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THIS EFFORT WILL ADDRESS THE HUMANFACTORS INFLUENCING WIND TUNNEL PRODUCTIVITY.

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
983
Program Year/Program:
1984 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
983
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Epic Sales, Inc. Dba Epic Systems
10503 Forest Lane, Suite 140 Dallas, TX 75243
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1984
Title: THIS EFFORT WILL ADDRESS THE HUMANFACTORS INFLUENCING WIND TUNNEL PRODUCTIVITY.
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $50,033.00
 

Abstract:

THIS EFFORT WILL ADDRESS THE HUMANFACTORS INFLUENCING WIND TUNNEL PRODUCTIVITY. THE EXTENSIVE APPLICATION OF AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING (ADP) TECHNOLOGIES TO SUPPORT OPERATOR DECISION-MAKING AND CONTROL FUNCTION HAS BECOME COMMON PLACE. WITH THE ADVENT OF COMPUTER-GENERATED DISPLAYS AND PROCESS CONTROL, THE HUMAN OPERATOR HAS BECOME THE FOCAL POINT OF A POTENTIALLY INUNDATING VOLUME OF INFORMATION. FACED WITH THE PROBLEM OF EXTRACTING SPECIFIC INFORMATION FROM THE VAST DATA STORE OF THE COMPUTER, THE OPERATOR MUST RELY ON THE SYSTEM'S DESIGNERS TO ANTICIPATE HIS NEEDS AND PROVIDE HIM WITH THE INFORMATION HE NEEDS WHEN HE NEED IT. FOR MOST ADVANCED CONTROL SYSTEMS EMPLOYING ADP TECHNOLOGY, THE OPERATOR-COMPUTER INTERFACE HAS BECOME THE PRINCIPAL FOCUS OF THE MAN-MACHINE INTERACTION. AS SUCH, IT REPRESENTS THE MOST CRITICAL ELEMENT TO BE ASSESSED DURING A HUMANFACTORS EVALUATION. IN ADEQUACIES IN DISPLAY FORMATTING, COMMAND LANGUAGE, DATA ENTRY TECHNIQUES OR OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF THE INTERFACE CAN DEGRADE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE BELOW LEVELS NECESSARY FOR FUNCTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS. NEVERTHELESS, OTHER ASPECTS OF CONTROL ROOM OPERATIONS RELATED TO PRODUCTIVITY MUST BE CONSIDERED INCLUDING CONTROL ROOM LAYOUT AND COMMUNICATTIONS. PHASE I ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE A REVIEW OF WIND TUNNEL CONTROL ROOMS, IDENTIFIED AND ANALYSIS OF PROBLEM AREAS, PROPOSAL OF AND EVALUATION OF PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN FOR A COMPLETE CONTROL ROOM ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM.

Principal Investigator:

Denise c. r. benel
7305484500

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Essex Corp
333 North Fairfax St. Alexandria, VA 22314

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