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Automated Collaboration Collection & Relationship Understanding Environment

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
96717
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
09SB3-0102
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
DARPA 09-007
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Automated Collaboration Collection & Relationship Understanding Environment
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: N10PC20069
Award Amount: $99,000.00
 

Abstract:

Operations centers used for incident response, tactical military activities, and air traffic management can all be characterized as having multiple teams of individuals, each with defined responsibilities, interacting with people and systems within and outside of their organization to enable continuous mission success. Effective coordination and collaboration is critical in these organizations; however, there is as yet no established sensor and analysis technology employed widely that formally captures/represents interactions and allows analysis of coordination. ACCRUE, the Automated Collaboration Collection & Relationship Understanding Environment is envisioned to meet this need. A model of interaction can be developed by construing existing communication tools, such as e-mail and text chat, as sensors of interaction. This model can be enhanced further by incorporating data from wearable sensors which measure face-to-face contact, thereby capturing and representing all critical interactions. Pattern matching algorithms can then be used to identify interactions in the modeled interactions that might be clear exemplars of key coordination activities or indicators of dysfunction. This will allow analysts, trainers, operations officers, and researchers (1) a window into team processes and (2) a systematic mechanism for investigating and interpreting those processes.

Principal Investigator:

Shawn Weil
Senior Cognitive Psychologist
7814962456
sweil@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
7814962415
clancy@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No