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Integration of Naturalistic Decision Making and Subjective Information…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
77960
Program Year/Program:
2006 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N064-025-0021
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Perceptronics Solutions, Inc.
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Integration of Naturalistic Decision Making and Subjective Information Assessment with Quantitative Decision Analysis
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-06-M-0228
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Perceptronics Solutions and the MIT Humans & Automation Laboratory propose to develop a decision support system that creates cognitive bridges among subjective information assessment, naturalistic decision-making, and a collaborative net-centric decision analysis infrastructure. The objective is to provide an improved method by which a distributed group of decision makers can evaluate, share, and integrate decision-relevant information for the purpose of evaluating options by decision analytical methods. Our proposed system is based on two innovative technology products contributed by our team members; these are: (1) MIT's Decision Making Constructs in the Distributed Environment (DCODE) concept for knowledge elicitation, which originated at SPAWAR, San Diego; and (2) Perceptronics Solutions' Tactical Group Decision Analysis System (TGDAS), the product of a DARPA-sponsored SBIR Phase II project, oriented toward SOCOM and other tactical users. We will direct our R&D work toward immediate insertion of a prototype system into the distributed decision making C2 environment of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM). Emphasis will be given to the user interface and enhancement of the usability of the integrated system. Toward this goal we will conduct human factors and usability analysis of the iconic representation schema and the user interface. BENEFITS: Both DCODE and TGDAS have shown strong promise as a means of enhancing the performance of teams and individuals in distributed decisions. Our effort will focus on the integration of the two systems and the establishment of a cognitively efficient workflow. Our proposed system will provide a unique collaborative environment by integrating an improved DCODE system functionality with the TGDA infrastructure, resulting in a system fully capable of rapid transition to operational users. Both DCODE and TGDAS have shown strong promise as a means of enhancing the performance of teams and individuals in distributed decisions. Our effort will focus on the integration of the two systems and the establishment of a cognitively efficient workflow.

Principal Investigator:

Amos Freedy
President
8184609150
afreedy@percsolutions.net

Business Contact:

Gershon Weltman
Vice President
8187881025
gweltman@percsolutions.net
Small Business Information at Submission:

PERCEPTRONICS SOLUTIONS, INC.
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd. Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

EIN/Tax ID: 421560694
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
MIT
Aeronautics & Astronautics Dep
Cambridge, MA 02139
Contact: Mary Cummings
Contact Phone: (617) 252-1512
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university