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Company Information:

Company Name: SA Technologies, Inc.
City: Marietta
State: GA
Zip+4: -
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phone: (770) 565-9859

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $2,307,607.00 26
SBIR Phase II $7,860,319.00 12

Award List:

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Award Year / Program / Phase: 2000 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mica R. Endsley, President
Award Amount: $99,968.00

Designer's Situation Awareness Toolbox (DeSAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mica 1. Endsley, President
Award Amount: $69,826.00
Abstract:
This SBIR will develop a design decision support tool that will assist designers in providing a powerful, supportive work environment for aviation crews that support the maintenance of a high level of situation awareness in the flight environment. DeSAT will be developed as a design decision support… More

Enhancing Situation Awareness in Military Operations by the Army Research Institute (ARI), Ft. Benning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mica R.Endsley, President
Award Amount: $749,888.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR effort is to develop and validate the Infantry Situation Awareness Training (ISAT) program. Situation Awareness forms the critical foundation underlying all military decision making and task execution. Success in current andfuture battlefields will depend on warfighters… More

Enhancing Situation Awareness in Military Operations by the Army Research Institute (ARI), Ft. Benning

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2001 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mica R.Endsley, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
The objective of this SBIR effort is to develop and validate the Infantry Situation Awareness Training (ISAT) program. Situation Awareness forms the critical foundation underlying all military decision making and task execution. Success in current andfuture battlefields will depend on warfighters… More

Designer's Situation Awareness Toolbox (DeSAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mica Endsley, President
Award Amount: $0.00
Abstract:
This SBIR will develop a design decision support tool that will assist designers in providing a powerful, supportive work environment for aviation crews that support the maintenance of a high level of situation awareness in the flight environment. DeSAT will be developed as a design decision support… More

Designer's Situation Awareness Toolbox (DeSAT)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Mica Endsley, President
Award Amount: $599,900.00
Abstract:
This SBIR will develop a design decision support tool that will assist designers in providing a powerful, supportive work environment for aviation crews that support the maintenance of a high level of situation awareness in the flight environment. DeSAT will be developed as a design decision support… More

Dismounted Infantry Situational Awareness Assessment in

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2002 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: David Kaber, Senior Research Associate
Award Amount: $99,477.00
Abstract:
"We propose to develop a comprehensive team SA measurement system to provide direct insight into soldier dynamic knowledge and decision skills at various levels of small squad command and in major types of military operations in urban terrain (MOUT). Thesystem will integrate a real-time measure of… More

Dismounted Infantry Situational Awareness Assessment in

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mica R. Endsley, President
Award Amount: $750,000.00
Abstract:
Situation awareness (SA) is critical to effective performance for Army forces conducting MOUT missions. In that the Army wishes to train soldiers in small unit operations to have high levels of SA, this Phase II SBIR will develop and validate anintegrated SA measurement system. This SA measurement… More

Methods & Metrics to Measure the Impact of Knowledge Superiority Technologies on the Warfighter

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mica Endsley, President
Award Amount: $69,812.00
Abstract:
Many new hardware and software technologies are currently under consideration for improving warfighter situation awareness, task performance, and decision making onboard Navy ships. If successful, these systems have the capability of not only improvingthe effectiveness of our armed forces, but also… More

Predicting Cognitive Performance of Deploying Health Teams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Senior Research Associate
Award Amount: $99,984.00
Abstract:
Determining if a soldier is cognitively ready to perform his or her job poses a considerable challenge to the research community. This need is especially apparent in the military medical community where soldiers must be ready and able to handle amultitude of conditions and problems at any one… More

Information Uncertainty Portrayal

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2003 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Jennifer Riley, Senior Research Associate
Award Amount: $99,788.00
Abstract:
We propose to develop novel representations of uncertain command and control (C2) data that will be semantically rich and support quick, accurate mental visualizations of battle states. We will analyze current information visualization methods andhuman-centered design principles to support… More

Human Systems Integration in Netted Systems: Support for Watch Turnover

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Mica Endsley, President
Award Amount: $69,930.00
Abstract:
As new technologies are developed and implemented in US Navy programs and systems, it becomes increasingly important to consider the warfighter in the system to determine the impact that new systems designs will have on warfighter performance in areas such as manpower requirements, workload and… More

Predicting Cognitive Performance of Deploying Health Teams

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Senior Research Associate
Award Amount: $369,632.00
Abstract:
As the military undergoes significant changes the need to find new methods to aid in the selection, training, and deployment of medically cognitive ready teams becomes more emphasized than in the past. Our research activities employ state of the art techniques in Cognitive Engineering, Decision… More

