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KNOWLEDGE BASE DEVELOPMENT FOR ROTORCRAFT PILOT-VEHICLE INTERFACE

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15809
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15809
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cybernet Systems Corporation
3885 Research Park Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108-2247
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: KNOWLEDGE BASE DEVELOPMENT FOR ROTORCRAFT PILOT-VEHICLE INTERFACE
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

A SIGNIFICANT LEVEL OF EFFORT HAS BEEN DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOPHISTICATED DECISION AIDS FOR THE ADVANCED COCKPIT OF THE 1990'S AND BEYOND. THE GOAL OF MUCH OF THIS WORK HAS BEEN TO EQUIP THE FUTURE PILOT OF A MULTI-MISSION AIRCRAFT WITH THE LEVEL OF TACTICAL, AVIONICS, AND MISSION SUPPORT NOW ONLY POSSIBLE IN MULTI-MAN COCKPITS. USE OF ADVANCED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS, MELDED INTO AN ELECTRONIC SECOND CREWMAN WHO CAN SENSE EXTERNAL THREATS, MODEL THE PILOT'S CURRENT INTENTIONS AND AWARENESS, AND USE MISSION SPECIFIC INFORMATION DATABASES TO PROVIDE THIS SUPPORTS THIS FUNCTION. WHILE MUCH PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN THE AI SIDE OF THIS PROBLEM, THIS PROGRESS HAS, IN TURN, INCREASED THE DEMAND FOR HIGH QUALITY MULTI-MODALITY COMMUNICATIONS (AND CONTROL) SYSTEMS TO AND FROM THE PILOT. THE LEVEL OF COMPLEXITY REPRESENTED BY CURRENT PROTOTYPE PILOT-VEHICLE INTERFACES (PVI) SUCH AS THE ONE NEEDED FOR ADVANCED ROTORCRAFT DEMANDS: 1) A RATIONAL BASIS FOR EVALUATION AND DESIGN ANALYSIS FOR DISPLAY AND ACTION EXECUTION SYSTEMS. 2) A SCIENTIFICALLY VALIDATED METHOD FOR PREDICTING MULTI-MODAL MULTI-CHANNEL PILOT WORKLOAD AND PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS WHILE USING THE SYSTEMS, AND 3) EXPLORATION OF ALTERNATIVE, PREFERABLY PRECOGNITIVE, METHODS FOR PILOTS/AIRCRAFT COMMUNICATIONS AND CONTROL.

Principal Investigator:

Heidi N Jacobus
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Cybernet Systems Corp
1919 Green Rd - Ste B-101 Ann Arbor, MI 48105

EIN/Tax ID: 430924383
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No