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Distributed Crew Interface for Autonomous Satellite Operations

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Department of Defense
Air Force
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2002 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: Distributed Crew Interface for Autonomous Satellite Operations
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: F33615-02-C-6027
Award Amount: $750,000.00


"The Phase I work resulted in defining a process to develop an initial interface design for a human-centered interface that allows distributed crew members to communicate, maintain situation awareness, and collaborate in a wireless environment usingadvanced information technology tools to detect, diagnose, and issue commands to resolve satellite anomalies and emergencies. The Phase I effort also produced the requirements for a simulation environment and measures of performance to empiricallyevaluate the interface. The Phase II SBIR will continue to draw upon Aptima team?s experience and expertise in studying, designing, and supporting effective distributed teams, and its long-term expertise in the design of human-centered interfaces formilitary command and control teams to design the interface for a remote distributed satellite maintenance crew. In Phase II we will refine the requirements used to build the initial interface, using input from the current operational community. Theresults of these operational reviews will be fed into the iterative design of an advanced prototype interface. This distributed command interface prototype will be evaluated using the performance measures developed in the Phase I effort. The methodologyand approaches that are developed in Phase II can be adapted and applied in other domains in which distributed teams are involved in diagnosis and resolution of unanticipated disruptions that occur in compl

Principal Investigator:

Gabriel Spitz
Senior Scientist

Business Contact:

Margaret J. Clancy
Chief Financial Officer
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Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street Suite 1400 Woburn, MA 01801

EIN/Tax ID: 043281859
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No