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Company Information:

Company Name:
Micro Analysis & Design Inc
Address:
4949 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301 0257
Phone:
(303) 442-6947
URL:
N/A
EIN:
841145568
DUNS:
147274237
Number of Employees:
100
Woman-Owned?:
Yes
Minority-Owned?:
No
HUBZone-Owned?:
No

Commercialization:

Has been acquired/merged with?:
N/A
Has had Spin-off?:
N/A
Has Had IPO?:
N/A
Year of IPO:
N/A
Has Patents?:
N/A
Number of Patents:
N/A
Total Sales to Date $:
$ 0.00
Total Investment to Date $
$ 0.00
POC Title:
N/A
POC Name:
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POC Email:
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Narrative:
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Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $3,475,688.00 45
SBIR Phase II $14,449,138.00 24
STTR Phase I $199,989.00 2
STTR Phase II $345,183.00 1

Award List:

INTEGRATING MICRO SAINT AND HOS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1988 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$49,681.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ron Laughery
Abstract:
N/a

INTEGRATING MICRO SAINT AND HOS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1989 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Ron Laughery
Abstract:
The developers of two computer modeling and simuation systems are joining forces to integrate their systems into a single package. micro saint, developed by micro analysis and design, and hos, developed by analytics, inc. represent vastly different approaches to modeling human performance. however,… More

TASK NETWORK MODELING OF HUMAN OPERATIONS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CONTROL ROOMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1991 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$50,000.00
Agency:
NRC
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth R Laughery
Abstract:
N/a

TASK NETWORK MODELING OF HUMAN OPERATIONS IN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT CONTROL ROOMS

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1994 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$198,353.00
Agency:
NRC
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth R Laughery
Abstract:
The purpose of this effort is to study the feasibility of and, hopefully, validate the use of task network modeling tostudy human factors in the control room. task network modeling extends a human engineering task analysis into a computer model. we propose that perturbing the individual tasks in a… More

Distributed Interactive Simulation of Nuclear Weapons Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1996 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,100.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Nils Lavine
Abstract:
N/a

Distributed Interactive Simulation of Nuclear Weapons Effects

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$375,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DTRA
Principal Investigator:
Nils Lavine
Abstract:
Environments created from a nuclear event can have a great impact upon the operation of military forces on the battlefield. It is imperative that the associated nuclear effects are portrayed in an environment such as Dirstributed Interactive Simulation (DIS) so that changes canbe made during the… More

Dialogue-Based Language Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$375,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Susan Archer
Abstract:
We propose to investigate and report requirements for the development of a authorable, dialogue-based information and procedural tutor. In particular we propose to: develop the rules for an artificial intelligence system that will allow instructional personnel to easily develop, expand and maintain… More

Dialogue-Based Language Training

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1997 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,994.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Susan Archer
Abstract:
N/a

Real Time Intelligent Coaching for Command and Control

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,989.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Debra Evans
Research Institution:
University of Pittsburgh
RI Contact:
Micheal Crouch
Abstract:
Epitaxial liftoff and grafting technologies offer excellent opportunities for new compact designs of multispectral optical sensing devices covering simultaneously two or more bands across the visible and the near-, mid-, and long-wavelength infrared regimes. Epitaxial liftoff technology can be used… More

A Human Engineering Tool for the Engineering of Complex Systems (SEAIT)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1998 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,985.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Susan Archer
Abstract:
The project would design and prototype an integrated set of performance evaluation, workload assessment, and decision support tools for assessing human systems integration (HIS) aspects of US Navy and commercial ship designs. The tools will be used to evaluate reduced manning and automation concepts… More

Tools for Assessing Human Warfighter Performance Readiness and Dist Joint Aircrew Trng Effectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Carolan
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$740,343.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Susan Archer
Abstract:
N/a

Improving Soldier Factors in Prediction Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Rick Archer
Abstract:
Not Available When considering future ship R&D needs, the Navy must determine both the benefits to be obtained if particular new technologies are selected for development, acquisition, and operational deployment as well as the complete set of costs that will have to be borne. Total Ownership Cost… More

