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CAPTURING SPACE CREW REPRESENTATIONS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH MULTIDIMENSIONAL…

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
11942
Program Year/Program:
1990 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
11942
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CHI Systems, Inc.
2250 Hickory Road Suite 150 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1990
Title: CAPTURING SPACE CREW REPRESENTATIONS OF CONTROL SYSTEMS WITH MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING
Agency: NASA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE COMPLEXITY OF SPACECRAFT INFLIGHT OPERATIONAL SYSTEMS HAS LED TO A NEED AND DESIRE TO SUPPORT SYSTEM OPERATORS WITH INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGIES. MODELING THE OPERATOR'S CONNITIVE PROCESSES IS NECESSARY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE TECHNOLOGIES. WE PROPOSE AN INNOVATIVE TOOL AND METHODOLOGY BASED ON MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING (MDS) FOR CAPTURING THE COGNITIVE STRUCTURES OF SPACE CREW OPERATORS. OUR METHODOLOGY IS INNOVATIVE BECAUSE, UNLIKE EXISTING TECHNIQUES, IT IS QUANTITATIVE, FORMAL, REPLICABLE, AND ACCESSES THE UNDERLYING STRUCTURE OF AN OPERATOR'S CONCEPTUAL REPRESENTATION. EXISTING KNOWLEDGE ELICITATION TOOLS, IN CONTRAST, ARE QUALITATIVE, HEURISTIC, AND FOCUS ONLY ON AN OPERATOR'S PROCEDURAL KNOWLEDGE, AND CAN BE MORE USEFUL IN UNANTICIPATED OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS. AN AUTOMATED KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION MDS-BASED SHELL WILL BE DEVELOPED IN PHASE II, BASED ON THE DESIGN AND TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED IN PHASE I.

Principal Investigator:

Wayne W. Zachary
Principal Scientist
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Business Contact:

Floyd a. glenn i
VICE PRESIDENT
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Chi Systems, Inc.
Gwynedd Plaza Iii Spring House, PA 19477

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