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HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACE FOR MACHINE-AIDED TARGET ACQUISITION

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15071
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15071
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ALPHATECH, INC.
6 New England Executive Park Burlington, MA 01803
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERFACE FOR MACHINE-AIDED TARGET ACQUISITION
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $494,496.00
 

Abstract:

THE PROPOSED PHASE I RESEARCH WILL BUILD ON ALPHATECH'S COMBINED EXPERTISE IN MULTISENSOR DATA FUSION ALGORITHMS AND IN HUMAN ENGINEERING FOR COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS. THE GOAL OF PHASE I WILL BE TO UNDERSTAND AND DEFINE THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUES FOR THE DISPLAY OF MIILTISENSOR TARGET TRACKING AND TARGET IDENTIFICATION DATA TO HUMAN OPERATORS, AND TO DEVELOP A PLAN FOR TESTING HYPOTHESES ABOUT THE EFFECTIVE DISPLAY OF SUCH INFORMATION TO SUPPORT HUMAN DECISIONS. THE FIRST STEP WILL BE TO DEFINE A GENERIC FRAMEWORK THAT DEFINES THE NATURE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE FROM A MULTISENSOR DATA FUSION PROCESS, AND ITS ASSOCIATED ERRORS AND UNCERTAINTIES. THE NEXT STEP WILL BE TO USE AN OPERATOR FUNCTION MODELING APPROACH TO REPRESENT THE HUMAN DECISIONS TO BE MADE BASED ON THIS INFORMATION, AND TO IDENTIFY THE INFORMATION NEEDED FOR EACH DECISION. WE WILL THEN DEVELOP HYPOTHESES ABOUT THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO DISPLAY THIS ESSENTIAL INFORMATION, AND AN EXPERIMENT PLAN FOR TESTING THOSE HYPOTHESES IN PHASE II. AREAS IDENTIFIED FOR INVESTIGATION INCLUDE METHODS FOR FILTERING OR GATING INFORMATION AS A FUNCTION OF OPERATOR WORKLOAD, METHODS FOR INCREASING OPERATOR CONFIDENCE IN AUTOMATED SUPPORT, AND GRAPHIC METHODS FOR DISPLAYING THE UNCERTAINTY ASSOCIATED WITH SENSOR DATA.

Principal Investigator:

Dr Jean Macmillan
Principal Investigator
6172733388

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Alphatech Inc.
Executive Place Iii 50 Mall R Oad Burlington, MA 01803

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