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CoolAID

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
90103
Program Year/Program:
2009 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F08A-002-0009
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
21st Century Systems, Incorporated
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141 Omaha, NE -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: CoolAID
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9550-09-C-0007
Award Amount: $99,993.00
 

Abstract:

Providing commanders with accurate, on-the-spot, clear, concise, usable information wins battles and saves lives. With incoming information from many heterogeneous sources, the focus has been primarily on determining what information to present, and visual ways of communicating the information. There has been less research on what makes information actionable, or on what additional communication concepts might allow commanders to assimilate actionable information. Focusing on these areas will allow more effective communication and a better understanding of the information. The team of 21st Century Systems, Incorporated and Wright State University are excited to apply our expertise and experience for this effort we call, C2-Tool for Actionable Information Display (CoolAID). CoolAID will leverage our considerable experience in situational awareness tools, melded with research related to visualizations and humans in complex systems through WSU. The prototype CoolAID framework will be created with multi-modal display technologies as well as Bayesian and evidential reasoning for data analysis. The developmental process will help isolate what makes information actionable within the sample domain and provide a variety of information presentation techniques which can be used in concert. Phase I concludes with development of a testing plan which will measure the effectiveness of multi-modal information presentation.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Woodley
Senior Scientist
5733298526
Robert.Woodley@21csi.com

Business Contact:

Stuart Aldridge
Senior VP, Chief R&D Group
4025057887
stuart@21csi.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

21ST CENTURY SYSTEMS, INC.
6825 Pine Street, Suite 141 Omaha, NE 68106

EIN/Tax ID: 133893506
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
WRIGHT STATE UNIV.
3640 Colonel Glenn Highway
201J University Hall
Dayton, OH 45435
Contact: William K. Sellers
Contact Phone: (937) 775-2425
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university