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Human Computer Interfaces for supervisory control of Multi-mission, Multi-Agent…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
O123-HS1-4101
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD12-HS1
Solicitation Number:
2012.3
Small Business Information
Sonalysts, Inc.
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: Human Computer Interfaces for supervisory control of Multi-mission, Multi-Agent Autonomy
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-13-P-1134
Award Amount: $150,000.00
 

Abstract:

We propose to develop a collaborative control user interface that will enable operators to work more effectively with highly autonomous vehicles by engaging in a dialog to exchange ideas, ask questions, and resolve differences. We will develop a concept of operations for the collaborative control user interface, and we will create specific, representative scenarios describing situations and events that benefit from collaborative control. We will develop a preliminary ontology that describes the semantics and pragmatics of the information exchange between the operator and the vehicle. We will develop a software architecture that specifies the capabilities, algorithms, knowledge requirements, and interfaces of each software module. We will develop a limited software prototype that illustrates key elements of our approach to demonstrate its utility and feasibility. Finally, we will develop autonomous vehicle evaluation metrics, paying special attention to the efficiency and effectiveness of the operator-vehicle collaboration.

Principal Investigator:

Stephen Dorton
Principal Investigator
(540) 663-9034
sdorton@sonalysts.com

Business Contact:

Olive Alonge
Contracting Officer
(860) 326-3842
oalonge@sonalysts.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Sonalysts
215 Parkway North P.O. Box 280 Waterford, CT -

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