Process-Based Assessment and Training Support Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase:
1999 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,306.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Carolan
Abstract:
Not Available In a highly attractive development, the U.S. Navy has been developing compact, heavy duty motors based on magneto-mechanical systems using metastable alloys(such as magnetostrictive or magnetic shape memory). However, a major obstacle to transferring these advances to practical… More

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$69,990.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shelly Scott-Nash
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Carolan, Cognitive Psychologist
Abstract:
N/a

N/A

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ron Laughery, President
Abstract:
N/a

Improving Soldier Factors in Prediction Models

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$729,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Rich Archer
Abstract:
N/a

Process-Based Assessment and Training Support Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2000 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$586,949.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Carolan
Abstract:
N/a

Frequency-Agile Laser Source for DIRCM

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$300,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Shelly Scott-Nash, Principal Software Develo
Abstract:
On-going work in the area of human figure modeling supported by the U.S. Department of Defense has tended to focus on either the development of models of human performance in a system, or of human anthropometry and biomechanics, with only limited effortstowards linking different models. Some… More

Enabling Precision Strike Through Enhanced LINK-16 RELNAV

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$440,140.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Walter Warwick, Research Analyst
Abstract:
In May of 2000, Micro Analysis and Design, Inc. and KleinAssociates, Inc., were awarded a Phase I SBIR to research anddevelop computational models of decision making in stressful anduncertain conditions (Topic # N00-074, Modeling and Simulation ofDecision-making Under Uncertainty). This research was… More

Crew Station Design Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,995.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Susan Archer, Director of Operations
Abstract:
Modeling and simulation have become an integral part of the engineering process and, through DoD initiatives like Simulation-Based Acquisition, are likely to assume an even greater role in the years ahead. The increasing complexity of weapons systems,coupled with budget pressure and manpower… More

Liquid Fuel Atomizer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Clyde Wetteland, Prinicpal Systems Analyst
Abstract:
Increased demands on the surface Navy coupled with force downsizing and other factors have made maintaining readiness a key issue. The goal of this project is to develop methods and supporting technologies for measuring readiness in the surface Navy. InPhase I, we will first determine a set of… More

New Non-Cooperative Target Recognition (NCTR) Techniques Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jon French, Sr. Research Psychologist
Abstract:
A software-based system is proposed, the Dynamically Adaptive Resource Tool (DART), to help operators manage information intense monitoring systems in militarily relevant operational settings. Different approaches to managing team workload overload,under load and losses of vigilance are discussed.… More

Assessment Methods for Tactical Knowledge and Cognitive Readiness of

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Tom Carolan, Sr Cognitive Psychologist
Abstract:
Tasking, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TPED) systems and teams provide the capabilities for processing, analyzing and disseminating imagery intelligence when and where it is needed. The Air Force has identified the need for methods and toolsto support and enhance the human performance… More

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Meteorological Sensing Package by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,999.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Tim Bowden, Research Psychologist
Abstract:
With the advent of new technology for implementing distance learning and distributed training the demand for quality computer based instruction is quickly on the rise. As demand increases for computer based training the need to design and implementeffective computer based lessons will become a… More

An Integrated Measurement System for Advanced Distributed Learning Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Carolan, Senior Cognitive Psycholo
Abstract:
Micro Analysis & Design, Inc. (MA&D) proposes to develop methods and tools that will support competency-based performance assessment and training analysis. The proposed tool set will integrate automated and manual strategies for capturing performanceinformation in order to evaluate individual and… More

An Integrated Measurement System for Advanced Distributed Learning Technologies

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,003.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Tom Carolan, Senior Cognitive Psycholo
Abstract:
Micro Analysis & Design, Inc. (MA&D) proposes to develop methods and tools that will support competency-based performance assessment and training analysis. The proposed tool set will integrate automated and manual strategies for capturing performanceinformation in order to evaluate individual and… More