Automated Communication Analysis for Interactive Situation Awareness Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2004 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Senior Research Associate
Award Amount: $69,894.00
Abstract:
Military and intelligence operations are highly dependent on the presence of cohesive and effective teams to carry out their missions. In these team operations, rapid and accurate development of a shared, accurate picture of the tactical situation is critical for effective team operations. This… More

Automated Communication Analysis for Interactive Situation Awareness Assessment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2005 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Debra Jones, Senior Resesarch Associat
Award Amount: $434,418.00
Abstract:
As the military undergoes significant changes including smaller, more deployable dispersed forces the need to find new methods to analyze and assess team behavior including SA has increased significantly. In this new modernized military, if warfighters are to function in a distributed fashion they… More

Collaborative and Shared Control of Unmanned Vehicle Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Mica Endsley, President
Award Amount: $99,953.00
Abstract:
The Navy is evolving into a force that will project power, assure access, and protect and advance America's interests worldwide within an environment of reduced shipboard manning and increased operational efficiency. This confluence of events has resulted in an increase in the number and types of… More

Situation Awareness Assessment Tools for Network Enabled Command and Control Field Evaluations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Senior Research Associate
Award Amount: $69,942.00
Abstract:
The specific objective of this Army SBIR Phase I program is to develop the Situation Awareness Measurement System (SAMS), aimed at effectively supporting Army Command and Control system evaluations by providing valid measurement of situation awareness (SA) at both the individual and team level as… More

Crew Autonomy Measures and Models (CAMM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: NASA
Principal Investigator: Jennifer M. Riley, Principal Investigator
Award Amount: $99,992.00
Abstract:
SA Technologies will employ a two-part solution including measures and models for evaluating crew autonomy in exploratory space missions. An integrated measurement and modeling approach will support NASA scientists in determining the optimal levels of crew autonomy under various mission conditions… More

Situation Awareness Assessment Tools for Network Enabled Command and Control Field Evaluations

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Senior Research Associate – (410) 838-3748
Award Amount: $730,000.00
Abstract:
Given the complexity of current military operations, a critical need exists for tools to objectively and reliably assess warfighter situation awareness (SA), particularly in the challenging environments of network centric warfare. The ability to validly quantify warfighter SA offers significant… More

Intuitive Interfaces for Layered Sensing

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Senior Research Associate
Award Amount: $100,000.00
Abstract:
Although advances in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) technology are enabling access to a greater variety of data sources, the deciding factor is how human operators will be able to capitalize on this enormous volume of available information to support their decision-making. As… More

Problem Conceptualization & Resolution of Network Problems in Tactical Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rashaad Jones, Research Associate II
Award Amount: $69,057.00
Abstract:
Our objective is to document the types of problems network management operators have in high stress environments and to create a report on best processes for problem resolution. Our research involves understanding the role expertise has on situation awareness (SA) in the network operations (NetOps)… More

Shared Situation Awareness (SSA) Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2010 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laura Strater, Senior Research Associate
Award Amount: $99,997.00
Abstract:
SA Technologies proposes to advance the Navy's capacity to accurately, efficiently, and reliably assess naval tacticians performance, decision-making and Shared Situation Awareness (SSA) in an evaluation environment by bringing forth a comprehensive framework that addresses (a) the main factors… More

CognitiveReadinessTrainer (CR Trainer) forPromotingTeamEffectiveness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Haydee Cuevas, Research Associate III – (407) 737-8909
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
The main objective of this SBIR research project is to design and develop the Cognitive Readiness Trainer (CR-Trainer), conceptualized as an integrated training and assessment system that can be used to aid in the rapid formation of cognitively ready, highly effective, and cohesive teams. Our… More

Subjective Multidimensional Workload Index for Distributed Teams: Development Program for the Team Subjective Assessment of Workload (T-SAW)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sandro Scielzo, Research Associate II – (972) 636-8312
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Currently, there is a severe lack of subjective workload measures developed specifically to address the characteristics of distributed ad-hoc teams. The significance of the problem is considerable, given the fact that many organizations (e.g., industry, military, and academia) continue to rely more… More

Improving Team Cognitive Readiness through the Multi-Agent System for Targeting Team Mental Models (MAST-TMM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Laura Strater, Principal Research Associate – (972) 636-8312
Award Amount: $99,998.00
Abstract:
Navy command and control (C2) personnel must make decisions about events and activities they are not able to directly perceive. They must interpret information represented on an interface or over a communication device into a mental picture of the relevant environment - a mental model of the current… More

CognitiveReadinessEvaluationandAugmentationToolforOperationalReadiness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Principal Research Associate – (410) 838-3748
Award Amount: $99,999.00
Abstract:
Ensuring operational readiness requires not only assisting individuals and team leaders in monitoring their cognitive readiness, but also providing useful strategies and tools to address areas targeted for improvement. To address this critical need, our overall goal for this SBIR research project is… More

