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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:
2009 / 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 2
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Dynamical Modeling of Communications for Assessment and Enhancement of Team Performance
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-09-C-0138
Award Amount: $491,718.00
 

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. There exists a challenge to develop a toolset for monitoring team behavior in real-time, detecting time-phased anomalies, and intervening to increase team effectiveness. One inroad to addressing this question is to use a ubiquitous byproduct of teams: communications. In Phase I, we showed the feasibility of discriminating between normal team activity and anomalous team activity using dynamical modeling of team communications. Specifically, we applied 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. In Phase II, we propose to continue to refine this approach, validate the dynamical model results, and determine the effectiveness of the method. In Phase II we will develop and advanced prototype of the tool capable of being implemented it in dynamic team settings.

Principal Investigator:

Steven M. Shope
President
4809881000
sshope@cerici.org

Business Contact:

Jennifer L. Winner
Administrative Director
4809881000
jwinner@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
Contact: Polemnia G. Amazeen
Contact Phone: (480) 727-7075
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university