Control of Multiple Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
David Dahn, Principal Application Eng
Abstract:
The Army is at the beginning of a major force update that will use distributed unmanned vehicles as an integrated force element. Initial developments have been completed that allow a single Soldier to control as many as 4 unmanned vehicles. However, thereare no technologies available to assess… More

Crew Station Design Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$719,036.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Susan Archer, Director of Operations
Abstract:
"Modeling and simulation have become an integral part of the engineering process and, through DoD initiatives like Simulation-Based Acquisition, are likely to assume an even greater role in the years ahead. The increasing complexity of weapons systems,coupled with budget pressure and manpower… More

Human System Integration Rapid Analysis Tool for Evaluation of System Concepts Early in Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Beth Plott, Principal Application Eng
Abstract:
"This project will result in the design and prototype of a performance evaluation, workload assessment, and decision support tool for assessing human systems integration (HSI) aspects of US Navy and commercial ship designs. The designed tool will helpanalysts evaluate different manning concepts in… More

Intelligent Advisor for Multi-Modal Human-Computer Interface (HCI) Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Brett Walters, Senior Human Factors Engi
Abstract:
"Recent advances in multi-modal technologies are now sufficiently mature to be embedded in future multi-modal interfaces. The question remains as to how designers can use this technology to provide a more intuitive interface that will allow users toprocess information more quickly, build a better… More

Scalability and Reusability Methods for Intelligent Tutors and Job Performance Aids for the Maintenance of Reduced Manning Ships

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Carolan, Princ Resrch Psychologist
Abstract:
"The focus of this Phase I SBIR effort will be to research and develop a conceptual design for an integrated training and job performance aid system to target maintenance tasks aboard the reduced manning ships that are the future of the U.S. Navy. Theultimate tool that will result from this effort… More

Engineering Control Human Performance Tool to Enhance Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Beth Plott, Principal Application Eng
Abstract:
"Reductions in crew sizes and the increased use of autonomous machinery control have caused the crewmember to become more of a supervisory controller, where a computer makes complex transformations on system data to produce integrated (chunked) displays forthe human, or retransforms crewmember… More

Integration of Behavior Moderators into Cognitive Performance Models for Assessing Cognitive Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator:
Walter Warwick, Staff Research Analyst
Abstract:
"This proposal to the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Science & Technology describes an innovative approach to advancing the modeling, simulation and analysis of human cognition. Until now, two orthogonal conceptions have underpinned the modeling andsimulation of human cognition; one focuses… More

Control of Multiple Unmanned Systems - Phase II (SPACMUS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Susan Archer, Director of Operations
Abstract:
The Army is beginning a major force update that will use distributed unmanned vehicles as an integrated force element. Initial developments have been completed that theoretically allow a single soldier to control as many as 4 unmanned vehicles. However,there are no technologies available to assess… More

Intelligent Advisor for Multi-Modal Human-Computer Interface (HCI) Design

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Brett Walters, Principal Human Factors E
Abstract:
The ability of the Tactical Tomahawk Weapons Control System (TTWCS) interfaces to support operator decision-making is critical to mission success. These interfaces must support operators to gain and maintain a high degree of situation awareness, reduceoverall system response time, and optimize… More

Cockpit System Situational Awarness Modeling Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$68,997.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The Cockpit System Situational Awareness Modeling Tool will use the principles of discrete event simulation to predict pilot situational awareness (SA). The human performance modeling environment of IMPRINT combined with the cognitive modeling tool ACT-R will provide a powerful tool for the… More

Multisensory Integration for Pilot Spatial Orientation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Ron Small, Senior Analyst
Abstract:
This proposal describes a layered approach to improving pilot spatial orientation and reducing the negative consequences of spatial disorientation events. Improving current cockpit displays (i.e., head-down, head-up, and helmet-mounted) and incorporatingnew technologies (e.g., 3D audio, tactile)… More