SA-Oriented Interface Design for Distributed Undersea Warfare Teams-AT

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laura Strater, Principal Research Associ – (972) 636-8312
Award Amount: $599,990.00
Abstract:
SA Technologies will develop a series of prototype interfaces supporting the needs of Navy personnel engaged in Undersea Warfare (USW) and Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) tasks. These interface designs are intended to be implemented by the Navy in the USW Decision Support System (USW-DSS). The… More

Shared Situation Awareness (SSA) Measurement

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2011 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laura Strater, Principal Investigator – (972) 636-8312
Award Amount: $600,000.00
Abstract:
SEAS incorporates multiple measures into a single, integrated toolset, and includes objective and subjective measures of performance, workload and situation awareness. Using an iterative method of development, this project will result in a fully functional toolset that can be flexibly expanded and… More

Situation Awareness Optimal Linkage and Reporting Intelligence System (SOLARIS)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Susan McDonald, Senior Research Associate – (770) 565-9859
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The combined effects of data overload, source variability, and the effects of a wide variety of cognitive biases add enormous complexity to the already-complex task of intelligence analysis. Given the criticality of the analysis task, it is imperative that effective tools be developed… More

Cognitive Measures and Models for Persistent Surveillance

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Principal Research Associate – (770) 565-9859
Award Amount: $150,000.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: The development of persistent wide area imagery surveillance systems for the Department of Defense is a huge step forwards for the Air Force intelligence capabilities. By providing continuous imagery updates across a broad field of view, these systems are expected to support both faster… More

Enhancing Decision Making through Adaptive Trustworthiness Cues

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Debra Jones, Principal Research Associate – (770) 565-9859
Award Amount: $149,999.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Gaining tactical advantage, ensuring safety, and completing missions are the main objectives of military operations. Accomplishing these objectives depends on the ability of military personnel to make quick, effective decisions. Systems must be developed that will provide users with… More

Problem Conceptualization&Resolution of Network Problems in Tactical Environment

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Principal Investigator: Rashaad Jones, Research Associate II – (770) 565-9859
Award Amount: $779,998.00
Abstract:
The objective for this Phase II effort is to leverage our Phase I findings to develop a training solution for network operations (NetOps) Soldiers. Our proposed solution, the Situation Awareness Virtual instruction Architecture for NetOps Training (SAVANT), seeks to address gaps in existing training… More

Cognitive Readiness Evaluation and Augmentation Tool for Operational Readiness

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Cheryl Bolstad, Principal Research Associ – (770) 565-9859
Award Amount: $749,996.00
Abstract:
Ensuring operational readiness requires not only assisting individuals and team leaders in monitoring their cognitive readiness, but also providing useful strategies and tools to address areas targeted for improvement. To address this critical need, our overall goal for this SBIR research project is… More

Subjective Multidimensional Workload Index for Distributed Teams: Development Program for the Team Subjective Assessment of Workload (T-SAW)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sandro Scielzo, Research Associate II – (972) 636-8312
Award Amount: $749,988.00
Abstract:
Currently, there is a severe lack of subjective workload measures developed specifically to address the characteristics of distributed ad-hoc teams. The significance of the problem is considerable, given the fact that many organizations (e.g., industry, military, and academia) continue to rely more… More

Team Performance Metrics for Command and Control of Unmanned Systems

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Debra Jones, Principal Research Associ – (770) 565-9859
Award Amount: $79,996.00
Abstract:
The increase in unmanned systems, also known as UxVs, on the battlefield creates the need for coordinated activity among multiple UxVs that work effectively in collaboration with the Warfighters who must be able to rapidly and easily command their operations, insure their compliance with intent in a… More

Unmanned Aerial System Operator Selection Tools

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Sandro Scielzo, Research Associate III – (972) 636-8312
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
Traditional selection and training practices are essential initial selection tools that show some general levels of predictive validity overall. However, current Navy selection tools are not good predictors of performance for Navy air system AVOs. In our targeted solution, we utilize proprietary… More

Improving Team Cognitive Readiness through the Multi-Agent System for Targeting Team Mental Models (MAST-TMM)

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Laura Strater, Principal Research Associ – (972) 636-8312
Award Amount: $746,509.00
Abstract:
Navy command and control (C2) personnel must make decisions about events and activity they are not able to directly perceive. They must interpret information represented on an interface or over a communication device into a mental picture of the relevant environment - a mental model of the current… More

Cognitive Modeling for Cyber Defense

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2014 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Principal Investigator: Laura Strater, Principal Research Associ – (770) 790-5420
Award Amount: $79,999.00
Abstract:
The Cyber battlespace is extraordinarily dynamic, complex and challenging, with both human and automated adversaries (bots) acting alone and in concert to achieve the desired aims. Before Cyber defenders can act to guard against these attacks, they must first achieve and maintain a level of… More