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Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O102-CR7-4245
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD10-CR7
Solicitation Number:
2010.2
Small Business Information
SA Technologies, Inc.
3750 Palladian Village Drive Building 600 Marietta, GA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Improving Team Cognitive Readiness through the Multi-Agent System for Targeting Team Mental Models (MAST-TMM)
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0123
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 situation. Sustaining high levels of team performance in this environment is difficult. A tool to predict and improve team cognitive readiness in this domain could pay dividends in improving performance in a demanding environment. SA Technologies proposes to develop a comprehensive, theoretically derived multi-agent system for targeting Team Mental Models (MAST-TMM). The proposed research will develop a cognitive readiness assessment tool that provides a comprehensive assessment of TMM to predict team performance in a variety of operational environments, and identify areas of team convergence and divergence that allows prescriptive action. We will develop a cognitive readiness assessment system that provides a comprehensive assessment of TMM by integrating measures of both explicit and tacit knowledge structures, team member skills and abilities, and team member attitudes, combining these elements using fuzzy cognitive modeling in a multi-agent method, and including periodic model updating using automated communication analysis.

Principal Investigator:

Laura Strater
Principal Research Associate
(972) 636-8312
laura@satechnologies.com

Business Contact:

Ronda L. Lawson
Contracts&Projects Administrator
(770) 565-9859
ronda.lawson@satechnologies.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

SA Technologies, Inc.
3750 Palladian Village Drive Building 600 Marietta, GA -

EIN/Tax ID: 582447838
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No