Real-Time Assessment of Student State

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$99,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
A new revolution in training is possible by taking advantage of technologies that will allow us to understand the state of the trainee as they are engaged in a lesson or practice and then combine this knowledge of student state with advanced trainingtechniques to provide just-in-time training of the… More

Intelligent Scenario Generation Tools for Training and Rehearsal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Carolan, Principal Research Psycho
Abstract:
Micro Analysis & Design, Inc. (MA&D) and the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) Human Factors Group have teamed to conduct innovative research and development aimed at demonstrating methods for diagnosing student competencies and trainingneeds, and adapting the sequence and content of… More

Human Centered Performance Assessment Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Tom Carolan, Principal Research Psycho
Abstract:
Micro Analysis & Design, Inc (MA&D) proposes to apply our expertise and technology to demonstrate integrated methods and tools for creating, assessing and analyzing measures of team performance and effectiveness during training events. The proposedapproach will build on and adapt software products… More

Ship Motion Effects on Human Performance

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Jon French, Princpl Psysiological Psy
Abstract:
The somatosensory disturbances that cause motion sickness result in degradations of cognition, alertness, mood and motivation. We propose to empirically quantify the duration and extent of these effects and to describe them in a mathematical algorithm. Adiscrete event simulation tool (Micro Saint)… More

Human Error Modeling

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Rick Archer, Principal Analyst
Abstract:
Human error can often be attributed to poor system design. Human factors and Human Computer Interaction (HCI) techniques can be used to evaluate a new system design with varying degrees of effectiveness and cost. Computer simulation offers acost-effective alternative for evaluating system designs.… More

Optimal Manning Analysis Tool for Grouped Forces

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Beth Plott, Principal Applications En
Abstract:
The future Navy's tactical command and control organization and processes will evolve with the Network Centric Warfare concepts. In order to assess the effectiveness of new grouped force organizational structures, we propose to develop a new tool based onthe solid principles of modeling and… More

Training Rapid Decision-Making Processes Required by the Dismounted Objective Force Leader

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$119,647.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Rick Archer, Principal Analyst
Abstract:
The Army is transforming to an objective force. This transformation will be revolutionary. More than a change of equipment, Objective Force represents an overarching change in organization and doctrine with associated impacts on leadership development,logistics concepts, selection and training. … More

Identifying and Assessing Interaction Knowledges, Skills, and Aptitudes for Objective Force Soldiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Tim Bowden, Staff Indust/Org Psycholo
Abstract:
The focus of this Phase I SBIR effort will be twofold. First, we will use primarily existing resources (literature review and applied research) to identify the interaction/interpersonal knowledge, skills, and aptitudes (KSAs) required by the Army'sObjective Force soldiers. This work will be aimed… More

Identifying and Assessing Interaction Knowledges, Skills, and Aptitudes for Objective Force Soldiers

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Lila Laux, Senior Cognitive Engineer
Abstract:
The Objective Force defines the U.S. Army as it is expected to exist within the next 30 to 50 years (U.S. Army, 2001). The Objective Force will be supported by Future Combat Systems (FCSs) that will improve the speed, maneuverability, fighting capacity,and survivability of the Army's combat… More

Training Rapid Decision-Making Processes Required by the Dismounted Objective Force Leader

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Rick Archer, Principal Analyst
Abstract:
Cognitive demands placed on the small unit leader will change significantly as new information technologies are introduced to the Objective Force Warrior (OFW). This proposal describes a Phase I effort to understand those changes and outlines a Phase IIeffort to develop a training method to… More

SBIR Phase II - Human System Integration (HSI) Rapid Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Beth Plott, Principal Applications En
Abstract:
Phase I of this SBIR project resulted in the design and prototype of a tool that could be used by Naval and commercial ship designers to rapidly assess HSI issues. The primary objective of any HSI program is to evaluate design cost and performanceeffectiveness by determining, during development,… More

