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Tools to Support Understanding of Information Uncertainty in Combat Operations

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
92300
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N082-166-0373
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Tools to Support Understanding of Information Uncertainty in Combat Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-09-M-0007
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Sonalysts proposes to investigate the field of research associated with uncertainty visualization and utilize this information in conjunction with human systems integration (HSI) design principles and subject matter expertise (SME) to design innovative uncertainty visualization approaches and methods for validating overall approach effectiveness. One of the biggest challenges for today's war-fighter is the task of making important tactical decisions under stressful conditions based on a potentially large volume of information that has varying levels of uncertainty. In order to accurately interpret uncertain data from various sources effectively, it is important that the decision maker has an adequate understanding of the level of uncertainty associated with any particular data. This requires the employment of a visualization approach that conveys uncertainty in a way that allows the decision maker to associate the appropriate level of confidence in any given data. Sonalysts proposes to leverage its extensive experience with HSI to develop innovative uncertainty visualizations along with metrics and usability tests to quantify the overall effectiveness of new and existing uncertainty visualization strategies. The ability to effectively convey the level of uncertainty associated with tactical data increases the war-fighter's ability to correctly make critical tactical decisions that achieve mission objectives and saves lives.

Principal Investigator:

H. Banta
Principal Investigator
8603263844
banta@sonalysts.com

Business Contact:

Jean Miceli
Principal Investigator
8603263787
jmiceli@sonalysts.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SONALYSTS, INC.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT 06385

EIN/Tax ID: 060902362
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No