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Learning in the Hot Seat: An Intelligent Mentor for JFACCs-to-be

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
67568
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-119-0149
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 2
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Learning in the Hot Seat: An Intelligent Mentor for JFACCs-to-be
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8750-05-C-0077
Award Amount: $736,291.00
 

Abstract:

The purpose of the Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) Expedient Mentoring Interface (JEMENI) research is to address a need in the preparation of JFACCs and their Air Operations Center (AOC) staff. We will expand the results of our Phase I Cognitive Task Analysis (CTA) findings into a working prototype of an intelligent mentoring system. We will elicit expertise from JFACCs and utilize doctrinal and educational sources to describe the cognitive challenges and decision-making strategies that are common in air-space campaign planning and execution. Using a Decision-Centered Design (DCD) approach to inform the design process, we will establish a Synthetic Task Environment (STE) to collect user feedback to identify improvements. A set of "intelligent" interfaces and filters will be developed to access resources, information, and tools that support JFACC performance. We will formalize the design in sufficient detail to demonstrate a working JEMENI prototype, with selected functionality, which we intend to evaluate in a large-scale joint training exercise. This demonstration will allow us to evaluate acceptability, usability, and effects of the mentoring system on key cognitive tasks that are performed in the AOC.

Principal Investigator:

William A. Ross
Sr. Research Associate
6735612010
bross@decisionmaking.com

Business Contact:

Barbara A. Law
Contracting Officer
9378738166
law@decisionmaking.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KLEIN ASSOC., INC.
1750 Commerce Center Blvd. North Fairborn, OH 45324

EIN/Tax ID: 311139329
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No