SBIR Phase II - Human System Integration (HSI) Rapid Analysis Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$581,102.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Beth Plott, Principal Applications En
Abstract:
Phase I of this SBIR project resulted in the design and prototype of a tool that could be used by Naval and commercial ship designers to rapidly assess HSI issues. The primary objective of any HSI program is to evaluate design cost and performanceeffectiveness by determining, during development,… More

Engineering Control Human Performance Tool to Enhance Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$0.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Beth Plott, Principal Applications En
Abstract:
Reductions in crew sizes and the increased use of autonomous machinery control have caused the crewmember to become more of a supervisory controller, where a computer makes complex transformations on system data to produce integrated (chunked) displays forthe human, or retransforms crewmember… More

Engineering Control Human Performance Tool to Enhance Situational Awareness

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$600,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Beth Plott, Principal Applications En
Abstract:
Reductions in crew sizes and the increased use of autonomous machinery control have caused the crewmember to become more of a supervisory controller, where a computer makes complex transformations on system data to produce integrated (chunked) displays forthe human, or retransforms crewmember… More

Self-Mobile Trailier

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
David Dahn, Principal Applications En
Abstract:
The combat load for today's individual Special Operations Forces warfighter is 100 pounds or more, which is unacceptably high. Lighter loads will reduce SOF operator fatigue, and increase his ability to move greater distances in a shorter time than ispossible today. As a solution to this problem,… More

Ship Mission Readiness Measurement System (SMRMS)

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$597,235.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Steven Peters, Principal Systems Enginee
Abstract:
This Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) SBIR proposal describes how Micro Analysis and Design (MA&D) and Basic Commerce and Industries (BCI) will extensively automate monitoring and evaluation of data link track coherency (i.e. Track Information Quality) from a battle force exercise. A two year… More

Multisensory Integration for Pilot Spatial Orientation

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,867.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The US military, US civilian, allied military, and friendly nation pilots all stand to benefit from improvements to understanding spatial disorientation (SD) and to applying appropriate countermeasures that reduce SD-caused mishaps. SD kills many pilots every year and has the enormous costs… More

Real-Time Assessment of Student State

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$743,119.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / DARPA
Principal Investigator:
Walter Warwick, Senior Research Analyst
Abstract:
In this proposal we describe a research and development effort that will support the representation of coordinated verbal and nonverbal behaviors in synthetic characters. The ultimate goal of this effort is to allow a user to populate a virtual environment with characters that exhibit believable… More

Intelligent Scenario Generation Tools for Training and Rehearsal

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$749,992.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Micro Analysis & Design, Inc. (MA&D) proposes to conduct innovative research and development aimed at demonstrating methods for diagnosing student competencies and training needs, and adapting the sequence and content of scenarios to target identified weaknesses. The proposed Phase II effort will… More

Human Centered Performance Assessment Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Carolan, Principal Research Psycho
Abstract:
Micro Analysis & Design, Inc (MA&D) proposes to apply our experience and technology to develop integrated methods and tools for creating, assessing and analyzing measures of team performance and effectiveness during training events. The proposed approach will develop a prototype for integrated,… More

Human Behavior Architecture Interface for Integrated Cognitive and Task Performance Model Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Rick Archer, Principal Analyst
Abstract:
As the Army transforms itself into an organization of the future, emphasis on acquiring new military systems and training soldiers to use those new systems is a primary challenge. These transformation programs are also counting heavily on simulation-based acquisition and training as a means through… More

Self-Mobile Trailer

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$750,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / SOCOM
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
The combat load for today's individual Special Operations Forces warfighter is 100 pounds or more, which is unacceptably high. Lighter loads will reduce SOF operator fatigue, and increase his ability to move greater distances in a shorter time than is possible today. As a solution to this problem,… More

An Application to Report Quantitative Measures of the Effectiveness of user Interfaces to be used for Task-Sensitive Evaluations.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Engh, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
Micro Analysis and Design (MA&D) proposes to develop and build a tool to assist in the automated design and evaluation of graphical user interfaces (GUIs) under standard windowing environments. GOMS (Goals, Operators, Methods and Selection Rules) based techniques provide a quantitative method for… More

