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Work-Centered Interface Technology

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
52326
Program Year/Program:
2001 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
011HE-1410
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Work-Centered Interface Technology
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-01-M-6022
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

In complex sociotechnical systems such as military command and control, multiple individuals must work with complex and dynamic information from many diverse sources. Methods are needed to increase worker productivity in such systems by reducing thecognitive complexity of the multi-system interface. We propose a revolutionary approach to interface design for such systems, drawing on the techniques of Cognitive Work Analysis to design a Virtual Information-Action Workspace tailored for a workdomain. The workspace will be structured using an abstration hierarchy that captures the terms and relationships natural to workers in the domain. Intelligent agents will support the information location, retrieval, and fusion capabilities needed by theWorkspace. Agents will be designed to make the Workspace adaptive, so that users can create the agent capabilities they need to deal with unanticipated situations and new work demands. Intelligent agents will be the means by which workers can

Principal Investigator:

Gavan Lintern
Senior Scientist
7819353966
glintern@aptima.com

Business Contact:

Margaret Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
7819353966
clancy@aptima.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

APTIMA, INC.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No