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Automated Techniques to Reduce Operator Workload at the Passive ASW and…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
75145
Program Year/Program:
2007 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N051-045-0160
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Anacapa Sciences, Inc.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL P. O. Box 519 Santa Barbara, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2007
Title: Automated Techniques to Reduce Operator Workload at the Passive ASW and Human-System Interface
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00024-07-C-4123
Award Amount: $307,815.00
 

Abstract:

Phases I through III of this SBIR are about developing and implementing a new technology for creating "Tactical User Interfaces" (TUIs) that reduce manpower requirements and increase watchstander performance. Phase I applied this multi-faceted "TUI Technology" to passive sensors, especially ASW. Later phases include active sensors, command and control (C2), multiple surface ship mission/warfare areas, and, potentially, applications at the Joint Command level. TUI Technology encompasses several broad innovations in system design, including: (a) new concepts in design of "tactical" systems (those that engage potential threats in "real time"); (b) new methods for establishing design requirements for tactical systems; (c) new methods - called "design patterns" - for low-cost migration of successful design features and functions from one tactical system to a new, similar-but-not-identical system; and (d) a new perspective on the issue of "tactical problem solving" in time-constrained situations where extreme consequences can result from a watchstander's outright errors or poor performance. Phase I proved the TUI Technology concept. Phase II implements key aspects of TUI Technology in a functioning prototype. Phase III will use TUI Technology to leverage the effectiveness of the Navy's emergent network capabilities, to distribute watchstander workload across multiple platforms - both deployed combatants and shorebased commands.

Principal Investigator:

Robert A. Dick
Principal Scientist
8059666157
radick@anacapasciences.com

Business Contact:

Douglas H. Harris
Chairman
8059666157
dharris@anacapasciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ANACAPA SCIENCES, INC.
301 East Carrillo Street 2FL, P. O. Box Santa Barbara, CA 93102

EIN/Tax ID: 952621814
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No