Deployment Web-Based Interface Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Angelia Sebok, Senior Human Factors Engineer
Abstract:
This proposal describes the design of a web-based system for gathering, collecting, and disseminating lessons learned. The proposed system will be built with a user-centered design approach which includes interviewing users to identify problems with the current system used by Army Medical Command… More

Optimal Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$345,183.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Brad Best, Staff Research Scientist
Research Institution:
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV.
RI Contact:
Susan Burkett
Abstract:
Successful training in complex environments is normally accomplished through the interaction of a trainee and a skilled expert, but due to resource constraints, experts' use in training can be problematic. Using an optimal model of task performance subject to human constraints may be a more… More

Optimal Training System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / STTR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Brad Best, Staff Research Scientist
Research Institution:
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIV.
RI Contact:
Joseph Sullivan
Abstract:
Successful training in complex environments is normally accomplished through the interaction of a trainee and a skilled expert, but due resource constraints, experts' use in training can be problematic. Developing expert models for training is one solution, but constructing expert models is costly… More

Human Interface Evaluation Methods for Submarine Combat Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator:
Ron Small, Principal Engineer
Abstract:
The most common cause of submarine combat system failures is human error. A prevalent approach is to reduce errors by (a) consulting with domain experts to determine what caused each error, and (b) providing a system upgrade to fix the individual problems that caused each error. The problem with… More

Intelligent Multimodal Signal Adaptation System

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Abstract:
Micro Analysis and Design (MA&D) is pleased to submit this proposal to design an Intelligent Multimodal Signal Adaptation System. This system will dynamically adapt a display to the optimal modality based upon an operator's workload. As cockpits become more complicated, there is more data to be… More

Agent Based Modeling of Dismount Infantry Through Inclusion of Perceptions, Inferences and Associations.

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2005 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Walter Warwick, Principal Research Analyst
Abstract:
Human perception is a subtle and complex process and increasingly is viewed as a major component of expert performance. In sharp contrast, in the representation of human behavior within a computer generated force, perception is often reduced merely to an assignment statement. Thus an enemy vehicle… More

Human Behavior Architecture Interface for Integrated Cognitive and Task Performance Model Development

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase II
Award Amount:
$730,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator:
Christian Lebiere, Principal Research Scient
Abstract:
In this proposal we describe the steps necessary to implement a human performance modeling tool that supports the representation of both procedural and cognitive aspects within a unified modeling environment. The proposed effort builds on our Phase I work in which we explored the integration of… More

Cockpit-based Wake Vortex Visualization

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Angelia Sebok, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
To prevent aircraft accidents due to wake vortex hazards, FAA procedures specify the minimum separation required between different categories of aircraft. However, a mandate for increased National Airspace System capacity has led to efforts to tighten these time-tested separation constraints. One… More

Integrating Human Performance Metrics into the Future Air Traffic Management Concepts Evaluation Tool

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$70,000.00
Agency:
NASA
Principal Investigator:
Kenneth J. Leiden, Principal Investigator
Abstract:
NASA's Future Air traffic management Concepts Evaluation Tool (FACET) is a simulation tool to evaluate next generation air traffic management (ATM) systems. FACET has been gaining popularity with ATM researchers in research years due to its well-designed user interface and robust capabilities for… More

Knowledge Assessment System for Evaluating Performance in Dynamic Environments

Award Year / Program / Phase:
2006 / SBIR / Phase I
Award Amount:
$100,000.00
Agency / Branch:
DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Carolan, Principal Research Psychologist
Abstract:
The Air Force Research Laboratory has identified the need for an interactive knowledge assessment tools that provide realistic vignette examples to support performance assessment in Distributed Mission Operations (DMO). Assessments of improvements and gaps in Mission Essential Competencies (MEC)… More