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AVIONICS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
3821
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3821
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Decision Science Associates
P.O. Box 969 Vienna, VA 22183 0096
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: AVIONICS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $74,876.00
 

Abstract:

THE SUCCESSFUL INTRODUCTION OF AI TECHNOLOGY INTO AIR FORCE AVIONICS HAS BEEN HINDERED BY THE NEED FOR HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACES WHICH REPRESENT INFORMATION IN WAYS THAT ARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE PILOT'S PREFERRED MEANS OF REPRESENTING INFORMATION AND MAKING DECISIONS. DSC'S HYPOTHESIS IS THAT RECENT RESEARCH IN THE FIELDS OF MENTAL MODELS, HUMAN DECISION BEHAVIOR, AND DECISION AID DESIGN CAN SHED LIGHT ON HOW ADAPTIVE DISPLAYS OF THE REQUIRED KIND MIGHT BE DEVELOPED. RESEARCH ON MENTAL MODELS HAS IDENTIFIED NOT ONLY PHYSICAL (E.G., SPATIAL OR TEMPORAL) MODELS USED BY HUMANS TO REPRESENT KNOWLEDGE, BUT ALSO CONCEPTUAL MODELS PORTRAYING ABSTRACT RELATIONSHIPS LIKE UNCERTAINTY OR DEGREE OF TRUTH. RESEARCH ON DECISION MAKING HAS IDENTIFIED SOURCES OF HUMAN ERROR OR BIAS INHERENT IN THE UNAIDED USE OF NATURAL HUMAN KNOWLEDGE STRUCTURES. FINALLY, RESEARCH ON DECISION AIDING HAS RECENTLY SHOWN HOW DECISION-AIDING SYSTEMS CAN BE BOTH PERSONALIZED, CATERING TO AN INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL COGNITIVE STYLE, AND PRESCRIPTIVE, I.E., PROTECTING USERS FROM ERRORS TO WHICH THEIR PREFERRED METHODS OF KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION AND PROBLEM SOLVING MIGHT LEAD. THREE TASKS ARE PROPOSED: (1) EXAMINATION OF RELEVANT CONCEPTS FROM THE ABOVE FIELD; (2) DEVELOPMENT OF INTERACTIVE PILOT DISPLAY DESIGN CONCEPTS; AND (3) IMPLEMENTATION AND PRELIMINARY TESTING OF THOSE CONCEPTS IN A SMALL-SCALE SYSTEM.

Principal Investigator:

Dr marvin s cohen
7037900510

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Decision Science Consortium
7700 Leesburg Pike - Ste 421 Falls Church, VA 22043

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