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Enhancing Tactical Decision-Making in Navy Seal Operations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75208
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-069-0118
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Pacific Science & Engineering Group, Inc
9180 Brown Deer Road San Diego, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Enhancing Tactical Decision-Making in Navy Seal Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-05-M-0159
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

Two clear trends in the U.S. military's ongoing transformation are the increasing reliance on Special Operations Forces for agile operations in the War on Terrorism and the revolution in networked information tools that can be deployed to the field. Harnessing the potential of these networked tools for Special Warfare requires the development of innovative collaboration tools that support the distributed, highly mobile, and mission-centric nature of Naval Special Warfare. Pacific Science & Engineering (PSE) has the scientific expertise and decision support development experience, coupled with access to expert military users, to integrate emerging cognitive science concepts in collaborative knowledge management into an innovative shared situation awareness and map-integrated messaging tool for Naval Special Warfare. This tool concept, which we call SLATE for Shared Lightweight Annotation TEchnology, focuses on two capabilities to enhance shared situation awareness and tactical decision-making: 1) contextualized, map-centric integration of new information for rapid comprehension and efficient communication, and 2) integrated message history for maintaining shared situation awareness across intermittent interruptions. SLATE addresses several critical technical challenges facing the Special Warfare environment such as time pressure, small screen real estate, and ultra-light network communications.

Principal Investigator:

Mark F. St. John
Senior Scientist
8585351661
stjohn@pacific-science.com

Business Contact:

James R. Callan
President
8585351661
jrcallan@pacific-science.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PACIFIC SCIENCE & ENGINEERING GROUP, INC.
9180 Brown Deer Road San Diego, CA 92121

EIN/Tax ID: 330086000
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No