will develop a system to augment incoming data with meta-information, create user-customized meta-information visualizations on collaborative displays, and provide analysts with interfaces to share meta-information visualizations. Third, we will design a methodology to assess the effectiveness of these techniques. We will leverage our team's expertise in the development of computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) systems and complex display systems to rapidly design the proposed system and develop novel collaborative visualization techniques.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan D. Pfautz
Principal Scientist
6174913474
jpfautz@cra.com

Business Contact:

Paul G. Gonsalves
Vice President
6174913474
pgonsalves@cra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

CHARLES RIVER ANALYTICS, INC.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No