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Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
B12B-006-0018
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
MDA12-T006
Solicitation Number:
2012.B
Small Business Information
Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA 02138-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation (MORPHIC)
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: HQ0147-13-C-7403
Award Amount: $99,953.00
 

Abstract:

As the United States makes strides in developing, testing, and deploying missile defense technology, the human element remains core to the integrated, layered ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) architecture. Human operators oversee the command and control at the system, component, and element level across a vast array of networked ground-, sea-, and space-based sensors and interceptors to effectively detect, track, discriminate and engage threats. This requires careful coordination across a complex system-of-systems. It is vital to understand the impact of human operator differences across system configurations, engagement conditions, and target phenomena for a variety of BMDS applications. Currently, however, there is no common, modular capability to model variability in human-in-control (HIC) interactions with other simulated elements. A HIC modeling capability is needed that can (1) represent the breadth of operator decision-making processes across BMDS elements, (2) scale to deliver the appropriate level of fidelity, and (3) be extensible to future operator needs. To provide this HIC modeling capability, we propose to design and demonstrate the feasibility of Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation (MORPHIC). MORPHIC provides a graphical development and run-time environment for non-technical experts to construct and execute HIC models for a variety of BMDS applications.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Rosenberg
Senior Scientist
(617) 491-3474
brosenberg@cra.com

Business Contact:

Mark S. Felix
Contracts Manager
(617) 491-3474
mfelix@cra.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Charles River Analytics Inc.
625 Mount Auburn Street Cambridge, MA -

EIN/Tax ID: 042803764
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Ohio State University
8225 Markhaven Court
Columbus, OH 43235-
Contact: David Woods
Contact Phone: (614) 946-0123