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BIOCYBERNETIC INDICANTS OF WORKLOAD

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
2266
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2266
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 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: BIOCYBERNETIC INDICANTS OF WORKLOAD
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $460,000.00
 

Abstract:

GRADUAL PROGRESS HAS BEEN ACHIEVED IN USING AS WORKLOAD INDICATORS A VARIETY OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES, INCLUDING EEG AND NEURAL EVOKED POTENTIALS. THESE TECHNIQUES TEND TO BE INTRUSIVE, RELATIVELY ARTIFICIAL, AND NON-PORTABLE. THERE MAY BE MORE READILY OBTAINABLE MEASURES THAT CAN SERVE AS SIMPLE EXTERNAL INDICANTS OF NEURAL ACTIVITY, BROADENING THE ABILITY TO CAPTURE CNS-RELATED VARIANCE IN APPLIED WORKLOAD ASSESSMENT. WE PROPOSE TO MONITOR EYE MOVEMENT VELOCITY AS SUCH AN ALTERNATIVE INDEX. THESE MEASURES ARE AS UNOBTRUSIVE AS EEG, ARE KNOWN TO REFLECT NEUROLOGICAL EVENTS, AND HAVE GREATER FACE VALIDITY AND SPECIFICITY FOR MANY TASKS THAN DO MORE GLOBAL CNS MEASURES. INITIAL EXPERIMENTS WILL EXAMINE EYE MOVEMENT VELOCITY DURING AN AUDITORY VIGILANCE TASK AND A VISUAL MOTOR PERFORMANCE TASK UNDER OPTIMAL (RESTED) AND DEGRADED (SLEEP DEPRIVED) CONDITIONS, WITH EXPERIMENTAL VARIATION OF TASK COMPLEXITY (WORKLOAD).

Principal Investigator:

Robert S Kennedy
3058945090

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Essex Corp.
1040 Woodcock Rd - Ste 227 Orlando, FL 32803

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