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Human-Machine Interfaces for Coordination Decision Support in Tactical Settings

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Award ID:
74351
Program Year/Program:
2005 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
05ST1-0020
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
JXT APPLICATIONS, INC.
1195 Meadow Bridge Drive BEAVERCREEK, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Human-Machine Interfaces for Coordination Decision Support in Tactical Settings
Agency / Branch: DOD / DARPA
Contract: W31P4Q-05-C-0207
Award Amount: $98,943.00
 

Abstract:

Mobile Army commanders must frequently adjust their planned course of action (COA) in response to events and changes in the Battlespace. Advances in the battlefield information infrastructure and related technologies provide new opportunities for the development of human-machine collaborative systems to support decision-making in this context. The objective of this effort is to develop a "joint cognitive system" that will enable software agents and humans to effectively collaborate to evaluate, coordinate, refine and decide on optimal COAs. This project, which focuses on collaborative user interface development, complements the DARPA COORDINATOR project, which focuses on software agent development. We propose to employ the Cognitive Systems Engineering framework combined with an Ecological Interface Design approach to develop the system, which we call WICTOR. In our solution, the user interface provides a common framework for information exchange between the human and machine, as well as a mechanism for the human to guide the machine expert. The system will support functions ranging from monitoring the battle situation, detecting deviations from the plan, developing / selecting alternative COAs, and coordinating these COAs with other combat units at various levels of command.

Principal Investigator:

Scott Cone
Dir. Human Factors & Cog. Sys. Eng.
9373055003
scottcone@jxtai.com

Business Contact:

Terry Fulbright
President/CEO
9373065003
tfulbright@jxtai.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Jxt Applications, Inc.
2673 Commons Blvd, Suite 20 Dayton, OH 45431

EIN/Tax ID: 010712505
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
WRIGHT STATE UNIV.
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
Dayton, OH 45435
Contact: Ellen Reinsch Friese
Contact Phone: (937) 775-2423
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university