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Dynamical Modeling of Communications for Assessment and Enhancement of Team…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
83448
Program Year/Program:
2007 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N074-023-0371
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
SANDIA RESEARCH CORPORATION
7565 E Eagle Crest Drive SUITE 101 MESA, AZ 85207-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Dynamical Modeling of Communications for Assessment and Enhancement of Team Performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-07-M-0352
Award Amount: $69,889.00
 

Abstract:

Defense transformation and network-centric operations have created a need for highly-responsive, networked teams of individuals. Individuals on those teams each contribute a unique but complementary sets of skills and knowledge (and multicultural backgrounds), but a major challenge in forming teams is getting those individuals to function as an efficient, integrated unit. Can we characterize ordinary team activity and distinguish it from anomalies in need of intervention in real-time? One inroad to addressing this question is to investigate the feasibility of designing a system for monitoring team behavior in real-time, detecting time-phased anomalies, and intervening to increase team effectiveness by capitalizing on a ubiquitous byproduct of teams: communication behavior. During Phase I of the proposed project, we will demonstrate the feasibility of applying dynamical modeling to real-time communication flow data (i.e., who is talking to whom, when, and for how long) for the purpose of assessing, in real-time, team synchronization and shared understanding. A software tool, developed around this concept, could provide real time information to adjust team knowledge, team member assignment and institute corrective action and/or training.

Principal Investigator:

Steven M. Shope
President
5055713000
sshope@cerici.org

Business Contact:

Steven M. Shope
President
5055713000
sshope@cerici.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

SANDIA RESEARCH CORP.
5810 S. SOSSAMAN RD. SUITE 108 MESA, AZ 85212

EIN/Tax ID: 786521273
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
ARIZONA STATE UNIV.
Department of Psychology
P.O. Box 871104
Tempe, AZ 85287-1104
Contact: Polemnia G. Amazeen
Contact Phone: (480) 727-7075
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university