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Use of Cognitive Function Modeling with Complex Systems

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
36954
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36954
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: Use of Cognitive Function Modeling with Complex Systems
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $69,178.00
 

Abstract:

Systems and weapons platforms of the future are going to place more cognitive demands on the operators; conventional task analyses were designed for physical tasks, not for cognitive tasks. Furthermore, future systems will permit dramatically reduced manpower; this will require even more care in function allocation, and will further increase the cognitive demands on the operators. We propose to sythesize new techniques of Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) with Operator Function Modeling, to provide a new methodology for capturing the cognitive requirements of complex tasks. We can consider this hybrid methodology as Cognitive Function Modeling. The research effort will develop a Cognitive Function Modeling methodology, and then demonstrate its feasibility by applying it to an actual Navy system. The applications will show whether the fusion of CTA and Operator Function Modeling was successful, and will also indicate ways of improving the methodology. The Cognitive Function Modeling technique should enable us to make informed judgments regarding function allocation, to assess the cognitive complexity of tasks, and to direct the design of human computer interfaces for new systems.

Principal Investigator:

Gary A. Klein, Ph.d.
5138738166

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Klein Associates, Inc.
582 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs R Fairborn, OH 45324

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