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INTELLIGENT MAN-MACHINE INTEGRATION FOR ADVANCED ARMY ROTORCRAFT

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15081
Program Year/Program:
1993 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15081
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1993
Title: INTELLIGENT MAN-MACHINE INTEGRATION FOR ADVANCED ARMY ROTORCRAFT
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,229.00
 

Abstract:

THE INCREASING SPEED AND COMPLEXITY OF MODERN (AND FUTURE) AIR-VEHICLE SYSTEMS ARE PUSHING THE HUMAN OPERATOR TO HIS LIMITS, ESPECIALLY IN COGNITIVE-RELATED TASKS. IT IS THEREFORE OF PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE TO DEVELOP TECHNIQUES THAT ALLOW THE COMPUTER TO HELP THE HUMAN TO EXTEND THESE LIMITS. AN IMPORTANT CLASS OF SUCH ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES IS AN ACTIVE, MIXED-INITIATIVE MAN-MACHINE INTERFACE (MMI), WHICH INTELLIGENTLY AND ACTIVELY SUPPORTS THE HUMAN TO FIND, PROCESS, AND ACT ON THE RICH INFORMATION AVAILABLE. CHI SYSTEMS PROPOSES AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO BUILDING AN ACTIVE MMI FOR ADVANCED ARMY ROTOCRAFT, BASED ON A NEW COGNITIVE MODELING METHODOLOGY CALLED COGNET (COGNITION AS A NETWORK OF TASKS) AND A CORRESPONDING SOFTWARE IMPLEMENTATION TECHNIQUE CALLED BATON (BLACKBOARD ARCHITECTURE FOR TASK-ORIENTED NETWORKS). TOGETHER, COGNET AND BATON ALLOW US TO BUILD A POWERFUL COMPUTATIONAL MODEL OF THE OPERATOR AND EMBED THIS MODEL IN THE MMI SOFTWARE, THEREBY PROVIDING AN ESSENTIAL INGREDIENT IN AN ACTIVE MMI. THE PROPOSED PHASE I EFFORT EVALUATES THE APPLICABILITY OF THE COGNET/BATON SYSTEM TO MMI FOR ADVANCED ARMY ROTOCRAFT, IDENTIFIES CANDIDATE FUNCTIONS FOR THIS MMI, PRODUCES A PHASE II SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN, AND BUILDS A RAPID INTERFACE PROTOTYPE.

Principal Investigator:

Allen Zaklad Phd
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

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

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